Over the hours you’ve used trying that flower crown to fit flawlessly on top of your head, you’ve perhaps speculated at least once: How do Snapchat filters work?
Well, you can show gratitude a Ukrainian company called “Looksery” for the never-ending fun that is the Snapchat filter. As per reports, Snapchat got hold of Looksery in 2015 for $150 million.
You’re well-known with the company’s work already: Have you ever deposited a check over a mobile app? Has Facebook ever detected a face to tag in a photo? Same thing!
The technology gathers pixilation data from the contrasting light and dark areas of the photo, which lets it to decide its position. To correctly apply dog ears or makeup via filter, that same function uses a model of an accessible face to place features, although it needs to face head-on.
A computer vision 3D mask later acts as coordinator to outline your movements.
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