People Are Using Camera Filter To See What They Really Look Like
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Do you know what you really look like to other people? Well, maybe not, as a number of people have been finding out on TikTok after using a filter on their phone that switches their face the right way round. Watch below:
When you take a selfie, the camera reverses the image, meaning when you're checking yourself out, that's not actually what you look like. The TikTok inverted filter flips the image back the right way round.
One of those who was gobsmacked and seemingly not very impressed with his results was Capital FM presenter Rob Howard.
Sharing his big reveal to his account, the DJ wrote: "Face for radio."
Not everyone was so shocked by his transformation, though.
Commenting on his post, one person said: "You literally didn't change."
A second wrote: "Tbh I didn't notice a difference."
While another joked: "You look like you are a GTA online character."
Another user who shared her own video said: "This filter did me dirty. Is this how I look to other people?"
While one person was particularly concerned with their results, asking: "Where has half my face gone?"
If this has left you itching to see what your face really looks like, when you're recording a TikTok video select the effects tab to the left of the record button.
Then look under the heading 'Special Effects' and the inverted filter displays as two arrows - one pointing right, and the other left.
You will then be asked to tap the screen to invert your face and see yourself as others see you. Prepare yourself for a shock.
While these lot have been left asking some searching questions about who they really are, it could have been worse. They could have been giving a live news report with a Gandalf filter on their mush.
Most presenters will have a horror story about something wild happening during a spontaneous broadcast, but few are as funny as the one that Justin Hinton now has.
Hinton was set to go live on WLOS ABC 13, a channel in Asheville, North Carolina, when he accidentally turned the camera's filter on, causing it to cycle through a variety of hilarious augmented reality additions to his face.
He was, at various points, wearing a big gold chain, blessed with a load of weird and wacky facial hair and an actual wizard. Oh, and at one stage he also had giant googly eyes.
It's pretty brilliant.
But at least Justin was able to have a laugh at his own expense.
In a post to his Facebook page, the journalist said: "The photog[rapher] I was working with said something about the screen having weird faces.
"He didn't elaborate, so I said it would probably go away. Needless to say, it did not go away.
"I didn't realise it until I stepped off camera and saw the comments where people were talking about the faces. My bosses, co-workers, friends, PIOs and more called/texted saying how funny it was."
Signing off, he added: "If you can't laugh at yourself, what's the point of laughter? I hope you enjoyed the snow day, and remember to smile and laugh!"