HP Helps You Lose 10 Pounds – No Diet Required

The headline reads like spam, but it’s really a reference to a new feature on HP’s line of digital cameras. The company is claiming that a new “Slimming Effect” filter built into cameras will take off that 10 pounds the lens supposedly adds to images. I don’t have one of the HP cameras to try it out, but presumably this works just like using the Photoshop Liquify filter to trim pixels from bodies in post processing (for the stunning before and after effect found in diet ads). HP simply put the feature in the camera to save you time after the fact. No word on when they will come out with a version to simulate anorexia, but in the meantime, I know I’ll be asking my friends to only photograph me with HP. 😉