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They call it a magic avatar, but everyone else will call it a “filter” for some reason. I don’t get how morphing an image can be misconstrued as filtering it? What an abuse of the word. Maybe I am just from an older generation.
The word “filter” itself gradually got morphed into a morpher. A lot of things are like that: “phones” are more than just phones these days, “car” came from “carriage”, computers don’t compute much anymore, mostly marshal data around using conditionals, and eyeglasses are usually made of plastic, not glass.
That’s what spoken languages do: morph.
Instagram already has gizmos pretty close to it. They’ll probably tweak those, release them as free Instagram filters, and then almost nobody will want to pay for Lensa anymore (except maybe marketing shops who want quick concept drafts with higher resolution).
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