The craze for taking self-portraits on your camera phone, the so-called selfie, is being taken to another level with Nokia’s Glam Me camera app.
This is Nokia’s first ever front-facing camera application that uses highly accurate face detection to transform your self-shot photos with arty effects or beauty enhancement features.
[do action=”boxout”]Download Glam Me for Windows Phone 8
- Press the Search button on your Nokia Lumia and then tap Vision
- Scan the QR code
- Tap on the link when it appears on the screen
- Install the application from the Windows Phone Store
Glam Me is being launched in tandem with the Nokia Lumia 720, which just happens to have a fantastic front-facing camera so the results are certain to look stunning, whether you’re creating a formal profile image or something fun to share with your friends.
Smile for yourself
Taking a ‘selfie’ is a true phenomenon with young people in Asian countries, especially in China.
Fittingly, Glam Me was developed by Nokia in Beijing using new technology, such as accurate face detection and auto face enhancements.
However, it is an artistic app that is sure to appeal to young, social and design-conscious people all over the world.
With just one click of the button, you can take flattering self-portraits or use the intuitive user interface to quickly and easily apply different high quality effects to turn those portraits into a work of art.
The different artistic effects include sketch, water colour, mint, oil paint, poster, retro and magazine cover.
Furthermore, we’ve all had days when we’ve looked less than our normal, and wonderful, best. Perhaps it might be a lack of sleep, too much sun or because you’ve just got back from three days camping at a music festival!
Whatever the reason, Glam Me can come to your aid with its slick range of beauty enhancing effects, such as teeth whitening and skin smoothing.
The Glam Me experience
It can be launched as its own standalone application or selected through the viewfinder, although remember that Glam Me currently only supports the front-facing camera.
There is a useful ‘before’ and ‘after’ comparison function so you can see the difference between the raw photo and the new enhanced version.
Once you’re happy with the final result, it’s then similarly straightforward to share your Glam Me selfie by sending it via email, SMS or through social networks like Facebook or Weibo in China.
Glam Me is a true social app in another sense also: it can detect and enhance two faces in the frame so a friend can join you in the action.
Glam Me makes self-portraits more fun and more social than ever before. It can make you look more beautiful, it can put you on magazine covers and you can let your imagination run wild with the different effects. That’s what I call an app!
Glam Me is available from the Nokia Collection for all Nokia Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone 8