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dimmable flash at phone cameras for beauty shots

Make the flash LED dimmable, then new apps that take photos can produce softer light producing prettier images of faces
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Trivial example: Apple introduces a function that can dim the flash from slight glow to full power. Some person develops a photo app that takes more beautiful softer images of human faces making your product the preferred beauty (selfie) camera.
beanangel, Apr 30 2018

I just found out that with IR light freckles disappear https://www.reddit....phy_makes_freckles/
[beanangel, May 02 2018]


       AN improvement to this idea. An item on reddit [link] says that with IR light melanin disappears, so having two different flash leds, one IR, would give the ability to make dots of freckles gone.   

       That is the other idea: Have more than one flash LED, with different frequencies of light, not just IR, different visibles as well.
beanangel, May 02 2018

       I'm not so sure the softness issue is the brightness, but the wavelength. That's a lot harder to do. But I see that you've considered that as well. Surprising that they haven't done something like this yet.   

       My advice would be to actually try and patent this.
RayfordSteele, May 02 2018

       I think mostly you'd want to go for colour, not brightness : make soft shots in a soft (ie: red/yellow heavy) light.
FlyingToaster, May 02 2018

       One of the problems with this idea is that you really don't want the flash directed at the camera, unless you are going for a film-noir backlit effect. You really want the flash next to, or even part of, the camera.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 03 2018

       Just how dim would the "flash" have to be to produce a "beauty shot" of [I T] ?   

       We estimate that turning it off altogether would give the best result ...
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