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Digital Photos Can Animate a Face So It Ages and Moves Before Your Eyes
August 2, 2011
Computer scientists have created a way to take images from the Web or personal photo collections and in seconds create an animation of a person's face. The tool can make a face appear to age over time, or gradually change the expression from a smile to a frown.
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