Do you want to look thinner in pictures before you upload them on to Facebook or MySpace? Then all you need is a spare minute to shed those extra pounds virtually.

weight loss in photographs

Weight Mirror is a online tool that lets you to lose up to 50 pounds (23kg) in photographs without exercising any fancy Photoshop wizardry.

The picture of the model above was taken from Microsoft Photo Gallery and the results after manipulation were quite impressive. The face and shoulders in the photograph were left untouched while Weight Mirror squeezed everything else.

To use Weight Mirror, simply upload a front-on photo to their website, specify the location of your face in the picture (the tool is pretty good at automatic face recognition) and then select the number of pounds you wish to lose virtually (i.e., only in the picture).

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Weight Mirror then creates a series of photographs each of which is 10 pounds lighter (or appears to be lighter) than the previous image.

Other “non natural” ways of losing weight include learning Photoshop, hiring a photo retouching expert or buying a HP digital camera.