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Make a Face
joining the people of the world

Make a Face is software to divide photographic images of human faces into quadrants whose common point is the center tip of the nose. These quadrants are then merged to form cohesive, but individually recognizable, facial images from multiple facial graphic sources, with the aim of uniting mankind by illuminating its common heritage.

Make a Face has also quickly developed into a social networking platform enjoyed by friends, family, and people everywhere who enjoy looking at facial pictures of themselves and others joined into an infinite number of interesting and animated combinations. If you like looking at yourself in the mirror (on a good day), and if you like looking at other people, then Make a Face gives you a means by which to look at people from an interesting array of perspectives. Any picture of any face, including historical figures and well known personalities, can be integrated into the Make a Face display sequences. For people who enjoy looking at people, Make a Face gives them a way to see themselves in ways they have never seen themselves, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Features are included to divide facial graphics, or any other graphic, into grids with up to sixty-four sections, and the sections of those grids can then be compacted, dispersed, blended, swirled, crunched, assembled, looped, shuffled, and wander off into interesting displays of the faces or other graphics you enjoy looking at.

  1. For best results use pictures that have been taken with a similar, neutral, background, with the subject facing directly into the camera. Ask your subjects to show medium sized smiles. Limit your graphic file sizes to 28 kb. Larger files will slow down Make a Face’s animated sequences.
  2. Using the "Import Picture" button, crop that part of a picture you have chosen to import that goes lengthwise from the exact top of the head to the exact bottom of the chin (not the neck), and encompasses a width that extends the width of a finger past the widest part of each ear. Then give it a name no longer than 5 characters. If each of your cropped pictures frame the face with closely similar dimensions, there will be excellent results with quadrant alignment during animation. View Sample Pictures.
  3. Next double click to set the point at which to divide your facial graphic into quadrants. For symmetrical results, when double clicking to set the quadrant segments, double click at the very tip of the nose.
  4. If the graphics you choose adhere to the above parameters, your blended faces will be symmetrical and align themselves almost perfectly, yielding an interesting study of different facial characteristics, both of people related to each other, and of people with very different ethnic backgrounds.
  5. Clicking the "Make a Face" button will start an automatic, random selection sequence of mingled faces. A click will stop it. Clicking the popup menus at the corners will allow you to choose which specific face quadrants you want to display. For added amusement, there are buttons on the storage page that will disassemble and/or reassemble the components of the graphics you have stored.
  6. You can, of course, also create all sorts of weird, peculiar, funny, and dysmorphic effects by double clicking in lopsided places on your imported graphic. A few experiments will give you the idea. Don't worry. There is a delete button on the storage page that will allow you to eliminate unwanted graphics.
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