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Julie G

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Anybody else obsessed with FaceApp or similar apps? I recognize my sou, but not my physical female image. Such apps, conjure images of my true self that greatly enhance my feminizing meditations.
 

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Julie, I think most of us have played with face app at some time, and many of us have had their first impression of the way they wish to appear! I hear a lot of comments saying the apps present images impossible to achieve, but I think the one I did over a year ago wasn't too far off!

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Been playing with reface some. Put your face on famous people. Works sometimes.
 

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I tried FaceApp, but unless you buy the Pro version, it doesn't do a lot. I like the SnapChat camera. It has some fun features to play with. Plus feminizing (Beauty Filter).Snapchat-Goofy-Donica.jpg
 

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I don’t really play around with photo apps anymore, since I am at a point in transition where I know how I look as a woman. However, I did recently stumble across the YouCam Makeup app, and its kind of cool.
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Not much change there Katie. Like I said you already got it going on girl.
 
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Not much change there Katie. Like I said you already got it going on girl.
It's just a makeup app. It doesn't make you look more or less feminine of masculine.
 
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I think the only value in photo apps is when they recognize your face has changed enough that it brings up the feminine filters, apart from that they are toxic af for a lot of people whether they are trans or cis. I mean, sure you can get a great looking photo and if you have a healthy self image then it can be a bit of fun but they often present an unattainable image for many users that can create a schism leading to a self fueled belief that you are not good enough as you are which is just not true. People need to start looking beyond the male gaze and the predominantly cishet white male template for female beauty because beyond that is something far more affirming and wonderful to explore, your true self as it were.
 

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I think you're completely right Michelle in that those filters can be, especially for trans people, rather toxic.
And I'll admit, I have a love/hate relationship with filters.

But...

But can't I just be a princess for at least a little bit.
This is from a snapchat filter I saw and it is pretty dang fun.

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I feel like faceapp and similar filter apps can be fun and quite affirming to some, but should be used responsibly in public. For example, if you are posting on a public board where people document thier transition progress, it should be made clear if any photos posted are edited with apps like that to avoid making others feel like they don't "stack up".
That said; Birdie, loving CG cartoon you, so cute!
 

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We have a member here who, because of her circumstances, will be unable to transition, and must retain a male outer appearance. Her dream was to be able to see herself as a female one day, so, during a Zoom meeting, I captured an image of her and ran it through Face App. When she saw it she cried, (and maybe I did too) and the next day sent me half dozen more images to process, one of which she uses as her avatar here. These images are not beneficial to everyone, but there are special cases where they can allow a dream to be lived!

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I feel like faceapp and similar filter apps can be fun and quite affirming to some, but should be used responsibly in public. For example, if you are posting on a public board where people document thier transition progress, it should be made clear if any photos posted are edited with apps like that to avoid making others feel like they don't "stack up".
That said; Birdie, loving CG cartoon you, so cute!
This is an interesting point and definitely I think that once you start mistreating yourself in a public forum in that way or, even worse, a dating forum then that’s an issue and it’s not really a new thing. While apps have made photo editing of this nature more accessible, there have long been those who have the acumen to use professional photo editing software that manipulate images to the point where they are just not an realistic representation of the subject anymore and even beyond that we all have our good angles and preferred lighting... I know I sure have mine😳
I think you're completely right Michelle in that those filters can be, especially for trans people, rather toxic.
And I'll admit, I have a love/hate relationship with filters.

But...

But can't I just be a princess for at least a little bit.
This is from a snapchat filter I saw and it is pretty dang fun.

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Yes, yes you may birdie... I gotta try that one myself actually!
 

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This is an interesting point and definitely I think that once you start misrepresenting yourself in a public forum in that way or, even worse, a dating forum then that’s an issue and it’s not really a new thing. While apps have made photo editing of this nature more accessible, there have long been those who have the acumen to use professional photo editing software that manipulate images to the point where they are just not an realistic representation of the subject anymore and even beyond that we all have our good angles and preferred lighting... I know I sure have mine😳

Yes, yes you may birdie... I gotta try that one myself actually!
 

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I tried Face App once, and was amazed that I could make my face to look like a mid 20 years old. And that is the problem for some people. They start to fall in love with a dream face that is totally unrealistic. I can never look like a 20 year old in real life. My daughter knows how to do contouring., and she did this kind of makeup to me once. I looked way younger once she was done, but I also felt as if I was in for treatment in an auto body shop, with thick layers of makeup on my face. That is OK for a photo op, but not for my daily life.
I think all those filters are critical, if the looks cannot be achieved with simple makeup.
They just create dreams that never can be achieved, and thus are always a source of lots of stress.
Let's face it, there are great looking natal people around, and not so great looking, why should that be different with trans people?

If I would doctor my picture up, and unexpectantly meet a person in real life, who knows me from my fake picture only. I think that person would be in shock, and any possible relation could suffer.

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I thought I looked pretty cute in this filter picture. Although I think I should have used pink bows instead of blue ones. :p

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I've had some fun with reface, which puts your face in movies etc. reface-2021-01-06-07-39-35.gif
 

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That is so cool. Love it Tonya. I gotta check that out.
 
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