The Microsoft Selfie app has been popular since is made its debut on iOS last year. Users of other platforms have had to wait, however. Until now it has been an iPhone exclusive, but that has changed today. The company has launched Microsoft Selfie to Android and it is available now.
If have not used Microsoft Selfie, it is a photo enhancement application that is also available on the web. It uses computer vision technology to change “average photos” into “enhanced ideal portraits”. The application has been something of a hit for the company on Apple's mobile platform, securing half a million downloads from the App Store in its first two weeks.
With its computer vision technology, the app considers age, gender, skin tone, lighting, and other variables. This intelligent enhancement can be implemented in seconds with a single touch.
Microsoft Selfie on iOS comes with a number of filters to add a personal touch to images. It seems with the Android release that Microsoft has held back on these filters. There are only 12 in attendance at the moment, but users should get something from those available. Microsoft will undoubtedly release more filters in future updates.
Microsoft Selfie on the Web
The Selfie app is also coming to the web, available at selfie.microsoftcafe.net. This web app is even more limited than the Android version and lacks any filters. It is also missing key features like the ability to crop images.
This lack of features may be down to the fact Microsoft has yet to officially announce the service. We guess filters and more robust editing tools will be added in due course.
If you are on Android, you can check out the app on the Google Play Store.