Facebook, Inc. (Menlo Park, CA)
What is a Patent for Methods and systems for swapping faces or facial components based upon facial recognition
Today, people often utilize computers (or systems) to fulfill a myriad of uses. Users can make use of their computer devices, for instance in order to communicate with one another, create content, share content, and even view content. There are times when users can access social networking systems or services through their computer devices. With the social network system users can publish and share, like and view diverse content, such as status updates and images as well as videos and articles.
Different embodiments of the present disclosure can include methods, systems as well as non-transitory computer-readable media designed to generate an initial image that depicts an individual’s face. A variety of images depicting the face of the user can be identified. A second image from the plurality of images can be identified using some or all of the factors. The face or a portion of the face of the user in the first image can be replaced with the face or part of the face of the user in the second image.
In certain instances the one or more of the following factors comprise one or more of: lighting conditions in an image, an orientation of the user’s face in an image, a resolution of an image, presence of accessories on the face of the person, or makeup that is visible on the face of the person.
In certain instances, the multiple images that show the person’s face are identified by a set of images on a computing device that uses facial recognition.
In one particular embodiment, replacing the face or a part of the face of the user within the first image is done by mapping facial points on the face or the portion of the face of the person in the second image to facial points of the face or portion of the face in the first image.
In certain instances, replacing the face or a portion of the face of the user’s face in the first image is achieved by mixing a portion of the first image corresponding to the face or the portion of the face of the user, and a portion of the second imagecorresponding to the face or the face portion of the user.
In certain embodiments, replacing the face or a portion of the face of the person in the first image can be done in real time, and the first image is a representation of the image provided from a camera view.
In one embodiment, replacing the face or a portion of the face of the user in the first image is done after the original image is taken.
In certain instances the part of the face can be considered a component of the face, and the component of the face includes one or more ofthe following: eyes, a nose an ear, or a mouth.
In certain instances one or more of the factors may include one or more factors that relate to the face component.
In an example, the first picture is paired with the video.
It is important to realize that there are many other features, applications and embodiments of disclosed technology. These are described in the accompanying drawings, as well as the detailed description. You may use the designs, media, structures, and methods described in other ways, or alternatively, while adhering to their fundamentals.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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