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Sometimes old photos and a few fading memories are all that's left of loved ones in the family. To refresh memories, MyHeritage launched an offer that brings photographs to life. Short animations emerge from the rigid portraits that show head movements, smiles, eye movements including winks and similar effects. An interesting way to look into the past and to rebuild the connection to people for yourself.
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My wife took the test with two photos. One was a photo of her grandmother, which showed her grandmother completely. She also wore glasses and turned her head slightly at an angle. Unfortunately, the software could not generate anything from this. Then she uploaded a photo that shows herself as a child. This photo was a large portrait, which was taken almost head-on. The animation on this photo worked perfectly and actually looked pretty impressive. So you may have to experiment a bit before you get a result. Perhaps complete photos of people have to be cut to a kind of passport photo.
"My Heritage" is English and means "My Heritage" or "My Tradition". It is less about material inheritance than about family history and genealogy. Because that's what the so-called offer is actually known for. On the website, which you can also call up in Germanis right at the beginning: "Sir, discover your family history. Expand your family tree, discover relatives, and browse historical documents with a 14-day FREE trial". The offer is not free, but can at least be tested for free. On the home page you will also find information about "Deep Nostalgia" technology that brings photos to life.
MyHeritage has been animating photos for a few weeks now. It's not a new offering, admittedly, but it's still pretty impressive. So if you spend your time researching your family tree and looking through old family photo albums within the framework of the Corona restrictions, give the offer a try. Otherwise, you can also see some of the results in the embedded videos below. These also provide some background information on the offer.
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.