More Cheese, Please
Look for fewer disgruntled faces in the group picture taken at the next company offsite. FotoNation, a Burlingame (Calif.) company that patented red-eye detection for cameras, is coming out with software that detects smiles-and their absence. The program allows a photographer (including a cameraphone jockey) to use the viewfinder to zero in on nonsmilers and delay the shot until they flash a grin. Aimed particularly at corporateevent and school photographers, the feature will debut at the Photo Marketing Assn. conference in Las Vegas on Jan. 31, FotoNation says, and roll out later this year in a major camera brand.