A company called MyHeritage is now offering a new service that can animate people in old photos creating a short video that looks like it was recorded while the person posed and prepped for the portrait.
Twitter is often known for shaking and shaping opinions, thoughts, views, and even trends on social media. Apart from the hashtags, Twitter is also known for trending different and attractive technologies that are making rounds on the internet. Recently, an AI-powered service called Deep Nostalgia that animates still photos became the main source of attention for Twitterati, as people tried to create the fake videos possible by using old pictures.
In order to make people feel connected, a company called MyHeritage who works on AI-powered photo enhancements is now offering a new service that can animate people in old photos creating a short video that looks like it was recorded while the person posed and prepped for the portrait. The genealogy service MyHeritage used an AI-enabled tool for manipulating real emotions captured in a photograph.
This new feature launched is known as “Deep Nostalgia” and lets users turn stills into short videos showing the person in the photograph smiling, winking, and nodding. This service basically creates the effect that a still photo is moving, and this is what is exciting the users. This feature is somewhat similar to the iOS Live photo feature that adds a few seconds of video to help smartphone photographers find the best shot during clicking a picture.
Sign up for free
Users have to sign up for a free account on MyHeritage for using the deep nostalgia feature. Although this feature is limited to a small number of animations unless they purchase a subscription plan. After applying the Deep Nostalgia feature, the animated pictures can be posted on social media and export as MP4 files.
These pictures are right now talk of the town on social media, especially on Twitter. These pictures are totally a dream come true for people on social media who aspire to use such technology. The world of Harry Potter is soon to arrive, not completely but at least with the help of ‘Deep Nostalgia’ we can now create Harry Potter-style animated portraits of old pictures of our relatives or anybody who is not even alive.
Creepy or clever: The response to Deep Nostalgia
As soon as the feature was launched, it gained a lot of public attention. While some found this feature to be extremely amazing, some felt that the tool generated “creepy” or “unnerving” results. The tool generated polarising views on Twitter with many trying their hands on the new feature. This impressive face animation technology even encouraged people to drag their long-lost relatives into it and created their motion pictures.
While some used pictures of their relatives to try on this new feature, the program soon became a meme-generator on Twitter, trying to push the AI to its limit.