Teaming up with a Harvard professor, Google is using and open-sourcing the Monk Skin Tone (MST) Scale. It’s more inclusive than the current tech-industry standard, making various skin tones included in search results.
The colour giant Pantone has announced the launch of the world’s first validation program for skin tones for technology. It’s called SkinTone Validated, and like its Pantone Validated scheme, allows computer screens, TV, mobile devices and printer manufacturers to have their displays tested to ensure that they authentically reproduce skin tones.
Which RAW editor and photo management software do you use? There are a few different options out there and many of them have had some significant updates recently. Perhaps using the same one you have always used is a good thing, but equally, perhaps looking around to see what other options there are could also be a good idea to see if something else might serve you better.
At this week’s Google I/O, Android VP Sameer Samat announced some major changes in the camera app. Apparently, Google is working to make its Android camera more versatile, more inclusive, and more flattering to darker skin tones and different hair types.
Pinterest has just rolled out a new, AI-powered feature that lets you browse through beauty images by skin tone ranges. Visiting Pinterest is one of the handy ways to get inspired, so this new feature might be useful for beauty, portrait and fashion photographers looking for some creativity boost.
There has been some discussion among photographers on Sony’s performance when it comes to skin tones. Photographer David Oastler has put a Sony a9 to a test and compared it with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Judging from his photos, it seems that Sony is improving on skin tones and it’s pretty close to Canon.