Red-eye can be a nuisance when trying to capture moments with your favorite people on camera. But what about laser beam-eye??
Japanese programmer Sugi Yoshihiro believes eye beams can enhance the appeal of any photograph. That’s why he created Eye Beam Generator, a site that lets you add eye beams to any image with just the click of the button!
The site is in Japanese but is simple enough for anyone to use.
To add eye beams to an image on the net, just copy and paste the URL into the box in the first bullet pointed section and click the button to the right. You can copy the URL of an image by selecting “Copy Image Address” or “Copy Image Location” from the right-click menu.
The section below that is for if you want to upload an image from your own computer. Click on the left button to browse for the image location and then click on the right button to submit it.
The third section will add eye beams from your Twitter or Facebook profile picture.
Sugi got the idea for Eye Beam Generator after seeing a promotional image on Japanese female idol group Momoiro Clover Z’s website featuring the members shooting laser beams from their eyes.
Looking to satisfy the demand for a “more causal way to shoot eye beams”, Sugi began tinkering around with face.com’s free face recognition API tools to create a program that would automatically recognize eyes in photos and augment them with brilliant pillars of light.
The result is the simple Eye Beam Generator you see now. Sugi says he is currently testing several customization functions to add later, such as the ability to adjust the position, angle, color and intensity of the eye beams.
All photos uploaded appear on the “recently created images” section at the bottom, so be sure to use discretion when choosing which images to edit. Also be aware that the technology isn’t perfect and some images may end up with eye beams shot at awkward angles.
That said, we’ll leave you with a few examples of what Eye Beam Generator is capable of.