New Instagram Algorithm to Give you Style Tips

At my Alma Mater, the University of Toronto, researchers have created an algorithm that will make suggestions to improve your photos after they analyze them. We all know that good content can be the deciding factor in how many likes, comments, or follows you get, so imagine having the key to knowing which images will succeed and which ones will not! A Harper’s Bazaar article points out a pivotal point from the Computer Vision Foundation report: we all want to look good in our own unique ways, whether it be casual, fancy, professional, or whatever. Imagine a tool that can help you determine how fashionable you look in an image or how you could increase the image’s appeal!

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So how was this algorithm developed? The researchers analyzed posted images from chictopia.com, a social photo sharing website that allows people to share images of their outfits. They evaluated the pictures based on elements such as the fashions shown, the comments, and the responses. The results showed that there are factors that can make a post more or less likely to have higher interest from the community.

The algorithm will help you improve your images by giving you feedback on the actual outfit, the location of your picture, as well as information about fit, lighting, angles, and other aesthetic factors.

Created with the StyleChat App
Created with the StyleChat App

What’s your feeling on this? Can the success of our subjective fashion posts be broken down into an algorithm? Would you alter your photos in accordance with the algorithm’s advice? Will this algorithm revolutionize how we use Instagram? We want to hear what you think! Share in the comments below.

Speaking of Instagram, don’t forget to follow us @stylechatmobile. We may not have the benefit of the algorithm yet, but you’ll still find some great fashion looks!

By: Jaclyn Parker

 

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