Here’s the simple trick to look your best in selfies from your smartphone

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Have you ever taken a selfie, looked at it afterward, and thought, That’s not even what I look like!

The problem was likely wide-angle distortion, the property of smartphone lenses (and other superwide cameras) that renders their subjects a bit odd-looking and cartoonish.

Fortunately, there’s a simple way around the problem if you understand a bit about the optics of these devices.

Here’s what you need to know:

Here’s the thing: Looking like a normal human being in photos is hard.

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And smartphones don’t make it easier.
Meghan McCarter
Manufacturers build them with super-wide-angle lenses that can stretch and distort your face in unflattering ways.

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