14 April 2017

A FREE App to Guesstimate How Old Someone in a Photo Is -- Let me Emphasize the Guess Part!

A FREE App to Guesstimate How Old Someone in a Photo Is -- Let me Emphasize the Guess Part!

I am not a terribly good judge of age, whether in person or via photos, especially in photos.

Thomas Kemp, GenealogyBank, recently mentioned about an app that I was unaware of via Free App for Family Photos: ‘How Old Do I Look?’

The app is actually an FREE-to-use website from Microsoft, How-Old.net.

For my first attempt (photo above), the program was obviously a bit challenged – I doubt very much that my grandfather (center back) and his grandmother (left) were the same age nor that his mother (right) was younger.

It did do much better with my 2nd photo (to the left here) of my grandfather and his sister.

And, the piece de resistance is that obviously, I was a very “old” looking infant in the 3rd photo (to the right here) at 47!  My grandfather’s sister (left) was born 12 Feb 1912 and this photo was taken in 1959 and so she was about 47 and not 27 and probably would have appreciated the flattery of being considered to younger looking.  Her mother was 77 at the time of this photo and so that age is not far off.

Obviously, do take the results with a grain of salt and, if you are in need of determining an age for someone, what have you got to lose by seeing what the app says and trying to correlate it with other information.

Otherwise, it is fun to see what it comes up with, though, beware that it might become addictive.

How successful (or not) was the app for you?

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