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Twitter stops cropping photos in response to criticism

I created platform Twitter a potential solution to the image cropping problem is to stop it.

The company said: It is now testing an image preview what you see is what you get inside the tweet composing box and a full-frame image viewing experience.

And theImages appear this way in the Twitter timeline as they actually appear when the user was writing the Tweet.

And the company wrote in Tweet Announcing the new feature test: Testing now via Android and iOS: When you tweet a single image, it appears within the timeline as it appeared in the tweet composer.

Twitter also says it is testing 4K image uploading via Android and iOS as part of a broader push to improve how media is shared and viewed across the platform.

And with the new change of image preview, there should be fewer algorithmic surprises, like this one Which showed last fall how the company’s automated cropping tool has often preferred white faces over black ones.

In many of these cases, photos shared on Twitter were automatically cropped using an AI-powered algorithm, but in ways that raised questions about how the software prioritizes skin tone and other factors.

The company said at the time: The neural network it uses to crop images was tested for racial bias, and the company claims it has not found anything.

But she also admitted that she needs to do more analysis to avoid situations like this where even the appearance of bias is a possibility.

In the wake of a widespread controversy, the platform wrote: We clearly have a lot more analysis to do, and open up the source of our work so others can review.

She explained that it relies less on automatic cropping, so the image you see in the author of the tweet is often what it looks like in the tweet.

Twitter’s suggested solution appears to be to stop cropping images, at least in the testing phase.

While Tweets fit for a standard aspect ratio are identical when previewed in the compose window and displayed in the timeline, the head of design at Twitter says: Images that are too wide or tall included in the test are cropped in the middle.

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