The human face is one of the most identifiable patterns in the world. As infants, it’s the first pattern we learn to recognize and remains the key to communication and social interaction throughout our lives. We can even discern facial landmarks in natural objects that do not resemble faces. Our ability to perceive the nuances of facial features is unparalleled, and we are highly attuned to even minor details, even in low-quality photographs. We might even be willing to overlook other imperfections in an image if the facial features are realistic. However, if the face is not convincing, it can ultimately detract from the overall quality of the photo, regardless of how well other elements render.