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now it's blue and gold
Sometimes there's black, and sometimes there's g.old, but it's always with blue.
oh mio dio
Would have sworn it was white and gold. Now I can't not see it as black and blue. HOW CAN I TRUST ANYTHING ANYMORE.
the white is a whitish blue
"Now I'm going to spend the rest of my life working on this," he told me. "I thought I was going to cure blindness, but now I guess I'll do this."
someone's gonna make a few dollars selling these dresses over the next few days.
Gonna go get a tally done on the students this afternoon out of curiosity
Bit weird I guess
You need the brightness higher.
If you're using a monitor you need to check the colour temperature, maybe adjust to a 6500K one instead of a 9600K value?
as by dimmed lights and firelight we argue about what colour the clothing is that we have been given.
And totally horrible
obviously in a certain light that's going to appear black and blue, but i'm living in sunshine.
I want to be able to see it two different ways like a fun optical illusion, but I guess it's good that my eyes work.
just gonna ignore that you're probably trolling
is completely different in location to the photo of a white and gold dress.
Seems like there could be more than one dress and that camera work is bad.
WOMAN TROLLS WHOLE INTERNET BY GETTING CHANGED
or what they have to do with this debate
maybe this isn't the thread for me
which it is, according to that Wired article.
always knew my eyes were pretty decent.
according to people who've seen it irl, it's blue and black.
fuck off mate don't even care
now i can't get it to go back
now go look at the original picture again
it's no longer white? That's a fairly radical way of looking at how we define colours.
Even the colours in that Adobe picture aren't 'blue and black'. They are light blue/grey (a factor caused probably by blue-tinged fluorescent light or reflected sky light), khaki and bronze.
"well of course if you align these certain colours in a certain algorithm it will make a different picture if you look at it in a specific way!"
BELIEVE THEO, BELIEVE.
I could never do Magic Eye pictures. And this dress can't be anything other than blue and black. Must be a correlation.
If you put a white and gold dress under a UV light it would look black and blue, like the picture above that john posted. The ambient conditions change things.
We don't know a thing about this dress, i.e. what it's made of and how that material works. Plenty of stuff photographs differently.
The Adobe shot simply says what the colour values are of the photo presented, which aren't white, blue or black particularly. Some are fairly golden.
the stuff behind looks white because when it's photo'd hanging up the light is behind it. Your eye corrects for an apparently satin-shiny material in white being photographed without a flash with light behind it. The stuff in the background is in full bright light.
The point is that even if it looked blue and black in the photo at the wedding (or whatever it was) john posted above, it doesn't look blue and black here. If it's the same dress then I'm not sure what to make of this. If the person who posted it was the person who wore it then I guess it's interesting she found a way to make it not look blue and black and it's probably just a big attempt to joke with people that she hasn't posted a better photo.
It doesn't look blue and black *to you*, it does to a lot of people.
The only way it could've been white and gold is if the selfie was taken in one of those moody toilets where the lights are blue to stop heroin users seeing their veins :/
sometimes it looks white and gold, sometimes black and blue
i've seen both so i know
to see if it was an animated gif with a really long cycle
or it's been fiddled with a lot for the purposes of jokes.
I'm presuming this is the image that sparked the original argument, and I'd assume the person who said it was blue and black saw it in person, while the other person who saw 'white and gold' just saw that one photo.
that could be (but is unlikely to be) white and black or could be (and is likely to be) blue and black.
Escher paintings and spinning dancers are designed as optical illusions; this picture is an optical illusion but is based on an actual physical dress.
Personally, I can't see it as white and gold, but I can't ever see Magic Eye pictures so yeah.
At the start of that article, I mean. The original photo.
on the left.
I find it weird that given the options of 'white and gold' and 'blue and black' someone would go with 'blue and black'. Even the one on the right that definitely looks blue, doesn't look like it's got black with it, but bronze. And the same rule about the cow print in the background applies here: if we say the other isn't white because it doesn't match the white on that print, the right-hand image isn't with black because that doesn't match the black.
If you asked me what colour the dress was from the original photo, with no advanced prompting I'd probably have said bronze and grey.
as he's clearly almost legally blind
It's definitely just a massive wind up. :D
They do a white one with the same black lacing:
Presumably the black lacing shows up broze/brown in certain light so they've taken a photo of the white dress in dim light and worked out they can completely create a nutty joke via that.
it's not a joke, it's just an optical illusion like that ballerina that spins clockwise and/or anticlockwise:
you're basically saying "it only spins clockwise, anything else is just a joke because i'm blind and can't see it!!!!"
it goes both ways, theo. BOTH WAYS
I can see it as a sort of blue and brown. You can't see it as blue and black because, well, black is BLACK. It requires an absence of colour. There isn't an absence of colour.
but it's of an object that is black, there's nothing special about black that stops it being affected by terrible photography
is theo trolling me right now
is this what's actually happening
what is this life
Have you ever looked at a Rothko painting, or, say, the cover of Spinal Tap's Smell the Glove? Black may be black, but it can also be reflective, hence the "gold" highlights that show up this pic.
I thought it was white and gold at first, but sort of assumed it was taken under a bluish light. There are so many "gold" highlights on the black that I took it for cold. But I can totally accept it's blue and black. Because it is.
The discussion isn't about whether the dress is actually blue and black (it is).
It's whether or not you can see a blue and black dress from the original image.
worth remembering you're the person now claiming that the five colours at the top of this image
are blues and blacks.
We don't have the data, Captain!!
(it's blue and black)
cos that's basically what it looks like normally to me
is attention seeking and wrong and your parents are ashamed of you
it's definitely 100% blue + black and I'm willing to fight for the truth
in internet history
what colour is the dress?
(this is how you do the trolling thing right guys? i'm in on it now yeah??)
basically shows that you need to be able to adjust white balance on your camera
the lady's fingers seem to have been cropped or are obscured.
something to do with not believing in optical illusions and that everyone's vision is digital or something. I think i'm on his side.
does anyone want to volunteer to read his posts?
You're not in the blue and black camp so I'm on your side, you absolutely fucking idiot.
Secondly, that Reddit post is entirely what I'm arguing in the thread too. Hey ho. Looks like I'm right. Presumably that means marckee must have violently disagreed with me somewhere?
but did you just put down "reddit agrees with me" as a reason for us to support you?
I'm not sure you can ever post 'Reddit agrees with me', tbf.
knob off katie
still does my head in
because n the photo the dress is CLEARLY WHITE AND GOLD
KNOW it was blue and black even though it looked white and gold?
any indie points?
just click the link i posted just above here^^^^
we'll all agree you're right
She doesn't even know what a polka dot is!
Revolving green dot.
What sorcery is this?
this has just reached our office
*hides under desk*
(congrats on that one thing btw, hope you successfully glom off them for the rest of time)
when I'm in prison for murdering an officeload of cretins
Also congrats from my family to yours.
the dress literally is blue and black
"We don't know a thing about this dress, i.e. what it's made of and how that material works."
"You can't see it as blue and black because, well, black is BLACK. It requires an absence of colour. There isn't an absence of colour."
And so on...
The five colours at the top of that image aren't blue and black. I find it interesting that you think they are.
chill out, DarwinDude
Fucking Christopher Nolan Joker.
Similarly, the Sun is barely a centimetre wide. I don't know why people keep pretending it's any bigger than that.
the question is "What colour is that dress then?"
not "What are the RGB values of this image then?"
The dress is blue and black.
The original image doesn't show a blue and black dress as blue and black. I find it interesting anyone can see blue and black in that image without being strongly led by the other facts.
(The picture doesn't really show a white and gold dress either. )
because the images were too dissimilar. You didn't help matters by posting the picture out of context the first time.
I also presumed that the internet is full of massive jokers, which means I tend to presume someone's on the wind up. I still don't know for sure that someone isn't taking the piss here.
the issue here has to be one of actual hardware in the camera. It's not an optical illusion like this
because if a stripe of white had been lying over the dress when that first photo was taken, the camera would have likely taken a truer photo. It has happened in the second pic you showed because the dress is next to a white object. The colours have been digitally altered.
the weirdly balanced picture is still an optical illusion though, the analogy with the grey square is that some people are seeing it like A and some people are seeing it like B. With the dress the cues that are making them think A or B are in their mind whereas with the squares the cues are in the rest of the image.
Just very surprising. (And given the results of the Buzzfeed survey, unusual.)
and without any prompting saw it as blue and black?
Or do you mean, given those two options, pick blue and black?
we didn't know; it just looked blue and black.
It's nice being proven correct, though :)
to me it's a sort of dirty grey and bronze or brown.
If you'd posted a picture of that dress and the question had just been, "What colours is it" you'd have got a LOT of varied answers. part of effect here is because we're asked to pick only one of two very distinct and different colours.
when the dress literally is blue and black. my eyes perceived it correctly and i'm a legend
You probably want to read my posts. Because you appear to be having a different argument with someone else?
I think this is fair:
The problem is actually that the original picture must have been taken with a really shitty camera that has applied a lot of weird balancing to the picture, as well as the fact that the black in question has photographed as brown.
What's interesting about xkcd's explanation is that the dress he 'creates' via optical illusion is still not blue and black, nor is it anything like the blue and black of the original dress:
also they're both using the colours of the weirdly balanced picture so there's no point putting the correctly coloured picture next to it cos of course the colours are different.
with black. It's an attempt to rebalance the image to account for what the camera did to make the blacks look brown and the blues look grey.
Also the dresses are identical in each picture. I just grabbed the one on the left. It would look the same on the right.
by weirdly balanced I meant the original viral image.
There have been so many rebalanced versions it's hard to keep track!
sorry for the image of Theo in a yellow catsuit
thats the first pic ive seen it as white and gold
ONE OF US!
ONE OF US!
that one will look white and gold to everyone
where they've actually managed to pull the camera image back to blue and black.
God help us all.
plus this face http://tvnewsroom.org/wp-content/uploads/4937.jpg
that this dress has brought together people from all over world and screech's robot (theo)
because i'm blue and black and http://i.imgur.com/5TT2ue7.png
You Successfully Identified
Shapes that are typically
hidden to Protan, Deutan, and
Tritan color deficiencies.
FUCK YOU FAPPS
goes blue again when i see the full picture though
because someone's trying to ban theo for this, and his digital rage is overheating the servers?
and is now zooming to core of the server to wrestle the CPU
Good luck, Theo!
if they hadn't been presented with black as an option. I accept that in 'real life' it's black, but the actual original photo is a bronze/brown/yellow/orange colour, as proven by that Adobe thing.
Those reviews :'D
In some pictures it's white & gold, in others it's blue and black, in others it's pale blue and dark gold.
Let that be an end to it
'in some picture' obviously it looks different colours because you're looking at various edited ones rather than the original you dickface
it's Mr dickface to you
totally with theo in this one, can call it various colours, white, bluish white, grey, bronze, but there is not way anything in the original photo looks anything like black, even if it is black in real life.
just looks like black
Not falling for this, it looks like the colours adobe pulled out
if i tilt my screen and unfocus my eyes. straight-on it's still relentlessly white and gold though.
people who study the science of colour and perception as an actual career must be simultaneously exhilarated and gutted right now. some reddit twat with a crap dress has just done more for your field than you ever will in a lifetime of scholarship. lol.
like its clearly blue and a bronzey/orangey colour in that photo but if someone said no the bronzey colour is black in real life its just the sunlight reflecting on it i'd accept that because its just a rubbish photo with loads of sunlight in the background.
Are people who 'think' its white just lying? Yes
I see it as white, really white like what I imagine white silk sheets would look like, the gold is very light too, nowhere near black
though if I block either side it looks lavender, but it is what I imagine bright shinny white would look like in the shade
and it is blue and black.....havn't got it in my size though
Reckon this level of madness justifies going home sick