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Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:04 PM

What Colour Is the Dress? Solved

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Reply What Colour Is the Dress? Solved (Original post)
Quixote1818 Feb 2015 OP
PoliticAverse Feb 2015 #1
Quixote1818 Feb 2015 #3
JDPriestly Feb 2015 #5
PoliticAverse Feb 2015 #6
Suich Feb 2015 #2
bravenak Feb 2015 #4
Warpy Feb 2015 #7
SummerSnow Feb 2015 #8
brush Mar 2015 #9
Neoma Mar 2015 #15
N_E_1 for Tennis Mar 2015 #17
Leith Mar 2015 #10
Hissyspit Mar 2015 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2015 #12
Quixote1818 Mar 2015 #18
OhZone Mar 2015 #13
jamzrockz Mar 2015 #14
Quixote1818 Mar 2015 #16
Hissyspit Mar 2015 #20
ailsagirl Mar 2015 #19
OhZone Mar 2015 #21

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:05 PM

1. There's a third 'team', blueish and gold/brownish

which can be verified as the correct colors using picture editing software and examining
the color value of the pixels in question.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:12 PM

3. It looks blueish and gold/brownish to me too.



There was one instance when it looked white but I can't get it to go back to looking white no matter what I do.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:31 PM

5. I was on the blue/brown team. But i am partly color-blind, very slightly color-blind.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:32 PM

6. I am also slightly (red/green) colorblind and see the dress as bluish and gold/brownish. n/t

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:10 PM

2. Blue and brown here!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 10:16 PM

4. I still have people saying that they switched the dresses.

 

I plan on ignoring them until they calm down.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 11:17 PM

7. It depended on light and shadow and the inner workings of the camera

but honestly, it was much more successful as white/gold than it was blue/black or blue/brown.

The latter looked too much like hoops on a barrel and the detail in the stripes was completely lost.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Feb 28, 2015, 11:58 PM

8. It's fire engine red and carnation pink!!! rofl

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:05 AM

9. Seems the image of the dress has been manipulated . . .

as I've seen the "white and gold" version and the "blue and black" one.

That manipulation can done in Photoshop using the multiple adjustment options under the image menu.

It's pretty clever marketing by the company selling the dress as I understand sales have jumped since this whole "gold ad white vs blue and black" controversy has erupted.

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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 11:29 AM

15. Same image and my eyes switched to see both.

I don't think so.

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Response to brush (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 03:09 PM

17. I agree ....

Examine the backgrounds of each color dress. It is the same bkg.
The look at the light values. The "gold & white version is much lighter, almost washed out.
This can be done with a very simple adjustment in curves in Photoshop.
Better results would have been accomplished w/the use of a simple mask to leave the bkg
the same.
Ten to 15 minute project, with breaks.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:27 AM

10. This Whole "Controversy" Brought Back a Question I've Always Wondered

Do we see the same colors?

When two people look at something red, for example, do their brains register the same shade of "red" or anything close to it? If they could connect brains, would person A even recognize person B's "red" as red? Would it look more like a shade of orange to person A or maybe a color person A never even saw before?

I'm not explaining this very well, but I hope people understand anyway.

Same goes for the taste of something. One person loves onions while another one hates them. Are they perceiving taste the same way?

Anyway, back to the dress: the first time I saw it, the white part was bright white. There is no way in the world that somebody could say it was the dark blue it was supposed to be. The one above now seems to be a lavender color (or a TechniColor white in deep shadow) while the gold is a little darker than when I originally saw it. There is still no way in the world that it can be the dark blue and black in the other pictures.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:43 AM

11. I solved it the second I looked at it.

It looked like a bad photo of a blue and black dress.

Which is what it is.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:56 AM

12. Exactly. No doubt you and I have seen our share of bad photos.

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 07:45 PM

18. Yes it's a bad photo but people still see it in different colors.


That's the whole point of why it got attention. In reality it's a dark blue dress, the lousy exposure makes it look like a light blue dress but it can give the impression of being white to a lot of folks do to the way their brains decide to process the scene.

The video does a wonderful job discussing why people see if differently.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:56 AM

13. Overexposed/bad picture.

The picture is just a really really bad probably overexposed picture. I see white and gold #teamwhitegold, but I can see blue and black if I squint really really really hard, making the picture out of focus and darker. So I'm thinking the #teamblueblack people have less sensitive eyes than me. I usually have to wear sunglasses all the time outside. And/or it's the color constancy thing. But I think it's sensitivety too.

In any case, it's a really sucky picture.

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And it's got to be the least entertaining meme I ever saw.

But there are some so-so funny parodies of it.

My brother's take -

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 11:13 AM

14. Just to let you know

 

anyone telling you that they see anything other than white and gold is either genuinely color blind or someone trying to fuck with you. No matter what the color is in real life, the camera captured a white and gold dress.

If for any other reason apart from tring to mess with people on the internet and being color blind that you somehow see any color other than white and gold then it just shows how easily the media can manipulate you into denying what is in front of your face.

I already feel dirty commenting on this stupid story. Time to take a well deserved shower.

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Response to jamzrockz (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 12:53 PM

16. Doesn't look even close to white to me.

The washed out background looks white but the dress looks periwinkle and gold. I am also not color blind in the least. I see more color shades than most people. Scored a 3 on this test: http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?pageid=77&lang=en

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Response to jamzrockz (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 2, 2015, 11:04 AM

20. Umů No.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:27 PM

19. I was amazed that the majority saw

white and gold.

I always saw the black/brown and blue.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sun Mar 8, 2015, 01:12 AM

21. I wonder what the ratio politically is!

Did Anyone do a poll vs political affiliation? I have a sneaking suspicion more conservatives saw black/blue. Not all, just a greater percentage.

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