- Open Image in Photoshop
- Select Eye Dropper
- Realize its Gold and Pale Blue
- Case Closed.
That's if you're balancing for white. You get pale blue highlights which suggest the white is actually blue. If you balance for a neutral grey or black it's clearly black and blue.
how is it case closed when there is no gold involved at all. here's the image of the girl wearing the actual dress.
No its pink and green
Overexposed photo + people making judgements on different displays = confusion.
Ok lets say the dress is black and blue, like the one on the romanoriginals.co.uk site (I see white and gold) what i don't understand is why i see gold where it is supposed to be black?
Can someone explain that?
I think this is the real dress http://i.imgur.com/o1rwjid.jpg
the icons below look overly exposed?
here is the real dress and
Wow, I only saw black and blue until you posted those comparisons. Now I can't help but see blue and gold. So weird.
Because the white balance of the photo is incorrectly set and the materials of the dress are very reflective. So white light being reflected on the black shiny material looks gold, and the blue material is turned into "white" because a warm white balance makes a cool color like blue look white.
Looks to me like the dress is in one lighting condition and the background is in another. The eye naturally wants to assume (incorrectly) it is all the same lighting/light source: some see dark dress with properly white-balanced background, some see light dress with overexposed background. Probably better explained here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_constancy
Cool, didn't know about this before. You learn something new everyday :)
The color just changed for me. I think it's because I'm now looking at my screen in the dark.
Depends how you look at it. If you imagine the dress in very bright light it looks blue/black, but if you imagine it in the shadows then it's dim white/gold.
Initially I saw white/gold and it changed in front of my eyes O:
I get how the white appears blue (or vice versa), but I really don't understand how the gold looks black to some people...
Edit: Nevermind, my brain suddenly changed it's mind and now it's black and blue for me.
I've seen both multiple times in the last five hours. I'm done.
I just posted this. I'm curious what color do you see?
Definitely black and blue! My flatmate sees white and gold, though. How about you?
I googled, and this appears to be the site that sells the dress.
White and Gold. 100% It's the backlighting that is making it look darker.
Also that's a completely different dress in your link. Look at the lace around the neckline
I've been trying to make a side by side comparison adjusting the dress background's white balance to illustrate what I believe to be this type of color illusion (both dogs the same color) http://brainden.com/images/yellow-blue-dogs.jpg ...but I haven't had any luck yet...can anyone figure out to make this work? I think it'd help the internet
I actually saw both versions. Blue the first time. But then it changes and I was seeing it white & gold. Then it got blue again. All this without changing the environment. Boggles the mind.
Sometimes I'm just so glad I don't live on PST or EST oO
If I look at it normally I see white / gold, if I squint (reducing the amount of light entering my eyes) I see it as black / blue. Interesting!
My girlfriend was/is obsessed with this. Kept pausing the season finale of How to get away with Murder to talk about it.