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Do you see white and gold or blue and black?



This was all the rage on social media yesterday. If you haven't heard about it, here's more on the subject: What colors are this dress? White and gold or blue and black? Fierce internet debate is sparked by two-tone outfit.
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cold_fuzion wrote:


Thank you. That's what I was saying all day yesterday. I turn on ESPN this morning and it's what they are talking about. Change over to CNN and Fox, same thing. It's infuriating.
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What colours / colors do you think the dress is
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Funny, I just saw this on the news this morning. I see white gold and my son sees blue black. How strange! What causes that?
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I see light blue and gold but haven't seen this combination listed online anywhere. Da hell?
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b a n j o wrote:
In reality the dress is Blue and Black. You can do a Google search in Chrome, and the visually similar images return a host of blue dresses. My eye-dropper tool in my photo editor also returns an answer of blue. I've seen it both ways, but it's generally blue and black for me.


It's like the internet has never experienced an optical illusion before.


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I heard that officially it's blue and black but I don't see that in this picture.
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Not sure what the controversy is, but is looks gold and white to me.
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I can't see white and gold in the pictures no matter how hard I try.

And FYI, here is the same dress as pictured on Amazon:





http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SJEUCWU/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk?tag=ar...

(The reviews are comedy gold...or blue?)
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eknauer wrote:
I see light blue and gold but haven't seen this combination listed online anywhere. Da hell?



Me too, what's up with that?

But what's more interesting to me is I can't see how anyone would see white for the lighter part or black for the darker part. I mean the photo clearly shows black in the middle left section (not on the dress itself), so you are telling me that the "stripes" on the dress are the same color to a lot of people?

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I see Gold and the rest is covered in spiders.

If I close my eyes, the whole thing looks black.
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Smilinbrax wrote:
eknauer wrote:
I see light blue and gold but haven't seen this combination listed online anywhere. Da hell?



Me too, what's up with that?


Well, there is the chance of some form of color blindness. Doh!
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Octavian wrote:
I can't see white and gold in the pictures no matter how hard I try.

And FYI, here is the same dress as pictured on Amazon:





http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SJEUCWU/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk?tag=ar...

(The reviews are comedy gold...or blue?)


Are you seeing a blue that is that vibrant, or is it a washed out blue?
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eknauer wrote:
I see light blue and gold but haven't seen this combination listed online anywhere. Da hell?
Me too. Clearly gold. The blue might be white with a bluish tint, hard to tell from the lighting.
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rdonato926 wrote:
Are you seeing a blue that is that vibrant, or is it a washed out blue?

Washed out blue. Like a normal person would see.
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Octavian wrote:
I can't see white and gold in the pictures no matter how hard I try.

And FYI, here is the same dress as pictured on Amazon:





http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SJEUCWU/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk?tag=ar...

(The reviews are comedy gold...or blue?)


This is one of the craziest things I've ever seen.

This picture looks blue and black to me, unlike the dress above, except...

When I went back to the first picture, it now too is blue and black, where previously it was white and gold.

It's as if my brain pulled some sort of cognitive switch and I can now no longer see it the way I used to--even just a minute ago.

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So the one truth in all this is that it is a really crappy photo.
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Smilinbrax wrote:
So the one truth in all this is that it is a really crappy photo.


Well, I was assuming that people were still seeing black or white in the crappy photo.
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Go to the link to see the overtext.

http://xkcd.com/1492/
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Here it is with black on the left and white on the right. The two colors of the dress don't seem close to those for me.
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matthew.marquand wrote:




Those are clearly two different dresses.
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eknauer wrote:


Here it is with black on the left and white on the right. The two colors of the dress don't seem close to those for me.



Thanks for that, proves my point. It makes me think that people seeing white are making allowances for the bad photo. "oh, that would be white in a good photo."

or it depends on the monitor you are viewing it from. Perhaps on smaller screen cell phones the illusion is better.
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