| 10:51 am on Oct 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I had to check it as well.
| 11:02 am on Oct 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
that is cool
| 11:21 am on Oct 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I quite like the first one, I found a really cool one once I will try and find it and post.
| 5:07 pm on Oct 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Wow, that is on of the weirdest things I ever seen.
Fired up Photoshop, and like everybody else saw, the colors are the same.
| 5:37 pm on Oct 20, 2002 (gmt 0)|
No wonder I don't get any work done - had to check this too for myself :)
If you copy the colour of square A onto a square on a new layer in Photoshop, then drag this new square across the original layer, it gives you a clear idea as to how the eye is tricked.
Must be that the eye is particularly bad at differentiating shades of gray, and only registers gray in comparison to being a colour darker than or lighter than the surrounding shades.
Mind you the human mind is also bad at differentiating shades of gray - hence we tend to present information as either black or white. ;)
| 12:35 am on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Gray squares.. amazing.
I must upgrade the buggy OS of my eyes, no doubt. :)
| 1:46 am on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)|
That blew me away!
I took it into photoshop and cut them out and placed them side by side:
B looks so much lighter, doesn't it?
| 3:27 am on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)|
OK, not that I didnt trust anyone, but it into Photoshop also. That is absolutely wild, the same exact color. I printed out the first one to take to work tommorrow, see how many people I can get to fall over staring at it. LOL
Thanks for sharing it.
| 5:54 am on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Hehe, did the same thing with the GIMP. very cool!
| 6:00 am on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)|
What is amazing is how little of the image needs to be shown to cause that illusion.
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| 6:20 am on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)|
For those that want the gory details, this related page gives the explaination (not my site, etc.):
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| 7:07 am on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)|
littleman, even more stunningfor me ws when i opened it in psp, then ZOOMED 3 or 4 times so only those 2 squares fit on screen and it still looks totally different color!
also what i did now is to copy some little square(not all square but jsut little cut out,scrap ) from zoomed pic A and hold it in my mouse (you know ready to paste). then moved it on square A and then on square B and it is the same color:)
| 5:19 pm on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I guess context is everything, isn't it?
| 5:52 pm on Oct 21, 2002 (gmt 0)|
The first one really made me laugh. That is a very cool illusion. The second one has me thoroughly confused. I too checked it in photoshop and my mind can't seem to grasp how on earth they are the same colour ... but they are! Totally freeky!