Freaky Picture

Submitted by: mightyb 10 years ago in Weird

Right-click and save this picture to a folder on your computer, and have a look at its thumbnail.
There are 188 comments:
Male 229
WHAAAA?!
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Female 145
What the hell?
I`m officaly scared.
-Hides under a blanket
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Female 1
wow,my computer turned the picture into a cat (wtf?)
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Female 49
no.
they just decreased the size of the pic.
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Male 7
Right click then click "Refresh Thumbnail" It`ll fix it.
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Male 3
Aaaaaaah ;_; Scary
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Female 43
lol
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Female 217
LOL that was really weird.
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Male 145
lol a mexican...
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Male 144
the weird thing is the big photo isnt even part of the thumbnail, i fyou look well, though it´s probably the same girl, in a diffirent pose.
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Female 33
ahahahahaha that looks like my friends dad no lie wtf
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Male 81
ghost-mexican
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Female 33
omg! it`s a...mexican?
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Female 2,084
ok? lol.
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Female 582
holy poo yo!
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Male 600
XD Classic.

Gotta love the weird ways Windows works.


That was a lot of Ws...

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Male 4,680
I`m scared...
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Male 5
All it this is, is a Mexican dude sitting next to a girl. WHO CARES? What`s so freaky?
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Female 11
LOL, I was too scared to do this. Thanks Lachica for posting the truth!!!
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Male 80
AAAH A MEXICAN!!
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Female 306
wtf, that was stupid.
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Male 29
it just her with another guy...
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Male 133
I have Vista... it doesn`t seem to be working for me...
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Male 410
Mmmmmmmm . . . Mexican
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Male 382
It`s just a bug, relax. The file is obviously bollixed.
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Male 22
modern digital cameras store the thumbnail as a much more highly compressed and lower resolution version of the picture in the JPG file. This is to conserve memory and quicken browsing on the camera preview and a computer. Even if the picture is edited and saved over, if the program you use doesnt explicitly write the thumbnail data too it`ll keep the existing one. Mystery sloved... Blame the loverly EXIF standard used by everything these days :P

I had a problem with this once, when i made a website for a "gentlemans club" the pictures that were uploaded had the faces of the "ladies" masked before there were uploaded to the site... however, someone could download the pictures to the computer and look at the thumbnails to see the un-edited picture.... obviously causing some distress to the "ladies" in question. :)

read more here : http://blogs.23.nu/disLEXia/stories/5751/

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Male 203
I altered a photo but the thumb stayed the same, I think it was a glitch, could have been the same kind of thing.
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Female 10
ok wtf is that! i dont even think its the same picture of the girl? she looks different! scarrrrry!!!!
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Male 176
Open it up in mspaint
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Female 230
Howwwwwwwwwww?
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Male 346
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
OMg thats me!!! omg last friday!
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Male 244
Show spoiler<this isnt goin to work i bet> hmmm
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Male 468
its not a Mexican folks...its an Indian
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Male 37
:O Ur saying that pic gave us spyware? O_O OMFG OMG lol.... anyway... OMG A MEXICAN? lol not that its a bad thing but still that is weird
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Female 1,397
uh right.
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Female 1,062
Aaaaand now you all have spyware on your computers. Ha ha.
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Female 266
. . . There is a way to change thumbnails, you know?
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Male 1
LOL there is nothing "freaky" about it. All it is is a photo that has been cropped and enhanced from the original. Try it...crop and save an image then look at the thumbnail...it will be the original rather than the cropped one. Just that simple. Its the same with blurred/pixelated faces, etc.
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Male 358
Has any one ever thought that this is a trick picture, and we are just over analyzing a regular picture.
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Female 85
Doesn`t work for me on vista :-(
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Male 1
lame
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Male 1,361
AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
i hit my toe on the desk... the 1st time i tried this my dammed security wouldnt let me see it...grr
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Male 581
The description of this should have said Warning: Mexicans
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Male 4
right click and refresh the thumbnail and he disappears... I was almost to scared not to look...
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Male 6
That`s sorta interesting, but not creepy or fascinating like some people are making out :S
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Male 1,072
Errr who cares if some bloke is sitting next to her
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Male 9
I know how it works, but I won`t spoil it for you. :)
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Female 40
argh! So is Snoogans. Dudes, IAB should look no further than it`s very own forum posters
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Male 438
right click the thumbnail and click refresh thumbnail
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Female 304
ohh you made it sound like a sabatoge. i was scared.
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Female 1,264
woah calm down its just a mexican. alternitavly you could save it to a file that arranges its images into thumbnail...... even though lachica`s already supplied the picture..... what exactly am i doing then
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Male 105
look at this i have a pic of me sleeping and when you open it up it`s switched all it is is when you edit the image on something other than a computer (your phone) then the thumbnail will be the original and the pic will be different
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Male 55
Ahh, a beaner!
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Male 593
I`d PAY to learn how to do this!
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Male 240
LOL MEXICAN
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Female 5
If you right click on the thumbnail and hit refresh thumbnail it fixes itself
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Female 192
ok well there arto many comments to read but it looks lthe picture you get when u open it is just a cropped pic of her face out of the whole thing
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Female 406
LOL!!!! I CAN`T STOP LAUGHING!!!!!
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Female 226
CREEP.
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Female 837
xD.

That makes me smile.

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Male 869
Riiiiight.......
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Male 1,386
umm yeah... doesnt do anything for me... im broke T_T oh well thanks lachica on page 1...
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Male 388
wtf thats stupid who cares
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Male 33
...What the hell is so creepy about the mexican? >_>
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Female 85
...holy crap.
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Female 878
Lol.
It`s an ugly guy.
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Male 168
it must actually be a .gif, and it appears that for a split-second, before your eyes can see it shows the mexican guy with the girl, then for the rest of it, the girl on her own. It`s a simple animation, and the first frame is the only frame of it visible in the thumbnail! Easy!
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Female 1,262
Weird. Pretty girl.
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Female 576
that was kind of funny
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Male 142
Hah, thats friggin` awesome.
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Male 300
Agreed. It doesn`t seem to work in Vista
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Female 129
where the heck did the dood come from
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Male 10
so what is the big deal?
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Male 1,725
kinda dumb, but weird
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Female 91
okay its exactly the same picture when i look at the thumbnail? :S
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Female 986
O.o what the heck?
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Female 198
Reminds me of..(dramatic pause) The Ring.
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Female 913
Mexicano!
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Male 95
haha, he looks happy....
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Female 128
He sooo does not look Mexican. Jeez, that guy is Indianish (you know, from India)
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Male 14
...Jeez, are people that scared of latinos?
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Female 1,578
Aflyingkat... shes like 11
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Male 6
Won`t work on vista, That girl is way hot though
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Male 3
FYI... this doesnt work in Ubuntu Linux under GNOME (I dont know about Kuubntu edubuntu or xubuntu tho)

Linux FTW - Microsuck FTL!

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Male 11
Doesn`t seem to work in vista... when I go to the folder it blinks the "freaky" picture and then goes to normal of the girls face
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Male 5,970
shes a hostage!!!!!!!!!OMG
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Male 5,970
I think I kno that girl......I met her in Mexico :)
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Female 27
pfft..i was expecting something better than that.
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Female 1,578
GREAT. now ill be scared to take pictures of myself because some weird mexican man might show up in it. ahh.
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Male 1,496
The IAB frame for the picture is to small OOOoooOOOoo freakeh!
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Female 419
Thats strange, made me laugh though. I was expecting some scary thing to happen.
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Female 416
thats odd...
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Female 57
Huh. That was odd.
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Male 156
Damn this is old.
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Male 147
Look at the time the photo was taken, 11:59Pm, one minute before Midnight!!!! It`s a GHOST PICTURE!!! well not really, i just though it was funny that it was taken a minute before midnight:-)
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Female 41
No mexican on my computer.....
Maybe it`s vista. I`m not so sure how I like vista now that i have it.
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Male 2,958
-It`s obvious how it`s done. They`ve just taken the first picture of the girl and the man, and they`ve edited the picture. Cropped it or whatever.-

The "face" picture isn`t from the picture with the mexican dude.

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Female 655
ew hahahh kinda creepy :)
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Male 93
stupid
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Male 472
it does happen but my windows vista quickly replaces the thumbnail with the current pic.
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Male 4
her piecing eyes are getting to me
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Male 334
rofl i wasn`t expecting that xD
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Female 2
That thing happened to my friend, she took a photo of another friend with her hands over her eyes and the thumbnail shows her just before with her hands downs and the actual picture shows her with her hands over her eyes. It`s just a glitch I think - creepy though
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Male 876
Weird... I don`t even know how that can happen unless you attach a different thumbnail to the image so when you go to the thumbnail it`s different.
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Female 58
Weird !
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Female 3
It`s obvious how it`s done. They`ve just taken the first picture of the girl and the man, and they`ve edited the picture. Cropped it or whatever. But when they saved it, the thumbnail stayed the same as the picture before, of the girl and the man. Just right-click the picture, click "Refresh thumbnail" and it`ll change into the picture of just the girl.

Sorry to burst your bubbles.

I do still believe the devil is Mexican, though.

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Male 91
i cant find the guy!every time i save it and all it does is show the same pic
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Female 1,944
weird....how did someone find this?
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Male 1,023
i feel like someone gave me a piece of cheese and than ripped it away if love was made of cheese.
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Female 351
that`s just weird
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Male 1,244
I always knew the devil was mexican
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Male 285
hehe. Wasn`t expecting that. I`m curious to find out how they do it though.
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Female 8
I`m a tad scared and I`m home alone. So now I`m kinda freaking out.
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Male 156
what is so f-cked up about the date? it was taken a year ago tomorrow
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Male 121
Thats just retarded! as retarded as that dumb wetback next to her!
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Male 557
in the thumbnail picture her head isn`t tilted right and her eyes are wrong. or im just wrong, anyway, i think that whoever made this just put a wierd picture in front of it, but still, thats wierd
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Male 422
ZOMG OMG OMG OMG OMG LOOOOOOL
LOOK AT THE TIME AN DATE TAKEN. NOW THATS JUST F*CKED UP. LOL im surprised no one noticed that....
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Male 31
umm, maybe its cuz im not a racist or somin but that aint actualy very scary. or even interesting. at all.
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Female 1,470
wtf...k thats gay
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Female 525
O.O mexican! *screams and runs away*
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Male 184
Oh drat, that is one of the creepiest thing si have seen in a long time
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Male 238
If you right-click on it, and select "refresh thumbnail" it gets fixed, but if you refresh the folder it goes back, hah. Weird.
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Male 11
stupid not scary at all
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Male 2,796
I think what everyone is missing is this: (I may be wrong)

The guys head is touching her hair on her head. This would be on her left or our right side of her head as we see her. Notice how, in the small picture, that her hair is compressed, but in the large picture (the one that does not show Gonzales or whatever the hell) her hair is not compressed.

What do you think?

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Male 1,270
I read about this, that guy in the picture is her dead husband.
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Female 287
lol i didnt expect that.
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Male 756
It`s a special camera developed by the Immigration Department and used to make illegal immigrants... well... disappear.

First discussed in theory on an episode of the X-Files in 1997, it was referred to as the...

"Theory of Photo-Deportational Analysis".

You will not find any information on the internet about this, as the very thought of our government having this capability could spawn conspiracy theories far greater than can be imagined. In fact, I may have already jeopardized my very existence by mentioning this.

We shall see.

(or not)

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Male 325
gay post doesnt make me any less bored
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Male 521
so what?
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Male 747
I have windows vista, and the thumbnail only flashed for a second and then changed to the original picture...
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Male 779
I was scared.
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Female 1
Thanks for the link to my blog iansquall.

Just to clarify, it`s not a question of editing the EXIF data - it`s a question of editing the original full image.

You take a digital snapshot. Behind the scenes a thumbnail of the original pic is automatically create and saved as part of the EXIF data stored with the image.

You then edit the original pic e.g. to crop out someone else in the photo, and save that. Sometimes the thumbnail will be updated to reflect your new edited pic. But other times it doesn`t get updated - it still shows the original snapshot.

So the large (edited) pic and the thumbnail may no longer match. If you get that situation you might be able to edit the thumbnail too to match, but I don`t know how.

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Male 4,246
May as well repeat myself, for the intellectually-challenged:

"According to the thumbnail, they`re almost cheek-to-cheek (temple-to-temple, at least), but there is literally no hint of that guy in the main photo."

Normally, a photo and its thumbnail look exactly alike; in this case, they do not. That is strange.

Does everybody get it now??

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Male 994
I don`t get it....

It`s a mexican guy...

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Female 3,726
Ok??????????????????????????? And???????????
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Male 4
What a little tramp.
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Male 98
Not the same picture. Head angle is wrong, shadowing is wrong. Wasn`t even pshopped.
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Male 319
Kinda cool.


That`s all I got.

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Male 82
Whoa. It`s a Mexican.
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Male 341
The picture I see right now (Even if I didn`t save) still creeps me out.
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Male 4,246
:-/ According to the thumbnail, they`re almost cheek-to-cheek (temple-to-temple, at least), but there is literally no hint of that guy in the main photo. Curiouser and curiouser!!

She`s way cute, regardless.

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Female 92
whoa.
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Female 90
hahahah lmfao @ Dejavuniu`s comment.
anyways i have a picture that did that.
i dunno why. haha that was funny.
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Male 30
If you use the free photo-editing software called Paint.net, it will edit the photo while leaving the thumbnail looking exactly as it did originally.
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Male 460
its strange.... but not creepy.
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Female 601
I *think* this explains something. I`m tired and my reading comprehension is low atm, but it says something about EXIF data. That data contains the thumbnail of a jpeg image. This link explains what it is and some other things, but not really how it`s done (how the EXIF data was edited).

explanation?

In fact, after further research, there are programs you can use to edit EXIF data.

I apologize for possibly ruining it for everyone XD This was bugging me too; I just had to find out how as well o_o Yay, I can sleep now.

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Male 2,004
wtf, thats creepy
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Female 1,832
Whats so scary about a dude sitting next to her. Thats not freaky to me ...
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Male 280
You have to edit the file directly Sarah, photoshop won`t help because it`s changing the image which is then used by a different program to create the thumbnail. Best guess would be to simply change the file path for the thumbnail.
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Female 1,172
meh.
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Female 49
yea.. it didnt work for me. and that isnt scary, you wimps.
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Male 438
It`s a simple hex edit surely. Think copy & paste.
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Female 3,562
I`m trying to figure out how it can be done. I went into the file info on this pic in photoshop but nowhere does it let me alter the thumbnail stuff.
Dammit all I wanna know!
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Male 438
Ok to the first 10-12 posters you should be killed.

I`m not even kidding. You`re too much of an idiot to open a jpg file on a computer?

That`s all I can say.

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Female 1,065
There`s gotta be a code.. but what code could do that..
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Male 13
glad someone posted it
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Female 3,562
Thanks ian, I wasn`t sure if that was possible, and I`m still not sure how the hell it would be done on purpose.
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Female 3,562
Yeah even with my explaination it`s confusing. I tried an experiment.
I opened the picture in photoshop, cropped it a little and saved it. The thumbnail changed to what it should be, and not that completely different image.
This only confuses me more as to how the hell one could screw with the thumbnail. I wonder if this works on image boards?
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Female 601
I was going to say some random thing about the "thumbs.db" (which is hidden and contains the thumbnails of pictures) file and take a wild guess that it was altered. SarahofBorg pretty much explained that in a different way.
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Female 26
I saw another one of these...it was like a chair until the thumbnail came up, then it was a womanly robot. o_O
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Female 447
I thought that shrunk down it would look like some creepy head or something...

Cool trick. You could hide images you didn`t want others to see...

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Female 3,562
O DUH I know what that happens! I can`t believe that was so confusing for a while :D

Lemme explain, and spoil it all for you...I don`t know how spoils work so whatever. Basically, an image file comes with a lot of information, including a preset thumbnail. It is technically possible to change the thumbnail attached to the picture. At least, it`s not suposed to do that, but I`m pretty sure it can be done.

Try this. Open any photo in a photo imaging program. Change the photo, and make sure you have a folder with the thumbnail of it open. Watch what happens when you replace the saved image on your computer with the altered one. The thumbnail changes, of course.
Now say there was a glitch along the way and the thumbnail doesn`t change. That is what happened here.

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Male 223
first yo. ill check it out now :)
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Male 223
AWWWWW you stink
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Female 24
Well thats interesting... but not really.
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Female 93
That is creepy. What. The. F*ck. Is it even the same picture of the girl?!
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Female 123
*shudder*
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Male 334
ok?
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Female 1,596
Whoa o.o How does that happen? There`s gotta be a code or something...

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Male 223
AWWWWW you stink
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Male 2,958
Just to let everyone know, it`s not scary, just odd. The thumbnail preview shows a different picture of the same chick standing with a mexican dude, but it`s the picture of her face when you open it.
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Female 75
thank you!
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Male 24
Milli, My Documents>New folder>name it>right click on the image>save as>save it to that folder, go to the folder and open it. There you go, enjoy.
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Female 132
ummmm, what the hell?
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Female 1,652
LOL! At first I was like...ok...then I actually went into the folder.
AAAHHH ITS A MEXICAN!
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Female 75
How come its not doing anything for me? Someone tell me where or what im supposed to save it to.
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Male 2,958
A mexican!
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Male 13
Ok, I`m gonna admit I`m too scared to do it, seeing as I`m home alone and it`s pitch black here. ...Yes, I am a chicken.
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Male 330
I actually laughed. I wasn`t expecting that.
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Female 9
thats weird...
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Male 24
Is that a Mexican?
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Male 30
wow where did he come from!!!!
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Male 22
o my god that was the scariets thing i have ever seen dont do it move on please!
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Female 25
No creepy thumbnail image? Hmm... I would test it out, but.. nah. Tomorrow. >_>
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Male 223
I dont get it.... I saved it to my documents. now what?
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Male 139
I`m going to wait for more comments to open it..
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Female 25
No. I`m too scared.
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Male 1
Link: Freaky Picture [Rate Link] - Right-click and save this picture to a folder on your computer, and have a look at its thumbnail.
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