An iPhone photo of a wedding dress went viral, but why? We will tell you what exactly is going on.
This creepy iPhone photo went viral
Maybe you can take the photo with the blue or gold dress still remember that went viral on the internet in 2015. This year it’s that time again, but now with a photo of a wedding dress. Do you see what is wrong in the photo below?
If you look closely you can see that something is wrong in the reflection. In the reflection on the right, Tessa Coates (the one who shared this photo) has her arms locked. But when you look at the left reflection, you see that her arms are spread out. That can’t be right, can it? According to Tessa, the photo has not been edited. She also says that it is not a panoramic photo and not a live photo. Foreign?
This is what’s going on with this photo
YouTuber iPhonedo looked into it and was able to find out exactly what was going on. He took a closer look at the photo and grabbed the metadata. Here it could be seen that the photo had a resolution of 3028 x 3948.
The photo was taken with an iPhone 12. Its standard resolution is 3024 x 4032. The viral photo also does not have the 4:3 ratio that you normally see on an iPhone.
The photo also did not have a panorama icon with the information. Something you see when you have taken a panoramic photo. But it’s probably still a panoramic photo. You only see the icon when you take a complete panoramic photo.
But if you take a panoramic photo and do not take the entire photo, the iPhone will save the part you have taken. You will then not see a panoramic sign next to the information in the photo.
The fact that it is a (kind of) panoramic photo also explains the different poses in this viral photo of the wedding dress. When creating a panorama, your iPhone stitches together several photos, even though the poses are different. The iPhone was probably accidentally set to panorama mode when taking the photo. And the lady in the wedding dress moved while taking the photo.
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