Strange picture superimposed ontop of camera roll sample

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yagrax, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. yagrax macrumors regular

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    I encountered a weird thing the other day playing around with Pic Quikr (Flickr interface app from App Store) trying to upload a picture of my dog.

    This picture of a ?circuit board? ?battery? superimposed itself over my dogs picture.

    Anybody know what this is?

    I used the iPhone's built in Home-Power button to take a screen shot...

    This is a stock iPhone Original 1G from back-n-the-day.
     

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  2. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like part of a camera's LCD. What camera took the original picture? It looks a little like my Nikon DSLR's LCD.

    ETA: Picture of D80 top LCD...

    [​IMG]
     
  3. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    A little? It looks exactly the same!
     
  4. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Great pickup.
     
  5. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    Heheh...I have a D70, so the display is a little different. However, my Google search found that D80 picture which is a dead-ringer.
     
  6. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    That's it! How did it show up in yagrax's iPhone picture roll?
     
  7. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know, but I think this is pretty funny!
     
  8. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Damn, that's screwed up. Your iPhone has amorous pictures of another digital advice. Oooooh.
     
  9. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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    Maybe Apple worked with Nikon for the iPhone hardware/software.
     
  10. uglydimple12 macrumors newbie

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    maybe we got D80 style camera in our iphones! lol
     
  11. crazymexx macrumors member

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  12. kas23 macrumors 603

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    We already knew it was a superimposed image though. I'm sure he really didn't take a photo of that image on top of his dog. Why would you try to fake such a thing? For the Macrumors fame? Or, just for the lulz?

    His lowly iPhone is keeping digital gadget porn on it without his knowledge. That dirty little iPhone!
     
  13. yagrax thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dude, not fake.


    (Didn't have time to explain this yesterday...)

    I was using my iPhone Original with the $2 Pic Quikr application (it lets you easily batch upload iPhone pictures to the Flickr site).

    In PicQuikr, I was batch uploading some ordinary iPhone taken pictures out of the camera roll. I selected the picture of my dog on the green couch (definately without the superimposed battery image). PicQuikr uses and links to the iPhone Camera Roll 'app' functions (like picture selection, etc).

    PicQuikr lets you zoom in, pan, etc the picture before it's sent up to Flickr. I was doing that with pinch and finger-slides and all of a sudden the superimposed battery image came up overtop of dog on the couch picture.


    I thought it was weird, so I remembered that you can hold the home button and the power button down for a split-second and iPhone's firmware will take a screenshot of whatever's on your iPhone screen. I did that, and what you see is the resulting image, a png file actually.


    I'll try to recreate it and post the steps on this if I can this weekend...

    edit - RECREATE UPDATE:

    Looking at the picture, I think I was in the 'Your Photo Stream' section of the Pic Quikr app...trying to recreate...




    PS: Trust me, I don't need MacRumors "fame". I just thought this was weird and wanted to pass it on. As one of the Original iPhone people I paid my $600 for it back in the day, and have watched this thing grow into the best smartphone on the market today, it's been really amazing. This type of weirdness is fun to share. Do a forum search on 'yagrax' and you'll see my postings.
     
  14. sergiuria macrumors 6502a

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    I believe he was making a joke.
     
  15. yagrax thread starter macrumors regular

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    Steps to recreate...

    Install Pic Quikr app ($2) from app store (I'm not affiliated in any way with the author).

    Link it to your Flickr account.

    Go to the 'Photo Stream' section inside the app.

    Let it load the 'Your Photostream' page.

    Select an image to view individually.

    Let it load the image.

    Now with the image loaded, swipe DOWN kinda hard in the middle of the picture.

    The 'SLR' image will superimpose on the bottom left of your picture.

    I don't think it has any function that I can figure out.




    (Picture below is Vanilla Ice who performed last week at the Denver Nuggets basketball game halftime show. Ice Ice Baby)
     

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