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Does this picture look genuine?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by charltonfan1, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. charltonfan1

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  2. delta555

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  3. G-MAN2004


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    Does look a bit dodgy around the woman. I don't know..
  4. wez130


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    just looks like jpeg compression to me :)
  5. Blackstar_solar


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    looks fine imo
  6. Trifid


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    Would it settle your mind if the name wasn't in the picture? :p

    Go by the feedback. If he has a good amount, than most likley be fine.

    High JPG compression by the looks of it. With than said, the name looks like it has been saved multiple times, as though he has taken a picture of it, and saved it as a JPG, and then imported it into the picture and saved again. < not well said. :(
  7. LeperousDust


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    What would he want to "fake"? :confused:

    Also just to settle you the last thing he used on it was Photoshop CS2 :) :p
  8. Beansprout

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    The note looks totally photomashopped I reckon :)
  9. Abraham


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    i'd guess the worry is that the photo is showing that he has the card
    but if he had to photoshop the note in, then maybe he doesnt
  10. Stellios


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    The note looks PSed, but it could just be that its closer to the camera than the box.
  11. retrogamer

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    The note does look photoshopped, you can see the edge where its perfectly anti aliased. Id steer clear, if they have to pshop a note on with their name its most likely that they dont have the actual item.
  12. Rebel=UK=

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    Note does look a bit fake, but maybe its just becuase of the camera's flash hitting the white bit of paper making it look a bit strange.
  13. Lashout_UK


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    The note appears to be floating in mid air. Most odd.

    Could be holding it, I guess. .... . :o
  14. Cybermyk


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    Ask him to send you a piccy with todays newspaper and the card, it won't cost him much to put your mind at rest.
  15. Red and White


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    yeah thats what i thought. rest looks fine tho
  16. MoNkeE


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    It looks real to me. Find a piece of paper roughly the same size as the one in his picture, and try holding it up. In order to keep it rigid, you need to put your thumb in the middle with your fingers spread out evenly underneath, whilst applying a small amount of pressure with your thumb. This keeps the paper rigid, but also creates a slight curve in the paper, so it'll look concaved - just like the paper in the photo. It also looks like the camera had a flash on, and as the paper is much closer than the graphics card, it's reflecting a lot more light. Also, polystyrene does not reflect as much light as paper, as it's a more matt surface.

    So yeah, looks very much genuine to me.

  17. kaiowas


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    I'd say it's dodgy. The note has definitely been photographed with a flash whereas the card looks like it wasn't - The fan ducting is casting a shadow on the board near where the fans power wire is. To me it looks as if the card is lit from directly above it. Also the heatsink is too dark on the nearest side, again suggesting there was no flash when the card was photographed.
  18. DRZ


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  19. MoNkeE


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    kaiowas actually raises a very good point - I'd also expect the nearside of the heatsink cover to be a lot brighter than it actually is.

  20. A.N.Other


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    He does indeed. I reckon that's a photochop.

    @DRZ ... :cool: