Originally posted by Miss Sile
I don't think this new picture is a screen capture and here is why; the way he is extending his arm out like people do when they take a picture of
them self with a cell phone. Which brings up the issue of that thing that cell phones have these days that show the location of the picture taken, I
can't remember the name of the feature, but its a feature that can be turned off I know. I don't know how to check it. Though i'm sure many members
here do. I wish the OP would come back to this thread, I think this is a fascinating find.
I can agree with picture bearing more resemblance to a self-taken picture rather than a screen capture during a video.
When an image file is created it is made of 2 parts, so to speak, the "header" data and the "body" data. The "body" data contains the necessary bits
and bytes to say what colour each pixel in the image is, the "header" data contains things such as the width and height of the image. As well as this,
the "header" data can contain "exif" data (Exchangeable image file format -
), and this data within the "header" can contain a massive variety of information, quite often the name or model of the digital camera
that took the image, or perhaps the software used to create it (such as Photoshop).
Some background information having been established, the "exif" data of some image files taken from a mobile (cell) phone often contain "geolocation"
data, in what is known as "geotagging" (Geotagging - Wikipedia
However if this image gets edited, such as being "touched up" in Photoshop, or even copied into Paint and then re-sized or something, then the "exif"
be wiped (removed, cleared).
Very long story short: if the image was taken with a mobile (cell) phone, and the phone had geotagging enabled, and the image has not been edited
(i.e., it is the original image), then it is likely that one could find the co-ordinates (longitude, latitude) that the image was taken at, and
probably the date and time (often to the accuracy of seconds or milliseconds).
If the original of this image is found, or you have other images that you'd like to find the "exif" data of, then I suggest looking at
Jeffrey's Exif viewer
edit on 22-8-2012 by NoMatterNeverMind because: fixed a
edit on 22-8-2012 by NoMatterNeverMind because: fixed another sentence