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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    Mine too. No idea why, it's not at all big in person.
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    God, yes! It's actually depressing - I'm forever yelling 'I'm going on a diet!' after seeing a photo. Then I look in the mirror and I think 'I quite like how I look - about a stone lighter than my photos!!'
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    I'm really tall but in pics I look even taller than I am (if that makes any sense.)

    Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    Hahaha, it's the same with me. The only thing that consolidates me is that even other people start laughing at my pics and ensure me that I don't look like that IRL. My nose looks much bigger than it is, my mouth is often open and one eye is closed and the other randomly twisted. I look like I am having a stroke.

    On the other hand I am very pleased with how my body looks like in pictures. When I look into the mirror all I see is fat and cellulite but in pics I am slim and tight.
    I don't know which one is true.
    Lens issues -- Some cameras have bad lenses that result in things like barrel distortion and pincushioning. Pin cushioning can make the subject balloon outward (appear larger) if they are in the middle of the frame. Barrel distortion can make the room that someone is in look distorted -- smaller relative to the subject of the picture.

    JPEG compression -- overly compressed images result in quantization problems, leading to artifacts -- distortions in the picture that can do things like blur text or cause peoples' features to look messed up. The smaller the person is relative to the overall frame, and the higher the compression, the worse it will mess you up.

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    A friend was taking photos of me and they all looked heinous. Totally different to the photos I see people tagging me in on facebook or what I look like when I take a photo or a friend does. I'm wondering if I look like in his photos or everyone elses. I needed some photos done and he's tried on two separate occasions but I look like a monster in almost every single photo from both occasions. They were taken outside, maybe that's why. My nose looks really big and kind of distorted and my face looks really assymetrical and my mouth looks awkward and small, like my nose is the focal point of the photo. Horrifying. Don't understand why this friend cannot take a decent photo to save his life (or is it just that I am really THAT unphotogenic?).

    I think everyone looks bigger in photos unless you are wearing something very flattering and are posing just right. A camera tends to pick up fabric clinging and every little bump more so than you notice in real life. Stupid cheap digital cameras.

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    I know I'm late on posting in this thread but why is this my life? I'm even on the thinner side (5'8, 118-120lbs) and dear God I don't even understand some of the pictures I'm in. I have taken pictures on my own with my iPod, cell phone, and digital camera and they look great, but as soon as I hand said camera over to someone else it's all over. My mom took a picture of me in a dress I was wearing for a modeling thing and I thought I looked not too bad, but not great, but as soon as I got my hands on the camera, and took the picture, it looked fine. Hell, I even took a VIDEO of myself and the videos come out fine. But it's not even every picture someone else takes, only certain ones...some logic.

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    #firstworldproblems...
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    Aw man, a BDD is no fun. Twitchy, I demand better fun dammit!
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    You want the John Goodman porno?
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    Fuck no.
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    I feel all squicky just thinking about it. I'll ban it in the morning. Can't face it right now.
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    You watched the porn didn't you?!
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    Digital camera always make me look 60 inches wider. Even my super skinny friend look somewhat of a normal weight in her digicam photos.
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    I'm so glad I found this thread. (I swear, I didn't even know all these other topics existed. I've only lived in the Gossip/Blind Items threads).

    Good to know the camera adds pounds. I belong to a dog walking group and every week they post the pics on our website. I look and think, holy shit, do i really look that big. Then I look in the mirror and I look a lot slimmer. Funny though, the other people in the pic look like their real life size Ho Hum

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    I think it depends. In the professional photos of my wedding I looked very very thin, which I was. In people's camera photos, not so much!
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