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This has to be one of the coolest illusions ever! To my knowledge, John Sadowski is the original creator of this type of illusions. This is how it works: just stare at the dot for 30 seconds. This is animated gif file, that keeps repeating infinately. After about 20 seconds, grey scaled image of spanish castle will appear, but as your eyes adapt to the inverted image you were seeing first, you will see black&white image change to COLOR! Amazing! For original, full sized illusion, visit John’s website. There is also a movie clip available. If you would like to make your own Color Illusion, you should read this tutorial. If you make one, be sure to post link in comments! Previously we posted simmilar illusion. Check it here.

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  • Andy

    I love these things.

  • Blues4budda

    That is the coolest illusion. Thanks for posting these!

  • avenger13

    love it! thanx for the cool things you post :)

  • dionisis84

    This is a similar illusion!
    Hope you like it!!

    http://dionisis84.googlepages.com/landscape1

  • APRIL LOve yah richard!

    AWSOME!!!I LOVE RICHARD!

  • APRIL LOve yah richard!

    hi cool one

  • ~*NIQUE*~

    THAT WAS SOOO COOOLLL!

  • jon

    You can make an illusion just like that really quickly – just get a photo on the computer, make two copies – one with the colours inverted (just open the photo in MS Paint and press Control + I), and one in black and white. Stare at the inverted one, and then the black and white one should be in colour.

  • Paper

    COOOL LIKE HELL

  • picklez

    ohh my god that was incredible

  • lol

    omg….that is so retarded….all it is..is after about 20 sec. the pics change…..duh.

  • M 2 the H O

    thats was pretty damn cool!

  • Sbredflag

    WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    (that means awesome)

  • M 2 the H O

    u c black and white in colour, thats not retarted, thats awsome

  • M 2 the H O

    that was sooooooooooooooo cool

  • Matt

    i did it without staring and it is truly white and black

    WOW

  • shado.za

    whhhooooaaaaa!!!
    where did all dat colour come from????
    really REALLY cool!!!

    whats really weird is, when you move your eyes, the colour fades away, but once they’re still again the colour fades back!!! (well-it happened to me!)

  • jane

    that’s incredible!!!

  • cfg

    it didnt work for me!

  • 5ar

    coolest illusion i every seen!

  • Nachos Yummy

    j£│╕xa\W«♣◙☼╕a\O▐♣L│

    Its confusing as what i just typed XD

  • bbbb

    lol said

    omg….that is so retarded….all it is..is after about 20 sec. the pics change…..duh.

    you’re stupd lol

  • miRi

    something like incredible…

  • Pandas

    It doesnt work for me :’(

  • Mandaaaaa

    SWEEET! i L0VE iT

  • Jak

    Its only a image that changes after a few secounds…its easy to make

    -Nothing special here

  • harajukugirl

    its soooo fake. i was reading the thing and it said dat after 20 seconds i wasnt even lookin at the pic and it changed color

  • harajukugirl

    OMG IT WORKS NOW!!!! I GET IT!!!!

  • meeow

    that’s like too awsome, i love it

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  • beth

    that is so kool!

  • Nomis

    So is it suppose to go from the inverted image to black ‘n’ white to colour,
    Coz what i saw was it go from inverted to colour then instantly go to black ‘n’ white

    Is that right? :S

  • imnotstupid

    come on you fools thats why america is so fucked up you believe everithing hahaha stupids , every 30 sec change his color automatly (ok here we dont speak english)

  • Sabrena

    that was the best one ever!!

  • Seve

    You people are just stupid. If you would notice, it goes from Inverted to Black and White. But if you were staring at the Inverted picture as it changed, you would see the picture in color. Why, you ask?

    This is because, (If you had at least some knowledge of the human brain you would know) the brain stores images as their inverted selves. Look at ANY picture for an extended period of time and you will see its inverted image.

    It isn’t fake, it’s science. Whoever stereotyped people who believe this as “Americans”, that is because we are smart enough to understand it.

  • Anonymous

    Wanna see if its fake? Video tape it and see what results you get.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, this is fascinating! =)
    Cool

  • Anonymous

    Great Illusion!
    And to all people who say it’s fake, yeah, it does change color, but to black and white, but if you stare at the black dot while it’s inverted, it changes to colored.
    Nice, thanks for the cool illusions!

  • Anonymous

    That is not an illiusion at all it’s just 2 pictures that swap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jennifer

    Seve
    on 11:00 AM

    “This is because, (If you had at least some knowledge of the human brain you would know) the brain stores images as their inverted selves. Look at ANY picture for an extended period of time and you will see its inverted image.

    It isn’t fake, it’s science. Whoever stereotyped people who believe this as “Americans”, that is because we are smart enough to understand it.”

    Ok dude, FIRST OFF. If you have the image on your screen and just look around and then look at it you can see the image changing. You don’t have to look directly at it to see it change. SECOND, your eyes don’t adjust with the flick of a switch. It would be gradual. Not all at once, like this picture is suggesting. and THIRD. If you keep looking at it, the picture reverts back to the first ‘inverted’ image, even if you are still staring at it. Your eyes should have still been adjusted.

    YOU obviously aren’t smart enough to ‘understand it’

  • Anonymous

    wow cool….u peeps are so dum! its supose to change so u see the real pic with colors in it then u look away and look at it again and its black and white DUH! Its suppose to change they wouldnt make it that fake HAHA

    good one guys! i laugh at u

  • Anonymous

    ok ppl… just to clear things up, it is an illusion. let me explain it… first there is an inverted-color image. then it changes to a black-and-white image. if u stare at the black dot, however, you see a real color image. after it is black-and-white for a few seconds, the video goes back to the beginning– inverted colors. if u don’t believe me, cover up the black dot on the inverted pic w/ ur hand. when it changes to the photo, take ur hand away & u will see that it is really black & white. the illusion is supposed to be that you see the pic in real colors. hope this helps.

  • swdishgirl777

    wowww you people are really stupid …..this thing does work but, NOT THIS ONE. what you really are supposed to do is stare at a certain color do or sheet if paper than you have to look at a blank peice of paper and you will see the same image in its oppisite color in the color wheel duh.!!!! i know more then the maker and its 2007 and im in 6th grade!!!

  • Juan

    To put the final nail in the coffin (hopefully)of this argument: It is only an inverted and a B/W. I took my video camera, and recorded it. I then FF to the point where the image changes, and rewound it frame by frame, until the inverted came up. There is no Colour Image, each frame is inverted, and immediately turns B/W.

    The camera’s CCD (see wikipedia if you don’t know) doesn’t work like the human brain and eye, and it does not get ‘tired’ of a colour and produce false colours like our eyes. It will always see whatever is shown. That’s why cameras don’t work when recording TV screens, they see the refresh bars going up quickly, and don’t have a latent image like our eyes. If you don’t believe me, try it yourself. A Film video camera would be best, but a digital camera (a good one) will work just fine.

  • Yep

    thats the illusion for me. Brilliant- the colour in the b+w image you see ONLY EXISTS IN YOUR MIND!!! but as most of the coloured image can only be seen in your peripheral vision, if you try to feast your eyes on the lovely details like the grass – It runs away to hide, like a shy, timid creature…its a Little Tease of an illusion. And a delight to the senses

  • Anonymous

    people who think that the illusion is that the pic changes it’s not. its that the black and white pic goes to colour.

  • Anonymous

    God, some of you are so STUPID.

    YES, the picture changes automatically. It is SUPPOSED TO. They even say it is an ANIMATED GIF.

    THAT IS NOT THE ILLUSION @_@

    Try reading before jumping to conclusions…

  • Anonymous

    damn dats so obvious

  • Anonymous

    whoah are there any more?

  • Anonymous

    ok for all the people who dont get this, go ask your mommy to show you how it works, you sound like idiots saying the pic changes, yeah and then you see color where there isnt any, i didnt think it was possible to have an iq in the negatives but i guess it is possible

  • Anonymous

    That is bad it is just two pictures changing in like 20 secs

  • Duh

    you people who think its fake dont seem to get the idea of this thing. We can all see that the picture changes to black and white. The illusion is that the black-and-white image LOOKS like its in colour because your eyes have become used to seeing the reversed colours.

  • Anonymous

    whoa! that was so cool!

  • tori

    Thats the stupidest illusion ever… Its probably photo shopped…

  • Anonymous

    best oon this site basically aha
    its reversed for me, its colored first then it appears black and white

  • Anonymous

    u guys really beleive that?? there r 2 pics it changes its not an optical illusion!duh!

  • Anonymous

    THAT IS THE COOLEST THIN IVE EVER SENN IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!

  • sez

    Thats heaps cool!!

  • Anonymous

    this was the stupidest thing ever i have seen better

  • aframedkidney

    Wow…

    I am gobsmacked. I don’t want to seem rude, but I can’t believe how THICK some people truly are!

    I think it’s an amazing image, and I’m glad that the ones who DO get it appreciate it.

    The human brain is an amazing thing, with the ability to change black and white into colour is just amazing!

  • Anonymous

    i dont mean to burst peoples bubble but its fake…

  • *Kissy*

    i thought it wasn’t working until i looked away and it turned gray!!!! cool

  • Anonymous

    You guys don’t understand it. We all know the picture changes into another one. But if your looking at the black dot when it’s multicolored, when the black and white image comes on, it will appear in color. But if you don’t look at the black dot when it’s multi colored and it changes, it stays black and white.

  • Anonymous

    You guys are retarded. The picture actually changes. This is how you can tell. On the first image, there are words at the bottom. It says stare at the dot. Then the words dissapear… hmm… Even if you aren’t looking at the picture, it changes.

  • Anonymous

    that is soooo awsome

  • XxsugarxbombxX

    this is like so fake it changes automaticly

  • palmspringsbmw

    No WAY!! This one is just too cool!!

    Kudos!

  • Anonymous

    um… next time read the instructions before you actually do it… that will clear up a lot of this confusion. Great illusion! I love it!

  • Cheryl

    Ok, the problem is that most of you don’t understand this illusion. Yes, it does swap between two different pics, one being inverted and the other being black and white. That’s not the point. you’re supposed to stare at the inverted pic, and when it swaps to the black and white pic, at first it will look as if it were faintly colored. This effect goes away after you move your eyes. Most people don’t see the effect because you have to focus solely on the middle of the pic, and they have to know exactly what happens.

  • Nic

    AHAHAHAHA!!!… Ah.. I’m not done yet… HAHAHAHA!…. Okay, I’ve explained this on the two other illusions like this on the website so I’m not going to explain all of it again. Please, just read the description. If you were smart enough to read, maybe you could actually understand. READ. Example from Jennifer:
    Seve
    on 11:00 AM

    “This is because, (If you had at least some knowledge of the human brain you would know) the brain stores images as their inverted selves. Look at ANY picture for an extended period of time and you will see its inverted image.

    It isn’t fake, it’s science. Whoever stereotyped people who believe this as “Americans”, that is because we are smart enough to understand it.”

    Ok dude, FIRST OFF. If you have the image on your screen and just look around and then look at it you can see the image changing. You don’t have to look directly at it to see it change. SECOND, your eyes don’t adjust with the flick of a switch. It would be gradual. Not all at once, like this picture is suggesting. and THIRD. If you keep looking at it, the picture reverts back to the first ‘inverted’ image, even if you are still staring at it. Your eyes should have still been adjusted.

    YOU obviously aren’t smart enough to ‘understand it’
    It’s supposed to change dumbass…

  • Anonymous

    b.s. it’s obviously fake
    changes pics

  • brionny

    Not real i didnt look at the dot and it still changed

    Not best one on here

  • The technogirl

    Most of you are blockheaded nobained idiotic retards. when you see an afterimage, it is the inverted pic of it burnt onto ur retina. when u look at the black and white pics, u can see the true image. the first image is a special one, that burns a proper image on the retina, and the second one is black and white. It is a true illusion. would the TECHNOGIRL, knower of all things sci, lie to u? So it is a true illusion and stop ur babbling.

  • backbydemand

    Why dont all you retard actually READ, if you can read. It says quite clearly that the image is an animated GIF, but to click a link to take you to the actual image that performs the optical illusion. TARDS!!!!

  • x

    lol @ the people who don’t get this… but like someone else said it went, yellow-blue pic 1st then colour version, then black and white… nicely done.. would this work with any pic? or would you need to alter the original colours (in this case the blue-ish yellow one) with other colours for other images?

  • nobody

    it was just colored at first, then i blinked and it was black & white! amazing!

  • Mattyn

    Can you people really be so stupid? READ THE DESCRIPTION. God I think you should go to the doctor and get a brain check!

  • luke

    that is awesome!!!!!!!

  • random

    you can get books of these illusions, with a weird page and a black and white page. but still, pretty cool

  • sandra

    Amazing. All u simple minded people dont get it and think its PHOTOSHOPED????? what is wrong with you. Stare at the black dot when it is a color pic, then when it changes after 20 seconds to the black and white pic, it APPEARS to be color as long as your keep staring at the black dot.

  • India7121

    Guys, those of you who say its fake are really dumb and you aren’t doing the illusion right.
    The black and white pic is supposed to come up, but then it changes to real colour.
    If your gonna comment that its fake make sure your doing it right first.

  • yukie

    lmao, when i first saw this i was like “holy shit.” o.o cause i got a bit startled and then i looked at the comments to read that it was just pictures changing colors.

  • Me!!

    It actually works! if you keep staring at black dot it will stay colour until you lose concentration. If you don’t look at the black dot at all it will stay black and white.

  • Hallelujah

    If you still think that it is really an illusion, try this. Put ur hand on the picture so u can only see a small conner. Thats mean no black dot, no castle, just a small brown conner. This way the illusion shouldn’t happen. But wait for 20 or 30 sec, the brown become black—>the picture just simply be replaced by another one.

    • bob

      it does change colors but to black and white your not doing the illusion right because theclor is supposed to change to full collor

  • Jesus

    The point is that after staring at the dot for 20seconds on the first image the rods and cons of your eye become sensitized to the colors, when you look at the black and white image it then will appear to be in color due to the sensitization. Your eyes will restore to normal after a few seconds.

    Anyone who is saying this is fake has down syndrome.

  • Luvy

    ur not jesus

  • http://www.hotmail.com steve

    The “changing” of the picture is not the illusion here. The color negative is not the “trick.”

    if you stare at the dot, like the instructions tell you to… the B&W image appears to be in FULL color (not color negative).

    If you can’t follow directions, I guess you won’t get it… and resort to calling it fake.

    If you do follow directions, you likely saw the same awesome effect I did. Kudos for posting this.

  • Steve

    Thanks so much for sharing! Very cool, I love the effect’s.

  • Me

    this pic is AWESOME!!!!

  • borat

    TIP! after pic changes to black and white, KEEP staring at the center, DONT look away from center and picture will appear to u as if its full color. as soon as you look away from the dot in center it will turn back to black and white.

    if you can manage to have enough mind control to keep staring at the dot without budging your eyes anywhere else, the black and white pic will appear to be in color for surprisingly long time, depends how long you hold ur eyes still…

  • sadfsdf

    fake!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Moonlightelf

    This is real classic :3 I remember doing similar one at school, where they had picture of blue ball. You had to stare at the cross for while and then shift to look at other cross on empty square. Saw ball on it ^_^ But this is totally genious ^_^ Just genious ^_^

    To people who are saying that this is fake:
    READING is something what is needed to LEARN to do things RIGHT.

    In other words, yes, there are two images switching between two. Black and white, and blue and orange picture (negative). The purpose is to stare at the black dot to see the illusion.

    Here is how it works. Watch the animation for moment without concentrating on the dot. There appears only the two pictures I mentioned earlier. When there comes blue/orange picture again, stare at the dot. After 20 seconds when the picture changes to black and white picture, you see colored picture instead of that black and white.

    So what happened? Your eyes produced image into your brain, memorizing it there. Keeping the focus causes the picture burn in your eyes. When the image changes to black and white, your eyes still see the colors from before, creating “after-image” which fades after moment.
    This can be compared to another similar thing. If you stare at light for moment and shift your eyes away, you still see the shape of light in your eyes. That is the after-image from source of light.

  • Anthony

    I saw this illusion ages ago ans i searched everywher for it now i found it!!!!! :)

  • Awsome Anonymous

    THE POINT OF THE ILLUSION IS TO MAKE IT SEEM LIKE THE BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE IS COLOURED ALL PROPELY. THE GRASS IS GREEN THE CASTLE IS WHATEVER AND THE SKY IS BLUE. YOU HAVE TO STARE AT THE BLACK DOT ON THE BLUE AND ORANGE ONE.

    I HATE PPL WHO DONT EVEN BOTHER TO FIGURE OUT THE ILLUSION.

    Great site man

  • DaEgg

    Oh my gosh! Tori, how could you PHOTOSHOP this? I mean, that doesn’t even make sense!

  • DaEgg

    Geez, like 30 people have explained it and people still think that it is fake because it changes color! IT IS SUPPOSED TO!

  • Donna

    I don’t understand how you people that didn’t do this right, can call it a fake. There is nothing NOT real about this. Really cool illusion!

  • random human

    this illusion is a real illusion. if you dont look at it it looks black and white after a couple seconds but if you stare at it until it turns black and white you will see color instead of black and white. IT ISNT FAKE!

  • random human

    THAT IS SO COOL!!!!!! it will go away if you dont look at the black dot even after it goes black and white

  • tdaves

    are you all high on crack-cocaine ? :| obviously the most real thing in the world

  • butt

    anyone who thinks this is fake is obviously a fool. if you dont believe it refresh the page and do it in different orders.

    i dont watch the color and wait looking out of my peripherals for it to change as soon as it does i look over notice it is gray. wait again it is gray again.

    refresh gif

    watch color and stare at dot. it is color then. this is a real thing it works with the eyes stare at a red dot for a minute and then look at a sheet of paper your eyes reverse color for some reason youll see a green dot

    ever stare into a white/yellowish light for too long? like the sun? when you look away what do you see? a purplish black dot. the exact opposite colors

    thats how this works this is sick as hell

    • KnowtheScience

      Hate to correct you but it doesn’t work because of the color reversal. It works because your brain automatically fills in the color in your field of vision that isn’t in focus, your sub-conscious knows that castles are grayish-brown, that the sky is blue, and that the grass is green. If you focus continuously on the black dot you can make the color stay indefinitely.

  • mumfydood

    wth? its sooo obvious that they change the pic

    • Emily

      No it’s not changed at all, if you think it is then just look to the side of the picture and when it changes look directly at it. Noob..

    • asia

      i was reading the description and i stopped to get my poptart and the picture changed….fake.

    • Don

      The image is meant to change to black and white. Your suppose to stare at the dot and when the image changes, you see a color picture of the castle.

  • misteryusa

    This is actually an after image effect

  • MonicaAlexieaa

    You’re stupid mumfydood. The picture is supposed to change to black and white but that isn’t the illusion. Stare at the orange and blue pic (at the dot) until the picture changes to the black and white one. Once it does, do not move your eyes(keep it in the same spot) the black and white one will seem like it’s in color.

  • polly

    This is a fake, as I covered the dot and it still changed to the black and white castle.

  • xlyte

    polly,
    it is meant to change to black and white.
    when it is black and white, there is an optical illusion that makes ur brain think that the sky is blue while the grass is green

  • LF

    this isnt fake..
    try looking at the dot and keep looking all the time, and then it changes to color again try to not look at the dot

  • tyrone

    this is a very cool one it tricks ur mind when it goes black and white stare at it then move ur eye it goes black and white then stare at it again and i goes couler ur mind tricks you to think that the sky is blue and the grass is green its very goood 5 *****

  • Lint_Licker

    Cool!

  • Jordyn Puck

    Wow, thats awsome lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Alfonso-Atis/100000108712693 Carlos Alfonso Atis

    it’s fake,, i didn’t look at the dot,, i scrolled down first and looked at the comments,,, after i read the comments , i scrolled it up and it automatically became blazk and white

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Alfonso-Atis/100000108712693 Carlos Alfonso Atis

    and i just looked at the corner and after exactly 20 seconds it changes to black and white

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Alfonso-Atis/100000108712693 Carlos Alfonso Atis

    and even if u just close ur eyes for exactly 20 seconds the color will change, and do it repeatedly

    • TJ

      This is so frustrating, if you think this is fake then read other comments or the description explaining what the actual illusion is. We all know it’s a gif, but that isn’t supposed to be an illusion in and of itself.

  • http://www.moillusions.com coolez

    i stared at the dot and when it changed into black and white it had color :O

  • julia

    The point is when that picture changes to black n white, its suppose to be in color if u look at the dot. The picture suppose to change, idiots. Way to make yourself look stupid by saying:”ahh its fake, im smarter than everyone”. Just be quiet instead of being a wise ass when ur not

  • Ufuk Ozdemir

    Wow, thats very good.

  • cheeze

    easy…….. the pic just changes ok its that easy

  • moira

    awesome!

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  • jake

    ha i wasnt even looking at it and it changed so yeh its fake

  • Mitch

    i love it!

    i’m mitch, a big fan of this site.
    keep up the good work! :)

  • Taylor

    this is amazing, and whoever says this is a fake, just doesnt understand the true beauty of this illusion. :)

  • Joana

    People are stupid…the picture changes to black and white after 20 seconds, it always changes. But if you’re staring at the black dot instead, when the picture changes to black and white, your brain is tricked into thinking it’s actually a color pic. Don’t be assholes, just enjoy it. 5*****

    • Nadia

      People aren’t stupid, they just don’t read the description.

  • EDIIN

    “This is animated gif file, that keeps repeating infinately. After about 20 seconds, grey scaled image of spanish castle will appear, but as your eyes adapt to the inverted image you were seeing first, you will see black&white image change to COLOR! Amazing!” -LEARN TO READ THE DESCRIPTION AT THE TOP IDIOTS!!!

  • OMGRulzz

    Look, no offence but it is fake, i wasn’t even looking at the dot and it changed pictures and the writing saying stare at the dot dissapears!! No offence, but it is fake.

  • OMGRulzz

    OMG sos 4 my last post I totally misunderstood! this is amazing! I was so stunned I fell of my computer chair!!

  • Ms No Name

    wow that is amazing, took me awhile too figure out what the illusion was ( i thought it was it changing to a different picture) but then i realized that the black and white pick changes too colour, totally amazing i love it!

    • ricky101

      it is fake. it changes automatically -___- its so obvious!it changes from the color to black and white at 9 seconds and from black and white to color at about 17 seconds… even if you aren’t looking, it still changes at those exact times. its not real.

  • Carrissa

    Okay I’ve looked at hundreds of optical illusions and this is definitely not an illusion. It just changes from color to black and white. It will keep doing it whether u look at the black dot. Not very impressive.

    • Justin

      You guys are so dumb….the picture is animated is does change to black and white….watch out side the image and look at it when it changes and you will see a black and white castle….if you stare at the dot though when it changes to the black and white castle you will see the picture as if it was taken with a color camera and it doesnt look black and white…if u look away and back quick u will c tht its black again…..SO SICK

  • TJ

    I don’t understand how so many people can possibly think this is fake. Read the description!!! Obviously the image changes automatically, that isn’t the point. The optical illusion is the fact that if you stare at the black dot while the colors are inverted, and keep staring at that same spot after the image switches to black and white, it will appear to be a normal color picture of a castle as opposed to black and white. Let me reiterate, the INVERTED IMAGE will automatically switch to a BLACK AND WHITE IMAGE but if you are staring at the dot, it will appear to be a NORMAL COLOR PICTURE (as opposed to the actual black and white picture you’re looking at). Please read this before anyone else makes an idiot out of themselves.

  • michelle

    This is fake I didnt even look at the pic at all and it changed to a black and white photo..

  • http://comcast.com Hayley Sanders

    it’s supposed to change no matter what

  • http://comcast.com Hayley Sanders

    no it doesn’t knowthescience its becuase of color reversal retards

  • http://comcast.com Hayley Sanders

    look at b&w photos ” laughing in your face”

  • Grrrreg

    It saddens me how stupid these comments are

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  • jen

    WOW, finally a good illusion.

    Guys, it’s supposed to change to B-W automatically, the idea of this is: after the b-w picture is gone, stare at the black dot until the b-w picture appears again. At that moment you should see it with colors for a second or two

  • tyler

    Just to clarify things for you guys: You see a colored image over the black and white one briefly because the negative colors displayed for thirty seconds are, in essence, the “opposite” of the ones that you would see if the image was in color. you see the correct colors briefly because the negative colors have been “burned out”. It is really to do with your cells and how they compensate when they are tired out there is a lot more to explain but thats the gist.

  • Susanna

    Fake. It automatically changes colour.

  • Adrian Kelly

    For those of you who do not see this illusion or don’t think it works, try this one -> http://wohba.com/pages/colorlogan0606.html More simple to use.

  • Anonymous Pagan

    OH PLEASE. This illusion is just a GIF. After 20 secs it will change.

  • Guest

    you guys aren’t getting it. YES the gif flips between the inverted color and the black and white photo – but if you stare at the color image until it changes your eyes will colorize the black and white photo for you as long as you don’t refocus on the black and white image. Stare at the orange sky negative. When if flips to black and white you will a see color in the image; green grass, blue sky. Move your eyes or blink a few times to refocus and it’s black and white again.

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