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Thorzdad
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Jun 5, 2020, 07:19 AM
 
Apparently, there is an image going around that, when owners of various Android phones use it as their wallpaper, it completely bricks their phone. This video explains...

     
Laminar
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Jun 5, 2020, 08:43 AM
 
TL;DW: The original image was posted in ProPhoto RGB color space. Android supports sRGB and converts other color spaces to sRGB to display. In the process of converting this photo to sRGB, the luminance of one specific pixel is calculated to be larger than 255 due to a rounding error. It can display the image just fine and screenshots of the image work because it's just a picture of the screen, not a native conversion of the image, but if you set the image as the wallpaper it gets stuck in a loop trying to convert the original.
     
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Location: Iowa, how long can this be? Does it really ruin the left column spacing?
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Jun 5, 2020, 08:46 AM
 
BTW it's my lock screen image now, it's a cool photo.
     
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Jun 10, 2020, 12:22 AM
 
Actually a really entertaining video, even though it gets a bit techy. Thanks for sharing!
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Jun 18, 2020, 09:18 AM
 
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subego
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Jun 18, 2020, 01:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Farouche View Post
A really interesting fact, I didn't know a single pixel can have so much effect.
Wait until you start reading SCP.
     
   
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