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    I have been searching the web to the answer to my question but have been unable to find it anywhere, so i thought i'd try here. I have a picture that has a thumbnail different than the actual picture. My question is, is there any way to revert the picture back to the way it looked in the thumbnail. I find the thumbnail more attractive and this is the only copy of the picture i have. There must be some record of the picture tied up in the file data somewhere in order for it to produce such a thumbnail... Is there anyway to retrieve that and create a whole new picture from it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwelsh View Post
    I have been searching the web to the answer to my question but have been unable to find it anywhere, so i thought i'd try here. I have a picture that has a thumbnail different than the actual picture. My question is, is there any way to revert the picture back to the way it looked in the thumbnail. I find the thumbnail more attractive and this is the only copy of the picture i have. There must be some record of the picture tied up in the file data somewhere in order for it to produce such a thumbnail... Is there anyway to retrieve that and create a whole new picture from it?
    It's the other way around, unfortunately (there is a record of the thumbnail tied up in the photo data somewhere).
    Here's a good explaination (with a link to the infamous Cat Schwartz nude thumbnail incident)
    http://graphicssoft.about.com/b/a/012372.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by voiceofra View Post
    It's the other way around, unfortunately (there is a record of the thumbnail tied up in the photo data somewhere).
    Here's a good explaination (with a link to the infamous Cat Schwartz nude thumbnail incident)
    http://graphicssoft.about.com/b/a/012372.htm
    So can i not create a new picture from that metadata?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwelsh View Post
    So can i not create a new picture from that metadata?
    Nope. The simplest definition of metadata is that it is data about data.

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    Well if you're talking about an image in iPhoto, you should be able to right click and select 'revert to original'.

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