Everyone wants to believe their own eyes, but what you don't see can often make all the difference. Photoshopping an image might be the most common way to change a picture's narrative, but simple cropping is a low-tech alternative that can be just as effective.

This technique works because our minds always strive to understand what's happening around us. When we only see a partial image, we instinctively try and guess what might be outside of the frame. Think that these pictures are dirty? Blame your own mind, not us!

Do you have any funny cropped images that give the wrong impression? Post them below, or vote on your favorite!

#1 Nice To Chill By The Pool

Nice To Chill By The Pool

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ValiF. 10 months ago

memeful is one of them. aviary and many more.

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#2 This Picture Of Sutro Tower In San Francisco Makes It Look Like The Top Of A Floating Ship

This Picture Of Sutro Tower In San Francisco Makes It Look Like The Top Of A Floating Ship

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TeleriNyfain 10 months ago

Flying Dutchman visits San Francisco....

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#3 When He Asks For Nudes But You Ain't About That Life

When He Asks For Nudes But You Ain't About That Life

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DianaEll 10 months ago

hahaha ..nice touch

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#4 How The Media Can Manipulate Our Viewpoint

How The Media Can Manipulate Our Viewpoint

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EvanB 10 months ago

That could also be the camera's depth of field playing with the size of the subjects. Where's the context for the edited photo? While I don't know the photo's history, something this serious should come with background sources, not just a photo of edited photos trying to show how doctoring a photo changes the perception (see the flaw?). This also raises questions like how much can the photographer edit (every Photograph, especially in the digital photography, is edited either by the camera's firmware or the application the photographer imports it to, without the average photographer aware of it). Here's an excellent series on doctored photos in journalism, from changing contrast, to Photoshopping subjects in and out of the photos: http://www.alteredimagesbdc.org I don't think a photo like this, especially when lacking context, should be part of the more lighthearted submissions.

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#5 Who Needs Fake Boobs?

Who Needs Fake Boobs?

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CarriCarey 10 months ago

But who puts their arm across their boobs like that??

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#6 Cropping Changes Everything

Cropping Changes Everything

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Pemberton 10 months ago

I think I saw a similar video series...

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#7 Cropping Changes Everything

Cropping Changes Everything

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#8 There's Really Nothing Quite So Sweet As Tiny Little Baby Feet

There's Really Nothing Quite So Sweet As Tiny Little Baby Feet

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#9 The Truth Of A Lovely Holiday Picture

The Truth Of A Lovely Holiday Picture

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NQL 10 months ago

This is sad. Just for a picture? I feel bad for the guy holding the horses. But I guess he got paid to do it.

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#10 Just Taking A Photo In Front Of A Nice Building. Oh, Wait

Just Taking A Photo In Front Of A Nice Building. Oh, Wait

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#11 This Is How I Travel

This Is How I Travel

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IraAjah 10 months ago

briliant! i'm gonna do the same lol

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#12 When You See It

When You See It

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KathyLaPan 10 months ago

Well that explains the look on his face...

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#13 Facebook Profile Picture Vs. Reality

Facebook Profile Picture Vs. Reality

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FrancesCarleton 10 months ago

99% of Tinder profile pictures :)

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#14 What Is This?

What Is This?

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Jackieknopp 10 months ago

WHAT ARE THOSE!!!

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#15 Sending Weirdly Cropped Photos To My Brother

Sending Weirdly Cropped Photos To My Brother

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CrackrJax 10 months ago

lol

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#16 My Baby Caught Me Sleeping

My Baby Caught Me Sleeping

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Snarkygal 10 months ago

Strange!

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