Welcome to the unique world of afterimages, where infrared images reveal much more. This illusion involves negative colors burning into your retina to reveal color images where there is actually a black and white image. See the following examples of this cool illusion.
Look at the red nose of this sexy model for 30 seconds without blinking, then move your eyes to the white space to the right and blink profusely. You will see something that was well worth the effort.
Stare at the red dot in the middle of this beach scene until the image switches to the black and white version. You will then be able to see the b&w image turn color!
A simple funky town turns into something more. Stare at the red dot as the gif counts down and then see the black and white drawing become bright with colors.
The famous Family Guy character Peter is flexing his muscles as the Incredible Hulk in this image. Look at the dot in the middle of the infrared image until the gif switches to black and white, which will reveal the illusion that the image is in color.
This Egyptian pyramid is an animated gif. Look at the black dot until the infrared image changes to black and white and your eyes will trick you into thinking the second image is in color.
This gorgeous rock arch image will blow your mind. Artist John Sandowski created this gif, which creates he illusion that the second image is in color. Simply look at the black dot in the center of the infrared image and when the image changes you will see a full color image.
Initially you might not think much of this seemingly random black and white blob, but stare at the four dots in the center of the image for thirty seconds and then look away. Jesus will appear right before your very own eyes.
This eclipse of Mars optical illusion reveals a true Cyan color. Stare intently at the white dot in the center of the red circle for a solid one-minute. Soon you will see the edges seemingly start to catch fire, but if you keep staring longer the effect will become more intense. Slowly move your head back and the edge will glow brightly with real Cyan, not always possible with many monitors.
Stare at the dot in the center of this off color American flag for thirty seconds. Immediately look away to any white surface and you will see the flag in all its original glory.
Another cool example of this illusion is this classic Spanish castle. Fix your eyes on the black dot in the middle of the infrared image until the animated gif switches to black and white. The castle will immediately show its true colors.
The crocodile hunter Steve Irwin appears in this animated gif holding one of his beloved crocs. Stare at the white dot in the center of the image until it changes to black and white, whereby you will see Steve and his buddy in full color.
This gorgeous stretching ranbow animated image is another example of this cool trick. Fix your eyes on the center dot in the yellowish version of the image until it swaps for the black and white image and you will see a full color rainbow.
Stare at the black dot in the center of this animated rainbow for as long as it lets you. Once the image changes to black and white you will see a bright colorful rainbow.
This fast twitch American Psycho image is a bit different than the other afterimages, but it works in the same way. Simple stare at the Christian Bale’s face as the gif rapidly switches between the negative and black and white image to reveal the color version.