By bobthenun - 20/03/2013 21:16 - United States - Santa Barbara
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15, There are programs one can buy/download that do all the editing for you. They have an array of stock pictures or you can upload your own and all one has to do is have the program running while using the webcam and it swaps out your image for the one you picked. There's a rather popular image macro that uses a little boy on Omegle that came from one of these. Granted they're not the best and anyone who knows what to look for can tell, but to the average person they work like a charm. Other than that there's feed-swapping, actually dressing as the other sex and a multitude of things one can do irl to make themselves appear to be someone they're not over cam.
18- I don't know if its just me, but i can tell the difference between genders especially when one is dressing up/making themselves look like the opposite sex. Granted someone can go to great lengths to conceal their gender, but i believe that would be pretty rare. You could also look for distinct features between male/female, i.e. adam's apple, breasts, chin. Of course both genders may have both but one gender dominantly has one or the other or a smaller/larger version. As for the stock photos, i do believe he said video chat not only audio so that rules out that. As for swapping feed or using a gif/premade video that wouldn't work assuming you would be talking to the person that you are video chatting with, i.e. you would see their mouth move to the words they are saying. Also, typically gifs/premade feeds like those you mentioned have a shorter time frame and start to repeat actions, which is pretty easy to spot ad well. Of course there are exceptions to everything, but in most cases you will be able to distinguish between a live person and a recorded feed or between real and faked genders. Please know that lm not trying to be an asshole by any means, I'm simply enlightening others.
111, It is very easy to be a convincing fake, gender wise. Take it from a girl who doesn't have any, boobs are super easy to fake and as for an adams apple that can be done as well with a bit of bronzer or stage makeup for those dedicated enough. It's really not as rare as one would think. The program I was thinking of with the stock images is a video editing program. What it does it takes the image you choose and match it whatever you are doing. So say I'm on Skype and am using the one of the little boy I mentioned when I raise my right hand, what the program does is edit my image out and the little boy's image in so what the person I'm speaking with sees is the little boy raise his right hand. If you don't have remarkable connection it does lag and it tends to be a touch blurry so it is easily seen but most just assume its a bad connection or something on the webcam. It's nice that you're not trying to be an asshole especially since I sort of was, but you're enlightening others incorrectly, my friend.
Heard of the MTV show "Catfish"? Lots of people pretend to be someone else. It happens to a lot of people. Sorry it happend to you :(