Sorry , i have one question , how to see original photo if I download a modified photo (.jpg) from enthernet . something like this : enter image description here

How to see original photo without blue font ? Can somebody explain me how to do it ?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Do you mean recover blacked out parts? \$\endgroup\$
    – asquared
    Nov 15, 2018 at 12:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ i mean to see original photo without any modification . it is posible ? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 15, 2018 at 12:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ i mean i put blue part on this photo , how can i see what is without blue part . there is hidden text . how can i see it ? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 15, 2018 at 13:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ Contact the creator of the modified photo and ask for an unmodified copy...? Really, what's gone is gone and can't be recovered. There are ways to "fake" it - replacing the letters with an approximation based on surrounding patterns, but there's no way to recover the original content. \$\endgroup\$
    – twalberg
    Nov 15, 2018 at 13:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ If you put the blue part on this image, and you want to see what is underneath, you have to go back to the original file. If you saved over the original file, then I am afraid it's not possible to do what you want to do. See my answer below. \$\endgroup\$
    – osullic
    Nov 15, 2018 at 13:13

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Some image file formats support "layers", where it is possible to overlay something on a lower layer, with that overlaid portion being recoverable in the future. Adobe Photoshop's PSD format is an example of a file format that supports layers.

However, other image file formats simply do not support layers. They essentially have just one layer. If something is overlaid on the image, and the file is saved, then whatever was covered is gone for good. The JPEG format does not support layers.


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