Peekaboo! I see you! But you're all fuzzy!
June 24, 2010 8:03 PM   Subscribe

I realize this is a longshot, but would anyone happen to know the source of this image of a curious kitty?

I've been using the image I linked as my iPhone's wallpaper for basically the entire time I've had an iPhone. I picked up an iPhone 4 today and went to set the kitty as my lock screen wallpaper; however, because of the new screen on said iPhone 4, it's all blurry and unpleasant to look at. I was wondering if anyone recognizes where this image came from originally, so that I could just reconstruct it at the resolution I'd need. I know this is probably a needle in a haystack, but it can't hurt to ask, right?
posted by andrewcilento to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
Not sure but that might be my cat...
posted by tamitang at 8:13 PM on June 24, 2010

Looks very much like one of mine too. No chance she'd ever sit still long enough to recapture this shot, though.
posted by andrewcilento at 8:21 PM on June 24, 2010

Tineye couldn't find anything...
posted by emilyd22222 at 8:22 PM on June 24, 2010

I've long suspected that tineye doesn't search flickr because I don't recall ever seeing a flickr hit appear in the results, which is a shame because that's a huge source of images.

If you search on flickr for 'cat tub' you will find hundreds of examples of cats peering over the edge, like this or this or this. With some cropping I think you could recreate the same mood if not the same picture.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:47 PM on June 24, 2010

Reminds me a bit of this one of mine...
posted by blaneyphoto at 8:49 PM on June 24, 2010

Looks like someone scanned it using a Nikon Coolscan 9000ED on 2007-07-03
This date may be helpful to find it on flickr (if you weren't the person to scan it)
Too bad there was no GPS info in the file!

The EXif info inside the jpeg is fairly generic but may help a little:

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rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf=""
rdf:Description rdf:about=""
tiff:ModelNikon SUPER COOLSCAN 9000 ED/tiff:Model
rdf:Description rdf:about=""
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xap:CreatorToolAdobe Fireworks CS3/xap:CreatorTool
rdf:Description rdf:about=""
posted by bottlebrushtree at 9:13 PM on June 24, 2010

I finally finished looking through ever Flickr picture tagged "cat" that was taken on 7/3/07 (there are just shy of 2,000 of them) and your image wasn't in the set. It's possible that somebody just neglected to tag the photo, but I'm going to rule out Flickr. I also had no luck finding it on deviantArt.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 6:17 AM on June 25, 2010

Well, thanks to everyone for looking for me. I haven't had any luck either. I guess the wallpaper will end up being a casualty of the Retina Display.
posted by andrewcilento at 7:23 PM on June 25, 2010

Rather than go to bed at a reasonable hour, I decided to whip this up instead.

Maybe one of you guys will find it useful!
posted by andrewcilento at 9:13 PM on June 25, 2010

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