Shift Your Perspective With These Stellar Comparison Photos

Comparison photos are always fun to see. It can shed light on something you never knew or showcase the transformation that someone (or something) went under. It can really help you appreciate that it’s the little things that make all the difference.

Here are comparisons that might change your perspective on things.

Before And After Braces

If you ever thought braces were a scam, use this photo as your proof.

before and after braces fix
Photo Credit: HopelessHotChocolate / Reddit
Photo Credit: HopelessHotChocolate / Reddit

Your teeth need love too, and that’s what braces provide. You’ll look like a new person.

Heavyweight Next To A Featherweight

Imagine if these two got into a real fight.

heavy vs feather in mma
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Photo Credit: MyMMANews / Facebook

The featherweight might be a trained MMA fighter, but I don’t know how long she would be able to last in the ring with the other woman.

One Is 160 Pounds The Other Is 360. They Both Play Rugby

Both of these legs are strong, but that extra 200 pounds is a major difference.

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Photo Credit: @KimGrinolds / Twitter
Photo Credit: @KimGrinolds / Twitter

I wouldn’t want any of these dudes running at me full speed trying to take me down.

“The Difference Between A Store-Bought Egg And A Fresh One From My Chickens”

Store-bought anything is always a risk.

store bought vs chickens eggs
Photo Credit: theoneshotsurrenda / Reddit
Photo Credit: theoneshotsurrenda / Reddit

Unless you read all the labels and know the company’s practices that supply it, you can never be too sure about what you’re getting.

“My Husband’s Fully Reflective Iridescent Rain Set”

This man has the coolest reflective jacket you’ll probably ever see.

reflective jacket on man
Photo Credit: Iiri92 / Reddit
Photo Credit: Iiri92 / Reddit

I’d want it to rain every day if this is what I’d look like walking down the street with my wife.

The Benefits Of Public Transportation

The photo on the left is all the people who can fit on that bus.

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Photo Credit: locotoure / Reddit
Photo Credit: locotoure / Reddit

The picture on the right shows how many cars it would take for each of them to own.

It’s Night And Day

These are straight facts. Kids these days look like they’re ready to star in a TV show while kids from the past are ready for bed by 7:00 PM.

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Photo Credit: Kushina Ungureanu / Pinterest
Photo Credit: Kushina Ungureanu / Pinterest

Where has the time gone?

How Is He This Large?

This man must be the stand-in for The Hulk in the Marvel movies. Throw some green on him, and he’s good to go!

big man on campus in car
Photo Credit: joecooool418 / Reddit
Photo Credit: joecooool418 / Reddit

He probably wouldn’t even need CGI. He’s bigger than this car.

“Taken With An iPhone Vs A DSLR Camera”

Yeah, the iPhone camera is great, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

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Photo Credit: seamusdicaprio / Reddit
Photo Credit: seamusdicaprio / Reddit

If you can take a photo with a DSLR instead of your phone, you would do it every time.

Black Excellence Across Generations

Four generations, and they’re still going strong. I wouldn’t be surprised if the great grandfather is still alive when the youngest has a kid.

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Photo Credit: CJ B / Pinterest
Photo Credit: CJ B / Pinterest

That’s how healthy they each look.

“The Color Difference Between Blood Bags Donated By Non-Smokers VS. Smokers”

If you’re a smoker, your blood isn’t the same as non-smokers.

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Photo Credit: PsYcHo4MuFfInS / Reddit
Photo Credit: PsYcHo4MuFfInS / Reddit

Just like your lungs aren’t as nice looking, things really get different when you decide to inhale those fumes.

“The Difference Between Inside And Outside Doorknobs”

You can clearly tell which one of these knobs is outside and which one isn’t.

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Photo Credit: YourDarkAffected / Reddit
Photo Credit: YourDarkAffected / Reddit

For maintenance purposes, does one have to change the outdoor one every time it gets old?

“The Shoe That’s On The Longboard Vs The Shoe That Does All The Pushing”

Boarding is fun, but it isn’t as nice on the foot that does all the pushing.

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Photo Credit: FuriousFighter13 / Reddit
Photo Credit: FuriousFighter13 / Reddit

There’s likely to be a hole there pretty soon, but thankfully his Vans are built for that.

Why You Look Slimmer With Muscle

Five pounds of muscle compared to fat is a giant difference.

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Photo Credit: darkwavechick / Reddit
Photo Credit: darkwavechick / Reddit

This is why you look slimmer when you put on muscle and take off that fat. It looks healthier overall.

The Difference In Honey Harvesting Times

Who knew that harvesting times for honey made a difference on the color of the sweet and sticky stuff?

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Photo Credit: PapiSilvia / Reddit
Photo Credit: PapiSilvia / Reddit

The fall batch looks a little better, but you’ll never know unless you try it.

Haircuts Are Life Hacks For Men

Men getting a nice haircut is about the same as women putting on their makeup. It’s like a life hack for guys.

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Photo Credit: thunderdaddy1 / Reddit
Photo Credit: thunderdaddy1 / Reddit

He has the same pose and smile, but looks ten times healthier.

“The Difference Between A Good Steak And A Cheap One”

They say the more fat the more flavor.

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Photo Credit: bistro223 / Reddit
Photo Credit: bistro223 / Reddit

The steak on the right looks marbleized and ready for consumption. The one on the left could still be pretty tasty if you cook it right.

“A Microscopic Look At A Bee Stinger Vs The End Of A Needle”

This is why getting stung is never fun. That needle looks deadly and looks like it hurts more than it needs to hurt.

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Photo Credit: _Bumble_Bee_Tuna_ / Reddit
Photo Credit: _Bumble_Bee_Tuna_ / Reddit

Why is it jagged on the edges of it?

*Self-Conscious Men Have Enter The Chat*

In this example, we see that bigger isn’t always better.

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Photo Credit: marektypes / Reddit
Photo Credit: marektypes / Reddit

That larger flashlight looks like it can illuminate the whole room, but it’s really the smaller one that can do it.

“My Dad Sent Over The Blueberry Cycle”

The process blueberries go through is pretty neat. I like how this dad arranged it, adding a more dramatic effect to the visuals.

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Photo Credit: shredd77 / Reddit
Photo Credit: shredd77 / Reddit

I would like to eat some blueberries now.

A Crimson Rose Metamorphosized

Have you ever seen a more beautiful process?

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Photo Credit: _Subhashini_ / Reddit
Photo Credit: _Subhashini_ / Reddit

Imagine looking like the wicked stepchild, but then you glow up into the most beautiful version of yourself. That’s a priceless process.

One Year After Rescuing The Cat

Rescuing a dog or a cat is always an interesting journey.

rescue cat on the streets
Photo Credit: alinaesther / Reddit
Photo Credit: alinaesther / Reddit

At first, they might be distant or menacing, but it doesn’t take long for them to warm up to you.

“Wooden Chair, Before And After”

Can you even believe this is the same chair?

wooden chair work tranformation
Photo Credit: _NITRISS_ / Reddit
Photo Credit: _NITRISS_ / Reddit

Someone did quite the number to this wood, but I’m here for it. They should sell some of these on Amazon.

Two Years Of Practice In-Between The Same Painting

When it comes to creativity and art, practice is the only way to get to where you want.

two years apart for painting
Photo Credit: sktchup / Reddit
Photo Credit: sktchup / Reddit

This person wouldn’t have gotten to the bottom photo if they didn’t put in the work.

“My Lockdown Backyard Project”

Being on lockdown gives anyone the chance to improve. This person decided to take that offer and upgrade their backyard.

lockdown project for quarantine
Photo Credit: Ridingdinosaur / Reddit
Photo Credit: Ridingdinosaur / Reddit

This was a much-needed upgrade based on the before photo.

Ten Years Of Weather Against Being Under The Balcony

The weather can cause a lot of damage.

weathering after ten years
Photo Credit: csoszi / Reddit
Photo Credit: csoszi / Reddit

Thankfully, there was a balcony to protect some of this finish, but the rest of it will need some work done on it.

Practice Makes Perfect

Some paintings and drawings are so stunning that they look like photographs and not handcrafted works of art.

Two paintings of woman done four months apart
Photo Credit: aitheos / Reddit
Photo Credit: aitheos / Reddit

This woman painted a portrait of a woman and after four months of practice, recreated the original painting, proving how her skills had improved incredibly.

Professional Photoshoots

On the left is the first professional photo captured of this mother and daughter.

Before and after photos of a mom and daughter having their first and most recent professional photos taken
Photo Credit: smugmisswoodhouse / Reddit
Photo Credit: smugmisswoodhouse / Reddit

Years later, the image on the right shows their most recent professional photo. While the love between them hasn’t changed, thankfully the retro clothing has.

Time Changes Everything

The stairs on the left were built in 1829, and the stairs on the right were built in 2005.

worn down staircase next to new one
Photo Credit: Jack_Enoff / Reddit
Photo Credit: Jack_Enoff / Reddit

It’s one of those things that make you feel connected to people from different times.

They Even Look Alike

This is a pair of pictures of someone and their grandfather, and they were taken 70 years apart.

person looks like their grandpa, both are scientists
Photo Credit: Neuromancy_/ Reddit
Photo Credit: Neuromancy_/ Reddit

They’re both in medical school working hard at their studies, and probably sleep deprived.

What A Little Cutie

This baby hummingbird needed some care before it could be released back into the wild, so this person let it drink some juice from a raspberry.

a hummingbird drinking raspberries
Photo Credit: Heart-Bubbles_ / Reddit
Photo Credit: Heart-Bubbles_ / Reddit

They’re almost the same size!

Oh, To Be Young Again

This right here is the difference between being 31 and 21.

someone taking a selfie in the bathroom with someone puking behind her
Photo Credit: melitini / Reddit
Photo Credit: melitini / Reddit

At 31, you know your limits and therefore can take cute bathroom selfies. That’s not the case when you’re 21, case in point: the girl puking in the toilet stall.

They Still Like To Cuddle

We’ve all had a stuffed animal that we loved and held onto way past childhood.

great dane with the same stuffed animal as a puppy and an adult
Photo Credit: @herginatlove / Instagram
Photo Credit: @herginatlove / Instagram

Turns out it’s the same for some dogs, too. Like this one who can’t part with their dragon.

The Day And Night Difference

It’s really cool that squares make up the beautiful city of Barcelona.

Barcelona overhead shot day and night comparison
Photo Credit: HDphoto / Reddit
Photo Credit: HDphoto / Reddit

What gets us, though, is how the city looks at night when it’s lit up compared to the daytime.

Walk Along The Track

The hardwood floor in this old jam shop has been stripped of its stain and its varnish, but only in the space leading up to the cash desk.

worn down wood floor
Photo Credit: victordoesstuff / Reddit
Photo Credit: victordoesstuff / Reddit

Obviously, people have been standing in the spot for a long time.

Rub His Nose For Good Luck

This dog statue has a very shiny nose from all of the people who walk by and give it a rub for good luck.

dog statue gold nose
Photo Credit: TRGCubed / Reddit
Photo Credit: TRGCubed / Reddit

The rest of the statue is much darker.

The Effects Of Vibration

The nut and bolt combo on the right was used to hold a machine together for the last several years.

nuts and bolt eroded from vibration
Photo Credit: loyoma / Reddit
Photo Credit: loyoma / Reddit

That machine did a lot of jostling around when it was turned on, resulting in this.

This Rug Is So Worn Down That It Camouflages With The Cobblestone

An area rug that was placed over cobblestones at the entrance to a busy cafe has been so worn down by people walking on it that it blends in with the stones.

A rug laid over cobblestone is so worn down it appears to blend in with the stones
Photo Credit: Svengelska1990 / Reddit
Photo Credit: Svengelska1990 / Reddit

At first glance, the rug is hard to even notice.

New York City Apartment Building Before And After Powerwashing

As recently as 5 years ago New Yorkers were fighting corporations to have coal-burning factories completely eradicated from their neighborhoods.

New York sanitation employees power wash a walk up apartment building
Photo Credit: Teddie1065 / Reddit
Photo Credit: Teddie1065 / Reddit

Air quality was the number one concern, but the pollution also wreaked havoc on the city’s architecture, as evidenced by this picture of an apartment building being power-washed by sanitation workers.

A Lighthouse Before And After A Storm

This lighthouse found itself in the middle of an intense ice storm in the winter of 2013 and ended up looking like something straight out of a fantasy film set.

lighthouse normally vs. covered in snow and ice
Photo Credit: takingthescenicroute / Reddit
Photo Credit: takingthescenicroute / Reddit

It’s time for an adventure!

The Difference Of 350 Pounds

Two different doctors told this man that he most likely wouldn’t live to see his 40th birthday because of his weight.

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lesszachmoore/Reddit

At the time, he was 500 pounds. The right image is the same man on his 40th birthday, down a solid 350 pounds!

A Mural Vs. The Artist

This tiger and flower mural might not look too large when someone isn’t standing directly underneath.

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mnhaverland/Reddit

But the artist wanted to make a point to show how large her work truly is, standing underneath to show its actual scale.

The Difference Between 1996 And 2013

Here, a boy and his pet turtle posed for a polaroid photo together in 1996. There, the turtle looks very tiny.

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mnhaverland/Reddit

Well, it only took a few years, and the turtle is way bigger, showing what growing up looks like in the span of a few years.

The Lifecycle Of A Strawberry

For those who don’t know, a strawberry actually starts out as nothing more than a white flower. Eventually, it grows into delicious fruit.

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shredd77/Reddit

Here, people can see the beautiful lifecycle of a strawberry from beginning to end.

Family Resemblance 122 Years Down The Line

This picture proves that people can be the spitting image of their family, even if it is centuries down the line.

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crispypotatowhyes69/Reddit

Here, a woman found a picture of her great-great-grandmother, someone who lived 122 years ago. The resemblance is uncanny!

Practice Makes Perfect

For this Reddit user, her boyfriend only wanted one thing for his birthday in 2006: an epic painting. The top image is her first try at painting a medieval scene, complete with a dragon and knights.

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AsurM/Reddit

Then in 2016, she tried again, and in 2020, again. Clearly, practice makes perfect.

Pencil Sketches A Few Years Apart

In 2015, this artist started dabbling in the art of pencil sketching, trying their hand at the Disney character Flynn Ryder from Tangled.

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artbykaran/Reddit

A few years later, in 2020, they showed off their skills again, showcasing how much their skills have improved.

Same Artist But A Few Years Apart

It took this artist a few years to go from sketching a cat to creating a full-on realistic-looking drawing.

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yana-golikova/Reddit

In their Reddit post, the artist wrote, “My First Cat Drawing vs. Recent One. If You Are Not Happy With Your Results Right Now, Just Keep Going. Eventually, You Will Improve.”

The Scale Of A Set

Filmmakers are experts at creating scale models of various locations, such as this tiny oasis.

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CoronaLlorona/Reddit

Alone, it looks as though the tree and ravine are huge. But compared to a man, the area isn’t even the size of a small living space!

A Polished A Restored Hammer

For his father’s 50th birthday, this Reddit user decided to polish and restore his old hammer, something he’s had for many years.

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turbo_man_/Reddit

In the before picture, the hammer is rusty and held together with duct tape, nothing compared to the beautiful tool in the right-hand image.