The photographer who took the stunning photo of a sunset that crashed a multitude of Android phone users shared his story.
Amateur photographer, Gaurav Agrawal’s sunset photo, was taken at the St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana. It shows rays of light seeping through heavy red-hued clouds. He expressed he was surprised to be able to witness such a “magical” view on his Nikon camera.
He edited the photo using the software Lightroom. And it seemed to him that the color mode options he used could is not compatible with Android-powered phones.
“I didn’t do anything intentionally. I’m sad that people ended up having issues,” said Agrawal.
Agrawal vowed he would use “another format from now on,” although he hoped that his “photograph would have gone ‘viral’ for a good reason, but maybe that’s for another time.”
“The phone crashes because it doesn’t know how to deal with it correctly, and the software developers probably hadn’t considered this might happen,” explained Ken Munro and Dave Lodge from security firm Pen Test Partners.