Pregnancy tests: do you 'tweak'? Is 'tweaking' a good idea or not?
We'd really love your thoughts, please, on a new trend we've been noticing, here on the MadeForMums TTC forum and out there on other sites, for folks to 'tweak' photos of their pregnancy tests – to try to see if they can spot a different, or more definite, result.
Well, for those of you who don't already know, it's taking a photo of an apparently negative pregnancy test and then adjusting the brightness/contrast or inverting the image or even using photo-editing software to see if these 'tweaks' will show up a faint line that could mean the test is, in fact, positive and you're pregnant.
People also 'tweak' if they think they can see a faint positive line on the test – in the hope that a little adjustment or two might make that faint line look more definite.
We've just discovered that's even now an app that promises to take your pregnancy test pic and use 'specialized filters easily pull a line not visible to the naked eye to a strong positive'.
So what we're wondering is: is tweaking a good idea or not?
Do you or would you tweak? If so, why? And if not, why not?
Have you ever posted a pic of a tweaked pregnancy test on Chat – and asked for other people's verdict on whether they can see a faint line or not? Did you find the replies helpful?
Please do let us know what you think by adding a post to this thread. We'd really value your opinions and reactions to this.