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To see a picture in your dream symbolizes a mental imprint that remains persistent in your mind. Your actions are irreversible. There is no turning back in what you do. Also consider the phrases "picture this" or "seeing the big picture" in a situation. In particular, if the picture is in black and white picture, then it indicates that you need to consider opposing viewpoints. Alternatively, it may mean that you need to add more color and pizzazz to your life.

To dream that you are hanging a picture represents acceptance the image that is depicted in the picture. You have come to an understanding or compromise regarding the situation.

To dream that you are taking a picture suggests that you need to focus more attention on some situation or relationship. Perhaps, you feel that you need to recapture some past moments in a relationship. Alternatively, taking a picture refers to your desires to hold onto a certain moment in your life. If you are trying to take a picture, but people are standing in your way, then it means that outside influences are not letting you focus on your goals and what you really need to do.

To see a blurry picture in your dream suggests that your memory of the depicted event, incident, or people, is fading. Perhaps you need to let go of the past and stop holding on to what was and concentrate on what is. On the other hand, you are attempting to disguise a situation and refusing to see it as it really is. You need to learn acceptance.

Seeing one’s picture on a wall in a dream means one’s death and that his name will be itched on a gravestone.

Picture Frame

To see or place a picture in a picture frame in your dream represents a wish to have a current situation or relationship remain the same as it is now. You dread change. Perhaps you are reminiscing of the past. Consider what is depicted on the picture for additional significance. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on "being framed" for something. Is someone in your walking life undermining or working against you?

Picture Album

Picture Frames

To dream of a picture frame represents a wish to remember something being perfect. Never caring about a situation having anything wrong with it ever again.

Black picture frames may indicate obsession with being perfect or a fear of not being perfect.

To dream of seeing an empty frame on the wall may reflect feelings about being happy you didn't accomplish something. Being proud of yourself for not doing something or reversing actions.

Example: A man dreamed of seeing an empty picture frame on his wall. In waking life he destroyed a very mean aggressive letter he was planning to send someone and was proud of himself for not starting an unnecessary fight.


To dream that you find something suggests that you are coming into contact with some aspect of your psyche or subconscious. You are recognizing a part of yourself that was previously repressed or undeveloped. Alternatively, it represents change.

Dreaming that you are looking for something, but can't find it refers to a lost of identity, direction in life, security, spirituality, etc depending on what the significance of the object . Look up the symbolism of the object that you are trying to find.

To dream that you find someone indicates that you are identifying new facets of a relationship. You may be taking the relationship to a new level and/or direction.

Photo Album

To dream that you are looking through a photo album suggests that you are unwilling to let go of your memories and the past. You are idealizing about the past.

To dream of a photo album represents nostalgia or remembering something from your past. Thinking how things used to be. It may also reflect your impression about a big or complicated situation.

Example: A young man dreamed of looking at a photo album and seeing his ex-girlfriend getting married. She looked very happy next to a groom whose face he could not see. In waking life he was starting to flirt with his ex-girlfriend again and was remembering how she fell for someone else while they broke up.


To see a photograph in your dream indicates that there is a relationship that needs your attention. You are not looking deep enough into the problem. Alternatively, the dream means that you are clinging on to the past or to some false hope. Consider who or what is on the photo. The image may be trying to take you back to a particular moment in time.

To dream that you are altering a photo suggests that you are putting out a false image. Or something is not what it seems to be.

To dream that you rip up a photo indicates that you are letting go of the past and living for the future.


In a dream, paintings represent memories, guidance, or advice. Paintings in a dream also denote the passing of time, advancing of years, or the days of one’s life. As for an immigrant, paintings in his dream mean reunion with his family, beloved, or commanding good and forbidding evil.

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