Every picture is made out of coding
Not quite the easy to read HTML that a lot of people know, bur coding nonetheless.
If you change the codes slightly, the picture changes.
The thing about databending is that unless you know the coding format, the outcome of the picture can't be predicted. Taking out a few lines might change the hue of the picture or could completely flip it. Here are my experiments below.
This picture could easily have been done on photos. Here, the levels in the photograph have been changed so it looks a little faded. I like this one because it's a soft picture
I like the second strip in this picture because of the lomography effect that it gives. The frustrating thing about databending is that the effects are near impossible to replicate.
This picture is my favourite. It's a crazy colour, and is broken up in a way that i like. The strips vary in size a lot.