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smashing ground
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Different ways to go about solving picture puzzle caches.
im running into some trouble on a few.
so my question is just how to approach picture puzzle cache's.
i hope i dont need certain programs for some like adobe photo shop "because thats a little pricey"
thx for the help
 
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smashing ground
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

these are the 2 i am referring to
they seem similar just wondering if they use the same solve method and what kind that would be.

GC1TC3T GC1VY8K
 
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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

Check out my 'puzzle workshop' which is posted at the top of this forum. It gives general info on what to look for in puzzles..........
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hmmm. This cacher has some interesting puzzles.
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

The workshop threads don't really talk about image caches based on my recollection and a brief scan, so here are some general thoughts on the matter without getting into too much detail on specific caches.

There are basically two ways of hiding coordinates IN a picture. One is visible, and the second is invisible.

Visible, well it is what it is. They are in there somewhere!

Invisible, means they are part of the "code" of the picture themselves. This can be done through encryption, steganography, watermarking, even digital rights managmenent technology.

If the coordinates are not hidden in the picture or its digital code, they may be associated with the picture somehow, either through its image properties, stuck in the HTML coding, etc.
 
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:22 am Reply with quote Back to top

smashing ground wrote:
these are the 2 i am referring to
they seem similar just wondering if they use the same solve method and what kind that would be.

GC1TC3T GC1VY8K

Well interesting ... In the first cache listed the three trees (1/3 up and 1/3 way from the right) appear to be the same trees as in the upper left picture in the second cache.
 
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smashing ground
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:46 am Reply with quote Back to top

remember my question was generally just a "what are different ways to go about solving picture puzzles"not really asking people to solve it for me or giving me the specific way of doing so.
it appears that i might need a program i dont have to solve one of them.
SG
 
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:58 am Reply with quote Back to top

smashing ground wrote:
remember my question was generally just a "what are different ways to go about solving picture puzzles"not really asking people to solve it for me or giving me the specific way of doing so.
it appears that i might need a program i dont have to solve one of them.
SG

I didn't intend to solve or provide anything useful. The 2 caches were done by 2 different accounts and I just thought it was interesting that they shared something in common. I have no idea if that plays into the solution or not, I just happened to notice it.
 
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smashing ground
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

no no Code junkie "i got a PM that said (i better put my flame retardent suit on
...you are probably going to get some flaming because of your request .........
Generally, others do not like you asking for how to solve a specific puzzle on the forums.)
so i was just clarifying that i don't need to solve these puzzles but just asking different ways to go about solving picture puzzles.
SG
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I appreciate the question as well, as these always have left me scratching my head. As with SG, I don't want solves, just guidance in a general sense. I do puzzles because I enjoy the aha moment, not because I 'need' the find.

I do know there is something called "invisible ink" that shows up when you either print it out, or highlight and drag across the whole page. I haven't tried that with either of these, but it might be worth checking. That's the only kind of picture puzzle I've ever been able to solve.

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smashing ground
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Trekkin' and Birdin' wrote:
I appreciate the question as well, as these always have left me scratching my head. As with SG, I don't want solves, just guidance in a general sense. I do puzzles because I enjoy the aha moment, not because I 'need' the find.

thanks T&b thats what i wanted to get out of this discussion

Trekki'n and Birdin' wrote:
I do know there is something called "invisible ink" that shows up when you either print it out, or highlight and drag across the whole page.

as for invisible ink,there is one in madison,and it might be mine.
SG
 
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Team Black-Cat
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You do realize that isvisable ink becomes quite visable when transfered to a portable device...
 
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smashing ground
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Black-Cat wrote:
You do realize that isvisable ink becomes quite visable when transfered to a portable device...


YES
 
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

smashing ground wrote:
... as for invisible ink,there is one in madison,and it might be mine. SG

Can you post the cache ID? I have no idea what you're talking about and am curious.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'll leave posting the GC number up to SG. Or you could check his profile. Not too hard to find it from there. (The listing that is... No idea how hard the cache is to find.)
 
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