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04/14/2006 11:28:10 PM · #1
Nope... haven't had time to mess with it lately. But from what I've learned, there is a hidden message within the image itself somewhere. Just need to find the right software to decode it, perhaps with something linked previously in this thread!
04/14/2006 10:24:52 PM · #2
well?? figure it out yet ??
04/07/2006 03:00:16 AM · #3
Okay, have got to figure this out, because I soooooooo want to one down here in Florida.

Good to see another cacher on here! :D
04/07/2006 02:36:38 AM · #4
Originally posted by DanSig:



created with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 for Windows
date : 2005-11-30 14:26:40
600x400 pixels, colorspace 65535 colors



could this itself be the hidden message.
04/07/2006 01:05:40 AM · #5
I opened it up in note pad and looked at the binary data. Noting there out of the way. It does say it was produced with PS E2.0 and the date. There are a few hyperlinks in the header. One is a .ns file if you click on the hyperlink it ask you to download a 6.+mb file. I did not download it so I don't know what it is.

04/07/2006 01:01:35 AM · #6
ok coudl someon xplain this, i read through what everyone said, i dont get what this is?
anyone, im interested
thanks
//adam
04/06/2006 11:35:03 PM · #7
Yoink -- that's what I was afraid of! :)

The coordinates will look something like: N40 36.050 W080 40.883

I just made those up, and don't know where that would put you, but that's the format they'd be in. Apparently this will take some sort of special software to decipher, from what I've heard today. It's not a matter of interpreting something in the EXIF or anything like that. And from what I gather, whatever is in there is only part of the clue!

Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

I printed it out, took a pic of it under ultra-violent light (my own invention) and an image does seem to appear but I can't quite make it out...
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/28742/thumb/317766.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/28742/thumb/317766.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
04/06/2006 11:30:52 PM · #8
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

I printed it out, took a pic of it under ultra-violent light (my own invention) and an image does seem to appear but I can't quite make it out...
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/28742/thumb/317766.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/28742/thumb/317766.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Oh my...
04/06/2006 11:30:45 PM · #9
Well if you apply a few different filters to the image, you get something like this:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/41409/thumb/317787.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/41409/thumb/317787.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
The coordinates of the exact center of the image are:
x: 4.193
y: 2.197

Not sure if this helps or means anything at all.
04/06/2006 11:24:24 PM · #10
is it possible that the times in the exif are possibly co-ordinates?
04/06/2006 11:00:16 PM · #11
Just out of curiousity, what are these coordinates supposed to look like if and when they are found?
04/06/2006 10:56:30 PM · #12
I printed it out, took a pic of it under ultra-violent light (my own invention) and an image does seem to appear but I can't quite make it out...
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/28742/thumb/317766.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/28742/thumb/317766.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
04/06/2006 10:36:36 PM · #13
I haven't had much time to mess with it today since I was busy with my own devious cache hide, but I did learn from a fellow cacher that the clue does reside within the image...

Much work to do... :)
04/06/2006 10:10:10 PM · #14
yeah man...i'm curious too.........
04/06/2006 10:00:08 PM · #15
so alanfreed, curious lurkers want to know...

did you find your Geocache?
04/05/2006 11:11:01 PM · #16
alright i'm done messing with it

I'm thinking steganography may be involved here and/or digital signal processing...which basically entails changing a bit of information here or there without affecting the pixels in an image...now normally this would be done to a 'normal' image, not an all-white one...I'm 95% sure that every pixel in that image is in fact 100% white -- so I'm not sure how there could be information encoded in it.

I also thought WN may have just been a play on words...in my searching WordNet came up a lot along with steganography. Then I learned some on linguistic steganography -- which is basically a play on words or synonymous paraphrasing -- such as using synonyms and 'disguising' information that way. So I searched through the original file for all kinds of synonyms for latitude or longitude...I came up with nothing.

--

I have now been through countless .edu's, .pdf's, and .whatevers and I'm all wore out...You are going to keep us posted if you get this, right?


04/05/2006 11:01:25 PM · #17
I've now been wasting brain cells on this... no luck.

Is it possible that there is white text on the white background? If so, does anyone know how you would see that?

Just a thought
04/05/2006 10:33:06 PM · #18
hrmm...I may be getting somewhere
04/05/2006 10:12:46 PM · #19
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by coolhar:

I think I cracked it. The hidden data says the image is a close-up of a residence at 1600 PA Ave in DC.

White noise indeed ...


LMAO
04/05/2006 10:10:54 PM · #20
Originally posted by coolhar:

I think I cracked it. The hidden data says the image is a close-up of a residence at 1600 PA Ave in DC.

White noise indeed ...
04/05/2006 10:08:37 PM · #21
I think I cracked it. The hidden data says the image is a close-up of a residence at 1600 PA Ave in DC.
04/05/2006 09:39:43 PM · #22
No, but I know where you got it! :) Honestly folks, don't waste too many brain cells on this...

Originally posted by thegrandwazoo:

YemonYime

Fruity goodness and 50% more idiocy.

Mean Anything?
04/05/2006 09:36:00 PM · #23
Originally posted by alanfreed:

It's in Mingo Park, but others have found the coordinates prior to embarking.

Originally posted by ClubJuggle:

Alan,

Assuming it's in the park at the listed coordinates, are there hiking trails there? Perhaps a trail with white blazes?

~Terry


Is that Mingo Creek Park?

Which is Longitude: -80.0308 Latitude: 40.1962

ED: Had lon and lat backwards

Message edited by author 2006-04-05 21:36:54.
04/05/2006 09:30:58 PM · #24
Maybe the Lat/Longe are the date the image was created?

....about all I can think of.
04/05/2006 09:25:32 PM · #25
hrmm I found the original page and signed up even though I don't have a GPS...

Anyway...how many total numbers do I need?
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