We were given an image that could be a barcode found hidden in it. However, I'm unable to read the barcode using an app after I re-created it and I'm unsure if I made an error or if it's an actual barcode.
Flipped Re-created hidden image
To find the barcode hidden under the original image just change the contrast and levels of the image or use any of your different steganography techniques. I'm only guessing it's a barcode but it may not be (this person had solved the puzzle).
So it possibly might not even be a barcode or I'm finding the wrong thing in the image.
All I can say is it was confirmed that the answer is 44 random characters. It was confirmed by someone who has solved it. The answer should be something like this. EGUKUEEQXAYLIKPPSKQPLIUFZXJUOGXQJZIUGOLLFOUL
Is this a real barcode? If yes, how can we scan it/decrypt it? If not, what is it or is there something else I'm missing in the original image? Finally what is the decryption to it?