A niece of mine showed me a roll of film negative with various snap shots of rectangles. She said that there is hidden information or a message in that film which could be seen if it is developed with special liquid but also said that I can figure them out anyway. What could it be?
From other answers and from OP's comments, we know:
- that the rectangles represent the 26 letters of the alphabet;
- that there is a "segment word";
- that the marks show where there are corners in the letter and
- that curves were not shaded.
The rectangles are ...
... the top, bottom and side views of the letters as they might appear in a technical drawing. Hidden edges are not shown. Curves are not treated specially, so that the side view of an H and an O look the same. However, there is a hard edge where a straight edge meets a curve, Which normally wouldn't be the case, but which lets us distinguish a D from an O, for example.
The letters on the film are:
(In the current representation, U and J are the same, as are H and N.)
There is a single word hidden in the letters:
A Google search of 'fixage photographie' (french), returns the following Wiki: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixateur
"a chemical solution used at the end of the development and which completely desensitizes a photographic film or paper"
I'm hoping I'm on the right track, I wish I had time to sit and go through each frame.
It looks like the lines on the cells are where lines could be made to form letters, some really stand out like that.
Here are a couple of examples:
Maybe this is just from editing:
The guide holes in the film aren't all in line, could this be a clue or just a case of misalignment when making the image?
If no one makes progress on this I'll be back for a deeper look tomorrow! (EDIT: I've added a few examples above)
Not sure if it's right but worth a try -
Is the message hidden -
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog and the word is Pangram
There are exactly 26 blocks in there. Each of them is a unique one. Which makes me think of alphabets Now, the most common message formed using all 26 alphabets is -
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
This could be the possible message which is nothing but Pangram