Decrypt the hidden meaning in the picture below:
This is a humble yet terrific and radiant puzzle.
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I believe it must be
Wilbur, the pig from Charlotte's Web
This is a Baconion cipher. The first three letters are encoded in color channels. The red channel is present in letters B, C and O, which encodes to BABBA, or W. A similar process is done for the green and blue channels, which yield ABAAA (I) and ABABB (L). The next three letters are encoded in the font style. The B (AAAAB) comes from the n being italic. The U comes similarly from the capital letters (BABAA), and the final letter (R) is encoded in the pixelated font (ABBBA). The first hint shows you what the "default" lettering looks like, so you can spot anomalies. The second hint refer directly to the answer, but also hints on that this is in fact a Baconian cipher (pig reference).
I might expand on the explanation if it is confusing, but right now I don't have the time for it. Very nice puzzle.
1. It's a cryptogram solution of "bacon" if you allow that a letter can represent itself.
2. Relevance to Hint 1 is that a synonym for "default" is "basic", which is on a black background, which evokes the common phrase "basic black".
3. Relevance to Hint 2 is that the words "humble", "terrific", and "radiant" are three of the four words or phrases (the fourth being "some pig") woven into her web by Charlotte to describe Wilbur the pig in the book "Charlotte's Web" by E. B. White. White is the opposite of black, and it also has the cute added relevance of bacon coming from a pig.
"white" could be the answer, too, but it didn't seem to fit as well with Hint 1. So could "basic" but that doesn't fit at all with Hint 2. Any 5-letter word with no repeated letters is a cryptogram solution of "bacon" but those are the top three I could think of that were at all relevant to the hints.