Questions tagged [visual]

A puzzle that incorporates a visual component like pictures, diagrams, drawings, etc. Do not use this tag for puzzles that discuss geometric objects without displaying them.

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I got ninety-nine problems - so here's another one!

To date, on Puzzling.SE I have contributed (counting: 10, 20, 30...) 99 problems to the site. So to mark my 100th, here's a massive meta-puzzle to celebrate the occasion! Task Solve the nine sub-...
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Colour in a 5 by 5 grid, with evolution rules, so that the starting grid is the same as the output grid

Colour in a 5 by 5 grid using the colours Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. Each cell is considered to have 4 neighbours (to the left, right, above and below.) The grid wraps, so e.g. the top right is a ...
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Alchemy in a Tin Kit

As usually happens when rummaging through one's grandparents' attic, I unwittingly discovered a seemingly ancient papyrus manuscript. It was stored in an old tin box along with some utensils. I ...
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My strategy shall reveal you my name

Note: Knowledge is about a rather famous element of a rather widespread genre, so maybe not as exclusive as your average knowledge.
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Image steganography: find the song lyrics hidden inside the image

I created this puzzle by myself. And I am absolutely sure I am the first one to come up with the method to convert encoded messages to images. You will be given a ...
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Bits and pieces of maps?

Your friend texts you this image. What does it mean? Note: I created this puzzle. Good Luck!
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Please respond Mark!

I have been trying to contact my son Mark for past 4 days, I hope he is alright. My 17 year old son went to attend "Mathematics Summer Camp", I am really eager to know about the camp, his ...
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It's a... Ohh... puzzle (BpFp)

I'm looking for a 5-letter word. ...
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Lots of dull colors!

Note: I created this puzzle. Good Luck!
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A musical response

This puzzle is my own creation. The other day one of my coworkers asked me whether I was up for a challenge. I said sure, so he handed me a piece of paper. "Find the response that's hidden in ...
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Can you find the message hidden inside the picture?

I created the puzzle by myself using a Python program I wrote. Encoded message Transcription of encoded message ...
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What is the encoded message?

I created the puzzle by myself. Encoded Message Examples Hello World Hello, World! Python Hints: I made another image to illustrate the encoding better (all the images were generated by a Python ...
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▉ ▎▊ ▐▎ ▋█ ▐▉ ▋█ ▐▉ ▎▊ ▐▎ ▎█ ▐

(I created this puzzle myself) I was shopping for groceries the other day, and I found an item that was in an unlabeled, uncolored package. In fact, the only thing that was on it was this barcode: ...
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Who put these roof beams over the chimney, I'd like to know?

Before you read this, the credits: I came up with this puzzle entirely by myself, and the photo is mine. I just bought a house last winter, and I was all ready to cozy up next to a warm fire in the ...
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A bunch of circles and squares

The grey region is simply the region you see below. The answer will give you 10 letters. US's: TSDFCK RTOYLG AWQMRZ PUWSTU SRNXEL Hint 1: Hint 2
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Yes! Paaawk mmm

Try to make sense of what you see below. M◓_◔z◔z◔a◓(_◔ + ,◓) M◓_◔z◔z◔a◓(_◔ + ,◓) ◠◔(u◓ + _◔)_◔◠◔(_◔ + >◓)a◓z◔ P◓_◔z◔z◔a◓(_◔ + ,◓)
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Naming Unconvention

This week's puzzle follows the usual convention: circles which represent as yet unknown categories. One tile has been placed to help - your task is to place the others and explain why.
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Found in Africa

The answer to this puzzle is a six-letter word. One thousand one. "One friend"
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Find the arrangement around the octagon

8 people (call them A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H) are standing on the vertices of the colored octagon below, looking toward the center. E has at least one foot on a secondary color. G is directly ...
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Dots structures codified

Here are patterns of white and black dots and list of numbers that somehow describe those patterns. What combinations correspond to numbers on the right side? (black dots in the last line form a ...
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Close your eyes and feel the twist of this puzzle

Answer is two words Hint 1 (very slight): Hint 2 (somewhat substantial): Hint 3 (major): Hint 4:
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AS CODE: FIVE BIT ⇐ U SAW/SEE

AS CODE: FIVE BIT ⇐ U SAW/SEE As always, your final answer will be a single word.
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The silhouette of a hand holding a cylindrical glass jar, in the background is the Milky Way

Elsewhere, a game was played. This game was an unusual sort of game, and the results are an unusual sort of curiosity, though I should say no more outside of spoiler tags. I thought it would make for ...
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Complete sets of pictures by replacing blanks

I made a couple of new ones. I liked making the first one the most. The first one seems to be the easiest for me but I can see someone getting stuck on it if they don't figure out the idea. The second ...
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Fill the blank with an image that fits into the given set

I tried to make them not too boring. The intended solution is very hard so I tried to slightly hint at it by implementing multiple solutions that lead to the same answer. I also tried to make more ...
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Each snowflake is beautiful but some are "pretty"

Let's define "snowflakey" pattern as Regular polygon surrounded by other regular polygons number of surrounding polygons equals to a number of angles of polygon in the middle Here are two ...
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VR Chat World "Information puzzles" 4th room

I've encountered this puzzle in the VR-Chat world "Information puzzles⁄信息谜题". It's a puzzle world with different rooms (puzzles) and I'm stuck at the 4th room. To advance to the next room ...
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We are everywhere

Each of the small images corresponds to at most 5 letters. The answer to this puzzle is a word.
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Jaws of Death - The Merry Tiler More Show

Three categories are depicted by circles and tiles belonging to those categories should be placed inside (or otherwise outside). Tiles can belong to any number of categories (0 to 4). Two are given to ...
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Which image should replace the question mark?

The answer to this puzzle is an image. Could you figure it out? Hints: Hint 1: Hint 2: Hint 3: Hint 4:
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It starts with O

What is the three word phrase I'm looking for here?
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Reading 2424 in Japanese

Celebrating twenty-four! The answer is numerical. Hint: Ambiguous Hint:
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On the Phone in the States

The answer is a relevant word or set of words.
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A combined puzzle

The answer to this puzzle is 6 letters long.
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It's All Just Noise To Me

(Note: This puzzle was originally made as part of a location-based puzzle hunt, so your final answer should be a place.) Hint 1:
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Sliding balls and stars on a 4x4 grid

You are playing a game on the following 4x4 grid. It contains balls, stars, empty cells, walls (solid blue squares) and target cells (T). Each turn you can slide all the balls and all the stars into ...
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Made for three only

The answer to this puzzle is a two word phrase (13 letters in total) where the first word starts with W. Good Luck! ;) Hint 1 Hint 2 (more decisive)
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Located in Asia

The answer to this little puzzle consists of two words.
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Sea of Sounds - A study on noise

(Author Note) A while ago I made some puzzles for a now defunct puzzle hunt project, here's one of them. The answer to this (and most other puzzles of said hunt) is a single word. The puzzle itself is ...
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Sliding balls on a 5x5 grid

You are playing a game on the following 5x5 grid. Each turn you can slide all the orange balls into one of four directions: left, up, right or down. A ball will continue sliding along a direction ...
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Sliding balls on a 4x4 grid version 2

You are playing a game on the following 4x4 grid. Each turn you can slide all the orange balls into one of four directions: left, up, right or down. A ball will continue sliding along a direction ...
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Sliding balls on a 4x4 grid

You are playing a game on the following 4x4 grid. Each turn you can slide all the orange balls into one of four directions: left, up, right or down. A ball will continue sliding along a direction ...
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Planar Investigator

Use logical deduction to place a different digit from 1 to 9 in each circle below so that 8 of the arrows form the primes 23, 31, 41, 53, 59, 79, 89, and 97. (We view an arrow starting at digit A and ...
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Always these three

One of the figures have been blurred purposely (you'll understand why). Try come up with the correct answer.
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An easy rebus y'all!

This rebus expresses a simple phrase. What is it?
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What it looks like

The answer consists of three words. Hint 1 Hint 2 (related to hint 1) Hint 3 (more decisive)
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What symbol do the images represent?

These are two images representing the same symbol, the first image contains 25 blocks in 13 colors, it represents progression of its different states through time since it was initiated n years ago (<...
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I have a message

I have an encoded message and I want you to find out what it is. For the answer to be accepted, you must clearly demonstrate and explain each step in the encoding process. The message contains four ...
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Represented by three stripes

Replace the question mark. The answer is 7 letters long.
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Which country flags can you make in Tetris?

Your friend is playing Tetris. In her version of the game, the pieces use the standard colors and can drop in any possible order without restrictions. In the order shown below, the colors are light ...
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