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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Deciphering an Alien Signal

I have a strange problem that you may be able to help me with. I was recently hired by company that manages several communications satellites, and I've gotten stuck with the overnight shift. Earlier ...
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The unsolvable puzzle (a colorful and challenging jigsaw 2.0)

There once was a famous work of modern art that everyone in the world loved. One particularly nasty person however hated it so much that decided to use a time machine to go back in time to when the ...
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Sunset Parliament Sacrificing Posers

This was inspired when I tried to solve BmyGuest's Owls at sunset - find the odd one out Similar to that group, these birds have gathered prior to a hunt albeit an evening hunt instead of a dawn ...
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Owls at sunset - find the odd one out

Quite contrary to the common belief, owls are very social animals and indeed form flocks or rather tightly bound families with a common social codex. At sunset, they all meet before going on their ...
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Pictures On The Wall

My friend has these pictures up on the wall. What do you think he's crazy about? (These pictures have a common link, and the correct answer will explain each image in the same way.) HINT: The title ...
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Find the missing piece

One day I got a paper from my courtyard with the center portion missing. Here is what the poster looks like: I have made some pieces of paper so that I can stick one to the center of the poster. ...
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Lepidopterology needed!

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art The two friends in the gallery of Hyper-modern art are still discussing. "You know what, to certain extent I start enjoying this Hyper-...
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What is a Scalable Phrase™?

Now that you are familiar with Cyclone Phrases, let's look at another kind of phrase. If a phrase adheres to a certain rule, then I call it a Scalable Phrase™. Use the examples below to find the ...
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Identify the next symbol in the pattern

Which symbol should replace the question mark in the above pattern? To clarify a few things: You can solve this puzzle with a printed version of it; that is to say, there's no steganography or other ...
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Chromatic Tones

An artist recently painted this odd looking mural in my hometown. He called it 'Chromatic Tones'. Most people just walk by it, but I suspect it has a deeper meaning. I have looked at it, increasingly ...
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Messages of unknown origin

--storyline-- Recently, an ancient tomb of unknown origin was discovered during the deep-earth mining operations of 2035. Inside, there was a mysterious metallic box with engravings on each face, as ...
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Find the path in 15 transitions

I found this online (I don't know who made it) (Note: there is a missing link at the bottom!) I guess that a transition is a contiguous movement in the same direction (or: the number of changes of ...
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Another visual puzzle

Hmmz, it seems that I need to add 30 characters here, even though an image says more than a thousand words... When you think you have solved it, please read this hint:
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John's first pixel drawing

Story continuation based from this first riddle and this other riddle. Bob was enjoying his day off at home when he received a message from John. John sent him a picture of a piece of art, the first ...
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Identify the Missing Symbols

The symbols below appear to be some sort of nautical symbols: waves, sails, lighthouse markers, waterfall markers, directional markers, etc. The spots are labeled with red letters, but the red ...
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Find the secret phrase in this encrypted image (Part 4)

Welcome to the final stage of Quark's encrypted image puzzle series. I don't really like reusing old tricks so this puzzle will NOT require steganography tricks. There's not much else I can do to a ....
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Find the secret phrase in this encrypted image (part 3)

Welcome to part 3 of Quark's quest to make an image puzzle that isn't solved in under an hour. Like the last one, this will be much more difficult than the last. In the below encrypted message, there ...
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Shades of Gray - Perception vs Reality

Within each individual "view-finder" frame below, all of the pixels are the same shade of gray. Frames A, C, and E appear to be a darker gray while frames B and D appear to be lighter. However, based ...
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What is the central color?

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art The two friends move on in the gallery. "You have now shown me two examples of hyper-modern art, but I still don't quite get it. What is ...
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Find the secret word in this encrypted image (part 1)

There is a secret word associated with this image that will be clear if it is decrypted properly. What is that word? Full size image: http://i.imgur.com/XMdDfAM.jpg
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What is leoll2 trying to tell us?

The following image appears on the profile page of leoll2: It appears to be a binary code, which I've transcribed as follows: (left-hand side) 01001110 01100001 01110100 01110101 01110010 ...
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Can you help me get a date with this girl?

There are 3 puzzles below. To reach the second puzzle, you have to solve the first. The image has hidden messages and keys. I need you to help me get a date with this pretty girl in my uni. She ...
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That's a lot of triangles

Counting the Triangles in this image individually would take far too long. Can anyone come up with an algorithm to figure out how many triangles are in this shape? Answers should include the number ...
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A treasure hunt for the magic artefact

Somewhere in a magical land a small golden chest is delivered by an white eagle to a soon-to-be heroine. She opens it with shaky hands, knowing what it means that this gift has been delivered to her. ...
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A hunt for long forgotten treasure …but beware the pirate's curse!

I never really knew my uncle growing up. He seemed nice enough, but I got the sense from the distant, troubled look in his eyes that there was at least some truth to the rumours... Years before I was ...
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Seven Segment Cipher

In math class I asked my friend what she did for a job. She simply handed me this note. What does it say? Note: You may need a calculator! Then again, you may not...
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The Universal Language

Or should I say, a CoSmOs CrYPt? This was found inscribed in a rock in the middle of the desert. Perhaps the ancients knew more about the sciences than we thought they did - after all, this puzzle ...
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Minimum number of steps required to cut this bar

What is the minimum number of steps required to cut this chocolate bar which is a single piece into at least 30 single pieces? 1)Image for chocolate bar 2)Image for single piece ...
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Dimensional Analysis

My friend drew this diagram to help him remember his password. "It may seem like just a bunch of squares", he said, "but once you put it all together, and read it the right way, you'll see it." What ...
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Be an artist with Klauz

Story: Klauz Oppenheim is putting together an animation as an art project for school. He wants to portray his message using familiar objects that his audience will be able to relate to, so he bought ...
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Changing perspective

Where am I? If I'm stuck in the middle, but can look around as much as I'd like; I can see 120, 24 times. These 24 are actually arranged into groups of 3 across 8 complete imaginary ●'s of view. ...
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World-wide web or perhaps a bit more narrow-minded?

Beware: solving this riddle requires being technically fluent in both digital platforms described below (using them both is essential). Even though Bootstrap doesn't propagate itself as being narrow-...
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How many would die after E slightly pushes the structure in front of him? [closed]

As you can see in the picture, there are 5 people A, B, C, D, E. E is going to slightly push the circular structure so that the initial velocity of the structure on the inclined plane would be zero. ...
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Picture Perfect

Most people I know hang paintings and posters on their wall. However my robot friend instead hangs a page of binary on the wall: ...
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Where are we going?

Randall is on vacation in Australia, and his older sister has planned out the whole thing. One night, when they've returned to their hotel room, she hands him a slip of paper and says, "This is where ...
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What is hidden on this image?

Here's the image: What is hidden on it and how was it made?
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What is the title of this modern art painting, if not “Stars and Stripes”?

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art Still in the hyper-modern art gallery... "You know, even now that you have explained to me, how hyper-modern-art works, I still don't quite ...
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What does this modern art picture represent?

This puzzle belongs to the puzzle series: hyper-modern art Two visitors are standing in front of a painting in the hyper-modern art gallery, discussing it. "Well, I have to admit that I really don't ...
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Arms of the night

This puzzle attempts to portray a specific scene in a well known movie from the 1970's. The meaning of the symbols is important although the specific symbol may or may not be part of the movie. The ...
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A challenging visual puzzle

Here's a puzzle that I created. The end result is a number.
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An old picture puzzle

Here is a drawing of an old picture. Your task is to answer all 8 questions correctly AND give a good reasoning for it What time of day is it? Is it early spring or a late fall(autumn)? Is this river ...
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Duplo train tracks

This weekend I was helping my three year old build some train tracks for his Duplo train. The train is powered by a small battery, so it moves on its own. His collection of pieces includes a bunch of ...
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Color-Coded Bridges

Use the given clues to solve the puzzle below. Note: an image editing tool is recommended.
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Two rebus puzzles, each with a sun

These two rebus puzzles both have a sun in it. Puzzle 1: Puzzle 2: What do they mean?
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Our Honor is Unstained

Here are four photos from Google satellite maps and one from Wikipedia (see note 1). These photos show a family related by strength and endurance. The goal of this puzzle is: to identify the ...
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Which number replaces the question mark in <16, 2, 11, 6, 9, 4, 14, ?>

I came across a puzzle (posed by my friends) that looked like this: Does anyone see any pattern here ?
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How to solve this 7x8 grid with partially and completely filled squares?

I've tried looking at the paper from different angles, and nothing is jumping out at me. I'm not sure what to try next. Thanks!
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The needle in the network - find it!

We all know it can be difficult to find a needle in a haystack, but in this puzzle you have to Find the NEEDLE in the network! A bit more detailed: Somewhere in the network pictured above ...
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One word: Bacon

Decrypt the hidden meaning in the picture below: Hint 1: Hint 2:
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Signal-network: Create a network that guides 2 signals

This is a different 'connect the dots' puzzle. Your task is to connect the blue and yellow nodes in the map below with links such that the created network guides two signals emitted from the two ...