It is a well known trick among advanced UNIX or UNIX like operating system users to hide or embed some “secret” text inside a normal picture using terminal in Mac OS X, for example.
However, it is possible to embed such text in Microsoft Windows 7 too, using the same principle. In this tutorial, we will describe, how to do it.
1. Two copies of exactly the same picture in any image file format.
2. An ASCII or ANSI (text) file containing the secret text.
We are showing step by step to make it easy. If you want to embed text in the picture TheCustomizeWindows, make two copies of the image and put in a separate folder, in our example, we have renamed them to TheCustomizeWindows-01 and TheCustomizeWindows-02 :
Now, create a text file in the same folder, write a text file inside it (it will contain your secret message; just right click inside the folder, hover over New > Text Document and click Text Document.) We have written this text inside in this example:
Add three star signs (*) above and below the text as shown in the above screenshot. Save the file with .log extension, All files and keep the encoding to ANSI :
Now, open command prompt, type like this:
copy TheCustomizeWindows-01.PNG /b + TheCustomizeWindows.log /a + TheCustomizeWindows-02.PNG ?TheCustomizeWindows.png
We have used ” cd ” to change directory as you can see in the above screenshot. The new picture named TheCustomizeWindows will appear in that folder:
It is otherwise a normal picture. To see the hidden text; open notepad> Click Open > in the dialog box, change file type to All files from Text file and open the picture in notepad:
The picture will open as peculiar text characters, you will find the secret text message at the bottom (or else give a search with Find) :
You can not remove the text, because it has been compiled with the picture. If you try to remove it from notepad and save it, it will get corrupted.