Skip to comments.(Video)Graphic Artist Questions Obama Birth Cert. Says The Doc Has Been 'Edited In Its Entirety'
Posted on 05/06/2011 10:39:58 AM PDT by Red Steel
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Even after the White House offered up President Obama's birth certificate, there are still those who are questioning it's legitimacy.
One Grand Junction man who works as a graphic artist says he has discovered something strange about the certificate. "There's no doubt that it has been edited and quite significantly," James Colby said.
He's been involved in graphic arts since 2004 and has never had a reason to doubt our president's birthplace. In fact, he says he is politically independent. Yet, Colby says he can't ignore the obvious.
After downloading the birth certificate straight off of the White House's website, he started noticing the apparent flaws in a computer program called Adobe Illustrator.
"Legitimate digitized, scanned documents will always have [a] faded appearance... There are too many jagged features, here." he said as the scoured the certificate. "So, it's not a single document, it's actually 'compositive' layers."
Colby says scanned images should only have one digitized layer. He says President Obama's birth certificate has almost 50 layers. "You can see the layers flash yourself just by rapidly zooming in and out in your web browser. That means that the browser is rendering different layers."
Colby concedes that there are some instances where scanned images produce multiple layers. "It's a program called OCR that converts text in the images into computer readable text," he said. "But, it would never work on signatures. So, the fact that the signatures have been edited discounts the possibility of it being OCR."
Colby continued pointing out the apparent problems. "You'll notice the white background behind these letters, which is also super-imposed, actually covers up a little bit of the 'D' in this word," he explained. "Even his name has been edited, all except for the 'R' in 'Barack.'"
But, Colby can not figure out why the White House would release something so obvious. "The question is why is it so obvious," he said. "Maybe the original certificate was damaged, maybe it was faded, maybe someone was just trying to clean it up. [But,] you'd think if that was the case, they would supply the original certificate just so there would be no suspicions."
Colby says as strange as the edits are, they don't prove a thing. But, he believes that they do point in one direction. "It's definitely been edited in its entirety, so the indication would point to the probability of it being fake," he said. "But, nobody can really make that claim."
Colby isn't alone in believing the birth certificate has been altered. Other graphic artists and various conservative groups from across the country are saying the same thing.
I thought it was established the layers were from OCR?
>>Colby concedes that there are some instances where scanned images produce multiple layers. “It’s a program called OCR that converts text in the images into computer readable text,” he said. “But, it would never work on signatures. So, the fact that the signatures have been edited discounts the possibility of it being OCR.” <<
From the article
Why can’t we see the actual document instead of a digital copy from Obama?
No, they were obfuscation attempts to discredit those pointing out the obvious doctoring of this document
Believing it was an innocent OCR process may mean that person is a candidate to buy swampland.
OCR is not the only way that layers appear in a scanned document, there is also MRC.
One (OCR) creates layers of text from document so readers (like a .pdf reader) can have content that can be searched. MRC (link above) breaks the image into multiple layers to compress it while retaining quality. At that, if you look at the link above, you’ll see a lot of the same things pointed out like the ‘white out’ look some have found.
Neither of these items are isolated, they both occur when scanning documents into a filing system like a Keyfile system.
I suggest reading the link above. The problem is graphic artists only work with documents one way, creating layers themselves. They may never have worked with a Keyfile type system to bring in documents for data storage and don’t realize it also creates layers.
Why would there be 50 layers? Not only is this document very suspicious, but it looks to be created by someone who isn't very skilled in Photoshop.
Wow, a local news team actually is doing some investigative reporting. Imagine that!
Should send this video far and wide to everyone you know and ask them the question, why Obama still has not provided a copy of the original document.
My question is, why would they list the father’s birthplace as Kenya in 1961 when the Republic of Kenya wasn’t formed until 1963?
Read the MRC information link in post #9.
Read post 16.
(And he was armed fired at us and ran. No he was unarmed and hid behind a woman. No wait, he shoved the woman and ran, but was unarmed. Just wait until you see the pictures. Wait, there's not gonna be any pictures...)
Would a digital copy as presented hold up in a court of law? If not, he has not presented a legal document.
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