Skip to comments.PDF Layers in Obama’s Birth Certificate ( NRO: Much ado about nothing)
Posted on 04/27/2011 4:09:51 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
We have received several e-mails today calling into question the validity of the PDF that the White House released, namely that there are embedded layers in the document. There are now several other people on the case. We looked into it and dismissed it.
The PDF is composed of multiple images. Thats correct. Using a photo editor or PDF viewer of your choice, you can extract this image data, view it, hide it, etc. But these layers, as theyre being called, arent layers in the traditional photo-editing sense of the word. They are, quite literally, pieces of image data that have been positioned in a PDF container. They appear as text but also contain glyphs, dots, lines, boxes, squiggles, and random garbage. Theyre not combined or merged in any way. Quite simply, they look like they were created programmatically, not by a human.
Whats plausible is that somewhere along the way from the scanning device to the PDF-creation software, both of which can perform OCR (optical character recognition) these partial/pseudo-text images were created and saved. Whats not plausible is that the government spent all this time manufacturing Obamas birth certificate only to commit the laughably rookie mistake of exporting the layers from Photoshop, or whatever photo editing software they are meant to have used. Its likely that whoever scanned the birth certificate in Hawaii forgot to turn off the OCR setting on the scanner. Lets leave it at that.
UPDATE: Ive confirmed that scanning an image, converting it to a PDF, optimizing that PDF, and then opening it up in Illustrator, does in fact create layers similar to what is seen in the birth certificate PDF. You can try it yourself at home.
Trump shattered Obama’s MSM cocoon very quickly.
Nonsense. PDF vs. Adobe CS files are irrelevent. Straight scans are one layer, by definition, because they're bitmaps with no innate object definitions. The only way to get multiple scan layers is to do multiple scans, and even then they aren't going to segregate themselves by subject matter, since all the scanner sees is undifferentiated bitmap data.
If you have scan layers, without or especially with subject matter content differentiation, you have deliberate assembly, which in this case means tampering, because the document has no structural justification for anything other than a straight scan.
I am a butt open novice compared to most with Adobe...but I have done enough to know that a scan is a flat scan...OCR be damned. This was last minute, shove it through forgery by some extremely smart people who want to keep it alive or extremely stupid aids...still do not cannot fathom which.
Keep fighting the good fight. I see that clear as day. I don’t know why others cannot. I guess too many anti-birther elites are more concerned about their egos.
Everyone should know by now that the established rules of science and physics don’t apply to Obama or his magically appearing documentation.
or they were touch ups they forgot to merge
The ss# is the next big question. How did he get it?
Not NBC = not eligible. And our SCOTUS won’t even do their job.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2711500/posts?page=33#33 Scanning a document to a PDF DOES CREATE LAYERS! I'VE DONE IT!
As a die-hard birther who has had multiple phone conversations with that kook Phil Berg, I think the jig is up. Must of the criticisms can be chalked up to human error and a crappy typewriter.
I began the day with high hopes for our side but must admit that they have been dashed. The guys whole story is very hinky but we are really chasing a dragon here and I, myself, have wasted a great deal of time and worry on the issue.
More than anything, I am pissed at this President’s snobby and elitist attitude towards the public in regards to this issue. He’s done nothing but play games and continues to laugh his ass off as he screws America at every turn.
How does one REALLY re-distribute WEALTH???...Communist style?
MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS NOTHING.
Good thought, however touch-ups done in graphic programs are usually done to an existing element. In other words, if these were touch-ups, the text would most likely also exist in the main text layer. A close watching of the following video shows this is NOT the case:
There’s another important issue here which has not been addressed. The text is curved at the appropriate place at left. This makes no sense whatsoever for a document “constructed” by somebody typing in text. Who would first type in text, put it in a book, photograph it, then mix that curved graphic image with other (typed in) letters? Ignoring the enormous needless effort you would spend doing things, you couldn’t possibly get a good result that way.
It just makes no sense. No, the right explanation is the simple one: the layers were created by a software program trying to make sense of, and do OCR on, a scanned image.
Thanks for doing that experiment, reegs.
Wow, I was really feeling down after wasting so much of my time worrying about this stupid issue for 3 years. But, that was before your “glass half-full” post.
You make a great point and this fight is far from over and Obummer has revealed a chink in his armor. Soldier on my optimistic FRiend
More than anything, I am pissed at this Presidents snobby and elitist attitude towards the public in regards to this issue. Hes done nothing but play games and continues to laugh his ass off as he screws America at every turn.
Oh, gosh. Honestly, Obama has basically STOLEN a significant part of my time and attention from me this week (and previously, too) by not releasing this damn certificate about 2 years ago.
Honestly, I was thinking YESTERDAY about writing an article for the newspaper about the legitimacy of "birther" questions. I've spent hours today trying to sort out the truth from all of the fiction and speculation that's been flying around.
So yeah, he has been and undoubtedly still is laughing his ass off. At guess whose expense?
More analysis here
That is very interesting. Notice your layers have a number of over lap layers. The original has no over lapping at all
I would attribute that to mine being a scan of a printed version of the White House provided PDF which may be a 3rd or 4th generation scan of the original document. My scan settings may have also been different from the scan that was created for the original PDF.
notice the lines not even a trace of evidence anyplace on the paper. If that were possible I would have to say that is the best program ever made.
Do you notice something odd about this?
My question is why didn’t he produce it from day one..??????????????????? Why the stupid game if he had it all the while ?