REPORT BARACK OBAMA: LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE
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Scanner Chromatic Aberration
The previous sections discussed noise and antialiasing in reerenceto a scanned photo, but what about scanned text? Figure 4 showsa sample section o scanned text. The
insert shows thesample text at normal zoom level—
The Anniversary Series
—lookslike ordinary black text. The majority o Figure 4 zooms into acouple o text characters or a closer look at 1400% zoom level.Clearly a similar consistency in noise and antialiasing can be seenat the higher zoom level. Additionally, notice a pattern in theantialiasing transitional colors: The bottom or let edges o the text(as it transitions into the white background) are red-ish color valuesin this example, similarly there are consistently blue-ish colorvalues around the top and right edges o transitions. This is typical,quite normal and is reerred to as
—causedwhen dierent wavelengths o light are reracted dierently as itgoes through a lens or prism during the scanning process.
Applying Foundational Basics
Now let’s examine some sample areas o Obama’s Long FormCerticate in Acrobat. Again, no need or special image editingsotware at this point, just an understanding o what to look or.Let’s start by mentioning that there is no evidence o chromaticaberration anywhere in the document—this is not normal andneither is the white halo surrounding the text—both pointsindicates image tampering (more on the halo later).
clearly displays numerous inconsistencies o
—also indicators o image tampering. A normaldocument—scanned and saved as a PDF—would not display theseinconsistencies
unless digitally altered
and compiled.It should be noted, that these inconsistencies alone reute theargument oating around that the layers can be explained byusing OCR (Optical Character Recognition) sotware. OCR sotwarewould not generate an inconsistency in noise and aliasing. Not tomention, the ethical implications o using OCR sotware—whichis to allow or the capability to
in a scanned document.So why would you choose to use OCR sotware when scanning anofcial document that is
intended to be edited or altered?
oers more inconsistency examples as ollows:
Bitmap text versus antialiasing text—notice the
X checkbox in question
compared to the
Xcheckbox in question
Additionally, the checkboxes are slightly dierent widths andpositioned dierently (pixels o checkbox on the bottom-rightoverlap line pixels below). It’s almost as i the boxes werecopied and pasted and manually positioned.
Some letter characters are identical (pixel or pixel), almost likethey were copied and pasted (and then moved into position).Example, the lowercase “i” in the word
to therst “i” in
. There are many similar identical instances asthere are dissimilar typesetting examples o dierent onts—both suggesting compilation o a document digitally.
Irregular typesetting spacing which is not consistent withproportional spacing used by computers or monospacingused by typewriters in 1961—but
consistent with copy andpasting and moving letters around. Example: The word “Yes”which has too much space between “Y” and “e” and not enoughspace between “e” and “s”.
PDF LFCB viewed in Acrobat at 1200% zoom level
Noise inconsistency inbackground patternNoise inconsistency in lineNoise inconsistency in text aswell as inconsistency in aliasing
Scanned text and chromatic aberration
Evidence o ont typesetting inconsistencies
Inconsistent checkbox sizes,aliasing and proximity to the lineFont inconsistencies—seri atbottom o one “d” and not otherAnother shit rom solidbitmap to antialiasingIdentical letters that suggestduplication such as with letter i