Since the following does little to enlighten us as to the forger or forgery, I have removed this unnecessarily long distraction and given it its own posting. Given Hermitians problems understanding workflow created artifacts, I am at this moment reluctant to dive too deep in this side show. But with enough detective work, I am sure we can come to understand how these documents ended up being created. There is however NOTHING that suggests that a forger somehow worked with the AP or that the AP forged the document…
Forgery Part 4
On 04/27/2011 the WH released the Green background LFCOLB PDF image and also handed out pale Blue Xerox copies to the WH press corps at the WH early morning “Press Gaggle”. Additionally, the AP released two different PDF images, one to the Iowa Muscatine Journal, and another to ABC News. It was reported that Scott Applewhite, a photographer for the Associated Press, created both of these PDF images by scanning one of the paper handout copies. These two PDF images were published on the internet on 04/27/2011 by the Muscatine Journal and by ABC. The Muscatine Journal’s copy has a near-White background but the ABC copy has a pale- Blue background like the paper handouts.
Applewhite would have created the two AP images using either a digital scanner or a digital camera mounted on a macro copy stand. He created both images on 04/27/2011 albeit at different times. The first image (created at 9:00:38 AM) was published on the Muscatine Journal website on 04/27/2011.
Look at the metadata DCSA103… it refers to his camera. It apparently starts at DCSA100. So Applewhite took a photograph.
APPHOTO DCSA103: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to the House floor to deliver remarks about negotiations with President Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Boehner said President Barack Obama is slow-walking talks to avoid the fiscal cliff, and hasn’t outlined spending cuts he’s willing to support as part of a compromise. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (11 Dec 2012)
The PDF shows D:20110427090139-06’00 April 27, 2011, 09:01:39-06’00 whch is 10:01:39 East Coast Time. Muscatine is in Iowa. There is no information in the JPEG as to when the photograph was created. The PDF shows 20110427090038-05’00’ as the time Applewhite took the picture.
There is something weird, the PDF is 5.9 Mb, the jpeg 294 Kb…
( Wait a few seconds for the PDFXChange viewer to pop up! Then you can download the PDF )
The PDF file METADATA from 4db82608b486f.pdf gave the following description:
“This handout image provided by the White House shows a copy of the long form of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate from Hawaii. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)”
The published PDF copy has a White background and relatively low resolution of 120 PPI X 120 PPI. and size of 1043 X 1243 pixels. The page size, measured in Adobe Illustrator is 8.695 in. X 10.355 in. The 120 PPI X 120 PPI image was reduced in size by 72% X 72% indicating that it previously existed at a larger size of 14.486 in. X 17.264 in and resolution of 72 PPI X 72 PPI. The total number of pixels in both size images would be the same. For reasons I will explain later, I now believe that this image never existed at the larger size (i.e. 14.486 X 17.264) and lower resolution (i.e. 72 PPI X 72 PPI).
However, the PDF file METADATA from 4db82608b486f.pdf indicates that it was created by Applewhite at 200 PPI X 200 PPI resolution and size of 1739 × 2071 pixels. Conversion of the pixels to inches shows that both of these two images would be the same size (8.695 in. X 10.355 in.). Thus, there is a mystery here ! Both the PDF image published on the Muscatine Journal and the original image created by Applewhite are the same page size but they are not the same pixel resolution. This is not easy to accomplish if one sets out to do it with Illustrator or Photoshop because the usual way to change resolution is to change page size.
The METADAT from 4db82608b486f.pdf also indicates that the PDF creator tool was Adobe Photoshop CS2 and the producer tool was Adobe Photoshop for Windows — Image Conversion Plug-in. The original file type was TIFF ( 200 PPI X 200 PPI ) and the PDF was created with Photoshop.
The Muscatine Journal’s image was more tightly cropped than was the ABC image. Both images are probably scanned images because they both have color fringes on the edges of the form lines and text characters. However, the color fringes are weak on the ABC image. Alternative, the original paper copy for each image could have been photographed by a digital camera mounted on a macrocopy light stand.
The second copy (also created by Applewhite but later at 9:28:48 AM) was published by ABC also on 04/27/2011. This second PDF, also created by Applewhite, is also 200 PPI X 200 PPI resolution but is larger size (2698 pixels X 3334 pixels). The image page size is 13.49 in X 16.17 in. The PDF creation tool was Adobe Acrobat 8.26 and the producer tool was Adobe Acrobat 8.26 Image Conversion Plug-in. This second image has a pale Blue background.
When opened in Adobe Illustrator CC, This larger 200 PPI X 200 PPI image was reduced in size by a scale factor of 36% X 36% indicating that it also had previously existed as a larger size 37.472 in. X 46.3046 in. and resolution of 72 PPI X 72 PPI. The total number of pixels in both size images are again the same. However, I believe that it is unlikely that this larger image ever existed either.
[NBC: Duh… This is again a confusion on poor Hermitian’s part… 200/72 equals 36%, in order to display the 200 PPI image in the 72 PPI PDF, a 36% scaling is necessary. Basic math. thus the ‘indicating that it also… is just a total miscalculation by our friend.]
ABC posted a George Stephanopoulos video and link to Applewhite’s copy at:
“President Obama Releases Birth Certificate to End Birther ‘Silliness’”
The ABC link to the Applewhite copy:
There was also another ABC link from the same ABC article to another ABC article written by Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller. It was posted by “Kristina” under ABC’s “Political Punch”. This second article included a link to the WH website and the official PDF copy of Obama’s Green-background) LFCOLB.
Consequently, ABC news published both the WH and AP PDF images on 04/27/2013.
The transcript of the early morning “press gaggle” indicates that the presser started at 8:48 AM.
“Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 4/27/2011
“James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
“8:48 A.M. EDT”
Therefore, the AP had to have a paper image of the Obama LFCOLB “in house” exactly 12 minutes and 38 seconds after the press gaggle began. Consequently, the AP could not have possibly obtained a paper handout copy from their AP reporter (attending the presser) in time for Applewhite to create the Muscatine Journal PDF by 9:00:38 AM. Thus, the AP either got a paper handout copy from the WH before the press gaggle or the WH must have sent an electronic image over to the AP (also before the press gaggle). But if the WH sent a paper handout over to the AP Washington DC office, then it would have had the pale-blue background. Why would the WH give the AP a pre-release paper copy on White paper? Or if, instead, the WH sent an electronic image, then why didn’t they send the Green-background LFCOLB PDF image that they posted on the WH website? Why would the WH send an electronic image that had a near-White background? Neither scenario adds up!
Otherwise, if not supplied by the WH, then the AP would have had to obtain this copy directly from the forger? Thus either the AP knows who the forger is (and the AP is in on the conspiracy) or the forger works at the AP.
[NBC: Hermetian provides no logic for this, again it is his ignorance as to the why and how that leads him to conclude that a forger must have been involved. And so the ad hoc explanations continue…]
Three things are proven by these facts.
1. Applewhite had created his White-background PDF image by 9:00:38 ( 12 min 38 sec after the start of the press gaggle ).
[NBC: Using his camera yes.. actually he has one created by 8:53:21, the one with the bluish tint.]
2. Applewhite had created his pale-Blue PDF image by 9:28:48 AM.
[NBC: The document says 2011-04-27T09:28:48-04:00 weird. but it is not local time DC..]
3. Applewhite’s (200 PPI X 200 PPI) and (8.965 in. X 10.355 in.) page size image (if it exists) would be the highest resolution image of the Obama LFCOLB in existence.
From the start, the WH issued (at least) two different LFCOLB images.
[NBC: No evidence of this has been presented.]
Moreover, no effort was made to standardized the size or resolution of any of the Obama LFCOLB PDF images that were released to the public. Obviously the Obama team made sure initially that at least two different versions of the Obama LFCOLB were released to the public on 04/27/2011. In the interim his attorneys have produced several more versions. All of this has been done while Obama claims to have the two certified paper copies that were produced by the HDOH on 04/25/2011 in his possession. So let’s see these two certified copies! Each would bear the Hawaii State seal impression and the State Registrar’s signature and date stamps in Black ink.
I have stumbled into a discovery that may go a long way in solving the riddle of the Obama LFCOLB.
My discovery explains how the Muscatine PDF image (4db82608b486f.pdf) has a resolution of 120 PPI X 120 PPI when opened in Adobe Illustrator CC but the image was created as a scanned TIFF at 200 PPI X 200 PPI and the PDF was created and produced by Photoshop. In this case the Muscatine PDF file (4db82608b486f.pdf) was created as a Photoshop PDF.
When the Muscatine PDF image (4db82608b486f.pdf) is opened in Photoshop CC as a Photoshop PDF file it opens at 200 PPI X 200 PPI resolution. This image is the one created by Applewhite. When the same PDF is opened in Adobe Illustrator CC as an Adobe PDF then it opens at 120 PPI X 120 PPI resolution. Thus a Photoshop PDF file opened in Photoshop does not necessarily produce the same image when the same Photoshop PDF file is opened as an Adobe PDF file in Illustrator or Acrobat.
I have attached two screen shots one from Photoshop at 200 PPI X 200 PPI and the other from Acrobat XI Pro at 120 PPI X 120 PPI. Both images are from the Muscatine Journal PDF file (4db82608b486f.pdf). This is the image that Applewhite created with Photoshop at 9:00:38 AM.
To the contrary, the ABC PDF image was created at (200 PPI X 200 PPI) with a page size of 13.49 in. X 16.17 in. The PDF creation tool was Adobe Acrobat 8.26 and the producer tool was Adobe Acrobat 8.26 Image Conversion Plug-in. Thus the ABC PDF (ap_obama_certificate_dm_110427.pdf) was created as an Adobe PDF.
Of course this ABC PDF opens at 200 PPI X 200 PPI in Acrobat.
However the same file (ap_obama_certificate_dm_110427.pdf) cannot be opened as a Photoshop PDF in Photoshop CC or CS6. An error occurs in this case.
[NBC: Nothing here really helps Hermitian’s ‘forger’ argument. It’s an interesting side note at best]