Composite Private Images…

Hermitian: You didn’t dig deep enough NBC. On Jul 1, 2013 I discovered that the Muscatine Journal PDF which can be downloaded from here:

What I have shown is how both JPEGS provided by Applewhite (the COLB and the LFBC), soon after they were released by the Whitehouse, were photographed or scanned and transferred to the AP office, most likely in DC who put the images on the wire.

The variations in color are also visible but where enhanced by my operation and shows similar lighting conditions for both images.

A simple workflow at the Muscatine Newspaper involved importing the JPEG into photoshop, and applying a color correction. The second image is merely a reflection of this process.

You do know that you can save in photoshop to PDF and still allow for subsequent editing by including the .psd file?

Preserve Photoshop Editing Capabilities
Preserves Photoshop data in the PDF, such as layers, alpha channels, and spot colors. Photoshop PDF documents with this option can be opened only in Photoshop CS2 and later.

Yes, private refers to the PDF keyword which indicates that the following data are not to be interpreted, they are embedded by a photoshop tag. When opening in photoshop, photoshop actually can parse these data and load all the layers etc.

I actually extracted the object in question (Obj 12 in the PDF) which resulted in a file 5,550,950 bytes long. I then ran it through deflate.py and obtained a 10,804,407 byte long object. Using GIMP I managed to extract the 1739×2071 object which is, as you found out as well, the JPEG. It appears you may also have found a layer used to remove the bluish hue.

Well done. Your jpeg of the AP image is 3,654,760 bytes, the other one is 10,977,123 bytes.

The AP1 document is of a lower quality than the AP JPEG but larger. Who knows what has been done to this poor image… The color gradient one, which I believe was used to remove the bluish hue is much larger because it contains so many more color and is more random.

The user imported the JPEG provided by AP, made changes and saved to PDF but accidentally selected to preserve editing capabilities, inflating the document to many times its size.

Hilarious… How much do you really know about Adobe Suite and how they work deep deep down?

I am asking because these are capabilities I found easily explained on the internet.

The Composite Image is interesting as it suggests that layers were introduced. At least two operations were done on the AP JPEG they imported. Cropping and color adjustments.

For example

Using the Equalize command

The Equalize command redistributes the brightness values of the pixels in an image so that they more evenly represent the entire range of brightness levels. Equalize remaps pixel values in the composite image so that the brightest value represents white, the darkest value represents black, and intermediate values are evenly distributed throughout the grayscale.

You can use the Equalize command when a scanned image appears darker than the original and you want to balance the values to produce a lighter image. Using Equalize together with the Histogram panel lets you see before-and-after brightness comparisons.

Keep in mind that the Equalize command applies adjustments directly to the image layer and deletes image information. For nondestructive adjustments, use adjustment layers or edit in Adobe Camera Raw.

I bet you I know what happened

The user noticed the bluish hue and decided to remove it. The process created a layer which you managed to extract. So far I am not very impressed by your explanation but I appreciate your efforts to look at the embedded .PSD file that was left their by photoshop when the Muscatine user, probably accidentally, elected to save all the data that would allow one to open the file and continue editing, preserving relevant information

obj 9 0
 Type: /Page
 Referencing: 4 0 R, 10 0 R, 12 0 R, 3 0 R, 11 0 R

  <<
    /CropBox [0.0 0.0 626.04 745.56]
    /Parent 4 0 R
    /Contents 10 0 R
    /Rotate 0
    /PieceInfo
      <<
        /AdobePhotoshop
          <<
            /Private 12 0 R
            /LastModified "(D:20110427090136-06'00')"
          >>
      >>
    /ArtBox [0.0 0.0 626.04 745.56]
    /MediaBox [0.0 0.0 626.04 745.56]
    /Thumb 3 0 R
    /Resources
      <<
        /XObject
          <<
            /Im0 11 0 R
          >>
        /ProcSet [/PDF/ImageC]
      >>
    /Type /Page
    /LastModified "(D:20110427090139-06'00')"
  >>

So now we go to Obj 12

obj 12 0
 Type: 
 Referencing: 13 0 R, 14 0 R

  <<
    /UseTextOutlines false
    /ExportCrispy true
    /CompositeImage 13 0 R
    /SaveTransparency true
    /RoundTrip true
    /EmbedFonts true
    /ImageResources 14 0 R
  >>

Obj 13 the Composition Image which I discussed before

obj 13 0
 Type: /XObject
 Referencing: 15 0 R
 Contains stream

  <<
    /Subtype /Image
    /Length 5550950
    /Filter /FlateDecode
    /Name /X
    /BitsPerComponent 8
    /ColorSpace 15 0 R
    /Width 1739
    /DecodeParms
      <<
        /Columns 1739
        /Predictor 2
        /BitsPerComponent 8
        /Colors 3
      >>
    /Height 2071
    /Type /XObject
  >>

37 thoughts on “Composite Private Images…

  1. NBC

    “The color gradient one, which I believe was used to remove the bluish hue is much larger because it contains so many more color and is more random.”

    I extracted two images from the Muscatine Journal on 07/01/2013. I extracted both of these as PNG files.

    Both images have a pixel resolution of 72 PPI x 72 PPI. The largest image is a strange, darkly colored page with a trace of the certificate text and form lines. The dimensions of this image in inches (and then pixels) are respectively are W = 24.153 in. ; H = 28.764 in. (or W = 1739 P ; H = 2071 P). The smaller image is a certificate image with near-White background. The page size is W = 14.486 in.; H = 17.264 in. (or W = 1739 P ; H = 1243 P). Neither of these images is the same size or resolution as the image posted on the Muscatine Journal web site on 04/27/2011. Of course there is nothing random about an image comprised entirely of pixels of 1/72 in. x 1/72 in, , each of which is exactly congruent to a grid of 72 lpi x 72 lpi.

    I can think of no reason to create these large images in the normal process of scanning an 8.5 in. x 11 in. document.

  2. I can think of no reason to create these large images in the normal process of scanning an 8.5 in. x 11 in. document.,

    It was not scanned… Geez… Hermitian…. get with it…

    Sigh… You are so biased by your beliefs that you can no longer observe simple data… But let me help you.

  3. The dimensions of this image in inches (and then pixels) are respectively are W = 24.153 in. ; H = 28.764 in. (or W = 1739 P ; H = 2071 P). The smaller image is a certificate image with near-White background. The page size is W = 14.486 in.; H = 17.264 in. (or W = 1739 P ; H = 1243 P).

    The images you posted show two images 2071×1739… Perhaps you want to get your story straight?

    Come on Hermitian… this is not rocket science…

    What is your latest ‘hypothesis’? Still involving Applewhite

  4. Think creatively my friend. What would one do to remove the bluish hue… I do appreciate your efforts though but you may want to ask some relevant questions

  5. NBC

    “It was not scanned… Geez… Hermitian…. get with it…”
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    Oh! Yeh! Now I remember. You’ve still got Applewhite at the White House on April 27, 2013 with his 35 mm digital Nikon busily hand-shooting all of the perfectly framed and focussed images below. Even with your tripod you don’t have a leg to stand on.
    After you posted the photo numbers below, I pointed out that the time stamp on four of these pictures is the same (April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM). Hence Applewhite would have to have been at the White House in the wee hours shooting a paper handout that he didn’t get until four hours later. Now if the time stamp was wrong wouldn’t you think that by now AP would have corrected their error? I mean, after all, it was the LFCOLB of the President of the United States.

    I thought that I also remind your readers that all AP photo numbers are 12 digit numbers with no letters. I know you still haven’t admitted that you were wrong when you first claimed that DCSA103 label was Applewhite’s camera number and then you claimed that DCSA103 was a photo number (just for the day) when all the time I knew it couldn’t be the photo number because the Muscatine PDF METADATA clearly identified it as the photo transmission number. And I even posted a reference to two different photos with the same DCSA103 — one a picture of John Boehner walking to the House floor and the other the Muscatine Journal LFCOLB. Common sense would inform most people that the AP would never assign the same photo number to two different photos. But then not everyone is endowed with common sense.
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    ID: 11042713007
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Special Instructions: HANDOUT IMAGE PROVIDED BY THE WHITE HOUSE
    Image Resolution: 1101 x 1389 1.26 MB
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA103A
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC**

    Picture DCSA104 shows a copy of the COLB, with text bleeding through, just like for the other documents.

    ID: 110427018939
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Special Instructions: HANDOUT IMAGE PROVIDED BY THE WHITE HOUSE
    Image Resolution: 3104 x 3416 1.23 MB
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA104
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC**

    Around 9:48 EST, President Obama holds a press conference

    President Barack Obama gestures while speaking to reporters about the controversy over his birth certificate and true nationality, Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    ID: 11042713793
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 05:48:24 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Image Resolution: 4896 x 3264 1.62 MB
    Person: Barack Obama
    Subject: Government and politics
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA106
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC**

    The released letters from the DOH of HI and the letter requesting them were also captured by J. Scott Applewhite and again we see the text bleeding through.

    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    So I guess that if there’s text bleeding through, then we must assume that the LFCOLB, COLB and letters are all genuine ?

    Why do I think that LFCOLBs and COLBs should not have text bleedthrough ?

    It’s because the certified original should have been printed on 24 lb paper. Hence no bleed through.

    NBC you really shouldn’t just make up your story — especially when all the facts are contrary.

  6. NBC

    “The images you posted show two images 2071×1739… Perhaps you want to get your story straight?”

    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    Well NBC you are sharper than I thought. I too also noticed that the two images that I posted were the same size. But the difference between you and me on this particular mystery is that I noticed this on Jul 1, 2013. And I have been trying to figure out how the Hell this could happen for over a month. Which means of course, as always, I’m way ahead of you.

    Now maybe you Obots could explain how the PDF that produces the final images does not contain the final images but yet the final images just pop out when the file is opened in a bunch of different PDF editing programs? And please also explain why that same-sized final image sometimes pops out at 120 PPI x 120 PPI and some times it pops out at 200 PPI x 200 PPI whereas the two images that are detectable within the PDF are both 72 PPI x 72 PPI resolution?

    And I don’t need to remind your readers that my Forger always first creates all of his cut and paste images at 72 PPi x 72 PPI on his Macintosh screen from clippings selected from multiple documents of unknown source. Now if these two images are not proof of this, then you tell me why these two images are found in the Muscatine PDF. So why would your Xerox forger create two different versions of the same image at two different page sizes but with the same pixel resolution and then place both within the Muscatine PDF file?

    And, by the way, it’s about time for you to solve some real mysteries instead of just making up your storyline as you go. And it goes without saying that a solution requires that you post the proof.

  7. And I have been trying to figure out how the Hell this could happen for over a month. Which means of course, as always, I’m way ahead of you.

    Right my friend, you are way ahead trying to figure his out… But an answer has remained lacking I assume… Why you waste your time on this is beyond me but I guess that now that there is no foundation for a forgery for the WH LFBC PDF….

    And you really do not understand PPI now do you.. Sigh… Really, a month?

  8. So why would your Xerox forger create two different versions of the same image at two different page sizes but with the same pixel resolution and then place both within the Muscatine PDF file?

    That’s a silly question… You need to look beyond the Xerox machine which was not even used to create these PDF’s…

    Duuhhh..

  9. NBC

    Boy! That NBC is one slippery fellow. Now I’m going to give the readers the rest of the story. You see, as it turns out, there are two different photographs of the Obama pale-Blue background LFCOLB for sale on the AP Images web site. These are two different photos because they have different file size, and 12-digit photo ID numbers. And they have both been posted on the AP Images web page since 04/27/2011.

    HOWEVER THEY BOTH BEAR THE SAME TRANSMISSION NUMBER DCSA103 !!!

    AND NBC POSTED ONLY THE FIRST IMAGE (OF THE TWO) BELOW AFTER I INFORMED HIM THAT ALL PHOTOGRAPH NUMBERS POSTED ON AP IMAGES ARE 12-DIGIT NUMBERS !!! And I know that he must have seen that there were two images of the pale-Blue LFCOLB because they appear on the same web page.

    Higher resolution image…

    ID: 110427018673
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Special Instructions: HANDOUT IMAGE PROVIDED BY THE WHITE HOUSE
    Image Resolution: 2698 x 3234 1.43 MB
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA103
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC**

    High resolution image…

    ID: 11042717913
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Special Instructions: HANDOUT IMAGE PROVIDED BY THE WHITE HOUSE
    Image Resolution: 2698 x 3234 1.02 MB
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA103
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC** AJ**NY**

    Notice that the number of pixels are the same for both W and H. Also, the W and H pixels of the preview.jpg for the same two images are the same. The preview image is the small picture that appears on the AP Images web site. However, again the file sizes for the two preview.jpg images is different.

    Both images appear to include the same cropped area of the original certificate.

    ID: 110427018673 309 x 370 pixels size = 51887

    ID: 11042717913 309 x 370 pixels size = 52069

    This is another strange observation related to the release of the Obama LFCOLB. This may simply be an error but considering the strange findings from the Muscatine PDF I tke nothing for granted at this point.

    Of course we don’t really know the file format of each full-size image. Maybe they are PDFs ! I would have to purchase them to find out. Which would probably get me only a print of each one and a reprimand because I’m not an editor.

  10. However, again the file sizes for the two preview.jpg images is different.

    Yes, I had seen them as well, one shows JSA RCL**DC** the other one JSA RCL**DC** AJ**NY**

    So it appears that the AJ**NY was compressed twice. As Hermitian observed they were based on the same transmission so one may conclude that the JPEG compression may take place after the transmission of a TIFF based format? An interesting speculation.

  11. The variant document has a different tag

    Object Name = APTOPIX Obama

    So I took the original jpeg opened it into GIMP and compressed it to 78% and got 1,076,616 bytes.

    Minor mystery solved?

  12. Note how AP also posts its Top Pictures under the APTOPIX heading

    For example…

    The same picture shows up twice, once regular and once as an APTOPIX

    ID: 13050901992
    Creation Date: May 09, 2013 02:20:29 PM
    Photographer: Ariel Schalit
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Image Resolution: 4989 x 3454 1.84 MB
    Location: Mevo Horon, Palestine
    Transmission Reference: ASC105
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: ASC NM**CAI** DK**NY**

    APTOPIX
    ID: 26444992609
    Creation Date: May 09, 2013 02:20:29 PM
    Photographer: Ariel Schalit
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Image Resolution: 4989 x 3454 0.88 MB
    Location: Mevo Horon, Palestine
    Transmission Reference: ASC105
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: ASC NM**CAI**

    Same transmission reference, different sizes.

    Mystery solved..

    Elapsed time: < 45 minutes

  13. NBC

    ID: 110427018673 Caption Writer: “JSA RCL**DC** ”

    ID: 11042717913 Caption Writer: “JSA RCL**DC** AJ**NY**”

    Why would a caption writer in New York get credit on a picture created in DC along with the DC caption writer ? Why was it important to post both images for sale on AP Images ?

    One word sums up everything about Obama’s LFCOLB release…

    STRANGE

  14. Boy! That NBC is one slippery fellow. Now I’m going to give the readers the rest of the story. You see, as it turns out, there are two different photographs of the Obama pale-Blue background LFCOLB for sale on the AP Images web site. These are two different photos because they have different file size, and 12-digit photo ID numbers. And they have both been posted on the AP Images web page since 04/27/2011.

    Seems that has been explained now… Might be interesting to get hold of the ‘other’ JPEG as well but really… This is another ‘dead end’ as there is just no evidence support Hermetian’s thesis involving Applewhite. A dead end, again…

  15. One word sums up everything about Obama’s LFCOLB release…

    STRANGE

    Not after you perform the minimal research and realize that other pictures have the same ‘strangeness’

    Come on Hermitian, double check your data,think creatively before you conclude that your ignorance somehow supports something out of the ordinary with the LFCLB release.

    Everything falls in place so nicely once you lift a veil of ignorance.

  16. I notice that Scott Applewhite also has two photos he took of the President speaking to the press on the morning of April 27, 2011. The time is shown and they are both 4 hours behind EDT. They were taken around an hour after the images of the birth certificate handout copies.

  17. I notice that Scott Applewhite also has two photos he took of the President speaking to the press on the morning of April 27, 2011. The time is shown and they are both 4 hours behind EDT. They were taken around an hour after the images of the birth certificate handout copies.

    Of course, simple deduction really… Funny how easily confused Hermitian becomes and sees anything he does not understand as evidence of something nefarious. That’s a classical argument from ignorance argument and when the issue is resolved, we have another failure.

  18. Yes, and hour before the President speaking would be exactly the time the handouts were passed out for Jay Carney’s briefing. It began at 8:48 AM EDT.

  19. Yes, and hour before the President speaking would be exactly the time the handouts were passed out for Jay Carney’s briefing. It began at 8:48 AM EDT.

    Hermitian’s speculations that somehow Applewhite was involved becomes less and less supportable but was somewhat speculative from the start anyway.

  20. Boy! That NBC is one slippery fellow.

    For looking carefully at the data and triple checking my logic?

    Come on Hermitian… You can do better than that…

  21. NBC

    “Mystery solved..”

    Not so fast NBC!

    Notice that the ID: 110427 17913 is an 11-digit ID number whereas
    ID: 110427 018673 has 12 digits. I have inserted a space after the YYMMDD to highlight the difference. The 12-digit ID number is the higher of the two numbers.

    The file size for the 12-digit number is 1.43 MB JSA RCL**DC**

    The file size for the 11-digit number is 1.02 MB JSA RC**DC** AJ**NY** (APTOPIX)

    So the largest file was posted last. But the largest file has only three credits. And the smallest file has five credits. (I am also counting each state as a credit)

    The Israeli examples of NBC’s are different. Both ID numbers are 11 digits. Neither ID number includes a YYMMDD leading date. The higher number of the two is the smallest file size. It only has three credits. The lower ID number has the greatest file size. It also has five credits. The image with the highest ID number is the APTOPIX image.

    And NBC says “Mystery solved”…???

    Sure ! When pigs can fly !

  22. Notice that the ID: 110427 17913 is an 11-digit ID number whereas
    ID: 110427 018673 has 12 digits. I have inserted a space after the YYMMDD to highlight the difference. The 12-digit ID number is the higher of the two numbers.

    The file size for the 12-digit number is 1.43 MB JSA RCL**DC**

    The file size for the 11-digit number is 1.02 MB JSA RC**DC** AJ**NY** (APTOPIX)

    So the largest file was posted last. But the largest file has only three credits. And the smallest file has five credits. (I am also counting each state as a credit)

    ROTFL… A few minor issues and our friend gets all excited. But no effort to resolve the issue. And yet, I believe the answers are so trivial… It’s all about understanding the workflow.

    Of course, contrary to Hermetian, there is nothing to suggest any fraud.

    Fascinating how he lets issues he does not yet fully understand, lead him to conclusions of forgery…

    He was not even aware that AP often posts the same picture twice, which was one of his ‘mysteries’. I showed how this happens quite regularly.

    Of course the goal posts keep moving without any attempts by Hermitian to resolve them.

  23. A curious and diligent researcher would have looked for other examples, perhaps closer to 04272011

    DCSA118  12 digits
    ID: 110427 125858
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 05:48:29 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Image Resolution: 2268 x 1485 0.95 MB
    Person: Barack Obama
    Subject: Government and politics
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA118
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC**

    DCSA118 11 digits

    ID: 110427 18609
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 05:48:29 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Image Resolution: 2268 x 1485 1.22 MB
    Person: Barack Obama
    Subject: Government and politics
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA118
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC**

  24. Additional data

    DCSA103
    APTOPIX

    110427 17913  2698 x 3234 1.02 MB April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    110427 018673 2698 x 3234 1.43 MB April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    

    DCSA104
    APTOPIX

    110427 17922  3104 x 3416 0.99 MB April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    110427 018939 3104 x 3416 1.23 MB April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    

    DCSA118
    APTOPX

    110427 125858 2268 x 1485 0.95 MB April 27, 2011 05:48:29 AM
    110427 18609  2268 x 1485 1.22 MB April 27, 2011 05:48:29 AM
    

    DCSA108

    110427 113979 4644 x 3048 0.95 MB April 27, 2011 05:48:19 AM
    110427 14854  4644 x 3048 1.73 MB April 27, 2011 05:48:19 AM
    

    APTOPIX
    ID: 110427 17913
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Special Instructions: HANDOUT IMAGE PROVIDED BY THE WHITE HOUSE
    Image Resolution: 2698 x 3234 1.02 MB
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA103
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC** AJ**NY**

    ID: 110427 018673
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Special Instructions: HANDOUT IMAGE PROVIDED BY THE WHITE HOUSE
    Image Resolution: 2698 x 3234 1.43 MB
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA103
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC**

    APTOPX
    ID: 110427 125858
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 05:48:29 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Image Resolution: 2268 x 1485 0.95 MB
    Person: Barack Obama
    Subject: Government and politics
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA118
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC**

    ID: 110427 18609
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 05:48:29 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Image Resolution: 2268 x 1485 1.22 MB
    Person: Barack Obama
    Subject: Government and politics
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA118
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC**

    ID: 110427 113979
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 05:48:19 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Image Resolution: 4644 x 3048 0.95 MB
    Person: Barack Obama
    Subject: Government and politics
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA108
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC** AJ**NY**

    ID: 110427 14854
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 05:48:19 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Image Resolution: 4644 x 3048 1.73 MB
    Person: Barack Obama
    Subject: Government and politics
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA108
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC**

    APTOPIX
    ID: 11042717922
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Special Instructions: HANDOUT IMAGE PROVIDED BY THE WHITE HOUSE
    Image Resolution: 3104 x 3416 0.99 MB
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA104
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC** AJ**NY**

    ID: 110427018939
    Creation Date: April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    Photographer: J. Scott Applewhite
    Source: AP
    Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Special Instructions: HANDOUT IMAGE PROVIDED BY THE WHITE HOUSE
    Image Resolution: 3104 x 3416 1.23 MB
    Location: Washington, DIST. OF COLUMBIA, United States
    Transmission Reference: DCSA104
    Byline Title: STF
    Caption Writer: JSA RCL**DC**

  25. Yes, those are the ones. I appreciate Hermitian’s help to solve the mystery.

    What I find so fascinating is that all the data are there but somehow…

    Fascinating

  26. I was looking for photos taken the same day of events where the time could be independtly corroborated. It was a simple research step that Birthers never seem to do.

  27. I was looking for photos taken the same day of events where the time could be independtly corroborated.

    Yes, that’s the reasonable thing to do… Why is it that it is us who are having to do the homework here?

  28. I can think of no reason to create these large images in the normal process of scanning an 8.5 in. x 11 in. document.

    That’s a classic argument from ignorance and it also shows how you may have to expand your thinking here.

  29. NBC says:

    August 4, 2013 at 19:46

    “”I notice that Scott Applewhite also has two photos he took of the President speaking to the press on the morning of April 27, 2011. The time is shown and they are both 4 hours behind EDT. They were taken around an hour after the images of the birth certificate handout copies.””

    “Of course, simple deduction really… Funny how easily confused Hermitian becomes and sees anything he does not understand as evidence of something nefarious. That’s a classical argument from ignorance argument and when the issue is resolved, we have another failure.”

    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Nope ! Applewhite finished his creation of the plain White background B & W original of the Obama LFCOLB at the AP DC Headquarters at 04:53:21 AM. So he had plenty of time to go out for breakfast and still get to the White House in time to run off the reporter’s handout copies before the WH press corps gaggle started at 8:48 AM.

    Actually if he skipped breakfast then he also had time to take eighteen solo shots of President Obama standing behind the podium with the President’s seal in front and two flags and White House seal in back. Out of the total of twenty photographs that he shot at the White House eighteen were the solo shots of Obama. There were no other people shown in any of these eighteen shots.

    And then Applewhite still had plenty of time to get to the press gaggle at 8:48 AM and then to the President’s press briefing at 9:48 AM where he took one shot of the press corps and one solo shot of Jake Tapper holding a handout copy of the Obama LFCOLB. These two pictures were taken less than three minutes apart before the President arrived at the Press briefing.

    Just before he took those last two pictures, Applewhite set back the time stamp on his camera four hours. This would fit an explanation that his time stamp had been off four hours all along.

    He only needed to do that for those two pictures and then left the White House before the President arrived.

    Otherwise we are left to believe that Scott Applewhite, a top AP photographer, had let his camera time stamp get behind by four hours, but didn’t care, took 20 historical photographs, all involving the President, and never bother to correct the official record with his company much less the White House.

  30. Nope ! Applewhite finished his creation of the plain White background B & W original of the Obama LFCOLB at the AP DC Headquarters at 04:53:21 AM. So he had plenty of time to go out for breakfast and still get to the White House in time to run off the reporter’s handout copies before the WH press corps gaggle started at 8:48 AM.

    All times are offset 4 hours. Poor Hermitian cannot even do the due diligence that others like Reality Check did.

    Check the AP site my friend, and then understand…

    It prevents you from so many embarrassing moments…

  31. Sorry Hermitian but you are not a very good investigator as you fail to properly confirm your ‘sources’

  32. Scott Applewhite took the following pictures on 04/27/2011 at the Whitehouse

    DCSA103 April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    DCSA103 April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    DCSA103A April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    DCSA104 April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    DCSA104 April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    DCSA108 April 27, 2011 05:48:19 AM
    DCSA113 April 27, 2011 05:47:20 AM
    DCSA114 April 27, 2011 05:53:19 AM
    DCSA115 April 27, 2011 05:44:46 AM
    DCSA116 April 27, 2011 05:48:19 AM
    DCSA117 April 27, 2011 05:53:19 AM
    DCSA118 April 27, 2011 05:48:29 AM
    DCSA119 April 27, 2011 05:48:24 AM
    DCSA118 April 27, 2011 05:48:29 AM
    DCSA120 April 27, 2011 05:51:30 AM
    DCSA121 April 27, 2011 05:51:30 AM

    Other AP photographers included Susan Walsh

    DCSW103 April 27, 2011 05:47:47 AM
    DCSW103 April 27, 2011 05:52:28 AM
    DCSW105 April 27, 2011 04:53:21 AM
    DCSW106 April 27, 2011 04:53:20 AM
    DCSW107 April 27, 2011 05:00:26 AM
    DCSW108 April 27, 2011 05:00:24 AM
    DCSW109 April 27, 2011 04:49:34 AM
    DCSW110 April 27, 2011 05:50:15 AM

    We may not know yet why the AP time stamps are all 4 hours early, however we do know that they all are consistent…

  33. NBC

    I counted 20. some seemed to be duplicates with the APTOPIX but I found an apparently identical pair for which neither was an APTOPIX. So I’m not yet ready to accept any of these 20 as duplicates.

  34. Nope ! Applewhite finished his creation of the plain White background B & W original of the Obama LFCOLB at the AP DC Headquarters at 04:53:21 AM. So he had plenty of time to go out for breakfast and still get to the White House in time to run off the reporter’s handout copies before the WH press corps gaggle started at 8:48 AM.

    Actually if he skipped breakfast then he also had time to take eighteen solo shots of President Obama standing behind the podium with the President’s seal in front and two flags and White House seal in back. Out of the total of twenty photographs that he shot at the White House eighteen were the solo shots of Obama. There were no other people shown in any of these eighteen shots.

    And then Applewhite still had plenty of time to get to the press gaggle at 8:48 AM and then to the President’s press briefing at 9:48 AM where he took one shot of the press corps and one solo shot of Jake Tapper holding a handout copy of the Obama LFCOLB. These two pictures were taken less than three minutes apart before the President arrived at the Press briefing.

    I finally figured out what all the H’s represent.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. I counted 20. some seemed to be duplicates with the APTOPIX but I found an apparently identical pair for which neither was an APTOPIX. So I’m not yet ready to accept any of these 20 as duplicates.

    I am sure you will eventually figure it out🙂

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