Hermitian raises several complete red herrings. He observes that the AP LFBC PDF shows color fringes, and that a court filing showed pin cushioning, but these effects are absent in the WH LFBC as well as our Xerox scans. Why this is relevant is beyond me…
Color Fringes –
Hermitian believes that you can detect the scan direction from color fringes, but provides no analysis. We already know how we can accurately determine the scan direction, but somehow Hermitian still has to catch on to a far simpler approach. If he has a better method, or a method that disagrees with our findings, then let him present his analysis.
Pin Cushioning –
A second anomaly is the absence of “pincushion” distortion of the individual text characters. The pincushion distortion was particularly pronounced in the page 4 LFCOLB image from court documant 35-1.pdf filed in the Southern District of Mississippi Federal court. The AP PDF file “ap_obama_certificate_dm_110427 copy.pdf”, as previously stated, has faint color fringes. Both of these documents are believed to have been produced by digital scanning of a paper original.
This pincushion distortion of the text characters is not present in the WH LFCOLB PDF image or the (page 2/8) LFCOLB PDF image. The rectangular grid lines are everywhere straight in these earlier LFCOLB images.