posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 10:28 PM
I think this topic is highly misleading... The OP's "proof" relies on the assumption
that the .pdf is supposed to be an untouched direct
scan of the birth certificate. Obviously the .pdf is NOT an untouched direct scan of the birth certificate, and I personally don't think it was
ever meant to be. The .pdf was probably only meant to be an ABSTRACT or enhanced version with modifications added for aesthetics and or security, and
the OP and others are taking that out of context.
The green background pattern was obviously added to the document..... This to me proves the document was never meant to be an official direct scan,
but just an abstract.
Adding a pattern background is usually done to make it harder for digital manipulation to be applied to the document after the document is released to
the public. Like a watermark. It's so kids with photoshop will have a much harder time changing the data in the certificate without making a
In order to add the green background watermark someone had to modify/edit the scan of the original birth certificate. They had to make the entire
white background of the scan transparent. A lot of digital editing applications can automatically remove the white background and make it transparent
with mixed results. Most of the time if the foreground objects are blended with the background objects it leaves white edges around objects, and that
explains the white edges on the .pdf text.
Sometimes, if the scan is not perfect and or the writing / objects are not dark or thick enough, the process of removing the white background will
accidentally decrease the visibility of some objects and they will need to be modified or adjusted by hand. This could explain why some parts of the
document are still in individual layers. The parts that are in layers were probably modified by hand in order to successfully remove the white
background and retain readability and clarity. Some applications also automatically split sections of an image into different layers when the
background is removed.
So, obviously, the .pdf document was NOT meant to be an "official scan"... If it was, they would have never removed the white background of the
document in order to add the green watermark background.
Oh... and read the notation at the bottom of the document!
April 25, 2011
I certify that this is a true copy OR ABSTRACT of the record on file in the Hawaii State Department of Health.
...it's just an ABSTRACT. You know what an ABSTRACT is, right?