When I was a corporate analyst I asked my employer for documents to submit to IRS. They gave me pdf files. Nobody said they should have used jpg files. But they had common sense, unlike birfoons.<quoted text>
NO, it is not fake. It is a scanned image of the official long form birth certificate that was put into PDF, and in fact the officials in Hawaii have confirmed that the facts on the image that the White House has put online are EXACTLY the same as on the one that they sent to him.
Re "place on copier." No they used a scanner not a copier, and the reason was, duh, they wanted to put it online so millions of people could see it. They should have used jpg, but they used pdf. Big deal. Mitt Romney showed only a Web image of a photocopy of his birth certificate, not even a direct image of his birth certificate---and, unlike Obama's BC, the officials in Michigan did not say that they had sent a BC to Romney or that the facts on the image that he showed were exactly the same as on the one that they sent him.
When the US agencies submit documents to Federal courts, they submit certified pdf documents - NOT jpg files. It's the certification that counts. Birfoons don't get it. The full faith and credit clause in the CONSTITUTION is what counts. However, birfoons selectively interpret the Constitution.