Originally Posted by Pawnmower
ok but can you with ANY SETTING replicate the outcome that they got? those exact layers with the date stamp layer seperate and the background perfectly seperate?
I understand there are a lot of variables, but look at the end result here.....
Why would they release something that led to more questions than answers? Dont you think that in and of itself is stupid? Why dont they release the algorithm they used to scan and archive it?
Given enough attempts... ABSOLUTELY. It depends on the scanner, the software the settings... but yes I am 100% certain there is a combination that would give the exact same result. Of course I can also get you any other result you'd like within reason.
I agree that releasing it as a PDF was stupid without offering a RAW file like a TIFF or whatever the scanner's native raw format is. AGAIN, I do not and can not vouch for the doc... but I can say for a FACT that I could reproduce the results with a genuine doc.