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    Cutting a hologram

    If I cut one of those holograms on a magazine cover or drivers license, will I get two images?
    I've tried covering half the image and get only half the image, not a blurrier image.
    SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Mazanec View Post
    If I cut one of those holograms on a magazine cover or drivers license, will I get two images?
    I've tried covering half the image and get only half the image, not a blurrier image.
    Try covering half the image, and moving around the image to view it from a different vantage point. Then do the same with the other half. Are there overlaps in what is visible?

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    There is supposed to be an 1803 hologram on the license now, not the state seal I remember, but I can't see it:
    https://www.cleveland.com/metro/inde..._from_pin.html
    and I can't find the ones I clipped out of magazines...maybe lost them in one of my two moves.
    SHARKS (crossed out) MONGEESE (sic) WITH FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS ATTACHED TO THEIR HEADS

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    A lot of those security holograms are not really holograms. They are more like those "3D" images that change when you view them from different angles:
    2D / 3D "hologram" images
    These are by far the most common type of hologram - and in fact they are not holograms in any true sense of the words.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_hologram#2D_/_3D_"hologram"_images

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    A lot of those security holograms are not really holograms. They are more like those "3D" images that change when you view them from different angles:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_hologram#2D_/_3D_"hologram"_images
    This is a form of lenticular.

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    And when you cut a lenticular hologram in half, you end up with half the image.

    Grant Hutchison

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