BufferedImage raster data in Java

Most of the time, the abstraction you get in Java is brilliant. It hides the complexity and lets you get on with real-life problem solving. This is especially true of the Image classes where you can forget about Tiffs, PNGs and Jpegs and just work with images. Occasionally though you need to dig deeper and…

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New fogbugz release

We use fogbugz internally for our forums and internal issue tracking. If you send us an email or a question it usually ends up in fogbugz. Issue tracking software is invaluable for staying ontop of all the inquiries, questions, issues and PDFs we get sent as well as all the ideas we have internally and…

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Learning about PDF

The PDF file format is very useful and well-documented, but it is also quite complicated and it does not work how most people imagine. It is structured very differently from a Word or Excel document. Most of the time, this is not an issue – you can just use PDF files without knowing anything about…

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PDF to image quality

The PDF file format was designed as much as possible to be Vector graphics. The problem with bitmaps and pixels is that pixels can only be on or off. While you can use some clever tricks such as anti-aliasing and hinting to smooth lines, you can’t draw fractions of a pixel. If a line is…

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