Odd coloured JPEGs in Java with ImageIO

One of the best features about Java is the amount of low-level complexity it removes, allowing you to focus on developing the application. However, this does sometimes hide some important issues. We found one of these with the ImageIO class which offers a whole series of methods to save an image as a Tiff, a…

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Farewell to the Guardian comic section

This article has nothing to do with anything technical and everything to do with business and life. I am a big fan of Seth Godin, who argues very persuasively and entertainingly that you need to make your product remarkable (so people will talk about it). A mediocre, me-too product is not going to give you…

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Viewing PDF objects

Most of the time, you can just use a PDF file without thinking about what lies ‘under the bonnet’. But sometimes you want to find out about the actual objects inside a PDF file. I need to do this quite often to debug our PDF viewer but it is also useful if you want to…

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