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Software Development Engineer at Amazon.com

Non-exhaustive list of my favorite languages:

  • C, C++, x86 ASM
  • C#, Java, .NET CIL/MSIL

Experience in compiler development, OS kernel memory management, web applications, web crawlers, data mining, 3D raytracing, and data compression algorithm design.

Oh yes, and an obsessive-compulsive reader of Jeff Atwood's blog. I have fifteen different articles open as I type this.

"I want my ER doctor to understand anatomy, even if all she has to do is put the computerized defibrillator nodes on my chest and push the big red button, and I want programmers to know programming down to the CPU level, even if Ruby on Rails does read your mind and build a complete Web 2.0 social collaborative networking site for you with three clicks of the mouse." -- Joel Spolsky


Mar
17
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
24
awarded  Teacher
Apr
23
accepted CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
Apr
23
comment CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
This is a great reference, thanks!
Apr
23
answered CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
Jan
12
comment CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
Great info, but unfortunately this is not an ICC issue. The image contains the proper ICC profile, the pixels are just reversed.
Dec
2
comment CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
@horatio - I've updated my question with additional information.
Dec
2
revised CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
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Nov
30
comment CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
@horatio ~ And how would that be lossless? Unless the file output was a different format, that would result in further entropy, which was strictly prohibited by the parameters laid out in the question. You're missing the point. The question is not "How to invert a lot of files," but "How to fix inverse-CMYK encoding losslessly."
Nov
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revised CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
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Nov
28
comment CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
@horatio ~ I'm not sure where you're getting your information. The JPEG format supports an arbitrary number of planes, and CMYK JPEGs are readily available. What part of the workflow are you referring to? The DCTDecode streams are written to disk, and when opened in an editor (including Photoshop), they appear color-inverted. There isn't any more workflow.
Nov
27
comment CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
@e100 ~ I am not certain that actually re-encoding the values losslessly is possible, due to rounding errors and the inherent lossiness of the JPEG spec.
Nov
27
comment CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
@e100 ~ The DCTDecode stream is extracted bytewise. I would presume the actual number of files to process is irrelevant. A process that works on one would work on all.
Nov
27
revised CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
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Nov
27
comment CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
@e100 ~ How exactly would that be batch automated?
Nov
27
revised Color loss during colorspace conversions
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Nov
22
asked CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted
Dec
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revised Color loss during colorspace conversions
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Dec
10
accepted Color loss during colorspace conversions
Nov
30
comment Color loss during colorspace conversions
@Mr.Wizard - Rephrased the question slightly, hopefully more to the point, and easier for others with the same question to find.