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Software Development Engineer, commercial actor, and hobby photographer.

Non-exhaustive list of my favorite languages, in no particular order:

  • Native: C, C++, x86 ASM
  • Managed: C#, Java, .NET CIL/MSIL, JRuby

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

"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

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Apr
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comment How do I select all pixels that match an exact color value in Adobe Photoshop?
This only works if there is an existing pixel whose location is known, and is the exact color desired. The question asks how to find pixels of a given color, using only the RGB (or CMYK, or Lab) color values, without knowing if/where any pixels of that color currently exist.
Apr
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revised How to correct photos which were overexposed at the edges only?
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comment How to correct photos which were overexposed at the edges only?
Nothing wrong with your answer, just soliciting some more! When I first asked this question, I didn't have the rep to put up a bounty :)
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comment How to correct photos which were overexposed at the edges only?
Returning to this issue after some time. The problem with Recovery is that it tends to underexpose the rest of the photo. Light browns become dark browns, for example. Skin tones suffer as well. Well-lit portions suddenly look like they were shadowed.
May
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revised Why does Adobe Photoshop discard certain EXIF fields?
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revised Why does Adobe Photoshop discard certain EXIF fields?
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accepted Why does Adobe Photoshop discard certain EXIF fields?
Nov
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comment Why does Adobe Photoshop discard certain EXIF fields?
I know about Save for Web..., and that's not what I'm talking about. It is most definitely dropping some EXIF fields.
Nov
22
asked Why does Adobe Photoshop discard certain EXIF fields?