I'm not a signals guy, so digital image processing isn't something I normally do. I'm just going to make some notes. Free Image processors (Looking at you GD tools) Don't take good care of PNGs.
Exhibit A: Uploaded via FTP
Beautiful. Thank you Kasey. What a nice avatar to post to places like Twitter and Disqus.
But Wait! Exhibit B:
What happens!? When you run it through GD tools to do a simple shrink, the filesize gets bigger, the colors are distorted, and it adds all that black shit to the background. (as you can see on my twitter and disqus avatars as well). This was run through a script that fits the image to the width of my content window (a la Servee)
If I'm missing something, please let me know.
Anybody else had these problems?
11th January 2009
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I'm Issac. I live in Oakland. I make things for fun and money. I use electronics and computers and software. I manage teams and projects top to bottom. I've worked as a consultant, software engineer, hardware designer, artist, technology director and team lead. I do occasional fabrication in wood and plastic and metal. I run a boutique interactive agency with my brother Kasey and a roving cast of experts at Kelly Creative Tech. I was the Director of Technology for Nonchalance during the The Latitude Society project. I was the Lead Web Developer and then Technical Marketing Engineer at Nebula, which made an OpenStack Appliance. I've been building things on the web and in person since leaving Ohio State University's Electrical and Computer engineering program in 2007. Lots of other really dorky things happened to me before that, like dropping out of high school to go to university, getting an Eagle Scout award, and getting 6th in a state-wide algebra competition. I have an affinity for hopscotch.