About PictureCode

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PictureCode LLC develops software that enables high levels of image quality and productivity in the photographic workflow. Our products are in widespread use among professional and serious amateur photographers around the world. In addition, PictureCode technology has been licensed by medical, semiconductor, and camera manufacturers. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Austin, Texas.

PictureCode was launched by Dr. Jim Christian, a veteran computer scientist and avid amateur photographer. At PictureCode, Jim has developed novel, world-class technology to address key problems in digital photography like noise reduction, demosaicing, dynamic range management, highlight recovery, and detail enhancement. Before PictureCode, his career spanned computer science research, software development, product management, and marketing communications. He has managed technical, nontechnical, and cross-functional teams at early-stage and mid-size software companies. He also served as an associate professor at Japan's prestigious Kyoto University. A true "deep generalist", Jim has published articles covering a range of technical and business topics, including automated reasoning, multiparadigm programming languages, combining Internet and traditional sales channels, and analyzing cash flows and optionality in portfolios of complex energy assets. He holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from Harvard, and both a Ph.D. in computer science and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Mailing address: 2303 Ranch Road 620 South, Suite 135-140, Austin, TX 78734

Phone: We do not publish our phone number, to reduce work interruptions. Please send us an email; if a phone conversation is warranted we will arrange it with you.