About PictureCode


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. Over the years, we have developed novel, world-class technology for key problems in digital photography, including noise reduction, demosaicing, dynamic range management, detail enhancement, and color highlight recovery. PictureCode technology has been licensed by medical, semiconductor, and camera manufacturers. The company was launched in 2003 and is based in Austin, Texas.


PictureCode was founded by Dr. Jim Christian, a veteran computer scientist and amateur photographer. Jim has managed technical, creative, and cross-functional teams at early-stage and mid-sized software companies. He has direct experience in research, software development, product management, marketing, sales, and IP licensing. He has worked in diverse technical areas, including image processing, quantitative finance, electricity asset modeling, hybrid programming languages, artificial intelligence, and enterprise software; and he has published papers and articles covering a variety of technical and business topics. Jim 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. He also served as an associate professor at Japan's prestigious Kyoto University.

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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Phone: We do not publish our phone number, to reduce work interruptions.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.