I don’t view myself as an author — I’m a programmer. I have however written a few articles and conference papers in my time. Here are the ones relevant to this topic area:
- September 2001: Australian Unix User’s Group Annual Conference Proceedings, Open Source PDF handling with Panda and PandaLex (not online at the moment, but I intend to fix that sometime soon)
- March 2002: IBM Developer Works, Graphics programming with libtiff: Black and White
- June 2002: IBM Developer Works, Graphics programming with libtiff: gray scale and color images
- July 2003: IBM Developer Works, Graphics from the command line: Flip, size, rotate, and more with ImageMagick (this item was subsequently linked to and discussed on Slashdot, Linux Weekly News, Linux Today, LinuxDevices.com, Linux.com / OSDN, linux.box.sk, and many other sites)
- August 2003: Linmagau, JPEG to MPEG conversion howto
- March 2004: IBM Developer Works, More graphics from the command line
I’ve also written a bunch of imaging software, including lots that uses libtiff, some libpng tools, and my own PDF generation library. They’re all open source, and available at at this site.
Back in 2002 I put a fair bit of effort into writing up an imaging tutorial for the annual AUUG conference. The tutorial was subsequently cancelled as not enough people enrolled, but by then I had written the documentation. I talked about getting a publisher for the work, even as recently as a couple of months ago. I’m not convinced that I have the time to polish and update the manuscript to the point that it’s ready for publication though.
Here’s what I said at the time that I first wrote the manuscript:
“This document is the manual associated with my tutorial on imaging programming presented at the
So here’s what I propose to do. I’ll write a book in this topic on my blog, and in return I would like people who read it and have comments to let me know. Together perhaps we can come up with something which is ready for real publication. If you’re a publisher, and would like to play this game too, then feel free to let me know…
I can be contacted, as ever, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of this work is Copyright (c) Michael Still, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. It remains copyright me, and republication of this content elsewhere without my permission is expressly not allowed. Feel free to quote and deep link and stuff, and please please comment, but don’t steal my content. Portions of this content were first published by the kind folk at IBM DeveloperWorks and they deserve heaps of credit for giving me a go.