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Imaging Experts is a blog for Snowbound Software’s Developers and Marketers to post their ideas about Document and Web Imaging and respond to readers’ comments and questions. Although some posts focus specifically on Snowbound products, we try to cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Imaging Software development for various platforms Java™, Windows®, .NET® and UNIX®
  • Issues related to the viewing, manipulation, annotation and conversion of document and Image formats and compressions including ABIC, Group 4, IBM ImagePlus (AFP, IOCA, MMR, MO:DCA, PTOCA), JPEG, JBIG2, MS Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat PDF, PCL, RTF, TIFF and many others
  • Integration of imaging software with content and document management systems, distributed and web-based applications, Java technology, batch conversion applications, scanners, printers, and other devices

We appreciate your ideas and suggestions. If you have a question or a topic you would like to see one of our imaging experts discuss, please email us.


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James Palo (JimPalo) has specialized for 23 years in imaging software. He has a great deal of computer industry experience, working with Data General, Polaroid, Lotus, and in his own ventures. His expertise covers engineering management and the creation of sophisticated imaging applications as well as inventing imaging and compression algorithms and imaging APIs. He is an expert in C and Java programming.

Simon Wieczner (simwiz) has over 25 years of software industry experience. His management and marketing experience spans a number of companies including First Data, Computervision, ADP, BSO/Tasking, Numonics, Ergo Computing, and AccuSoft as well as his own ventures. He has extensive experience developing start-ups into profitable, growing enterprises.

Alex Harm (aharm) is a Java expert in both front-end and server-side applications. He has over 8 years of software engineering experience in a number of fields including telephony, financial, gaming, pharmaceutical and imaging. Prior to Snowbound Software, he worked in the online games department of and

Javier Cajiga (jcajiga) has over 12 years of experience as a Software Engineer and Technology Consultant for companies like Hewlett Packard, Deloitte & Touché, Morrison Mahoney and Miller, and CGI, Javier has been a key resource in the design, development and deployment of commercial-grade web applications. He has also helped develop strategies for the effective use of technologies to drive market analysis, business productivity and sales growth. Javier's international experience includes the development of custom web applications and tools for customers in Latin-America and Europe.

Patty Morrison (pattymorrison) has over 6 years of technical writing experience at technology and financial services companies such as Standard & Poor's, IDX, and State Street Research. Her area of expertise lies in creating and maintaining user manuals and online help systems. She uses this experience at her current position as Senior Technical Writer at Snowbound Software.

George Farnham (gcfarnham) has held sales management positions at companies covering a range of technologies including Banta Integrated Media, DuPont, and AGFA. His over 20 years of experience has led him to advocate high-speed, universal viewing solutions for Digital Asset and Content Management Systems. He currently holds the position of Vice President of Sales at Snowbound Software.

Chris Moynihan (cmoynihan) brings over 8 years of IT / Network Administration expertise working for VARs and in the Biotech industry. His broad range of experience includes — programming C, Java, and VB, computer systems and hardware repair, VPN, video conferencing, and many more IT applications. He currently applies his “jack of all trades of things high-tech” knowledge to assisting Snowbound Software salespeople and customers to implement document and web imaging solutions.

Ed Berberian (edberberian) has been involved with Client Project Management in the software industry for over 7 years. Ed has worked with high-demand clients including Cisco Systems, EMC, Lucent, TD Banknorth and Countrywide Financial. Ed’s area of expertise is managing middle to long-term projects that involve a range of software solutions and implementations. He specializes in maintaining the client-vendor relationship throughout the process and beyond, to last the life of the business relationship.

Sean Graham (sgraham) is a Java and C++ software engineer with over 5 years of experience. He has developed document and image processing tools for companies such as Rovia and Goodrich Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems. His experience is evenly split between front-end applications as well as back-end processing.