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Fog Creek Office Picture

That picture on the JoS main page looks like it has been ray-traced, rather than being real. Like a PoV scene.

Perhaps FC is just a cube farm after all ;^) or maybe I've just been staring at my monitor too long.

Steve Jones (UK)
Friday, March 05, 2004

Yeah, the picture can't be real. Nobody has a desk that tidy.

John C
Friday, March 05, 2004

No one who does any work that is!

Craig
Friday, March 05, 2004

It's a real picture but it was taken at two different exposures, one which was appropriate for the indoor light and one which captured the outside through the window, and the outside picture was photoshopped into the window frame of the inside picture. But that's really what it looks like (minus post-its)

Joel Spolsky
Fog Creek Software
Friday, March 05, 2004

But there is no programmer at the desk.  Surely you don't let your programmers leave their desks?!?!?

Ken Klose
Friday, March 05, 2004

Joel,

Did you soften the image in Photoshop ? It really looks like it has been manipulated somehow.

Very nice though, got to admit.

Sadly, its too far for me to come and visit (3000+ miles) and you can't even just jump on the daily Concorde any more.

Steve Jones (UK)
Friday, March 05, 2004

I was planning on making the drive up the coast, but on a Wednesday? I don't know how I'll be able to pull that off.

Elephant
Friday, March 05, 2004

I didn't do it myself, it was a professional architectural photographer...

I just noticed he also photoshopped his own photos onto the computer monitors.

Joel Spolsky
Fog Creek Software
Friday, March 05, 2004

It looks like the method they used to reduce the size of the image. I like bicubic myself because it gives images that soft, almost airbrushed quality & it works very well increasing the resolution as well.

If you have some fotos that you think re ugly, sharp, and show all your blemishes, reduce them just 10% using this method and it'll look better, and in the extreme, like a fake office.

www.MarkTAW.com
Friday, March 05, 2004

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