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Magic: fixing double-exposed photos

A few days ago, a customer emailed us with a problem: a double-exposed photo. Could Blurity help, they wondered? I decided to investigate. The flaw in the photo was that the same image appeared twice. If it has been two … Continue reading

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Advanced Blurity usage: custom blur models

Sometimes, not even Blurity can remove the blur from a photo on its own. If that happens, you might be able to help it along by using one of Blurity’s advanced features: opening a custom blur model. In ordinary operation, … Continue reading

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How we learned that Stripe alone was costing us customers

Like most of the tech world, we love Stripe for processing payments.  The API? Great. The integration? Painless. Unfortunately, we discovered that going with an all-Stripe solution was costing Blurity customers. People just wanted to fix their blurry photos — and … Continue reading

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How I converted a software thief into a customer

**UDPATE 21 July 2012** Due to the fantastically high traffic this blog post has seen, the Easter egg mentioned within is no longer much of a surprise.  Also, honest customers have written in wondering why only attempted thieves should get … Continue reading

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How not using Internet Explorer put me out of touch and cost me dearly

It’s never good to scare away your customers.  It’s even worse if you don’t realize you’re doing it.  That was me. Like most folks in the developer community, it’s been years since I last used Internet Explorer as my daily … Continue reading

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