My name is Kornél Lehőcz. I am originally from Hungary, but I have also lived in Croatia, South Africa, England, and I nowadays split my time between Sweden and Germany.

I am a programmer coming from a game development background. One of my hobbies for the past 15 years has been photography. This has inspired me to take an interest in the algorithms used to make the most out of digital camera images.

Scarab Labs is my venture into image processing software development. I'm committed to creating some really cool applications in this field. Scarab Labs's first product was a filter plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, but I also have a more ambitious project that's already available, but is also under continuous development: Scarab Darkroom, a fast and easy-to-use raw converter and photo editor.

Scarab Darkroom started as a hobby project in 2006. In 2008 I decided to quit my daytime job to work on the software full-time. Since then it has grown to over 80.000 lines of code. If you like this program, please support its continued development by buying it!

I am also available for contract programming work / consulting - on-site in Stockholm or remote.

My areas of expertise include:

  • image processing / computer vision
  • AI, machine learning
  • computer graphics
  • GPU programming
  • performance optimisation

My past clients include ThyssenKrupp and Delphi Automotive. If your company needs help in one the above areas, feel free to get in touch!

You can find my CV here.

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