Fixing Apples' Broken Clipboard, with Java
By: Douglas Lyon
The Mac OS X clipboard is infamous for changing the format of bit-mapped images that are pasted to it. These images are typically encoded using a QuickTime Tiff compressor that renders them unreadable on other platforms (e.g. Windows and Linux). This means that Mac users who create screen-shot based Word or PowerPoint documents are not able to view the images in those documents on non-Mac platforms.