After a bit of a mistake ive just spent a bit of time playing around opening jpg files in text edit and deleting / replacing random parts of the data with random characters.
I'd quite like to create a max patch with which i can read the raw jpg data (as ascii characters, say, as a text editor does) and that will automatically mash the data in some way (i.e. step through the data and remove / replace / rearrange sections at random) and either save or (preferably) display the results.
Does anybody have any suggestions on how to get the data into max in this way / process it? All suggestions are useful :)