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PhotoImpact 7 is a huge bargain in image editing, and it's been getting rave reviews. However, PhotoImpact eschews the simple step-by-step wizards of, say, Microsoft Picture-It. You'll have to invest a little time learning this software, but your investment will be repaid handsomely -- whether you're creating web sites or tweaking the images you've captured with your digital camera.
PhotoImpact 7 Power! is a friendly, easy read that'll help you harness all the power built into PhotoImpact. Jason Dunn and James Rodel start by walking you through PhotoImpact 7's interface, and helping you understand its "object-based" metaphor -- which many will find easier than the layers used by Photoshop and some other graphics software. You'll find highly accessible coverage of the program's meat-and-potatoes: text handling, paths, photo enhancements and special effects.
There's extensive coverage of PhotoImpact 7's web design tools -- the image optimizer, background designer, image map tools, button designer, rollovers, plus a full chapter on GIF Animator and a complete newcomer's overview of web graphics. You'll especially appreciate the authors' focus on getting the job done fast with PhotoImpact's Quick Commands, batch convert tools, and templates. (Bill Camarda)
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jerseybased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.