This book is the ultimate reference for both beginners and power users to PC-BSDthe free, easy-to-use operating system based on FreeBSD. Existing power users will learn how to look under the hood and contribute to the global PC-BSD community. PC-BSD is turning into a hassle-free alternative to Linux on the desktop.
ImageMagick supports over 90 image formats and can perform impressive operations such as creating images from scratch, changing colors, stretching, rotating, and overlaying images, and overlaying text on images. The Definitive Guide to ImageMagick explains all of these capabilities and more in a practical, learn-by-example fashion.
Beginning OpenOffice Calc is the only book on OpenOffice Calc you will ever need. Introduced by the foremost authority on Calc itself, Jacek Artymiak, the book guides the reader through a sequence of tutorials from the level of beginner to professional mastery.
In this fully-updated second edition, author and long-time member of the GIMP community Akkana Peck introduces the GIMP and shows you everything about it that you'll want to knowincluding how to prepare images for display on web pages, touch up digital photos, tap into powerful filters, effects, and plug-ins, and automate tasks using scripts.
Blender opens the door to the new world of 3D design and animation without the hefty price tag of other commercial tools. This book starts out new designers on the path from basic modeling to games physics.