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Akkana Peck

Akkana Peck is a freelance software developer and writer who has been working with open source software for nearly 20 years. She has worked for a diverse collection of companies including Netscape, Silicon Graphics, Sun Technologies, Hewlett Packard, and Apple, and has written imaging software ranging from GIMP plug-ins, to cartography, to scientific visualization. Akkana is a longtime member of the GIMP community and enjoys giving GIMP courses and presentations, as well as filling up her hard drive with digital images. She lives in San Jose, California with her husband and a motley assortment of old computers. You can find more of her musings at ShallowSky.com.

Akkana Peck's Books

Beginning GIMP

Beginning GIMP

  • Publication Date: December 16, 2008
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1070-2

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 know—including 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. Learn More …

Beginning GIMP

Beginning GIMP

  • Publication Date: April 30, 2006
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-587-9

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional teaches you everything you need to get up-and-running with GIMP version 2.4. Learn More …

Beginning GIMP

Beginning GIMP

  • Publication Date: November 18, 2014
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3873-7

The new GIMP 2.8 is fully covered in the authoritative Beginning GIMP, now in its third edition. Akkana Peck teaches beginners how to approach image processing projects and helps more advanced readers learn new skills. She introduces the new single-window interface, making basic use a breeze and simplifying complex tasks. Learn More …