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Title:
DeBabelizer for Windows and Macintosh
Author:
Hester, Nolan.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xvi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 computer laser optical disk (4 3.4 in).
General Note:
Includes index.

"Covers latest versions: Pro. 4.5 for Windows, 3 for Macintosh"-- Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780201353860
Format :
Book

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Summary

For all its powers, however, DeBabelizer isnt ideal for creating graphics. Thats best left to Photoshop, Painter, Canvas, or a similar program. Instead, DeBabelizers real strength is processing graphics with amazingly powerful, yet easy to create scripts. The drudge work of resizing, dithering, and saving images in various formats becomes no work with DeBabelizer. Used in tandem with a mainstay graphics program like Photoshop, the program gives you the best of all worlds. Packed with real-world tips, DeBabelizer for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide helps you quickly tap the programs power while guiding you through its tricky to learn tools and menus. Beginners start off by learning their way around the DeBabelizer interface, and move on to working with the image processing tools, palettes, scripting, and batch automation. More sophisticated users will find special tips, tricks, and tools related to animation, film making, and Web design. Experienced designers will rely on the coverage of the powerful SuperPalette and will use the book repeatedly as a reference. With the DeBabelizer for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, users quickly learn to master this


Author Notes

A longtime reporter and editor, Nolan Hester has worked on everything from mainframe newspaper systems to that first breakthrough laptop for reporters in the field: Tandy's "Trash-80." For a while, he had a KayPro but it was stolen, perhaps by someone who mistook its blue metal case for a Ward's sewing machine. Its replacement: a Fat Mac with a massive 512K of RAM and a copy of Word 1.05. There's been no looking back since--for any of us.

A former development and acquisitions editor at Peachpit Press, he also managed the launch of its award-winning Web site. He now works as a freelance writer, editor and Web consultant.


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Library Journal Review

DeBabelizer is software for preprocessing images for print, CD-ROMs, or the web, often all at the same time; it allows the user to create compact images for the web easily, batch renaming of files and file types, and scale batches of images to the same height and width with just a click. DeBabelizer is not the tool for creating imagesÄbetter to use Photoshop or Illustrator for that jobÄbut it is an excellent aid for the drudge work of mass image manipulation. Hester's guide offers a good introduction, explaining how DeBabelizer handles everything from simple animation to digital video, how it controls colors and does batch processing with automated scripts. A useful title for new and advanced users. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

For all its powers, however, DeBabelizer isn't ideal for creating graphics
That's best left to Photoshop, Painter, Canvas, or a similar program
Instead, DeBabelizer's real strength is processing graphics with amazingly powerful, yet easy to create scripts
The drudge work of resizing, dithering, and saving images in various formats becomes no work with DeBabelizer
Used in tandem with a mainstay graphics program like Photoshop, the program gives you the best of all worlds
Packed with real-world tips, DeBabelizer for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide helps you quickly tap the program's power while guiding you through its tricky to learn tools and menus
Beginners start off by learning their way around the DeBabelizer interface, and move on to working with the image processing tools, palettes, scripting, and batch automation
More sophisticated users will find special tips, tricks, and tools related to animation, film making, and Web design
Experienced designers will rely on the coverage of the powerful SuperPalette and will use the book repeatedly as a reference
With the DeBabelizer for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, users quickly learn to master this powerful tool and find they have more time to design and create

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