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An Introduction to Digital Multimedia

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Digital multimedia is a new form of literacy and a powerful tool of creative expression available to nearly everyone.  Introduction to Digital Multimedia presents the concepts needed to fully understand multimedia as well as create it. Throughout the text, The authors encourage readers to think critically about the nature of the tools and media they use in order to be more effective, efficient, and creative in their own project development.   the text also provides a clear introduction to all the basic concepts and tools of digital multimedia, including the fundamentals of digital data and computer hardware and software, making it appropriate for a first course in computing as well as courses in specific multimedia topics. A multimedia timeline as well as a historical overview of the evolution of multimedia thought and technologies provide background on early visions and possible future innovations.  Introduction to Digital Multimedia is the ideal text for those interested in delving into the vast world of multimedia computing.

Table of Contents

The Multimedia Revolutionp. 1
Digital Datap. 19
Computer Hardwarep. 39
Computer Softwarep. 79
Textp. 101
Graphicsp. 121
Soundp. 151
Videop. 171
Animationp. 197
Authoringp. 215
Multimedia Developmentp. 229
Professional Issues in Multimedia Developmentp. 245
CD Data Format and Disc Standardsp. 271
The Scanning Processp. 275
Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practicep. 279
Digital Multimedia Timelinep. 287
Glossaryp. 291
Indexp. 325
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