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Chapter Contents:


  Image Composer


    Microsoft Graphics Tools Family
    Is Image Composer the Tool for You?
    Navigating Around
      the Image Composer Workspace
    Image Composer Quirks


    Creating Graphic Images
    Making Three-Dimensional Effects
    The Impressionist Tools
    Using Microsoft GIF Animator


    Controlling Image Size
    Controlling Color
    File Formats and Conversion
    Packing Great-Looking Web Graphics
      into a Small Download
    More about Web Art...

  Music Producer

    Composing Music
    Saving Music
    Adding Sounds to your Web Page

  Media Manager

    Preview with Thumbnail View
      and Play-In-Place
    Indexing and Enhanced Searching

The Book...

...describes Microsoft's premier suite of software development tools: Visual Studio 97.

My co-authors described all the programming tools, and I wrote the section on Microsoft's multimedia creation and management tools: "Web Content Creation Tools and Utilities". It covers Microsoft Image Composer (Microsoft's answer to Photoshop), Microsoft Music Producer, and Microsoft Media Manager.

You can buy the book at and at fine retailers everywhere, and you can read the chapter online.

Book with Companion Web Site, Paperback, 840 pages
Published by Que Education & Training, February 1998
ISBN: 0-7897-1260-1

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