About the Creative Team
This book is the sum of its partsthe individual Missing Manuals about iTunes, iMovie and iDVD, iPhoto, and GarageBand. Those books, in turn , were made possible by the talent and cheerful attitudes of the following team:
Copy editors : Nan Barber, Teresa Noelle Roberts
Technical editors : Dennis Cohen, Karl Petersen, Gary Drenan
Production and graphics editor : Lesa Snider
Proofreaders : John Cacciatore, Stephanie English, Danny Marcus, Sada Preisch, Sohaila Abdulali, Kate Chase, Linley Dolby, Dawn Mann
Cover illustration : Rose Cassano
Book design and layout : Phil Simpson
Indexer : David Pogue
Contributors : Joseph Schorr (iPhoto), Tim Franklin (QuickTime Web pages), Steve Alper (musical typesetting)
The Missing Manual series is a joint venture between Pogue Press (the dream team introduced on these pages) and O'Reilly Media (a dream publishing partner).
From Apple, I had insanely valuable assistance from Fred Johnson, Paul Towner, Xander Soren, Greg Scanlon, and Gary Drenan. Thanks, too, to Adam Goldstein, Boy Genius, for production assistance; Glenn Reid for tech-editing two iMovie editions; and to David Rogelberg. Lesa Snider and Jackie Samwick, for assisting immensely with this book's massive index.
Finally, thanks to Kelly, Tia, and Jeffrey, my favorite iMovie stars, and my wife, Jennifer, who made this bookand everything elsepossible.
The Missing Manual Series
Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don't come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index; cross-references to specific page numbers (not just "see Chapter 14"); and RepKover, a detached-spine binding that lets the book lie perfectly flat without the assistance of weights or cinder blocks.
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At its best, Apple has always focused on one particular mission: identifying powerful but complex technologies and distilling them into far simpler packages. You shouldn't have to be a professional working for a media conglomerate, says Apple, to harness cutting-edge technology for your own creative expression and entertainment.
That's the philosophy behind the iLife software suite. Each of the five programs in this $80 package is a streamlined, attractive, easy-to-use version of software that was once hopelessly complex (or hopelessly expensive).
Each of the five programs is designed to serve as the digital hub for a different kind of artistic expression:
Technically speaking, you can perform all of the same tasks using other software brands and other kinds of computers. But not as easily, not as consistently, not as pleasurably, and certainly not for a grand total of $80 (or free with a new Mac).