From early on, Apple's Macintosh computer has earned a reputation as the multimedia machine. Artists, designers, and digital media professionals use Macs in their work with digital media. And now, recent advancements in computer hardware and software make it possible for you, the home user , to get in on the act.
The purpose of this book is to help you make the most of the Mac's digital media capabilities. We'll begin with the basics you'll need to know in order to use your computer, including information about the Mac OS X operating system and working with files and applications. We'll then go into detail about five specific digital media applications. In the last few chapters, we'll return to a discussion of the operating system as you learn techniques for managing and protecting your computer system and files.
While we've included tips that even seasoned users of Macs and digital media can benefit from, this book is especially written for the following: