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The tool on the cover of Linux Multimedia Hacks is a stereoscope. By independently presenting slightly different images, together called a stereopair, to each eye, stereoscopes simulate the depth perception humans experience in real life. The first known stereoscopes were developed around 1833, predating the invention of photography, and used drawings for the stereopairs. In the early days of photography, stereopods and travel photographs were very popular, due to their vivid presentation of faraway places.
Jamie Peppard was the production editor and proofreader for Linux Multimedia Hacks. Nancy Reinhardt was the copyeditor. Reba Libby and Claire Cloutier provided quality control, and Lydia Onofrei provided production assistance. Ellen Troutman Zaig wrote the index.
Marcia Friedman designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is from fotosearch.com. Linda Palo produced the cover layout with Adobe InDesign CS using Adobe's Helvetica Neue and ITC Garamond fonts.
David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted by Keith Fahlgren to FrameMaker 5.5.6. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Helvetica Neue Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano, Jessamyn Read, and Lesley Borash using Macromedia FreeHand MX and Adobe Photoshop CS. This colophon was written by Jamie Peppard.