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Information Theory Tools for Image Processing

Information Theory Tools for Image Processing

By: Miquel Feixas; Anton Bardera; Jaume Rigau; Qing Xu

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2014

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Information Theory (IT) tools, widely used in many scientific fields such as engineering, physics, genetics, neuroscience, and many others, are also useful transversal tools in image processing. In this book, we present the basic concepts of IT and how they have been used in the image processing areas of registration, segmentation, video processing, and computational aesthetics. Some of the approaches presented, such as the application of mutual information to registration, are the state of the art in the field. All techniques presented in this book have been previously published in...

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Digital Library Technologies

Digital Library Technologies

By: Edward A. Fox; Ricardo Silva Torres

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2014

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Digital libraries (DLs) have introduced new technologies, as well as leveraging, enhancing, and integrating related technologies, since the early 1990s. These efforts have been enriched through a formal approach, e.g., the 5S (Societies, Scenarios, Spaces, Structures, Streams) framework, which is discussed in two earlier volumes in this series. This volume should help advance work not only in DLs, but also in the WWW and other information systems. Drawing upon four (Kozievitch, Murthy, Park, Yang) completed and three (Elsherbiny, Farag, Srinivasan) in-process dissertations, as well as the...

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Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa

Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa

By: Lloyd Adu Amoah

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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In a world that is essentially digitizing, some have argued that the idea of the knowledge society holds the greatest promise for Africa’s rapid socio-economic transformation. Impacts of the Knowledge Society on Economic and Social Growth in Africa aims to catalyze thinking and provide relevant information on the complex ways in which the information age is shaping Africa and the implications that this will have for the continent and the world. This premier reference volume will provide policy analysts, policymakers, academics, and researchers with fresh insights into the key empirical and...

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Multimedia Data Engineering Applications and Processing

Multimedia Data Engineering Applications and Processing

By: Shu-Ching Chen; Mei-Ling Shyu

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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With a variety of media types, multimedia data engineering has emerged as a new opportunity to create techniques and tools that empower the development of the next generation of multimedia databases and information systems. Multimedia Data Engineering Applications and Processing presents different aspects of multimedia data engineering and management research. This collection of recent theories, technologies and algorithms brings together a detailed understanding of multimedia engineering and its applications. This reference source will be of essential use for researchers, scientists,...

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The Language of Fashion Design

The Language of Fashion Design

By: Laura Volpintesta

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2014

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Learning a new discipline is similar to learning a new language; in order to master the foundation of fashion design, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language the definitions, function, and usage. The Language of Fashion Design provides students and fashion designers with the basic elements of fashion design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introductory, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines. ...

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Run and Gun Lighting Resource: One-Light Solutions for Commercial and Portrait Photographers

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Run and Gun Lighting Resource: One-Light Solutions for Commercial and Portrait Photographers

By: Nick Fancher

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 21-MAR-2014

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In Run and Gun: One-Light Solutions for Commercial and Portrait Photographers, photographer Nick Fancher discusses more than 20 one-light photo scenarios and setups for both portraits and product/commercial work, showing finished images as well lighting diagrams as he discusses each photograph. This ebook was written for the photographer who has just picked up a flash and has the ability to trigger it from somewhere other than the top of their camera. It does not cover the buttons and dials of your camera or flash, but instead Nick quickly and efficiently discusses different kinds of...

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Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Panasonic Lumix GX7 and GM1: From Snapshots to Great Shots

By: Rob Knight

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

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This Snapshots book will teach owners how to take great shots using their new Panasonic GX7 or GM1 camera. Users learn how to create the type of photos that inspired them to buy the camera in the first place. Featuring beautiful images; clear design; and a friendly knowledgeable voice, everything in the book is in service of creating a great image. Starting with the top ten things users needed to know about the camera, photographer Rob Knight carefully guides readers through the operating features. Owners get practical advice from a pro on which settings to use when, great shooting tips,...

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Digital Cinematography

Digital Cinematography

By: David Stump

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 21-MAR-2014

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With the shift from film to digital, a new view of the future of cinematography has emerged. Today’s successful cinematographer must be equal parts artist, technician, and business-person. The cinematographer needs to master the arts of lighting, composition, framing and other aesthetic considerations, as well as the technology of digital cameras, recorders, and workflows, and must know how to choose the right tools (within their budget) to get the job done. David Stump’s  Digital Cinematography  focusses primarily on the tools and technology of the trade, looking at how digital cameras...

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The Photoshop Productivity Series: The Productive Workflow

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The Photoshop Productivity Series: The Productive Workflow

By: Dave Cross

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

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In The Photoshop Productivity Series: The Productive Workflow–the third and final ebook in the three-part "Photoshop Productivity" series by Photoshop guru Dave Cross–Dave teaches you that "workflow" is not nearly as much "work" as it seems, and he avoids the beginning-to-end, step-by-step concept that many people think about when the word "workflow" is mentioned. In fact, he prefers the term "smart flow" to indicate any workflow that takes advantage of the automation capabilities of Photoshop and uses nondestructive, smart techniques to get that work done–and this is what he concentrates on...

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The Photoshop Productivity Series: Automating Photoshop

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The Photoshop Productivity Series: Automating Photoshop

By: Dave Cross

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Publication Date: 25-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 31-MAR-2014

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In The Photoshop Productivity Series: Automating Photoshop–the second in a three-part "Photoshop Productivity" series by Photoshop guru Dave Cross–Dave teaches you that Photoshop automation is really about having Photoshop do the most amount of work for you as possible. Wherever automation can make your job easier and take less time, there's an opportunity to have Photoshop be more efficient for you. In this ebook, Dave tackles Photoshop's built-in automations, such as cropping and straightening photos, lens corrections, and photomerges; not-so-obvious automations, such as using tools such as...

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Blogging for Photographers

Blogging for Photographers

By: Jolie O'Dell

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 29-MAR-2014

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Why photo-blogging matters and how to do it well Photographers of the past rose to fame through word-of-mouth, as editors swapped names and compared notes. Success was elusive, and publication went only to the favoured few. Those days are, happily, gone and now anyone can get their work noticed, sharing their skill and passion with an unsuspecting world. A photo blog is the key: a deceptively simple, powerful tool that if well managed will take you from unknown to photo star. This book is for photographers enthusiast and pro alike who want to make that journey, and it teaches all the key...

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Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D

Lightning Fast Animation in Element 3D

By: Ty Audronis

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 28-MAR-2014

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Master the intricacies of Element 3D, the fast-rendering Adobe After Effects plugin Create enthralling and polished 3D graphics using Element 3D Explore the overall workflow in Element 3D, including transforming objects, applying materials, and lighting scenes Fully illustrated and written in a conversational manner In Detail Element 3D is a plugin for Adobe After Effects, used to create basic, yet stunning 3D visual effects. Some may find 3D to be tricky and downright complex. Element 3D allows actual 3D models to be created from scratch or exported to Adobe After...

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Learning Blender: A Hands-on Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters

Learning Blender: A Hands-on Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters

By: Oliver Villar

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2014

Insert Date: 28-MAR-2014

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This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book. Blender, the free open source 3D software is liberating millions of creative professionals to create projects that would never have been possible before. Many are turning to Blender to create realistic 3D characters for today's huge markets in gaming and video. Learning Blender is the first tutorial that walks you through every step of creating an outstanding animated character and then composing it in a professional-quality video. Covering the newest version of Blender (2.70), this tutorial is perfect for both 3D novices and those who've...

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The Flash Photography Field Guide

The Flash Photography Field Guide

By: Adam Duckworth

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

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Shooting with any kind of flash - whether it's a simple light on your camera, a remotely-triggered unit, or a complete studio setup - completely changes the photographic experience. No longer do you simply need to be aware of light; now you need to know how to shape it to your own ends. The Flash Photography Field Guide , small enough to be taken on the most arduous shoot, will show you exactly how to do this, whether you're shooting models in a studio, live sports events, or something as personal and special as your friend's wedding. This book covers the details of setting up and using...

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Hands-on Manual for Cinematographers, 2nd Edition

Hands-on Manual for Cinematographers, 2nd Edition

By: David Samuelson

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 26-MAR-2014

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The "Hands On" Manual for Cinematographers contains a wealth of information, theory, diagrams and tables on all aspects of cinematography. Widely recognised as the "Cinematographer's Bible" the book is organised in a unique manner for easy reference on location, and remains an essential component of the cameraman's box. Everything you need to know about cinematography can be found in this book - from camera choice, maintenance and threading diagrams; to electricity on location, equipment checklists, film stock, lenses, light and colour. Of particular use will be the mathematics,...

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Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education

Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education

By: Tomayess Issa; Pedro Isaias; Piet Kommers

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Diversity among university students plays a significant role in raising awareness of numerous issues surrounding cultural heritage, language differences, cross-cultural collaboration, and international education. The integration of technological tools can assist students in cooperating nationally and internationally both in their current educational and future professional settings. Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education: Global Perspectives encompasses the latest research on the impact and integration of technology into international education and culturally diverse...

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Step-by-step guidance for implementing an effective statewide longitudinal data system Every U.S. state faces challenges in its efforts to ensure the highest-quality education for students. To address these challenges, a growing number of states are establishing statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDSs), a data-rich system integrating relevant data about a student's education. Implementing Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems for Education presents a detailed and contextualized discussion of SLDSs, which will serve as a recipe for states that want to implement an SLDS, develop design...

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David Busch’S Canon® Powershot® G16 Guide to Digital Photography

David Busch’S Canon® Powershot® G16 Guide to Digital Photography

By: David D. Busch

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 09-APR-2014

Insert Date: 25-MAR-2014

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DAVID BUSCH'S CANON POWERSHOT G16 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is the all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the Canon Powershot G16, which features 12-megapixel resolution, Wi-Fi capabilities, a super-fast 12-fps burst mode, and improved video shooting. With this book in hand, you will explore the world of digital photography, learn to sharpen your creative vision, and take beautiful photographs with the Canon Powershot G16. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S CANON POWERSHOT G16 GUIDE TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY covers all the features of this...

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Canon EOS 70D For Dummies

Canon EOS 70D For Dummies

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 16-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 25-MAR-2014

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Start getting great photos with your Canon EOS 70D right away The Canon EOS 70D features upgraded focusing technology, a 20.2 megapixel sensor, and faster frame-per-second shooting. Whether you're new to dSLR photography or just getting acquainted with the 70D, this handy, full-color guide will have you taking great photos before you know it. You'll learn to use all the on-board controls, shoot in auto mode, use live view, control exposure and lighting, manipulate focus and color, transfer your images to the computer for editing, and share the results in prints or online. Colorful photos...

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HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition

HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 07-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 25-MAR-2014

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A new edition of a bestseller covers the latest advances in web development! HTML5 and CSS3 are essential tools for creating dynamic websites and boast updates and enhanced features that can make your websites even more effective and unique. This friendly, all-in-one guide covers everything you need to know about each of these technologies and their latest versions so that you can use them together. Building on the bestselling formats of the first two editions, this new edition teaches you the fundamentals of HTML5 and CSS3, and then presents ways for using them with JavaScript, MySQL,...