First (and most important) thanks go to the surprisingly small group of dedicated developers who voluntarily spend their free time coding GIMP. Most people don't realize that a program of GIMP's complexity is updated and maintained by only a handful of developers whose primary motivation is the fact that they enjoy doing it. Your patience and help with my questions and misplaced bug reports are sincerely appreciated. You are not and cannot be thanked enough.

Thanks, also, to the entire team at Wiley. Were it not for this talented group of professionals (and large quantities of coffee), this book would never have been produced. I'd especially like to acknowledge my project editor of unparalleled patience and tireless energy, Sydney Jones. I'd also like to thank Rob Shimonski not only for working as this book's initial technical editor, but also for stepping up and agreeing to write a portion of the book on incredibly short notice. It has been a pleasure to work with both of you. — Jason van Gumster

A book takes a lot of work to create and requires a very large team effort. I would like to thank the Wiley production team for all of their hard work. I would first like to thank my co-author Jason, who is truly a GIMP wizard. Special thanks goes out to Sydney for her untiring dedication to this project. I would also like to thank technical editor Johnny for keeping things on track. Lastly, I would like to thank Carol, who got me started on the project and kept everything ...

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