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Last updated 9 April 2007 — now very out of date!

Graphics and visual communication

designing web graphics.4, by Lynda Weinman
Fourth Edition, New Riders, 2002, ISBN 0735710791.
Envisioning Information, by Edward R. Tufte
Graphics Press, 1990, ISBN 0961392118.
The Icon Book, by William K. Horton
“Visual Symbols for Computer Systems and Documentation,” John Wiley & Sons, 1994, ISBN 047159900X.
Illustrating Computer Documentation, by William Horton
“The art of presenting information graphically on paper and online,” John Wiley & Sons, 1991, ISBN 0471538450.
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, by Edward R. Tufte
Graphics Press, Second edition, 2001, ISBN 0961392142.
Visual Explanations, by Edward R. Tufte
“Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative,” Graphics Press, 1997, ISBN 0961392126.

Tool: GIMP

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free, open-source alternative to Adobe Photoshop that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. I recommend it highly!

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, by Akkana Peck
Apress, 2006, ISBN 978-1590595879.
GIMP 2 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software, by Klaus Goelker
Rocky Nook, 2006, ISBN 1933952032.