July 28, 2008 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] Munich, Germany - Boinx Software introduced today FotoMagico 2.5, its award-winning photo presentation tool for professional photographers. Recently honored with the Apple Design Award (ADA) 2008 - "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-up", the new 2.5 version of FotoMagico now features support for Adobe Lightroom libraries, a teleprompter that shows notes for every slide on a presenter's display and a new export option for uploading slideshow videos directly to YouTube.
"We want to thank thousands of users who take part on our public beta program and gave feedback to make FotoMagico even better", says Oliver Breidenbach, co-founder of Boinx Software. "We are dedicated to making FotoMagico the premier slidehows tool on the Mac, two Apple Design Awards are proof that we are on the right track."
"With FotoMagico 2.5, keeping your audience at the edge of their seats with a great show is now as easy for Adobe Lightroom users as it was for Aperture and iPhoto users before", says Peter Baumgartner, lead-developer and "father" of FotoMagico. "The teleprompter enables a Steve Jobs-like performance for everybody and sharing shows with a global audience was never easier than with the new YouTube export option."
Adobe Lightroom Support:
FotoMagico 2.5 now supports the iMedia Browser framework. With the integrated iMedia Browser users can now seamlessly access GarageBand songs, iLife sound effects and their media libraries not only from iTunes, iPhoto and Aperture (Pro version) but also from other software including Adobe Lightroom (Pro version).
With the new teleprompter of FotoMagico 2.5 Pro users can show their photos on one display and read their notes for every slide on another. Nicely animated, they get a preview showing which pictures come next and can even jump back and forth to every slide in the storyboard with just a click of the mouse.
The Sharing Assistant feature adds a new export option, allowing to upload photo presentation videos directly to YouTube to reach a global audience. Video encoding for YouTube can be accelerated with the powerful Turbo.264 video encoder hardware from Elgato.
Availability and Pricing:
FotoMagico 2.5 is available immediately for download. A built-in assistant will guide users through the process of aquiring the proper license. The update to FotoMagico 2.5 is free of charge to current FotoMagico 2.x license owners at their current license levels. FotoMagico 2.5 Express is available for $49 USD and FotoMagico 2.5 Pro is available for $129 USD via Kagi. For all purchase options see their website. Commercial multi-user license discounts are available upon request.
FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards - "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-up 2006", is a presentation tool for photographers. It is easy to use and produces impressive slideshows that makes the audience want more. As Derrick Story, host of 'The Digital Story' put it: "FotoMagico makes the kind of slideshows that make Ken Burns envious."
Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops and publishes fun and easy-to-use applications for the creative user. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop-motion animation and time lapse capture for your digital hub and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx iVeZeen turns your webcam into a digital camcorder. Boinx Mousepose is the essential mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, trainings or demos, and those individuals with huge and high-resolution displays. For additional information visit the Boinx website.