[prMac.com] Puchheim, Germany – FotoMagico 4 brings a whole new dimension of life to slideshows. The new multiple Layers feature lets users tell every side of a story brilliantly. Novices and professionals alike can easily capture and create emotion with absolute control using the new Timeline’s visual and audio elements. An upgrade so rich with features, FotoMagico 4 enables users to push their artistic boundaries, creating slideshows so stunning and image-rich that, when paired with the new MacBook Pro’s Retina display, audiences will confuse them for reality.
“With the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple finally ships a computer that lives up to FotoMagico’s standards for image quality. And just in time for the release of FotoMagico 4, too!” said Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. “At Boinx Software, we are all about empowering people to be more creative than they ever thought they could be. For FotoMagico 4, this means that the new Timeline provides the kind of precise control necessary to get your point across, and the new layers add a whole new dimension of depth to your story, offering even more creative freedom than ever before.”
FotoMagico 4 Highlights Include:
Mix and Match Photos, Videos and Titles on a Single Slide:
A limitless amount of combinations means a story that can be told in unlimited ways. Users can now easily work with up to six layers per slide, allowing a multitude of combinations of images, videos and titles. Animate a variety of unique titles, add picture-in-picture effects, display movies on images, and more.
It’s Your Story, Tell It the Way You Want To
Timing is everything – especially when it comes to storytelling. FotoMagico 4’s new Timeline mode is perfect for making precise adjustments to each individual slide’s duration as well as the transition length between slides. Users can now toggle between the original Storyboard view, which allows them to easily rearrange slides, and the Timeline view, which gives them total control over timing.
Sync Sound Like Never Before:
Perfect harmony between music and images is essential to telling your story. Seeing the Audio Waveform helps users to match slides with music at just the right moments, as well as adjust volume and fades right from the Timeline. Syncing music and photos is now even easier by simply setting Audio Markers to trigger transitions in the slideshow.
Slideshows So Real You’ll Want to Step Inside:
With the MacBook Pro’s new Retina display, creating slideshows with FotoMagico 4 is an immersive experience. Images are so vivid and so real, the experience pulls you in and compels you to create a slideshow as vibrant as the real images themselves.
The Little Things that Make a Big Difference:
Beyond its groundbreaking features, FotoMagico 4 delivers a sleeker and more intuitive user workspace. For example, both the Storyboard and Timeline display popover alerts for common authoring errors and offer simple one-click solutions to problems when they arise. Existing users will also find that many controls and elements are exactly where they think they should be.
“I have decided that I want complete control of my images and my slide shows. So I have switched to FotoMagico. One of the reasons I have switched to [sic] is that in the new version 4, you can change the slide position by hand so that it lands on the downbeat of the music. You can also insert picture in picture or video. You can use any background or theme you like. Etc.,” reports Scott Bourne of Photofocus. “When it comes to sharing your videos you have lots of options. You can host for free on sites such as WordPress.com using link to Vimeo or YouTube as a source or you can purchase the very affordable WordPress plugin (a few bucks) to play video directly on your WordPress blog. …I’m going to start making all my slide shows with the new version of FotoMagico.”
“To create the best solution for professional slideshows on the Mac, we have consolidated the previous versions into one FotoMagico with all the features at just $99.99, which is a significant discount compared to the previous $139.99,” says Breidenbach. “Because of this, further discounts for upgrades and updates from previous versions will not be available for FotoMagico 4. For customers who want to move their apps to the App Store, this is an opportunity to do so.”
FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards including “Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-Up 2008” and “Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-Up 2006,” is the gold standard in slideshow apps, made exclusively for the Mac. FotoMagico, used by thousands of professional and amateur photographers around the world, allows you to create customized slideshows, mixing photos with movies and audio, for a storytelling effect like none other. FotoMagico brings your photos to life and keeps your audience at the edge of their seats.
Pricing and Availability:
FotoMagico 4 is now available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx Website for 99.99 USD. FotoMagico 4 represents the consolidation of the previous versions of FotoMagico Home and FotoMagico Pro. For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website. Members of the media are invited to review FotoMagico 4. Please contact Anya Oskolkova for a review license.Boinx Software
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Located in Puchheim, Germany, Boinx Software Ltd. develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac platform and iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. Boinx 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 professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of the “Apple Design Award 2009,” is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 “Best Mac OS X Student Product,” is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre-built templates. Boinx Mousepose is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. Copyright (C) 2012 Boinx Software Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.