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Boinx Software has released PhotoPresenter 4, a major update to its quick presentation tool for digital photographers. Rewritten from scratch, PhotoPresenter 4 sports a revamped user interface, and integrates with all of the iApps on the Mac as iTunes, iDVD, iWeb or iPhoto but also with Photo Booth and Aperture – including the new Aperture 3. Flickr Users now can access their photos from their photo stream as well as the images of their friends. Available immediately for download priced at $29, Photo Presenter 4 requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or later and a supported Core Image graphics card.
Website: Boinx Software Kagi Store
Boinx Press Release
Boinx Software releases PhotoPresenter 4
Macworld San Francisco—February 11th, 2010. After an extensive beta testing phase, Boinx Software today releases PhotoPresenter 4, a major update to its award-winning quick presentation tool for digital photographers.* PhotoPresenter 4 is a theme-based photo viewer for creating stylish animated slideshows with photos, movies and music in just a few seconds. The new version has been rewritten from scratch and is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
“The goal for PhotoPresenter is to give people a tool that allows them to quickly show their photos and movies in situations where they don’t have much time to fiddle with settings, for example at a party where people want to see the pictures that the photographer just shot a minute ago,” says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. “.In these situations, PhotoPresenter really is the fast lane to your audience.”
PhotoPresenter 4 has been completely rewritten. The modern foundation provide the rock solid stability that could be expected of a professional presentation tool.
New User Interface
PhotoPresenter 4 sports a revamped user interface. Gorgeous to look at but also with improved usability. The preview pane for example shows an animated preview of the current selected theme. With the Quick Look HUDs the information you need is just a simple click of your mouse away.
New & Improved Themes
PhotoPresenter 4 is built around 37 high-quality themes – among them the popular “Origami” as seen on the iPad – to create animated slideshows with amazing effects instantly. Every theme offers a variety of settings to configure it to your needs. PhotoPresenter 4 remembers the theme you selected for each album, so that it is easy to keep various different presentations on hand.
Flickr & Photo Booth Integration
PhotoPresenter 4 integrates with all of the iApps on the Mac as iTunes, iDVD, iWeb or iPhoto but also with Photo Booth and Aperture – including the new Aperture 3. Flickr Users now can access their photos from their photo stream as well as the images of their friends.
The most elegant way to share the own photos is to create a Standalone Player. With a Standalone Player every Mac user can enjoy your work in the best possible quality without having PhotoPresenter installed.
Workflow Automation & Smart Album Awareness
PhotoPresenter 4 can be extended easily with Automator Actions and AppleScript scripts to optimize your existing workflow. It also recognizes changes in Flickr Groups and Sets as well as in Smart Albums of iPhoto or Aperture - enabling you to automatically create a presentation of the most recent best rated images in your collection without having to manually add new photos - just rate them in your collection and they will show up in the presentation.
With PhotoPresenter it is easy for professional photographers to place a copyright notice or a watermark of their logo and web address on their show. The watermark will be displayed during the entire show.
Every user of PhotoPresenter is invited to take part at a free live webinar to learn all about the new features of PhotoPresenter 4 on February 22th, 2010, 16.00 UTC (6pm GMT/DST). More information at boinx.com/webinars.
Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 “Best Mac OS X Student Product,” is a quick presentation tool for digital photographers with a variety of high-quality animated themes to present images and movies instantly.
Availability & Pricing
PhotoPresenter 4 is available immediately for download for $29 (US) in the Boinx Software Kagi Store. A family license (for up to five computers in a household) for PhotoPresenter is available for $49 (US). PhotoPresenter 4 is also included in FotoMagico 3 Pro that is available for $149 (US). All prices quoted exclude sales tax or VAT where applicable. Check the Kagi Store for quotes in local currencies. Multi-user license discounts are available upon request.
*PhotoPresenter 4 requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or later and a supported Core Image graphics card. Advanced effects may require a more capable graphic card.
About Boinx Software
Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning software for the creative Mac user in animation, movie production and photography. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture, and won the O’Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. 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 a revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, training or demos. Boinx FxTiles is collection of 3D filters and transitions designed for Adobe® After Effects® CS3 / CS4, Apple® Final Cut Studio® and Apple Final Cut® Express.