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Boinx Software has released FotoMagico 4, an update to its slideshow software. Highlights include an ability to work with up to six layers per slide, a new Timeline mode for making precise adjustments to each individual slide’s duration as well as the transition length between slides, easier syncing of photos and music, and more. FotoMagico 4 is now available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx website for $99.99.
Boinx Press Release
Add a New Layer of Magic to Your Slideshows with FotoMagico 4
Puchheim, Germany – October 10, 2012 – 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.
FotoMagico 4 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.