Mac users, we're pleased to announce Macphun's all-in-one photo editor Luminar is now available for purchase with special launch pricing. (Existing Macphun customers get a further discount.)
We rated Luminar as "Highly Recommended", and you can now visit the Luminar web site to try it for free.
Magix has released PhotoStory on DVD Deluxe 2013. The software allows users to transform their photos and videos from digital cameras, smartphones and camcorders into movies easier than ever before, the company says. Novelties include automatic image optimisation, 500MB of online storage space in the Magix Online Album. The program is available at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of £69.99. Click through / scroll down for a comprehensive list of features and improvements.
Magix Press Release
MAGIX PhotoStory on DVD Deluxe 2013 : Transform your photos and videos from digital cameras, smartphones and video cameras into fantastic movies easier than ever before and enjoy them on TV, mobile devices or the Internet. Add your own personal touch with text, music and spectacular effects in Full HD and 3D!
If you need a quick fix simply choose from one of the many professional style templates and the automatic slideshow maker will take care of the rest - including titles, transitions, effects and music.
Included! Automatic image optimization: Manually customize colour, contrast, brightness and saturation or use the auto correction feature to do it automatically. Plus: Red eye correction!
Included! 500 MB online storage space: Upload your slideshows from the program to the MAGIX Online Album directly - your personal multimedia center. Includes playback function for slideshows, videos and music.
MAGIX PHOTOSTORY ON DVD DELUXE 2013
All features at a glance: 50 incredible extras in every area
NEW! Multimedia tracks for image/video and audio recordings
3D look for any TV (NEW! output as 3D lenticular images)
Freely definable motion paths for dynamic camera pans & zooms
Face recognition prevents you from accidentally cropping faces when zooming, panning and
transforming from the 4:3 to 16:9 format.
Effects can be controlled in the timeline
IMPROVED! Travel route animation: MotionStudios Vasco da Gama 5 HD Pro
Personalized 3D design & animations (dynamic rotation, distortion, etc.)
Artistic & image distortion filters
Selective color adjustment for artistic correction of individual colors
Play videos in slow/fast motion & in reverse
NEW! Present your photos with custom zooms and camera tracking shots
Video stabilization for rescuing and restoring shaky footage
NEW! New decorative elements
IMPROVED!! Title generator with simplified text input and more user friendly size adjustment feature
Single frame recordings via video camera (e.g. web cam)
Exchange mode for media in slideshows: Arrangement content intuitively and make use of
older projects (for holidays, parties, commission work, etc.)
NEW! Quick access feature in the Media Pool
Single image export including all applied effects and decorative elements
NEW! Redesigned slideshow management in the timeline 2
Film trailer templates
Slideshow styles (+10), design features (+100)
3D titles (+50), transition effects (+100), video effects (+5)
Picture-in-picture animations (+10), DVD menus (+70), etc.
NEW! High-quality intro/outro templates
100 background music samples . (Audio dubbing archive with over 300 additional pieces of
background music, sounds, and effects sounds)
Image changes synchronized with the background music
Editable volume curves
NEW! Adjust audio recording volume automatically
Music volume is reduced during speech recordings
Advanced disc authoring
Flexible buttons, submenus and hierarchies, optical layout grid
Detailed menu design in image editing programs with PSD support (e.g. in Xara Photo &
Graphic Designer and Xara Designer Pro)
NEW! Extra menu templates for DVDs and Blu-ray discs
Create multi discs (DVD and project backup on a disc)
Archive original content (photo, audio, video), slideshows, and projects discs in directories (e.g. for external hard drives)
Export as an ISO image for repeated burning, burning with other software, and playback on your PC
MORE! Supports raw formats (RAW) from more than 400 camera models
File export in HD formats (ideal for presentations using a projector)
Create Blu-ray Discs™ with animated DVD menus, (including templates)
Create WMV HD discs, including interactive DVD menus
Export entire DVD projects as interactive PC shows 3
Export to mobile devices (mobile phones, media player, etc. / optional MPEG-4 plugin)
Transfer with sound to digital picture frames (e.g. MJPEG format)
INCLUDES free MPEG-4 activation
Create screenshots and add them to your slideshow project. Practical for quickly adding
illustrations from the Internet.
Import additional images, music and text directly from any website
Export image sequences as animated graphics (.GIF)
MAGIX Photo Designer 7 (image editing)
MAGIX Music Editor 3 (sound editing)
mufin player (finds just the right music)