FotoMagico 2.2

by Bastian -

FotoMagico 2.2 contains much awaited features like the new sharing assistant that revolutionizes the way you export and share a FotoMagico slideshow.

Furthermore FotoMagico now supports Quicklook and iChat Theater.

Get it through software update or download it from the download page.

For all the new features see the full release notes.

Release Notes:

Version 2.2 Express and Pro - April, 1st 2008

  • Version 2.2 introduces the Sharing Assistant which replaces the old export user interface. Access it via the "Share..." menu item in the "FotoMagico" menu. The old "Export..." menu command is still accessible by pressing the alt/option key.
  • The web plugin in the Sharing Assistant now offers direct to web publishing. Choose one of the built-in themes, customize the web page, and upload to .Mac or any web server.
  • FotoMagico now offers Elgato Turbo.264 support when sharing your slideshow for iPod, iPhone, or AppleTV.
  • Added iChat Theater integration.
  • Added QuickLook plugin.
  • When using the Sharing Assistant for the first time, the user is now prompted to enable high quality playback in QuickTime Player.
  • New and improved about window for standalone players.
  • Web themes can be installed by double-clicking them in the Finder.
  • Debug logging preferences now expire after a few days and are reset to avoid negative impact on performance.
  • All sharing plugins now use the new 2-pass export, which produces higher quality movies, at the expense of higher disk space usage.
  • New document sheet now sports a recent documents popup menu for convenient access.
  • Made info fields in slideshow settings more consistent with web sharing plugin.
  • Replaced some icons in the toolbar and made playback buttons resolution independent.
  • Some documents with references to a watermark image on missing volumes failed to open. Document now opens again, but watermark will be lost and needs to be set again.
  • Fix to avoid potential crashes when moving a window to different displays while a slideshow is playing.
  • Audiomarkers now use correct timing in exported movies regarless of the transitions being used.
  • Kerning and leading now work again when editing titles.
  • On some slow machines exporting (sharing) a slideshow would sometimes hang. Should no longer happen.
  • Bugfixes for various issues with screensavers. Freezes and flashes in screensaver should now be gone. Audiomarker should work correctly. Please note that screensaver need to be created anew with this version to benefit from these fixes.
  • Wipe to blank slide now produced correct visual results again.
  • Avoid a potential crash after a slideshow finishes playing.
  • Avoid a potential crash when moving/resizing the window while playing a slideshow (preview mode).
  • Sharing a slideshow for web now produces significantly smaller movie files while retaining high quality.
  • Apple remote control now works again on Leopard.
  • Spotlight plugin should now work again.
  • Sometimes title of slideshows saved on Tiger and opened on Leopard would be shifted to the right and cut off. This bug is (hopefully) fixed in this version.
  • Black stage during window resize should no longer happen.
  • Audio timing is now more precise for exported QuickTime movies. A cumulative rounding error has been eliminated.
  • Estimated remaining time now better for all phases of exporting.
  • Feedback assistant no longer prompts users to submit ancient crash reports.
  • Various small and not so small fixes.