FotoMagico 2.5b3

by Bastian -

FotoMagico 2.5b3 contains many new features like a youtube export plugin and a "teleprompter" for slideshow presentation.

Furthermore the media browser was replaced by the iMediaBrowser framework, which offers much more comfort and functionality as well as for example Adobe lightroom support

This release introduces a new file format which will perform better on larger slideshows.

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

For all the new features see the full release notes.

Release Notes:

Version 2.5b3 Express and Pro - June, 27th 2008

  • Added the teleprompter, which helps with live narration while presenting a slideshow on stage. Turn on the teleprompter in the preferences, then connect you Mac to a digital projector, and present on the projector. The teleprompter will appear in the document window, as long a the document window is not on the presentation screen.
  • FotoMagico now supports the iMediaBrowser framework, which which was initiated by Karelia Software. This helps to bring more robust media browsing and is easily extenable through plugins.
  • Adobe Lightroom support.
  • Direct to YouTube export. The Sharing Assistant now contains a new plugin that lets you export Slideshows for YouTube and upload it to your account.
  • Experimental version of the upcoming new file format. Adventurous souls can enable support for this new file format in the debug preferences (reachable by pressing the alt/option key when opening the prefs).
  • Introduced new file format with .fms extension. This new file format is much more expressive than the old one and paves the way for new features which will appear in FotoMagico 3.
  • The checkbox for enabling the teleprompter was moved to the screen chooser sheet, which now always gets displayed before presenting fullscreen.
  • Fixed a crashing bug when switching albums or playlists in iMediaBrowser.
  • The teleprompter now has a much smaller memory footprint (it is now disk based) and thus scales much better to very large slideshows. This also results in less stuttering when using the teleprompter.
  • Exporting very long slideshows no longer leaks memory, which could cause FotoMagico to eventually crash.
  • Various small fixes.
  • Various under-the-hood changes.
  • Various small fixes.
  • Fixed a bug in new .fms file format that prevented FotoMagico from opening files after they were copied to another computer.
  • Fixed a bug where FotoMagico would ignore any color correction info during playback.
  • Renamed "Notes" in options panel to "Teleprompter Notes" so that connection between existing UI and new feature is easier to understand.
  • HTML code for embedding YouTube video into your own webpage has been moved to a modal window, which is only shown on demand.
  • Various small fixes.
  • This release is only available in English.