FotoMagico 3.0.6

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Version 3.0.6 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Improved performance when saving files.

Updated DVD export settings.

Rendering of previews can now be skipped when saving files. This greatly speeds up saving while you are authoring.

Various other fixes and changes

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 3.0.6 Home and Pro - September 1st 2009

FotoMagico 3 is a major new version offering many new and enhanced features. Version 3 is a paid update for all 1.x and 2.x customers! If you update to this version via Software Update, your currenty installed version will be replaced with version 3. Please download from the web site if you want to try the new version before replacing the old release. (You can also re-download the older version from there later.)

Version 3.0.6 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

  • Screensavers cannot currently be used on Snow Leopard. They may still be created because they can be installed and used on Leopard (10.5).
  • Improved performance when saving files.
  • Rendering of previews can now be skipped when saving files. This greatly speeds up saving while you are authoring, but it is still recommended to save with previews once the slideshow is finished.
  • FotoMagico now uses a thumbnail and preview cache that discards the oldest items, so that memory is not flooded. This should help to avoid excessive swapping.
  • The "Preparing" step in the Sharing assistant has been sped up by skipping the thumbnail creation.
  • Cached titles are now correctly stored in .fms files and reused when opening the file again. This should speed up working with lots of titles. Old files will be repaired and the user is prompted to save the file again.
  • Empty documents (without any slides can now be saved and opened correctly.
  • Drag and drop issues in the Storyboard have been fixed.
  • Recording narration now works on Snow Leopard.
  • Copy/Paste Animation now works as expected and displays the results in the Stage accordingly.
  • Fixed a memory leak when dragging from image browser.
  • Audioitems now have a context menu item to shorten them to available slides if the audioitem extends past the end of the slides.
  • Non-looped audioitems now get a warning triangle if they are extended beyond the length of the audio file.
  • The Aperture plugin and its installer is now compatible with Snow Leopard.
  • Updated DVD export settings.
  • Creating encrypted players and screensaver now works again and no longer corrupts the original image files.
  • Movies created with the Web Sharing plugin now work with fast-start again.
  • The iPhone FotoRemote app now once again closes the curtain when playback of a slideshow has ended.
  • Internal changes to network communication between FotoMagico and FotoRemote (iPhone).
  • Various small fixes.