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Boinx Software acquires PhotoPresenter

"With the acquisition of PhotoPresenter we strengthen our market position in Mac-based photo presentation solutions for professional photographers", said Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. "How often do professional photographers need to present results in front of impatient clients, literally directly out of the camera? With PhotoPresenter they can create ready-to-present animated slideshows with just a few mouse clicks. FotoMagico, in contrast, is the best choice if they want to tell a sophisticated story in photos with every detail of control possible. Professional photographers will have a need for both to match their different presentation workflow requirements."

Boinx Software has big plans for both PhotoPresenter and FotoMagico, with new major releases planned for 2009.

"As we are moving to new fields of interest, we wanted to give PhotoPresenter into new, responsible hands. Boinx Software has an outstanding reputation in developing quality presentation software for professional photographers," said Jean Bovet, who founded Arizona Software with his brother Simon in 1989. "We‘re glad that PhotoPresenter has found a new home. Boinx will also take care of the existing customers."

PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award "Best Mac OS X Student Product Runner-Up" in 2006, helps digital photographers present their photos with style. With the pre-built animated style templates, creating an impressive slideshow requires no authoring know-how. Select the photos or the album of the iPhoto or Aperture library you'd like to show to your client, choose your preferred style template and you're done. With just a few clicks you can show your customer a bunch of photos from the last shooting, elaborately animated and almost instantly.

PhotoPresenter smoothly integrates with your favorite photo management applications on the Mac: it recognizes both iPhoto and Aperture libraries, and can play any song or playlist from iTunes. Photos can be imported from any source, such as a folder, CD, DVD or digital camera. Mixing images, movies and sound to a stylish slideshow movie is a snap. Share your photo presentation via Email, export it to iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, iWeb or iDVD, or produce a QuickTime movie or screensaver for your client.

PhotoPresenter supports multiple displays and can even treat all monitors as a single video wall for huge, breathtaking presentations.

Get more information about Boinx PhotoPresenter at boinx.com/photopresenter.

Availability and Pricing

PhotoPresenter 3.4 is available immediately for download for $19.95 (US) in the Boinx Software Kagi Store at boinx.com/kagi. A family license (for up to five computers in a household) for PhotoPresenter is available for $35.95 (US). All prices quoted exclude sales tax or VAT where applicable. Check the Kagi Store for quotes in local currencies. Multi-user license discounts are available upon request. Existing PhotoPresenter customers can update to the new version 3.4 with the new Push 3D style template for free.

About Arizona Software

Arizona Software develops freeware and shareware targeting various fields ranging from education to developer tools. GraphClick is a graph digitizer software which allows automatic retrieval of data from scanned image and won the "Best Mac OS X Student Product" Apple Design Awards in 2005. Curvus Pro X, the well known graphing calculator, was "Best Mac OS X Student Product Runner-Up" of the Apple Design Awards in 2004 when it was sold to another company. iLocalize is one of the top leading solution to easily localize Mac OS X applications. ProVoc is a free vocabulary training software available for both Mac OS X and the iPod. For additional information visit the Arizona Software website http://www.arizona-software.ch

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops and publishes fun and easy-to-use applications for the creative user. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop-motion animation and time lapse capture for your digital hub and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards - "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-up 2006", is a presentation tool for professional photographers. Boinx iVeZeen turns your webcam into a digital camcorder. Boinx Mouseposé is the essential mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, trainings or demos, and those individuals with huge and high-resolution displays.

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Press Contact:

Frank Limbacher

PR & Marketing

[email protected]

Boinx Software releases FotoMagico 2.5

"We want to thank thousands of users who take part on our public beta program and gave feedback to make FotoMagico even better", says Oliver Breidenbach, co‐founder of Boinx Software. "We are dedicated to making FotoMagico the premier slidehows tool on the Mac, two Apple Design Awards are proof that we are on the right track."

"With FotoMagico 2.5, keeping your audience at the edge of their seats with a great show is now as easy for Adobe Lightroom users as it was for Aperture and iPhoto users before", says Peter Baumgartner, lead-developer and "father" of FotoMagico. "The teleprompter enables a Steve Jobs-like performance for everybody and sharing shows with a global audience was never easier than with the new YouTube export option."

Adobe Lightroom Support

FotoMagico 2.5 now supports the iMedia Browser framework. With the integrated iMedia Browser users can now seamlessly access GarageBand songs, iLife sound effects and their media libraries not only from iTunes, iPhoto and Aperture (Pro version) but also from other software including Adobe Lightroom (Pro version).

Teleprompter

With the new teleprompter of FotoMagico 2.5 Pro users can show their photos on one display and read their notes for every slide on another. Nicely animated, they get a preview showing which pictures come next and can even jump back and forth to every slide in the storyboard with just a click of the mouse.

YouTube Export

The Sharing Assistant feature adds a new export option, allowing to upload photo presentation videos directly to YouTube to reach a global audience. Video encoding for YouTube can be accelerated with the powerful Turbo.264 video encoder hardware from Elgato.

Availability and Pricing

FotoMagico 2.5 is available immediately for download from http://www.boinx.com/download. A built-in assistant will guide users through the process of aquiring the proper license. The update to FotoMagico 2.5 is free of charge to current FotoMagico 2.x license owners at their current license levels. FotoMagico 2.5 Express is available for $49 and FotoMagico 2.5 Pro is available for $129 via Kagi. For all purchase options see http://boinx.com/fotomagico/buy. Commercial multi-user license discounts are available upon request.

About FotoMagico

FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards - "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-up 2006", is a presentation tool for photographers. It is easy to use and produces impressive slideshows that makes the audience want more. As Derrick Story, host of 'The Digital Story' put it: "FotoMagico makes the kind of slideshows that make Ken Burns envious."

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops and publishes fun and easy-to-use applications for the creative user. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop-motion animation and time lapse capture for your digital hub and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx iVeZeen turns your webcam into a digital camcorder. Boinx Mouseposé is the essential mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, trainings or demos, and those individuals with huge and high-resolution displays.

For additional information visit the Boinx website http://boinx.com/press/ Find high-res images at http://boinx.com/press/media/

Press Contact:

Frank Limbacher

PR & Marketing

[email protected]

Boinx Software wins Apple Design Award for FotoMagico

"Winning the Apple Design Award is the biggest recognition a Mac developer can get," says Oliver Breidenbach, co‐founder of Boinx Software. "Getting a second ADA after 2006 is a really big deal for FotoMagico. Congratulations to the whole team and my thanks for their outstanding work."

"Winning another Design Award is a reward for the hard work in the recent years and a motivation to develop outstanding Mac software for the photography community... and to try again for first place next year. We already have exciting new features in the pipeline for upcoming versions," says Peter Baumgartner, lead-developer and "father" of FotoMagico.

About FotoMagico

FotoMagico, winner of the Apple Design Awards - "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-up 2006" and "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-up 2008", is a presentation tool for photographers. It is easy to use and produces impressive slideshows that makes the audience want more. As Derrick Story, host of 'The Digital Story' put it: "FotoMagico makes the kind of slideshows that make Ken Burns envious."

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops and publishes fun and easy-to-use applications for the creative user. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture for your digital hub and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx iVeZeen turns your webcam into a digital camcorder. Boinx Mouseposé is the essential mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, trainings or demos, and those individuals with huge and high resolution displays.

For additional information visit the Boinx website http://boinx.com/press/

Find high-res images at http://boinx.com/press/media/

Press Contact:

Frank Limbacher

PR & Marketing

[email protected]

FotoMagico 2.2: Your PDEE (Personal Digital Export Expert)

Your Personal Digital Expert aka Sharing Assistant

The new Sharing Assistant makes it super easy to create the files you want for making a DVD, putting them on your iPod, iPhone or Apple TV, or playing in full quality on another Mac. Just choose whatever you want to create and the assistant will adjust all the settings for you. The Sharing Assistant is based on Plug-ins, expect to see additional ways of sharing your slideshows over the coming months.

Easily Create Websites

"Putting a FotoMagico show on the web has never been easier", says Oliver Breidenbach, Co-Founder of Boinx Software. "FotoMagico 2.2 includes a number of very nicely made web page templates. Just select one of these templates and FotoMagico will not only create the proper movie file, but also all the HTML code needed to embed the file in a web page. It will then also upload all the required files to your FTP server or .Mac account. It is so easy, our beta testers loved it. Some had never put their shows online before because it was such a pain."

Elgato Turbo.264

For the web, your iPod, iPhone or Apple TV, you need a so-called MPEG-4 movie. Encoding of this format is a very computing intensive task which takes a lot of time and while it is running, you can't use your computer for other things. Except for when you use dedicated encoding hardware such as the Turbo.264 stick by Elgato. FotoMagico 2.2 makes use of the Turbo.264 automatically when it is plugged into your computer's USB port. This frees up your computer's processor so that you can do other things while encoding, especially on older Macs. The Elgato Turbo.264 sells for USD 99.95 at the Elgato US Online Store.

iChat Theater, QuickLook and other Leopard Goodies

Mac OS X Leopard has a number of cool new things. Among them the iChat Theater. While you are video conferencing with your client, you can play your latest draft of his FotoMagico show which the client can see on the other end of the connection. You'll receive immediate feedback without the need to send your show to your customer. Another great thing is QuickLook which lets you see the contents of a file without launching the application that created it. This comes in handy searching for a file in Finder or clearing out the mess of files that tend to collect on the desktop.

Availability and Pricing

FotoMagico 2.2 is available immediately from http://boinx.com/download. A built-in assistant will guide users through the process of aquiring the proper license. The update to FotoMagico 2.2 is free of charge to current FotoMagico 2 license owners at their current license levels. FotoMagico 2.2 Express is available for $49, FotoMagico 2.2 Pro is available for $129 via Kagi. For all purchase options see http://boinx.com/fotomagico/buy. Commercial Multi-User license discounts are available upon request.

About FotoMagico

FotoMagico, winner of the Apple Design Award 2006 - Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-up, is a presentation tool for photographers. It is easy to use and produces phantastic slideshows that makes the audience want for more. As Derrick Story, host of 'The Digital Story' put it: "FotoMagico makes the kind of slideshows that make Ken Burns envious."

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is based in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops and publishes fun and easy to use applications for the creative user. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture for your digital hub and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx iVeZeen turns your webcam into a digital camcorder. Boinx Mouseposé is the essential mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, trainings or demos and those individuals with huge and high resolution displays. Information about Boinx Software and its services can be obtained from its website http://boinx.com.

iStopMotion 2.0: Stop Motion Animation, The Next Generation (Ready for Leopard)

Home, Express, Pro

iStopMotion 2 comes in three flavors, targeting different users. The Home edition is for the family, where the parents want to spend a great weekend with their kids. The Express version is for the serious hobbyist animator, with all the great stuff appreciated by pro animators at a reasonable price. The Pro edition is for the animator who makes money (or plans to) with stop motion animation. A special education edition with a multi-user license key is available for educational institutions.

Virtual Stage

"Our goal was to add new capabilities that appeal to professionals while keeping it so easy that kindergarden kids love to use it. It was an ambitious goal, but we think we achieved it with iStopMotion 2", says Florian Albrecht, responsible for iStopMotion's development at Boinx Software. An example for this is the chroma keying that provides a virtual stage. Kids can have their toys walk on the moon or explore a coral reef deep down in the ocean. Meanwhile the flexibility of the feature brings ambitious movie ideas into the reach of the ambitious hobbyist and the pro.

Taking a Cue

Instead of painstakingly planning your animation and creating an "x-sheet", simply load in a cue video to guide your animation. This video is displayed alongside the animation window or composed into the animation video transparently. Before this, one of the biggest challenges was to animate dialog and get the mouth movement right.

Realtime Recording

Sometimes it is handy to be able to record a sequence of a specific number of frames in real time. A pro customer requested this feature for quickly and easily creating zooms and pans with a motion controlled camera that they use to record cartoons.

Non-Square Pixels, Keyboard and Voice Commands

As video pixels are not square in many video standards like DV, support for non-square pixels ensures that a circle remains a circle regardless of video source or destination format. Keyboard and Voice commands are customizable. Animators can configure their own keyboard commands or attach a programmable keypad to create a control console.

Availability and pricing

iStopMotion 2.0 is available immediately fromhttp://boinx.com/download. A built-in assistant will guide users through the process of aquiring the proper license. iStopMotion 2.0 Home is available for $49, iStopMotion 2.0 Express is available for $99 and iStopMotion 2.0 Pro is available for $499 via Kagi. Updates from iStopMotion 1 DV to iStopMotion 2 Home are available for $10, to iStopMotion 2 Express for $60. Boinx is currently working with retail partners to bring iStopMotion 2 to store shelves in the US in early 2008. (Price quoted in US$ excl. sales tax or VAT as applies. Check the Kagi Store for quotes in local currencies). For all purchase options see http://boinx.com/istopmotion/buy.

About iStopMotion

Stop motion animation is the easiest way to tell a story in a movie. No need for talented actors. No need for a budget. No need for a script. Just some toys, a table top or a clear patch of carpet and a bit of fantasy to get you started. And, according to our customers, iStopMotion is the best tool to get the story into your movie. Teachers love it because their students love it and create short masterpieces within a couple of hours. Parents love it because their kids have fun doing something worthwhile. Professionals love it because they can work much faster than with traditional film based methods. You will love it because you have never been more creative before.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is based in Puchheim near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops and publishes fun and easy to use applications for the creative user. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture for your digital hub and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx FotoMagico is a tool to create and present professional live photo slideshows and has won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2004, an Apple Design Award 2006 - Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-up and the MacGeneration Trophée in 2007. Boinx iVeZeen turns your webcam into a digital camcorder. Boinx Mouseposé is the essential mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, trainings or demos and those individuals with huge and high resolution displays. Information about Boinx Software and its services can be obtained from its website http://www.boinx.com.