Boinx FotoMagico 1.7: Work with Apple Remote and GarageBand

Apple Remote Control

Using the Apple Remote control device that comes with the new Macs to control a presentation is really an obvious idea. The Play button starts and pauses your presentation, the Left and Right buttons move backwards and forwards in the slideshow, the Up and Down buttons let you adjust the volume of the sound and the Menu button ends the presentation. An overlay graphic provides visual feedback.

Soundtracks with GarageBand

Version 1.7 now ties in with Apple's GarageBand 3 where you can create a soundtrack with sound effects, voice over and royalty free music to go with your pictures. To help you create your soundtrack, FotoMagico saves a preview movie of the slideshow and opens it in a new GarageBand project. Especially the jingles, sound effects and voice recording features Apple added to GarageBand for podcasting come in handy for slideshow soundtracks. Once your work is finished and saved, simply drag the GarageBand project file back into the FotoMagico Storyboard to add it to the slideshow.

Drag & Drop

The new drag & drop support lets you use media files more conveniently without the need to put them in iPhoto or iTunes. Just drag the files from their location in the Finder on to the FotoMagico window to import them into the current slideshow. This is especially appealing to users of picture management solutions such as iView Media Pro.

German Version debuts at MacExpo Cologne

FotoMagico 1.7 will be unveiled at the MacExpo in Cologne, Germany (June 8th to June 10th, 2006) at booth 680 (c/o Application Systems Heidelberg) and for the first time be available in a German language version in addition to English.

Availablity and Pricing

Boinx FotoMagico 1.7 is available for download immediately as a Universal Application from the website The update is free for all current owners of a valid FotoMagico license. New license keys are for sale via Kagi for US $79. A five day demo license for evaluation can be requested at the website.

About FotoMagico

FotoMagico is the award-winning presentation tool for photographers. It is easy to use and produces phantastic slideshows that makes the audience want for more. As Derrick Story, co-author of "iPhoto: The Missing Manual" and host of "The Digital Story" put it: "FotoMagico makes the kind of slideshows that make Ken Burns envious."

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software is a trademark of GeBE Computer & Peripherie GmbH, based in 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 perform professional live photo slideshows and has won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2004. Boinx iVeZeen turns your webcam into a digital camcorder. Information about Boinx Software and its services can be obtained from its website