Standalone Slideshow Player
FotoMagico 2 will introduce standalone slideshow players. With them, photographers can share their slideshows in high resolution (much better than any video) with people who do not have licensed FotoMagico on their Macs. The standalone player offers the same playback quality as the full version of FotoMagico. Standalone slideshows play as soon as they are opened and can be made to expire after a certain time or after having been played a certain number of times.
Another popular format for distributing slideshows is screensavers. FotoMagico 2 lets you export your slideshow as a screensaver. Again because the screensaver uses the FotoMagico rendering engine, the file size of the screensaver can be kept low even for long slideshows with a lot of movement and high resolution images. With this, FotoMagico opens a new advertising and distribution channel for digital photographers.
A Watermark is a visible logo superimposed on the slideshow. Photographers can use this to brand their slideshows by displaying their logo or website address or phone number or whatever they like. In connection with the standalone player, this is a powerful advertising instrument.
Availablity and Pricing
Boinx FotoMagico 2 Public Beta is now available for download as a Universal Application from the website http://www.fotomagico.com/beta/2/. It requires a special time-limited license key which can be requested at the website free of charge. Pricing and update policy have not been determined yet. The final release is planned for march 2007, subject to beta test results.
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, 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 and an Apple Design Award 2006 - Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-up. Boinx iVeZeen turns your webcam into a digital camcorder. Information about Boinx Software and its services can be obtained from its website www.boinx.com.