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PRESS RELEASE: Boinx Releases FotoMagico 2 Public Beta
New version introduces standalone slide shows and screensavers.
MUNICH, Germany -- January 5 -- FotoMagico 2 enters the Public Beta testing phase. FotoMagico 2 represents a significant step forward by introducing high resolution, standalone slide show players that can be shared with people who do not have a license for FotoMagico. In order to test this new capability thoroughly, FotoMagico 2 is now available as a public beta with a final release planned for March.
Standalone Slide Show Player
FotoMagico 2 will introduce standalone slide show players. With them, photographers can share their slide shows 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 slide shows 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 slide shows is screensavers. FotoMagico 2 lets you export your slide show 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 slide shows 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 slide show. Photographers can use this to brand their slide shows by displaying their logo or Web site 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 Web site http://www.fotomagico.com/beta/2/. It requires a special time-limited license key which can be requested at the Web site free of charge. Pricing and update policy have not been determined yet. The final release is planned for March, subject to beta test results.
(First posted on Friday, January 5, 2007 at 12:51 EST)