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PRESS RELEASE: Boinx Releases FotoMagico 2.1

Color, iPhoto '08, iPhone, Apple TV, Web Enhancements

MUNICH, Germany -- As professional photographers master digital photography more and more, their interest turns to things to do with their photos. Stunning slide shows in minutes are the speciality of FotoMagico 2. Or as Macworld says: "A photographer's dream come true". With the latest update, FotoMagico 2.1 gains the ability to non-destructively adjust the color of an image, adapts to changes to iPhoto '08, exports to iPhone and Apple TV and exports better looking movies.

Color for Professionals

Imagine you took five images of sky on five different days. Due to differences in white balance, exposure and time of day, each of them is a slightly different shade of blue. You don't want to edit the original images, but just for this slide show, you want them to look the same. In FotoMagico 2 Pro, you can adjust the color of an image non-destructively. That means the color will be adjusted for presentation and export, but the original image file is not changed.

iPhoto '08

FotoMagico 2.1 is updated to support the latest changes to the iPhoto libraries introduced by Apple with the iLife '08 update. You can continue to access your photos in iPhoto as conveniently as with iPhoto 6 and before.

Plays Nice With iPhone, Apple TV

By creating a cool FotoMagico show from your photos and loading it on your iPhone, the iPhone becomes a powerful sales tool. Just think of the wow factor when your clients see how stylish you present your work. FotoMagico 2.1 adds export presets to make shows that play on the iPhone and the Apple TV easy to create.

Better Movies for Web

When exporting a movie, there is always a compromise between movie quality and file size. If you create a movie for the web, you want it to load quickly so you need a small file, but you also want good quality, which usually means a bigger file. As video encoding technology progresses, the FotoMagico presets are constantly improved to create better quality movies at the same file size. So you don't have to learn all about the technology.

Availability & Pricing

FotoMagico 2.1 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 2.1 is free of charge to current FotoMagico 2 license owners at their current license levels. FotoMagico 2.1 Express is available for $49, FotoMagico 2.1 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 slide shows that makes the audience want for more. As Derrick Story, host of "The Digital Story" put it: "FotoMagico makes the kind of slide shows 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 FotoMagico is a tool to create and present professional live photo slide shows 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. 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 Web site http://www.boinx.com.

(First posted on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 16:27 EDT)

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