updated 11:35 am EDT, Thu May 15, 2008
PulpMotion Advanced 1.0
Aquafadas has released PulpMotion Advanced 1.0, a next generation slideshow and animation application that creates slideshows based on highly customizable themes. The software allows users to present pictures as well as video in a single animation that can be shared as video, screensaver or executable player. The Advanced version ships with a rich and extensible set of themes, enabling users to simply drag and drop preferred photos or movies, customize the music selection, and apply a visual theme from the PulpMotion slideshow themes menu, It also offers a new way to browse media: users can navigate through standard media repositories, such as iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom using a full screen mode, while a convenient timeline shows the date and also allows users to select a date range.
PulpMotion Advanced, the company says, brings the beautiful animations of PulpMotion to the next level, allowing users to fine tune the timing at the media level, add audio annotations, and "create regions of interest on your pictures to create stories with your media like no one has seen before." The software can precisely adjust the media timing to have full control over the rythm of the slideshow.
"We wanted people to be able to tell stories and share the special meaning of their media" says Claudia Zimmer Aquafadas' CEO. "Introducing a unique way to highlight some parts of a picture and to animate them with their attached comments, we made sure that your pictures are no more static but reveal a new dimension. Slideshows won't ever be boring anymore".
PulpMotion Advanced work with iLife and Aperture and can export to virtually any format from a simple menu.
The software runs on Mac OS X 10.5 as a Universal Binary; a single user license $130, while upgrades from PulpMotion are $85. However, for two weeks Aquafadas is offering the upgrade for existing PulpMotion users for only $45.