updated 02:10 am EDT, Thu October 14, 2010
iOS remote-control app price slashed
Boinx Software has updated their flagship slideshow maker FotoMagico to version 3.6, bringing iMedia Browser 2 integration and Flickr support, along with other new features such as the ability to link audio to specific slides and new custom slideshow view for 27" iMacs. The company has also dramatically reduced the price of its corresponding iPhone app.
The iMedia Browser interface, based upon the media library extension original developed by Karelia, allows FotoMagico users easy access not just to iPhoto libraries, but also those in Aperture, Lightroom and Flickr -- giving users access to a huge pool of image sources to draw from. FotoMagico developer Peter Baumgartner has been a significant participant in the iMedia Browser project.
The new "Linked to Slides" audio feature gives users greater control over where audio is played in a slideshow, optionally keeping the audio with specific slides even if they are moved in the timeline of the show. Other improvements include greater reliability for plug-in installation, a custom view to maximize slideshows displayed on 27-inch iMacs, YouTube-exported slideshows can now be up to 15 minutes in length, support for the ElGato Turbo .264 HD stick for exporting video quickly has been added, and perhaps most significantly, the companion iOS app -- FotoMagico Remote -- has been reduced to $5 from its previous price of $20. A number of bugfixes and other small improvements have been incorporated into this release as well.
FotoMagico 3.6 is a free upgrade to v3.x users. The program's Pro version retails for $149 (and includes PhotoPresenter 4), and FotoMagico v2.x users can upgrade to Pro for $89.