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Briefly: New FotoMagico six times faster, PDF2Office 1.5 for iPad

updated 03:24 pm EST, Thu December 12, 2013

Significant update to FotoMagico 4 focused on software infrastructure

Boinx Software has announced a major update to its slideshow software, FotoMagico. The program is intended for professional photographers, and offers the ability to create high-resolution presentations. The latest version, FotoMagico 4.4, offers improvements centred around software performance, with up to 6x faster exporting, better color accuracy and better quality for H.264 and Apple ProRes formats.



The updated version is now compatible with OS X Mavericks. Its 64-bit architecture accommodates large slideshows with many slides and video content. Also included in the update is the transition from utilizing QuickTime to AVFoundation, which improves video playback, avoiding stuttering ad enabling precise cuts. Legacy video formats are now supported through automatic conversion to modern formats. In respects to keystroke command functions, using the 'c' key during video scrubbing will cut a long video clip into multiple consecutive, shorter clips for simplified editing.

FotoMagico 4.4 is a free update for all current owners of a FotoMagico 4 license, and $100 for new users. FotoMagico 4.4 is currently in review to be released on the App Store, and is otherwise available from Boinx and other retailers.

Recosoft's PDF2Office 1.5 series for iPad converts PDFs for OmniGraffle, Excel, Pages ad more

Recosoft's PDF conversion software, PDF2Office series for iPad has received an update. PDF2Office converts PDFs into editable Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, OminGraffle, Text, RTF and more, by recreating the intended construction and layout of the document without manual intervention. Version 1.5 features iOS 7 interface and compatibility, and the addition of a Wi-Fi transfer mode allows files to be easily exchanged between devices.



The latest PDF2Office series has been developed using the most recent version of Xcode, removing old iOS APIs that have been deprecated. French, German, Italian and Spanish localizations have been added, and the newest version of the PDF conversion core is now included. PDF2Office for iPad is available in several configurations from the App Store, with PDF2Office Lite US priced at $1, PDF2Office for iWork priced at $10, and the PDF2Office Business edition available for $10.




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