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New Features. New Updates. The New FotoMagico 5 is Here.

Puchheim, Germany – March 30, 2016 – Boinx Software has just announced a new version of its premier slideshow creation tool, FotoMagico 5. This updated software program brings a combination of brand new editing tools and advancements to pre-existing features. Among many enhancements, FotoMagico 5 now features a slideshow interface with pre-built stories called “Snippets,” Audio Envelopes and Fades to control audio levels, an Audio Marker Assistant to provide more precise sound editing capabilities, improved text editing and placeholders, and much more.

“FotoMagico is made by photographers for photographers,” states Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. “This is why it puts the needs of photographers front and center. It’s easy to learn, as photographers want to spend their time taking photos - not learning a slide show app. The Snippets feature gets you magical results more quickly than ever. FotoMagico 5 slideshows look brilliant on 4K TVs as well as on YouTube. That’s why thousands of photographers rely on FotoMagico to tell their stories.”

FotoMagico 5 Updates Include:

  • New “Snippets” feature allow users to insert their own photo and video content into these pre-built stories to create beautiful slideshows; FotoMagico pros can create their own Snippets to streamline the production of slideshows, perfect for those working with clients
  • New Dark User Interface, designed for users of all skill levels, to make photos and videos stand out even more against a more modern backdrop
  • Music Snippets come with free CC licensed music by Josh Woodward and Kevin MacLeod to set the mood; pre-loaded with perfectly timed audio markers means your story is synchronized with the matching music, while an attribution slide keeps users out of copyright troubles
  • Animation Assistant designed to automatically make your slideshow move, while accounting for a variety of photo aspect ratios like portrait and panorama, movie and text properties
  • New Audio Marker Assistant (Pro only) offers more precise control over timing than ever before, with perfectly synchronized music and slides creating the right dramatic effect
  • New Audio Volume Envelopes and Fades (Pro only), the most requested feature, provides audio level controls that enable users to make the music softer when one intends to speak if presenting the slideshow, or to let the video audio take center stage
  • Improved Text Editing and Text Placeholders (Pro only) for the most intuitive way to edit and format titles yet

Additional new features available only in FotoMagico 5 Pro include the timeline view; record narration; access to Lightroom and Aperture libraries; teleprompter support; chapter support; masks, borders and color correction; and additional sharing options, such as the Standalone Player, ProRes video, and custom video.

* System Requirements: OS X 10.10 Yosemite or newer. 8 GB of RAM and a dedicated graphics card is recommended.

Watch the FotoMagico 5 demo to get a first impression of the latest version’s creative power.

FotoMagico 5 Pricing and Availability

FotoMagico 5 is available now for 49.99 USD, FotoMagico 5 Pro is available for 99.99 USD.

Existing customers can upgrade to FotoMagico 5 Pro for 49.99 USD from FotoMagico 4, and 74.99 USD from FotoMagico 3.

Existing customers who previously purchased FotoMagico 4 in the Mac App Store will be able to upgrade to FotoMagico 5 Pro free of charge once they purchase the basic version of FotoMagico 5 for 49.99 USD.

Request a Media Review Kit

Members of the media are invited to review FotoMagico 5. For more information, please contact Anya Nelson at [email protected] For press images, please visit https://boinx.com/press/media/.

About FotoMagico

FotoMagico, winner of two coveted Apple Design Awards, is the gold standard in slideshow apps, made exclusively for the Mac. FotoMagico, used by thousands of professional and amateur photographers around the world, allows users to create customized slideshows, mixing photos with movies and audio, for a storytelling effect like none other. FotoMagico brings photos to life and keeps any audience at the edge of their seats.

About Boinx Software

Located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany, Boinx Software Ltd. develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® and Apple TV®. Honored with numerous Apple Design Awards and coveted spots on the Mac App Store’s Best Apps of the Year list, the extensive family of Boinx apps includes iStopMotion for Mac, iStopMotion for iPad, FotoMagico, mimoLive (formerly BoinxTV), Mouseposé, You Gotta See This!, PhotoPresenter for iOS, and PhotoWall+ for tvOS Boinx’s newest social photo wall for sharing and saving crowd-sourced photos. Boinx Software has also been instrumental in the developmental processes of popular apps including Heads Up!, Ellen DeGeneres’s charades party game, and the Leica T iPhone and iPad app, the elegant remote companion to the Leica T digital camera.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook. For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

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Boinx Joins the 4K Revolution With FotoMagico 4.5

Puchheim, Germany – September 15, 2014 – 4K is rapidly making inroads in professional video production, and Boinx Software is not one to miss the trend. The recently released FotoMagico 4.5, the newest version of the award-winning slideshow creation tool from Boinx, is now optimized for the production of 4K video. FotoMagico 4.5 also takes full advantage of modernized OS X features, providing improvements in performance and stability to better facilitate user creativity.

John Woody – filmmaker, professor emeritus at James Madison University, and Apple Distinguished Educator – comments on the ability to use 4K in his FotoMagico workflow: “To me, the greatest strength of FotoMagico when using 4K clips and stills is its ability to quickly preview special scaling animations. I use it for both pre-visualization and online production. The software fits my 4K workflow perfectly!

It’s clear that the move to 4K is fast underway, with the number of 4K UHD TV sets shipping in 2014 already far surpassing those shipped in the whole of 2013, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report.

For this release, we optimized FotoMagico for use with OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks), and prepared for 10.10 (Yosemite),” says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. “Using modernized functionality of OS X leads to better performance and reliability, as well as reduces complexity, which means fewer bugs. The vast majority of FotoMagico users are already using current OS X versions and will benefit from these updates.

See Boinx Software at photokina 2014
Becoming a regular on photokinaTV powered by FotoTV, Boinx will again be making an appearance on this year’s show broadcast. Not only will the production be run using BoinxTV, but Boinx’s video guru Bastian Wölfe (AKA Dr. Term T. Bowman Ph.D.) will be joining the crew to present FotoMagico 4.5. Check out last year’s broadcast for a sneak peek of what to expect from the presentation.

FotoMagico 4.5 Software Requirements
FotoMagico 4.5 requires a Mac running OS 10.8 or higher.

FotoMagico 4.5 Pricing and Availability
FotoMagico 4.5 is available now as a free update for existing v4 users or from the Boinx Website for 99.99 USD. It is pending approval in the Mac App Store and will be available for purchase there shortly.

Members of the media are invited to review FotoMagico 4.5. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at [email protected]

About FotoMagico
FotoMagico, winner of two coveted Apple Design Awards, is the gold standard in slideshow apps, made exclusively for the Mac. FotoMagico, used by thousands of professional and amateur photographers around the world, allows you to create customized slideshows, mixing photos with movies and audio, for a storytelling effect like none other. FotoMagico brings your photos to life and keeps your audience at the edge of their seats.

About Boinx Software
Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. iStopMotion for the Mac was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 on the Mac App Store. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards, is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of an Apple Design Award, is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. PhotoPresenter for iOS, Boinx’s newest app, allows users to connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to an HDTV set using HDMI or VGA, or via AirPlay, then browse the device’s photo library and select specific images or video to display on the second screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

Press Contacts
Zazil Media Group
Anya Oskolkova
[email protected]
(p) +1 617.817.6559
(skype) anya.oskolkova

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Spread Holiday Cheer With Updated FotoMagico 4.4

Puchheim, Germany – December 12, 2013 – Boinx Software has just released a major update to its premier slideshow creation tool, FotoMagico 4.4. The latest update brings considerable improvements to the underlying system, resulting in a markedly better user experience. Among many enhancements, FotoMagico 4.4 now features six-times faster export, better color accuracy, smoother transitions and much more. "This update to FotoMagico is not about fancy new features; it’s about improving the platform and preparing for the future," states Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "This is the most significant update to version 4 yet. While you might not realize the changes at first glance, they won’t go unnoticed once you dive into creating your slideshow."

FotoMagico 4.4 Updates Include:

- Export has been completely overhauled to provide up to six-times faster export, better color accuracy and better quality for H.264 and Apple ProRes formats
- FotoMagico 4.4 is compatible with OS X Mavericks
- Modern 64-bit Architecture makes working with large slideshows with many slides and videos a breeze
- Transition from QuickTime to AV Foundation improves video playback and enables smoother transitions between slides
- Now supports legacy video formats via automatic conversion to modern formats
- Use the "c" key during video playback to separate a video clip into multiple consecutive clips for easier video editing of long videos

Watch the FotoMagico 4.4 webinar and get an in-depth look at the latest update from the creator himself, Peter Baumgartner, and Boinx Software’s video expert, Bastian Wölfle.

FotoMagico 4.4 Pricing and Availability
FotoMagico 4.4 is available now as a free update for existing v4 users or from the Boinx Website for 99.99 USD. It is pending approval in the Mac App Store and will be available shortly.

Members of the media are invited to review FotoMagico 4.4. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at [email protected]

About FotoMagico
FotoMagico, winner of two coveted Apple Design Awards, is the gold standard in slideshow apps, made exclusively for the Mac. FotoMagico, used by thousands of professional and amateur photographers around the world, allows you to create customized slideshows, mixing photos with movies and audio, for a storytelling effect like none other. FotoMagico brings your photos to life and keeps your audience at the edge of their seats.

About Boinx Software
Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod®. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. iStopMotion for the Mac was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 on the Mac App Store. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards, is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of an Apple Design Award, is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. PhotoPresenter for iOS, Boinx’s newest app, allows users to connect an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to an HDTV set using HDMI or VGA, or via AirPlay, then browse the device’s photo library and select specific images or video to display on the second screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

Press Contacts
Zazil Media Group
Anya Oskolkova
[email protected]
(cell) +1 617.817.6559
(fax) +1 617.812.7683
(skype) anya.oskolkova

Zazil Media Group
Megan Linebarger
[email protected]
(cell) +1 617.480.3674
(fax) +1 617.812.7683
(skype) megan.zazil

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Indulge in the Season of the Carnival and (Un-)Mask Your Creative Prowess

* New version of Boinx Software FotoMagico 4.2 – Comprehensive Slideshow App for Photographers – now available
* New Masks feature makes working with multiple layers much easier and more fun
* FotoMagico 4.2 now supports OS X Mountain Lion Auto Save

Puchheim, Germany – February 13, 2013 – Fat Tuesday has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some sweet slideshow making! Hot off the press, FotoMagico 4.2 is now available just in time to savor all (or at least most) of the favorite memories captured during the past week of Mardi Gras celebrations. The latest update to Boinx’s slideshow presentation software, FotoMagico 4.2 is all about Masks. Just like the masks worn at Mardi Gras celebrations, FotoMagico 4.2 Masks bring excitement to slideshows, only revealing desired parts of an image, while strategically hiding others to create mystique.

"Masks are the kind of advanced feature that power users crave," comments Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx Software. "Masks give users the next level of creative freedom, making it easier than ever before to create stunning animation effects and evoke specific emotions within the audience. Clearly, we are committed to providing the very best slideshow creating experience on the Mac."

When you create with FotoMagico, we’ve always got your back. Your work will automatically be saved with FotoMagico 4.2 support for OS X Mountain Lion Auto Save. Because just like Mardi Gras, sometimes productions can get a little crazy, and having Auto Save can be a major life-saver at times.

New Features in FotoMagico 4.2
• Apply Masks to images, movies or titles in the shape of a rectangle or oval to highlight or hide a specific area of the desired image
• Fine-tune Masks by moving and scaling, inverting, and blurring the edges - all independently of the layer they apply to
• Change individual layer opacity to create partially transparent images, movies or titles
• Save work quickly and automatically with Auto Save, which never interferes with the process of creating

See Masks in action!FotoMagico 4.2 Promo
Simple Mask
Spotlight Effect

Members of the media are invited to review FotoMagico 4.2. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at [email protected]

About FotoMagico
FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards including "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-Up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-Up 2006," is the gold standard in slideshow apps, made exclusively for the Mac. FotoMagico, used by thousands of professional and amateur photographers around the world, allows you to create customized slideshows, mixing photos with movies and audio, for a storytelling effect like none other. FotoMagico brings your photos to life and keeps your audience at the edge of their seats.

About Boinx Software
Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards – "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner‐up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner‐up 2006" – is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009," is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre‐built templates. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. LightLoupe for the iPad provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

Press Contacts
Zazil Media Group
Anya Oskolkova
[email protected]
(cell) +1 617.817.6559
(fax) +1 617.812.7683
(skype) anya.oskolkova

Zazil Media Group
Megan Linebarger
[email protected]
(cell) +1 617.480.3674
(fax) +1 617.812.7683
(skype) megan.zazil

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FotoMagico 4.1: Free Update Keeps Track Of Your Media Assets

Puchheim, Germany - December 14, 2012 - FotoMagico, Boinx Software’s slideshow creation tool for the Mac, has reached another milestone by updating to version 4.1. The new upgrade includes media markers to easily manage used media files, export options to share work on Vimeo, and the ability to use FotoMagico in a ProRes-based workflow.

"Since we shipped FotoMagico 4 in October, it has scored top marks with reviewers around the world," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO, Boinx. "But receiving high praise doesn’t mean we rest on our laurels - it’s a challenge for us to create even better work in the future."

FotoMagico 4.1 Feature Highlights Include:

Media markers help users easily manage slideshows. Now, when image, movie or audio files are dragged into the slideshow document, a small green badge is displayed in the media browser in the sidebar to indicate that this media file is already included in the slideshow. This is useful when authoring large slideshows.

Sharing videos on Vimeo allows users with Vimeo accounts to keep all creative content on one channel (only available on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and newer).

Users can also now share slideshows in the ProRes video format for easy integration with professional video editing workflows such as Final Cut X. This option is only available if the Apple ProRes codec is installed.

FotoMagico 4 Pricing and Availability
FotoMagico 4 is now available both from the Mac App Store and the Boinx Website for 99.99 USD.

Members of the media are invited to review FotoMagico 4. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova at [email protected]

About FotoMagico
FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards including "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-Up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-Up 2006," is the gold standard in slideshow apps, made exclusively for the Mac. FotoMagico, used by thousands of professional and amateur photographers around the world, allows you to create customized slideshows, mixing photos with movies and audio, for a storytelling effect like none other. FotoMagico brings your photos to life and keeps your audience at the edge of their seats.

About Boinx Software
Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac® platform and iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards – "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner‐up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner‐up 2006" – is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009," is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre‐built templates. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx’s iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. LightLoupe for the iPad provides photographers with an on-the-spot analysis of the technical quality of their photos and VGA connection capabilities for viewing photos on the big screen.

Follow @boinxsoftware on Twitter and Facebook.

For more information, please visit the Boinx Software website.

Press Contacts
Zazil Media Group
Anya Oskolkova
[email protected]
(cell) +1 617.817.6559
(fax) +1 617.812.7683
(skype) anya.oskolkova

Zazil Media Group
Megan Linebarger
[email protected]
(cell) +1 617.480.3674
(fax) +1 617.812.7683
(skype) megan.zazil

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