FotoMagico 3 Review

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A few years ago, I needed to quickly put together a slide show and I needed it to look fantastic. While I knew this was possible in iMovie, it took a lot of time and, frankly, didn’t look that good.

On a whim I downloaded the trial version of FotoMagico. Within five minutes, I had my wallet out and purchased a license. Since then, I’ve used FotoMagico often for family and professional events. Indeed, my wife will volunteer me as the “slideshow guy” at weddings for friends and family at the drop of a hat. I can’t really complain that much however because using FotoMagico for this is really quite easy.

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The latest version, FotoMagico 3, adds several enhancements. FotoMagico produces professional quality slideshow presentations. It is very easy to operate with a similar “drag-and-drop” paradigm you see across the Mac platform. Take a folder full of pictures and drag it in FotoMagico and you have your slideshow. The application allows you to easily set transitions and animates individual slides with the Ken Burns effect. FotoMagico has sliders sliders for the before and after position of your photographs that make this very simple.

My workload has always been to drag the pictures in, sort them, adjust the Ken Burns effect for each picture, and drop in music. It really is that simple. You can similarly adjust rotation and insert text.

The newest version blurs the lines between FotoMagico as a slideshow application and a video application. You can now insert movies in your slideshows. You can set start and end points and even animate movies just as you would a photograph. Organizing and creating your slideshows is also now easier with an improved storyboard. Now that Boinx has teased me with this video support however, I’d like to see them take it further. Lower thirds would be very useful.

Another nice feature is the Aperture exporter plug in.

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With the pro version you can get much more control over the audio. You can include multiple tracks and even the voiceover track. Each is independently controlled and adjusted.

While putting pictures in iMovie is much easier now, for speed, granular control of the Ken Burns effect, and overall presentation, I think FotoMagico still has iMovie beat.

Once you have created your slideshow, you can export it, burn it to a DVD, turn it into a screensaver, or put it on your iPod or Apple TV. Of course you can also just play it through the built-in player. This is normally how I do my wedding slideshows. The best compliment paid to this application is by the “official” photographers at the weddings I have participated in. They always ask me afterwards how I did it and they always want to know where they can get their own copy of FotoMagico. A single-user license is $29 and a single-user license for the pro version is $149. You can find out more at Boinx.com.

You can listen to this review on the Mac ReviewCast #215.

181 Comments FotoMagico 3 Review

  1. tenex@tesco.net

    I have told all and sundry of the wonder of Fotomagico for the past two years and this version seems to have all I’d want but really the Pro price is far too high even via upgrade, hasn’t anyone told the devs there’s a recession? I love this app but its one purpose not a suite and $89 for the -upgrade- is more than iLife or iWork costs.

    Reply
  2. tenex@tesco.net

    I have told all and sundry of the wonder of Fotomagico for the past two years and this version seems to have all I’d want but really the Pro price is far too high even via upgrade, hasn’t anyone told the devs there’s a recession? I love this app but its one purpose not a suite and $89 for the -upgrade- is more than iLife or iWork costs.

    Reply
  3. tenex@tesco.net

    I have told all and sundry of the wonder of Fotomagico for the past two years and this version seems to have all I’d want but really the Pro price is far too high even via upgrade, hasn’t anyone told the devs there’s a recession? I love this app but its one purpose not a suite and $89 for the -upgrade- is more than iLife or iWork costs.

    Reply
  4. tenex@tesco.net

    I have told all and sundry of the wonder of Fotomagico for the past two years and this version seems to have all I’d want but really the Pro price is far too high even via upgrade, hasn’t anyone told the devs there’s a recession? I love this app but its one purpose not a suite and $89 for the -upgrade- is more than iLife or iWork costs.

    Reply
  5. tenex@tesco.net

    I have told all and sundry of the wonder of Fotomagico for the past two years and this version seems to have all I’d want but really the Pro price is far too high even via upgrade, hasn’t anyone told the devs there’s a recession? I love this app but its one purpose not a suite and $89 for the -upgrade- is more than iLife or iWork costs.

    Reply
  6. raymackt@tx.rr.com

    Well, when you can start at $30 and move up to a pro-version that does so much, so well, I sure won’t quibble about the price. I’ve used FM since version 1.5, and the constant pace of upgrades and improvements keeps me excited! One of the most important features is “share” where you can export to almost anything you want to, and, these guys really know how to make good video…which is really the core strength of FM!

    Bye R@y

    Reply
  7. raymackt@tx.rr.com

    Well, when you can start at $30 and move up to a pro-version that does so much, so well, I sure won’t quibble about the price. I’ve used FM since version 1.5, and the constant pace of upgrades and improvements keeps me excited! One of the most important features is “share” where you can export to almost anything you want to, and, these guys really know how to make good video…which is really the core strength of FM!

    Bye R@y

    Reply
  8. raymackt@tx.rr.com

    Well, when you can start at $30 and move up to a pro-version that does so much, so well, I sure won’t quibble about the price. I’ve used FM since version 1.5, and the constant pace of upgrades and improvements keeps me excited! One of the most important features is “share” where you can export to almost anything you want to, and, these guys really know how to make good video…which is really the core strength of FM!

    Bye R@y

    Reply
  9. raymackt@tx.rr.com

    Well, when you can start at $30 and move up to a pro-version that does so much, so well, I sure won’t quibble about the price. I’ve used FM since version 1.5, and the constant pace of upgrades and improvements keeps me excited! One of the most important features is “share” where you can export to almost anything you want to, and, these guys really know how to make good video…which is really the core strength of FM!

    Bye R@y

    Reply
  10. raymackt@tx.rr.com

    Well, when you can start at $30 and move up to a pro-version that does so much, so well, I sure won’t quibble about the price. I’ve used FM since version 1.5, and the constant pace of upgrades and improvements keeps me excited! One of the most important features is “share” where you can export to almost anything you want to, and, these guys really know how to make good video…which is really the core strength of FM!

    Bye R@y

    Reply
  11. cszasz@mac.com

    I really like FotoMagico until they upgraded it to 3.0. With this version they took a lot of the standard features such as the ability to make a standalone application to play your slideshow in version 2 and put them in the so called FotoMagico 3 Pro version. And with the so so called Pro version, a higher price tag. The update price from Standard 2.0 to 3.0 pro is $88, which is outrageous for current owners of the standard to pay for “extras” that were in found in the version 2 standard.

    Reply
  12. cszasz@mac.com

    I really like FotoMagico until they upgraded it to 3.0. With this version they took a lot of the standard features such as the ability to make a standalone application to play your slideshow in version 2 and put them in the so called FotoMagico 3 Pro version. And with the so so called Pro version, a higher price tag. The update price from Standard 2.0 to 3.0 pro is $88, which is outrageous for current owners of the standard to pay for “extras” that were in found in the version 2 standard.

    Reply
  13. cszasz@mac.com

    I really like FotoMagico until they upgraded it to 3.0. With this version they took a lot of the standard features such as the ability to make a standalone application to play your slideshow in version 2 and put them in the so called FotoMagico 3 Pro version. And with the so so called Pro version, a higher price tag. The update price from Standard 2.0 to 3.0 pro is $88, which is outrageous for current owners of the standard to pay for “extras” that were in found in the version 2 standard.

    Reply
  14. cszasz@mac.com

    I really like FotoMagico until they upgraded it to 3.0. With this version they took a lot of the standard features such as the ability to make a standalone application to play your slideshow in version 2 and put them in the so called FotoMagico 3 Pro version. And with the so so called Pro version, a higher price tag. The update price from Standard 2.0 to 3.0 pro is $88, which is outrageous for current owners of the standard to pay for “extras” that were in found in the version 2 standard.

    Reply
  15. cszasz@mac.com

    I really like FotoMagico until they upgraded it to 3.0. With this version they took a lot of the standard features such as the ability to make a standalone application to play your slideshow in version 2 and put them in the so called FotoMagico 3 Pro version. And with the so so called Pro version, a higher price tag. The update price from Standard 2.0 to 3.0 pro is $88, which is outrageous for current owners of the standard to pay for “extras” that were in found in the version 2 standard.

    Reply
  16. ozric@me.com

    I love Fotomagico since versión 1, but it’s true, the new upgrade are very expensive. So I will use version 2 and Final Cut Express to get the same… and more.

    Reply
  17. ozric@me.com

    I love Fotomagico since versión 1, but it’s true, the new upgrade are very expensive. So I will use version 2 and Final Cut Express to get the same… and more.

    Reply
  18. ozric@me.com

    I love Fotomagico since versión 1, but it’s true, the new upgrade are very expensive. So I will use version 2 and Final Cut Express to get the same… and more.

    Reply
  19. ozric@me.com

    I love Fotomagico since versión 1, but it’s true, the new upgrade are very expensive. So I will use version 2 and Final Cut Express to get the same… and more.

    Reply
  20. ozric@me.com

    I love Fotomagico since versión 1, but it’s true, the new upgrade are very expensive. So I will use version 2 and Final Cut Express to get the same… and more.

    Reply
  21. jerryw@earthlink.net

    I think the upgrade price from 2.0 Express to 3.0 Pro is OK. What bothers me is that the upgrade from 2.0 Pro to 3.0 Pro is also $89. Huh? If it were $49 I would have upgraded already. At that price I won’t upgrade until they day I’m ready to use it and need the new features.

    Reply
  22. jerryw@earthlink.net

    I think the upgrade price from 2.0 Express to 3.0 Pro is OK. What bothers me is that the upgrade from 2.0 Pro to 3.0 Pro is also $89. Huh? If it were $49 I would have upgraded already. At that price I won’t upgrade until they day I’m ready to use it and need the new features.

    Reply
  23. jerryw@earthlink.net

    I think the upgrade price from 2.0 Express to 3.0 Pro is OK. What bothers me is that the upgrade from 2.0 Pro to 3.0 Pro is also $89. Huh? If it were $49 I would have upgraded already. At that price I won’t upgrade until they day I’m ready to use it and need the new features.

    Reply
  24. jerryw@earthlink.net

    I think the upgrade price from 2.0 Express to 3.0 Pro is OK. What bothers me is that the upgrade from 2.0 Pro to 3.0 Pro is also $89. Huh? If it were $49 I would have upgraded already. At that price I won’t upgrade until they day I’m ready to use it and need the new features.

    Reply
  25. jerryw@earthlink.net

    I think the upgrade price from 2.0 Express to 3.0 Pro is OK. What bothers me is that the upgrade from 2.0 Pro to 3.0 Pro is also $89. Huh? If it were $49 I would have upgraded already. At that price I won’t upgrade until they day I’m ready to use it and need the new features.

    Reply
  26. jkiernan@mac.com

    How do you like it better than iPhoto slideshow or iMovie slideshows? Are the HD and standalone shares better than the quality after sending to iDVD. Recently since ilife 08 when I share from iPhoto slideshow the burned DVD colors are way off. Faces are too red. I have searched everywhere and cannot find an answer. I have started sharing to .mov and emailing or putting on thumb drive to be played in QT for Mac or PC. iLife 06 burned DVDs fine for me. It can be especially ugly with scans or Raw photo files. I am hoping this is where FotoMagico will out perform iPhoto or iMovie. Any idea? Trying to justify $149 which does seem high priced given that iLife is considerably cheaper. I try to use Apple products, but am tired of the poor quality slideshows after sending to iDVD. THey look fine until burned to DVD.

    Reply
  27. jkiernan@mac.com

    How do you like it better than iPhoto slideshow or iMovie slideshows? Are the HD and standalone shares better than the quality after sending to iDVD. Recently since ilife 08 when I share from iPhoto slideshow the burned DVD colors are way off. Faces are too red. I have searched everywhere and cannot find an answer. I have started sharing to .mov and emailing or putting on thumb drive to be played in QT for Mac or PC. iLife 06 burned DVDs fine for me. It can be especially ugly with scans or Raw photo files. I am hoping this is where FotoMagico will out perform iPhoto or iMovie. Any idea? Trying to justify $149 which does seem high priced given that iLife is considerably cheaper. I try to use Apple products, but am tired of the poor quality slideshows after sending to iDVD. THey look fine until burned to DVD.

    Reply
  28. jkiernan@mac.com

    How do you like it better than iPhoto slideshow or iMovie slideshows? Are the HD and standalone shares better than the quality after sending to iDVD. Recently since ilife 08 when I share from iPhoto slideshow the burned DVD colors are way off. Faces are too red. I have searched everywhere and cannot find an answer. I have started sharing to .mov and emailing or putting on thumb drive to be played in QT for Mac or PC. iLife 06 burned DVDs fine for me. It can be especially ugly with scans or Raw photo files. I am hoping this is where FotoMagico will out perform iPhoto or iMovie. Any idea? Trying to justify $149 which does seem high priced given that iLife is considerably cheaper. I try to use Apple products, but am tired of the poor quality slideshows after sending to iDVD. THey look fine until burned to DVD.

    Reply
  29. jkiernan@mac.com

    How do you like it better than iPhoto slideshow or iMovie slideshows? Are the HD and standalone shares better than the quality after sending to iDVD. Recently since ilife 08 when I share from iPhoto slideshow the burned DVD colors are way off. Faces are too red. I have searched everywhere and cannot find an answer. I have started sharing to .mov and emailing or putting on thumb drive to be played in QT for Mac or PC. iLife 06 burned DVDs fine for me. It can be especially ugly with scans or Raw photo files. I am hoping this is where FotoMagico will out perform iPhoto or iMovie. Any idea? Trying to justify $149 which does seem high priced given that iLife is considerably cheaper. I try to use Apple products, but am tired of the poor quality slideshows after sending to iDVD. THey look fine until burned to DVD.

    Reply
  30. jkiernan@mac.com

    How do you like it better than iPhoto slideshow or iMovie slideshows? Are the HD and standalone shares better than the quality after sending to iDVD. Recently since ilife 08 when I share from iPhoto slideshow the burned DVD colors are way off. Faces are too red. I have searched everywhere and cannot find an answer. I have started sharing to .mov and emailing or putting on thumb drive to be played in QT for Mac or PC. iLife 06 burned DVDs fine for me. It can be especially ugly with scans or Raw photo files. I am hoping this is where FotoMagico will out perform iPhoto or iMovie. Any idea? Trying to justify $149 which does seem high priced given that iLife is considerably cheaper. I try to use Apple products, but am tired of the poor quality slideshows after sending to iDVD. THey look fine until burned to DVD.

    Reply
  31. dhammond@san.rr.com

    I’m in the process of trying Fotomagico…it’s okay….but compared to what I was using on my Dell PC…NO COMPARISON! I have been bombarding Photodex to make a ProShow Producer for the MAC!! That software can’t be beat!!! You literally controll every aspect of every picture!!! I LOVE IT! If you have a secondary computer which is a PC…give it a try and let me know what you think! I’m not even bothering with iMovie or any of the other….when/if Photodex comes out with their “Producer” software for Mac….I’M ALL OVER IT!!!!! Why are we Mac owners the “red-headed step-child” of computers when there are surprising SO MANY OF US? The Apple store is ALWAYS crowded with folks walking out with various products. Has Apple heard there is a “recession”? I think not! Given the cost of their products….that says something!

    Reply
  32. dhammond@san.rr.com

    I’m in the process of trying Fotomagico…it’s okay….but compared to what I was using on my Dell PC…NO COMPARISON! I have been bombarding Photodex to make a ProShow Producer for the MAC!! That software can’t be beat!!! You literally controll every aspect of every picture!!! I LOVE IT! If you have a secondary computer which is a PC…give it a try and let me know what you think! I’m not even bothering with iMovie or any of the other….when/if Photodex comes out with their “Producer” software for Mac….I’M ALL OVER IT!!!!! Why are we Mac owners the “red-headed step-child” of computers when there are surprising SO MANY OF US? The Apple store is ALWAYS crowded with folks walking out with various products. Has Apple heard there is a “recession”? I think not! Given the cost of their products….that says something!

    Reply
  33. dhammond@san.rr.com

    I’m in the process of trying Fotomagico…it’s okay….but compared to what I was using on my Dell PC…NO COMPARISON! I have been bombarding Photodex to make a ProShow Producer for the MAC!! That software can’t be beat!!! You literally controll every aspect of every picture!!! I LOVE IT! If you have a secondary computer which is a PC…give it a try and let me know what you think! I’m not even bothering with iMovie or any of the other….when/if Photodex comes out with their “Producer” software for Mac….I’M ALL OVER IT!!!!! Why are we Mac owners the “red-headed step-child” of computers when there are surprising SO MANY OF US? The Apple store is ALWAYS crowded with folks walking out with various products. Has Apple heard there is a “recession”? I think not! Given the cost of their products….that says something!

    Reply
  34. dhammond@san.rr.com

    I’m in the process of trying Fotomagico…it’s okay….but compared to what I was using on my Dell PC…NO COMPARISON! I have been bombarding Photodex to make a ProShow Producer for the MAC!! That software can’t be beat!!! You literally controll every aspect of every picture!!! I LOVE IT! If you have a secondary computer which is a PC…give it a try and let me know what you think! I’m not even bothering with iMovie or any of the other….when/if Photodex comes out with their “Producer” software for Mac….I’M ALL OVER IT!!!!! Why are we Mac owners the “red-headed step-child” of computers when there are surprising SO MANY OF US? The Apple store is ALWAYS crowded with folks walking out with various products. Has Apple heard there is a “recession”? I think not! Given the cost of their products….that says something!

    Reply
  35. dhammond@san.rr.com

    I’m in the process of trying Fotomagico…it’s okay….but compared to what I was using on my Dell PC…NO COMPARISON! I have been bombarding Photodex to make a ProShow Producer for the MAC!! That software can’t be beat!!! You literally controll every aspect of every picture!!! I LOVE IT! If you have a secondary computer which is a PC…give it a try and let me know what you think! I’m not even bothering with iMovie or any of the other….when/if Photodex comes out with their “Producer” software for Mac….I’M ALL OVER IT!!!!! Why are we Mac owners the “red-headed step-child” of computers when there are surprising SO MANY OF US? The Apple store is ALWAYS crowded with folks walking out with various products. Has Apple heard there is a “recession”? I think not! Given the cost of their products….that says something!

    Reply
  36. blurij@gmail.com

    I would like to know whether one can export the finished slideshow if fotomagico to a digital picture frame?

    I have iPhoto 09 – Can I export the iPhoto 09 slideshow with music that I make to a digital photo frame (that supports music of course ) ?

    And which Mac compatible digital photo frame do you suggest or have had good experience with ? I’d like one with high quality picture resolution. Thanks very much for any help

    blurij@gmail.com

    Reply
  37. blurij@gmail.com

    I would like to know whether one can export the finished slideshow if fotomagico to a digital picture frame?

    I have iPhoto 09 – Can I export the iPhoto 09 slideshow with music that I make to a digital photo frame (that supports music of course ) ?

    And which Mac compatible digital photo frame do you suggest or have had good experience with ? I’d like one with high quality picture resolution. Thanks very much for any help

    blurij@gmail.com

    Reply
  38. blurij@gmail.com

    I would like to know whether one can export the finished slideshow if fotomagico to a digital picture frame?

    I have iPhoto 09 – Can I export the iPhoto 09 slideshow with music that I make to a digital photo frame (that supports music of course ) ?

    And which Mac compatible digital photo frame do you suggest or have had good experience with ? I’d like one with high quality picture resolution. Thanks very much for any help

    blurij@gmail.com

    Reply
  39. blurij@gmail.com

    I would like to know whether one can export the finished slideshow if fotomagico to a digital picture frame?

    I have iPhoto 09 – Can I export the iPhoto 09 slideshow with music that I make to a digital photo frame (that supports music of course ) ?

    And which Mac compatible digital photo frame do you suggest or have had good experience with ? I’d like one with high quality picture resolution. Thanks very much for any help

    blurij@gmail.com

    Reply
  40. blurij@gmail.com

    I would like to know whether one can export the finished slideshow if fotomagico to a digital picture frame?

    I have iPhoto 09 – Can I export the iPhoto 09 slideshow with music that I make to a digital photo frame (that supports music of course ) ?

    And which Mac compatible digital photo frame do you suggest or have had good experience with ? I’d like one with high quality picture resolution. Thanks very much for any help

    blurij@gmail.com

    Reply
  41. davep116@gmail.com

    I have FotoMagico Pro 3.0 and feel it’s worth every cent because it does what I need quickly and easily. Boinx Software really listens to customers, and their support is excellent. I was one of those who asked Boinx to add video… and now it’s there! I asked if they could support the newer Elgato Turbo.264 HD video encoder… and they did! I do sometimes use Keynote to create special-effect titles — then I save them as a QuickTime movie and import the movie into FotoMagico. Here are a couple examples of slideshows I’ve done with FotoMagico:
    http://www.vimeo.com/5649968
    http://www.vimeo.com/4856242

    Dave P.
    Massachusetts

    Reply
  42. davep116@gmail.com

    I have FotoMagico Pro 3.0 and feel it’s worth every cent because it does what I need quickly and easily. Boinx Software really listens to customers, and their support is excellent. I was one of those who asked Boinx to add video… and now it’s there! I asked if they could support the newer Elgato Turbo.264 HD video encoder… and they did! I do sometimes use Keynote to create special-effect titles — then I save them as a QuickTime movie and import the movie into FotoMagico. Here are a couple examples of slideshows I’ve done with FotoMagico:
    http://www.vimeo.com/5649968
    http://www.vimeo.com/4856242

    Dave P.
    Massachusetts

    Reply
  43. davep116@gmail.com

    I have FotoMagico Pro 3.0 and feel it’s worth every cent because it does what I need quickly and easily. Boinx Software really listens to customers, and their support is excellent. I was one of those who asked Boinx to add video… and now it’s there! I asked if they could support the newer Elgato Turbo.264 HD video encoder… and they did! I do sometimes use Keynote to create special-effect titles — then I save them as a QuickTime movie and import the movie into FotoMagico. Here are a couple examples of slideshows I’ve done with FotoMagico:
    http://www.vimeo.com/5649968
    http://www.vimeo.com/4856242

    Dave P.
    Massachusetts

    Reply
  44. davep116@gmail.com

    I have FotoMagico Pro 3.0 and feel it’s worth every cent because it does what I need quickly and easily. Boinx Software really listens to customers, and their support is excellent. I was one of those who asked Boinx to add video… and now it’s there! I asked if they could support the newer Elgato Turbo.264 HD video encoder… and they did! I do sometimes use Keynote to create special-effect titles — then I save them as a QuickTime movie and import the movie into FotoMagico. Here are a couple examples of slideshows I’ve done with FotoMagico:
    http://www.vimeo.com/5649968
    http://www.vimeo.com/4856242

    Dave P.
    Massachusetts

    Reply
  45. davep116@gmail.com

    I have FotoMagico Pro 3.0 and feel it’s worth every cent because it does what I need quickly and easily. Boinx Software really listens to customers, and their support is excellent. I was one of those who asked Boinx to add video… and now it’s there! I asked if they could support the newer Elgato Turbo.264 HD video encoder… and they did! I do sometimes use Keynote to create special-effect titles — then I save them as a QuickTime movie and import the movie into FotoMagico. Here are a couple examples of slideshows I’ve done with FotoMagico:
    http://www.vimeo.com/5649968
    http://www.vimeo.com/4856242

    Dave P.
    Massachusetts

    Reply
  46. dhammond@san.rr.com

    I wonder…can one put in captions controlling color and shape on each pic via Keynote, and then importing that project into Fotomagico to add music and transitions? (Photodex ProShow Producer you can do all that in the one program, plus you have more control with the “Ken Burns” type of zoom!)

    Reply
  47. dhammond@san.rr.com

    I wonder…can one put in captions controlling color and shape on each pic via Keynote, and then importing that project into Fotomagico to add music and transitions? (Photodex ProShow Producer you can do all that in the one program, plus you have more control with the “Ken Burns” type of zoom!)

    Reply
  48. dhammond@san.rr.com

    I wonder…can one put in captions controlling color and shape on each pic via Keynote, and then importing that project into Fotomagico to add music and transitions? (Photodex ProShow Producer you can do all that in the one program, plus you have more control with the “Ken Burns” type of zoom!)

    Reply
  49. dhammond@san.rr.com

    I wonder…can one put in captions controlling color and shape on each pic via Keynote, and then importing that project into Fotomagico to add music and transitions? (Photodex ProShow Producer you can do all that in the one program, plus you have more control with the “Ken Burns” type of zoom!)

    Reply
  50. dhammond@san.rr.com

    I wonder…can one put in captions controlling color and shape on each pic via Keynote, and then importing that project into Fotomagico to add music and transitions? (Photodex ProShow Producer you can do all that in the one program, plus you have more control with the “Ken Burns” type of zoom!)

    Reply
  51. DrSchlindwein@aol.com

    I would like to join the group of FM lovers. FM is a great application. However, after coming back from a safari with a 30 GB and bigger slideshow (contains slides and videos from Canon 5D Mark II) which looks fantastic in FM I have problems saving the file. FM is crashing at the end of the saving process.
    Anybody with similar experience and with an idea how to solve it?

    Reply
  52. DrSchlindwein@aol.com

    I would like to join the group of FM lovers. FM is a great application. However, after coming back from a safari with a 30 GB and bigger slideshow (contains slides and videos from Canon 5D Mark II) which looks fantastic in FM I have problems saving the file. FM is crashing at the end of the saving process.
    Anybody with similar experience and with an idea how to solve it?

    Reply
  53. DrSchlindwein@aol.com

    I would like to join the group of FM lovers. FM is a great application. However, after coming back from a safari with a 30 GB and bigger slideshow (contains slides and videos from Canon 5D Mark II) which looks fantastic in FM I have problems saving the file. FM is crashing at the end of the saving process.
    Anybody with similar experience and with an idea how to solve it?

    Reply
  54. DrSchlindwein@aol.com

    I would like to join the group of FM lovers. FM is a great application. However, after coming back from a safari with a 30 GB and bigger slideshow (contains slides and videos from Canon 5D Mark II) which looks fantastic in FM I have problems saving the file. FM is crashing at the end of the saving process.
    Anybody with similar experience and with an idea how to solve it?

    Reply
  55. DrSchlindwein@aol.com

    I would like to join the group of FM lovers. FM is a great application. However, after coming back from a safari with a 30 GB and bigger slideshow (contains slides and videos from Canon 5D Mark II) which looks fantastic in FM I have problems saving the file. FM is crashing at the end of the saving process.
    Anybody with similar experience and with an idea how to solve it?

    Reply
  56. rthompson@kellettschool.com

    I found the above very informative and on the basis I purchased Fotomagico 3.0 Home version. Basically I wanted to do the odd slideshow of my photos that I could share with interested friends. Quality of the photos is all important so I have come to the conclusion (bu am happy to be proved wrong) that it would be best to provide a file to be viewed on the computer (Mac or PC) rather tnah TV which is not a problem for the recipients. However it seems that to do this I need the Pro version of Fotomagico – is this correct? I was really really disappointed with the quality on playback in the home version (very very jerky and my photos looked like something off an instant camera). I don’t really want to stump up for Pro unless I can be guaranteed the quality is what I am after. I was hoping for something thing that would playback on my Mac in the same quality as per an iphoto slideshow. Thanks so much for all past and future advice.

    Reply
  57. rthompson@kellettschool.com

    I found the above very informative and on the basis I purchased Fotomagico 3.0 Home version. Basically I wanted to do the odd slideshow of my photos that I could share with interested friends. Quality of the photos is all important so I have come to the conclusion (bu am happy to be proved wrong) that it would be best to provide a file to be viewed on the computer (Mac or PC) rather tnah TV which is not a problem for the recipients. However it seems that to do this I need the Pro version of Fotomagico – is this correct? I was really really disappointed with the quality on playback in the home version (very very jerky and my photos looked like something off an instant camera). I don’t really want to stump up for Pro unless I can be guaranteed the quality is what I am after. I was hoping for something thing that would playback on my Mac in the same quality as per an iphoto slideshow. Thanks so much for all past and future advice.

    Reply
  58. rthompson@kellettschool.com

    I found the above very informative and on the basis I purchased Fotomagico 3.0 Home version. Basically I wanted to do the odd slideshow of my photos that I could share with interested friends. Quality of the photos is all important so I have come to the conclusion (bu am happy to be proved wrong) that it would be best to provide a file to be viewed on the computer (Mac or PC) rather tnah TV which is not a problem for the recipients. However it seems that to do this I need the Pro version of Fotomagico – is this correct? I was really really disappointed with the quality on playback in the home version (very very jerky and my photos looked like something off an instant camera). I don’t really want to stump up for Pro unless I can be guaranteed the quality is what I am after. I was hoping for something thing that would playback on my Mac in the same quality as per an iphoto slideshow. Thanks so much for all past and future advice.

    Reply
  59. rthompson@kellettschool.com

    I found the above very informative and on the basis I purchased Fotomagico 3.0 Home version. Basically I wanted to do the odd slideshow of my photos that I could share with interested friends. Quality of the photos is all important so I have come to the conclusion (bu am happy to be proved wrong) that it would be best to provide a file to be viewed on the computer (Mac or PC) rather tnah TV which is not a problem for the recipients. However it seems that to do this I need the Pro version of Fotomagico – is this correct? I was really really disappointed with the quality on playback in the home version (very very jerky and my photos looked like something off an instant camera). I don’t really want to stump up for Pro unless I can be guaranteed the quality is what I am after. I was hoping for something thing that would playback on my Mac in the same quality as per an iphoto slideshow. Thanks so much for all past and future advice.

    Reply
  60. rthompson@kellettschool.com

    I found the above very informative and on the basis I purchased Fotomagico 3.0 Home version. Basically I wanted to do the odd slideshow of my photos that I could share with interested friends. Quality of the photos is all important so I have come to the conclusion (bu am happy to be proved wrong) that it would be best to provide a file to be viewed on the computer (Mac or PC) rather tnah TV which is not a problem for the recipients. However it seems that to do this I need the Pro version of Fotomagico – is this correct? I was really really disappointed with the quality on playback in the home version (very very jerky and my photos looked like something off an instant camera). I don’t really want to stump up for Pro unless I can be guaranteed the quality is what I am after. I was hoping for something thing that would playback on my Mac in the same quality as per an iphoto slideshow. Thanks so much for all past and future advice.

    Reply
  61. davep116@gmail.com

    @Deb – I believe Photodex is working on a Mac version. Yes, I undertand it offers many more options but do you really want to use Windows? I regularly create sequences in Keynote, save them at QuickTime videos, and place them on the FotoMagico timeline. Best of both worlds.

    @Hermann and @Robyn – Have you tried contacting Boinx support at support@boinx.com? Their support techs are EXCELLENT at responding and helping.

    Reply
  62. davep116@gmail.com

    @Deb – I believe Photodex is working on a Mac version. Yes, I undertand it offers many more options but do you really want to use Windows? I regularly create sequences in Keynote, save them at QuickTime videos, and place them on the FotoMagico timeline. Best of both worlds.

    @Hermann and @Robyn – Have you tried contacting Boinx support at support@boinx.com? Their support techs are EXCELLENT at responding and helping.

    Reply
  63. davep116@gmail.com

    @Deb – I believe Photodex is working on a Mac version. Yes, I undertand it offers many more options but do you really want to use Windows? I regularly create sequences in Keynote, save them at QuickTime videos, and place them on the FotoMagico timeline. Best of both worlds.

    @Hermann and @Robyn – Have you tried contacting Boinx support at support@boinx.com? Their support techs are EXCELLENT at responding and helping.

    Reply
  64. davep116@gmail.com

    @Deb – I believe Photodex is working on a Mac version. Yes, I undertand it offers many more options but do you really want to use Windows? I regularly create sequences in Keynote, save them at QuickTime videos, and place them on the FotoMagico timeline. Best of both worlds.

    @Hermann and @Robyn – Have you tried contacting Boinx support at support@boinx.com? Their support techs are EXCELLENT at responding and helping.

    Reply
  65. davep116@gmail.com

    @Deb – I believe Photodex is working on a Mac version. Yes, I undertand it offers many more options but do you really want to use Windows? I regularly create sequences in Keynote, save them at QuickTime videos, and place them on the FotoMagico timeline. Best of both worlds.

    @Hermann and @Robyn – Have you tried contacting Boinx support at support@boinx.com? Their support techs are EXCELLENT at responding and helping.

    Reply
  66. julievangelly@yahoo.co.uk

    Hiya,

    I wondered if anyone knows if there is a function where once you have your images it automatically puts the images into an automated slideshow? I know you can randomise animation but I haven’t found anything where you can randomise the transitions so it does it for you too.

    I do a lot of slideshows and this would save so much time?

    If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks

    Julie

    Reply
  67. julievangelly@yahoo.co.uk

    Hiya,

    I wondered if anyone knows if there is a function where once you have your images it automatically puts the images into an automated slideshow? I know you can randomise animation but I haven’t found anything where you can randomise the transitions so it does it for you too.

    I do a lot of slideshows and this would save so much time?

    If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks

    Julie

    Reply
  68. julievangelly@yahoo.co.uk

    Hiya,

    I wondered if anyone knows if there is a function where once you have your images it automatically puts the images into an automated slideshow? I know you can randomise animation but I haven’t found anything where you can randomise the transitions so it does it for you too.

    I do a lot of slideshows and this would save so much time?

    If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks

    Julie

    Reply
  69. julievangelly@yahoo.co.uk

    Hiya,

    I wondered if anyone knows if there is a function where once you have your images it automatically puts the images into an automated slideshow? I know you can randomise animation but I haven’t found anything where you can randomise the transitions so it does it for you too.

    I do a lot of slideshows and this would save so much time?

    If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks

    Julie

    Reply
  70. julievangelly@yahoo.co.uk

    Hiya,

    I wondered if anyone knows if there is a function where once you have your images it automatically puts the images into an automated slideshow? I know you can randomise animation but I haven’t found anything where you can randomise the transitions so it does it for you too.

    I do a lot of slideshows and this would save so much time?

    If anyone can help I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks

    Julie

    Reply
  71. support@boinx.com

    Hi everyone,
    my name is Tino from Boinx Software and I would be more than happy if anyone having problems with FotoMagico 3 would contact me. I’ll try to respond to your emails as soon as possible.
    before you start writing me your problems, please make sure that you are using the current latest version of FotoMagico, that is available. The current latest version always can be found here: http://www.boinx.com/download/

    Thanks for your time and write me at support[at]boinx.com

    Reply
  72. support@boinx.com

    Hi everyone,
    my name is Tino from Boinx Software and I would be more than happy if anyone having problems with FotoMagico 3 would contact me. I’ll try to respond to your emails as soon as possible.
    before you start writing me your problems, please make sure that you are using the current latest version of FotoMagico, that is available. The current latest version always can be found here: http://www.boinx.com/download/

    Thanks for your time and write me at support[at]boinx.com

    Reply
  73. support@boinx.com

    Hi everyone,
    my name is Tino from Boinx Software and I would be more than happy if anyone having problems with FotoMagico 3 would contact me. I’ll try to respond to your emails as soon as possible.
    before you start writing me your problems, please make sure that you are using the current latest version of FotoMagico, that is available. The current latest version always can be found here: http://www.boinx.com/download/

    Thanks for your time and write me at support[at]boinx.com

    Reply
  74. support@boinx.com

    Hi everyone,
    my name is Tino from Boinx Software and I would be more than happy if anyone having problems with FotoMagico 3 would contact me. I’ll try to respond to your emails as soon as possible.
    before you start writing me your problems, please make sure that you are using the current latest version of FotoMagico, that is available. The current latest version always can be found here: http://www.boinx.com/download/

    Thanks for your time and write me at support[at]boinx.com

    Reply
  75. support@boinx.com

    Hi everyone,
    my name is Tino from Boinx Software and I would be more than happy if anyone having problems with FotoMagico 3 would contact me. I’ll try to respond to your emails as soon as possible.
    before you start writing me your problems, please make sure that you are using the current latest version of FotoMagico, that is available. The current latest version always can be found here: http://www.boinx.com/download/

    Thanks for your time and write me at support[at]boinx.com

    Reply
  76. raymack@mac.com

    Julie, YES! If you select “Instant Slide Show” you will find several options to randomize the panning and zooming of your slides, automatically.

    Bye R@y

    Reply
  77. raymack@mac.com

    Julie, YES! If you select “Instant Slide Show” you will find several options to randomize the panning and zooming of your slides, automatically.

    Bye R@y

    Reply
  78. raymack@mac.com

    Julie, YES! If you select “Instant Slide Show” you will find several options to randomize the panning and zooming of your slides, automatically.

    Bye R@y

    Reply
  79. raymack@mac.com

    Julie, YES! If you select “Instant Slide Show” you will find several options to randomize the panning and zooming of your slides, automatically.

    Bye R@y

    Reply
  80. raymack@mac.com

    Julie, YES! If you select “Instant Slide Show” you will find several options to randomize the panning and zooming of your slides, automatically.

    Bye R@y

    Reply
  81. dhammond@san.rr.com

    Hey there! I do my layouts in MemoryMixer (I can also add captions, but with no effects – that would have to be done in Keynote). When I’m finished, I export the video to my site, but the actual video is small…to small to be able to read the captions! Any clues out there as to how I should export it to my MobileMe account (Macbook) where it is a decent size for viewing? Thanks!

    Reply
  82. dhammond@san.rr.com

    Hey there! I do my layouts in MemoryMixer (I can also add captions, but with no effects – that would have to be done in Keynote). When I’m finished, I export the video to my site, but the actual video is small…to small to be able to read the captions! Any clues out there as to how I should export it to my MobileMe account (Macbook) where it is a decent size for viewing? Thanks!

    Reply
  83. dhammond@san.rr.com

    Hey there! I do my layouts in MemoryMixer (I can also add captions, but with no effects – that would have to be done in Keynote). When I’m finished, I export the video to my site, but the actual video is small…to small to be able to read the captions! Any clues out there as to how I should export it to my MobileMe account (Macbook) where it is a decent size for viewing? Thanks!

    Reply
  84. dhammond@san.rr.com

    Hey there! I do my layouts in MemoryMixer (I can also add captions, but with no effects – that would have to be done in Keynote). When I’m finished, I export the video to my site, but the actual video is small…to small to be able to read the captions! Any clues out there as to how I should export it to my MobileMe account (Macbook) where it is a decent size for viewing? Thanks!

    Reply
  85. dhammond@san.rr.com

    Hey there! I do my layouts in MemoryMixer (I can also add captions, but with no effects – that would have to be done in Keynote). When I’m finished, I export the video to my site, but the actual video is small…to small to be able to read the captions! Any clues out there as to how I should export it to my MobileMe account (Macbook) where it is a decent size for viewing? Thanks!

    Reply
  86. julievangelly@yahoo.co.uk

    Thanks Ray, I have just realised it is Fotomagico 2 I have not 3, can anyone tell me if this has an instant slideshow option so it creates random animation and also random transitions?

    Thanks

    Julie

    Reply
  87. julievangelly@yahoo.co.uk

    Thanks Ray, I have just realised it is Fotomagico 2 I have not 3, can anyone tell me if this has an instant slideshow option so it creates random animation and also random transitions?

    Thanks

    Julie

    Reply
  88. julievangelly@yahoo.co.uk

    Thanks Ray, I have just realised it is Fotomagico 2 I have not 3, can anyone tell me if this has an instant slideshow option so it creates random animation and also random transitions?

    Thanks

    Julie

    Reply
  89. julievangelly@yahoo.co.uk

    Thanks Ray, I have just realised it is Fotomagico 2 I have not 3, can anyone tell me if this has an instant slideshow option so it creates random animation and also random transitions?

    Thanks

    Julie

    Reply
  90. julievangelly@yahoo.co.uk

    Thanks Ray, I have just realised it is Fotomagico 2 I have not 3, can anyone tell me if this has an instant slideshow option so it creates random animation and also random transitions?

    Thanks

    Julie

    Reply
  91. info@temyahro.com

    Hi there! I’ve just started to experiment with FM-Pro latest version. As long as you see the show on the screen (iMac-leopard) it looks good like a show in Apperture. NOW: Export to iMovie and burn the DVD: Result is the same as iDVD. Blurry and to low res although burned in the best res. possible. (TV-HD quality).
    There should be a possibility to improve the dvd quality. I know that lots of Boinx customers have the same question. Who actually has the answer?

    Reply
  92. info@temyahro.com

    Hi there! I’ve just started to experiment with FM-Pro latest version. As long as you see the show on the screen (iMac-leopard) it looks good like a show in Apperture. NOW: Export to iMovie and burn the DVD: Result is the same as iDVD. Blurry and to low res although burned in the best res. possible. (TV-HD quality).
    There should be a possibility to improve the dvd quality. I know that lots of Boinx customers have the same question. Who actually has the answer?

    Reply
  93. info@temyahro.com

    Hi there! I’ve just started to experiment with FM-Pro latest version. As long as you see the show on the screen (iMac-leopard) it looks good like a show in Apperture. NOW: Export to iMovie and burn the DVD: Result is the same as iDVD. Blurry and to low res although burned in the best res. possible. (TV-HD quality).
    There should be a possibility to improve the dvd quality. I know that lots of Boinx customers have the same question. Who actually has the answer?

    Reply
  94. info@temyahro.com

    Hi there! I’ve just started to experiment with FM-Pro latest version. As long as you see the show on the screen (iMac-leopard) it looks good like a show in Apperture. NOW: Export to iMovie and burn the DVD: Result is the same as iDVD. Blurry and to low res although burned in the best res. possible. (TV-HD quality).
    There should be a possibility to improve the dvd quality. I know that lots of Boinx customers have the same question. Who actually has the answer?

    Reply
  95. info@temyahro.com

    Hi there! I’ve just started to experiment with FM-Pro latest version. As long as you see the show on the screen (iMac-leopard) it looks good like a show in Apperture. NOW: Export to iMovie and burn the DVD: Result is the same as iDVD. Blurry and to low res although burned in the best res. possible. (TV-HD quality).
    There should be a possibility to improve the dvd quality. I know that lots of Boinx customers have the same question. Who actually has the answer?

    Reply
  96. info@temyahro.com

    Hi again…
    Re to above matter, the exported show (DV Movie) is such low quality already, so no wonder that a dvd is even worse. And the back up space: 5.5 gig for 200 photos + music is quite a lot for low res images. So, there is a problem! When I watch an ordinary video (DVD) even a still of this movie is of a better quality on my Sony Bravia HD TV.
    However (hopefully) someone out there has a solution.
    Please!

    Thanks, Theo.

    Reply
  97. info@temyahro.com

    Hi again…
    Re to above matter, the exported show (DV Movie) is such low quality already, so no wonder that a dvd is even worse. And the back up space: 5.5 gig for 200 photos + music is quite a lot for low res images. So, there is a problem! When I watch an ordinary video (DVD) even a still of this movie is of a better quality on my Sony Bravia HD TV.
    However (hopefully) someone out there has a solution.
    Please!

    Thanks, Theo.

    Reply
  98. info@temyahro.com

    Hi again…
    Re to above matter, the exported show (DV Movie) is such low quality already, so no wonder that a dvd is even worse. And the back up space: 5.5 gig for 200 photos + music is quite a lot for low res images. So, there is a problem! When I watch an ordinary video (DVD) even a still of this movie is of a better quality on my Sony Bravia HD TV.
    However (hopefully) someone out there has a solution.
    Please!

    Thanks, Theo.

    Reply
  99. info@temyahro.com

    Hi again…
    Re to above matter, the exported show (DV Movie) is such low quality already, so no wonder that a dvd is even worse. And the back up space: 5.5 gig for 200 photos + music is quite a lot for low res images. So, there is a problem! When I watch an ordinary video (DVD) even a still of this movie is of a better quality on my Sony Bravia HD TV.
    However (hopefully) someone out there has a solution.
    Please!

    Thanks, Theo.

    Reply
  100. info@temyahro.com

    Hi again…
    Re to above matter, the exported show (DV Movie) is such low quality already, so no wonder that a dvd is even worse. And the back up space: 5.5 gig for 200 photos + music is quite a lot for low res images. So, there is a problem! When I watch an ordinary video (DVD) even a still of this movie is of a better quality on my Sony Bravia HD TV.
    However (hopefully) someone out there has a solution.
    Please!

    Thanks, Theo.

    Reply
  101. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodor — The nature of a TV screen is that it is blurry compared to a computer screen. That’s why they invented High Definition TV. Try playing your FotoMagico presentation on your Mac with your Mac’s DVI port connected to the HDMI port on your HD TV and you will be awe-struck at how good it is compared to DVD quality. Also, connecty your Mac’s audio out port to your stereo receiver.

    I doubt that a professional photographer would present his/her work using a DVD!

    Reply
  102. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodor — The nature of a TV screen is that it is blurry compared to a computer screen. That’s why they invented High Definition TV. Try playing your FotoMagico presentation on your Mac with your Mac’s DVI port connected to the HDMI port on your HD TV and you will be awe-struck at how good it is compared to DVD quality. Also, connecty your Mac’s audio out port to your stereo receiver.

    I doubt that a professional photographer would present his/her work using a DVD!

    Reply
  103. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodor — The nature of a TV screen is that it is blurry compared to a computer screen. That’s why they invented High Definition TV. Try playing your FotoMagico presentation on your Mac with your Mac’s DVI port connected to the HDMI port on your HD TV and you will be awe-struck at how good it is compared to DVD quality. Also, connecty your Mac’s audio out port to your stereo receiver.

    I doubt that a professional photographer would present his/her work using a DVD!

    Reply
  104. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodor — The nature of a TV screen is that it is blurry compared to a computer screen. That’s why they invented High Definition TV. Try playing your FotoMagico presentation on your Mac with your Mac’s DVI port connected to the HDMI port on your HD TV and you will be awe-struck at how good it is compared to DVD quality. Also, connecty your Mac’s audio out port to your stereo receiver.

    I doubt that a professional photographer would present his/her work using a DVD!

    Reply
  105. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodor — The nature of a TV screen is that it is blurry compared to a computer screen. That’s why they invented High Definition TV. Try playing your FotoMagico presentation on your Mac with your Mac’s DVI port connected to the HDMI port on your HD TV and you will be awe-struck at how good it is compared to DVD quality. Also, connecty your Mac’s audio out port to your stereo receiver.

    I doubt that a professional photographer would present his/her work using a DVD!

    Reply
  106. drschlindwein@aol.com

    Saving problems are fixed with the latest update. But I still have the problem that FM is not able to display my Canon 5D Mark II videos smoothly. At the beginning of each video clip the picture gets frozen for a sec. According to Boinx support Boinx is aware of the problem but will not be able to fix shortly.

    Reply
  107. drschlindwein@aol.com

    Saving problems are fixed with the latest update. But I still have the problem that FM is not able to display my Canon 5D Mark II videos smoothly. At the beginning of each video clip the picture gets frozen for a sec. According to Boinx support Boinx is aware of the problem but will not be able to fix shortly.

    Reply
  108. drschlindwein@aol.com

    Saving problems are fixed with the latest update. But I still have the problem that FM is not able to display my Canon 5D Mark II videos smoothly. At the beginning of each video clip the picture gets frozen for a sec. According to Boinx support Boinx is aware of the problem but will not be able to fix shortly.

    Reply
  109. drschlindwein@aol.com

    Saving problems are fixed with the latest update. But I still have the problem that FM is not able to display my Canon 5D Mark II videos smoothly. At the beginning of each video clip the picture gets frozen for a sec. According to Boinx support Boinx is aware of the problem but will not be able to fix shortly.

    Reply
  110. drschlindwein@aol.com

    Saving problems are fixed with the latest update. But I still have the problem that FM is not able to display my Canon 5D Mark II videos smoothly. At the beginning of each video clip the picture gets frozen for a sec. According to Boinx support Boinx is aware of the problem but will not be able to fix shortly.

    Reply
  111. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P. Thanks for the advice, however it is not the issue presenting our photos to clients in the studio or at expos but we offer wedding couples together with their album also a slide show with their own choice of music on DVD, so that they can show this on their own tv to family and friends. We show our photos in the studio always with Aperture-slideshow + music with one of the Mac’s connected to a big screen. We needed actually FM Pro to improve the quality of iDVD. But i see now that we have to drop this offer to wedding couples in the future, as this problem cannot be solved(?)
    Thanks,
    Theo

    Reply
  112. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P. Thanks for the advice, however it is not the issue presenting our photos to clients in the studio or at expos but we offer wedding couples together with their album also a slide show with their own choice of music on DVD, so that they can show this on their own tv to family and friends. We show our photos in the studio always with Aperture-slideshow + music with one of the Mac’s connected to a big screen. We needed actually FM Pro to improve the quality of iDVD. But i see now that we have to drop this offer to wedding couples in the future, as this problem cannot be solved(?)
    Thanks,
    Theo

    Reply
  113. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P. Thanks for the advice, however it is not the issue presenting our photos to clients in the studio or at expos but we offer wedding couples together with their album also a slide show with their own choice of music on DVD, so that they can show this on their own tv to family and friends. We show our photos in the studio always with Aperture-slideshow + music with one of the Mac’s connected to a big screen. We needed actually FM Pro to improve the quality of iDVD. But i see now that we have to drop this offer to wedding couples in the future, as this problem cannot be solved(?)
    Thanks,
    Theo

    Reply
  114. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P. Thanks for the advice, however it is not the issue presenting our photos to clients in the studio or at expos but we offer wedding couples together with their album also a slide show with their own choice of music on DVD, so that they can show this on their own tv to family and friends. We show our photos in the studio always with Aperture-slideshow + music with one of the Mac’s connected to a big screen. We needed actually FM Pro to improve the quality of iDVD. But i see now that we have to drop this offer to wedding couples in the future, as this problem cannot be solved(?)
    Thanks,
    Theo

    Reply
  115. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P. Thanks for the advice, however it is not the issue presenting our photos to clients in the studio or at expos but we offer wedding couples together with their album also a slide show with their own choice of music on DVD, so that they can show this on their own tv to family and friends. We show our photos in the studio always with Aperture-slideshow + music with one of the Mac’s connected to a big screen. We needed actually FM Pro to improve the quality of iDVD. But i see now that we have to drop this offer to wedding couples in the future, as this problem cannot be solved(?)
    Thanks,
    Theo

    Reply
  116. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodoor — I didn’t realize you had a business. If you want to offer your clients the highest quality, offer them a BD (Blu-ray Disc) instead of a DVD. Or offer both, but charge more for the BD.

    I export my slideshows from FotoMagico Pro at 1280×720 and the quality is gorgeous. I have also exported at 1920×1080.

    Why burn discs with iDVD? Use Roxio Toast.

    Reply
  117. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodoor — I didn’t realize you had a business. If you want to offer your clients the highest quality, offer them a BD (Blu-ray Disc) instead of a DVD. Or offer both, but charge more for the BD.

    I export my slideshows from FotoMagico Pro at 1280×720 and the quality is gorgeous. I have also exported at 1920×1080.

    Why burn discs with iDVD? Use Roxio Toast.

    Reply
  118. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodoor — I didn’t realize you had a business. If you want to offer your clients the highest quality, offer them a BD (Blu-ray Disc) instead of a DVD. Or offer both, but charge more for the BD.

    I export my slideshows from FotoMagico Pro at 1280×720 and the quality is gorgeous. I have also exported at 1920×1080.

    Why burn discs with iDVD? Use Roxio Toast.

    Reply
  119. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodoor — I didn’t realize you had a business. If you want to offer your clients the highest quality, offer them a BD (Blu-ray Disc) instead of a DVD. Or offer both, but charge more for the BD.

    I export my slideshows from FotoMagico Pro at 1280×720 and the quality is gorgeous. I have also exported at 1920×1080.

    Why burn discs with iDVD? Use Roxio Toast.

    Reply
  120. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodoor — I didn’t realize you had a business. If you want to offer your clients the highest quality, offer them a BD (Blu-ray Disc) instead of a DVD. Or offer both, but charge more for the BD.

    I export my slideshows from FotoMagico Pro at 1280×720 and the quality is gorgeous. I have also exported at 1920×1080.

    Why burn discs with iDVD? Use Roxio Toast.

    Reply
  121. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P. – Thanks again! The BD is probably the only solution. Never burned a Blu-ray disk. So we have to see how we go with that. Don’t know at this stage wether we need special soft/hardware for that. Could you infor me about that?

    I do burn cd’s & dvd’s with Roxio Toast since years and years.

    Reply
  122. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P. – Thanks again! The BD is probably the only solution. Never burned a Blu-ray disk. So we have to see how we go with that. Don’t know at this stage wether we need special soft/hardware for that. Could you infor me about that?

    I do burn cd’s & dvd’s with Roxio Toast since years and years.

    Reply
  123. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P. – Thanks again! The BD is probably the only solution. Never burned a Blu-ray disk. So we have to see how we go with that. Don’t know at this stage wether we need special soft/hardware for that. Could you infor me about that?

    I do burn cd’s & dvd’s with Roxio Toast since years and years.

    Reply
  124. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P. – Thanks again! The BD is probably the only solution. Never burned a Blu-ray disk. So we have to see how we go with that. Don’t know at this stage wether we need special soft/hardware for that. Could you infor me about that?

    I do burn cd’s & dvd’s with Roxio Toast since years and years.

    Reply
  125. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P. – Thanks again! The BD is probably the only solution. Never burned a Blu-ray disk. So we have to see how we go with that. Don’t know at this stage wether we need special soft/hardware for that. Could you infor me about that?

    I do burn cd’s & dvd’s with Roxio Toast since years and years.

    Reply
  126. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodoor — I have Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Pro, which includes the Blue-ray module (I think it is extra cost if you don’t have the Pro version). Here’s the best part… you do not need a Blue-ray burner! You can burn Blue-ray content onto regular DVD-R discs! It’s awesome, man! Like I said, I’ve done it with 1280×720 videos from FotoMagico. What I want to try next is burning 1920×1080 Blue-ray video onto a DVD-R. The problem, of course, is that there is not much room on the DVD-R for the Blue-ray video so you are limited. But my slideshows are usually less than 10 minutes. So, Theodoor, give it a try and let us know how it goes. Do you have a business website?

    Reply
  127. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodoor — I have Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Pro, which includes the Blue-ray module (I think it is extra cost if you don’t have the Pro version). Here’s the best part… you do not need a Blue-ray burner! You can burn Blue-ray content onto regular DVD-R discs! It’s awesome, man! Like I said, I’ve done it with 1280×720 videos from FotoMagico. What I want to try next is burning 1920×1080 Blue-ray video onto a DVD-R. The problem, of course, is that there is not much room on the DVD-R for the Blue-ray video so you are limited. But my slideshows are usually less than 10 minutes. So, Theodoor, give it a try and let us know how it goes. Do you have a business website?

    Reply
  128. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodoor — I have Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Pro, which includes the Blue-ray module (I think it is extra cost if you don’t have the Pro version). Here’s the best part… you do not need a Blue-ray burner! You can burn Blue-ray content onto regular DVD-R discs! It’s awesome, man! Like I said, I’ve done it with 1280×720 videos from FotoMagico. What I want to try next is burning 1920×1080 Blue-ray video onto a DVD-R. The problem, of course, is that there is not much room on the DVD-R for the Blue-ray video so you are limited. But my slideshows are usually less than 10 minutes. So, Theodoor, give it a try and let us know how it goes. Do you have a business website?

    Reply
  129. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodoor — I have Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Pro, which includes the Blue-ray module (I think it is extra cost if you don’t have the Pro version). Here’s the best part… you do not need a Blue-ray burner! You can burn Blue-ray content onto regular DVD-R discs! It’s awesome, man! Like I said, I’ve done it with 1280×720 videos from FotoMagico. What I want to try next is burning 1920×1080 Blue-ray video onto a DVD-R. The problem, of course, is that there is not much room on the DVD-R for the Blue-ray video so you are limited. But my slideshows are usually less than 10 minutes. So, Theodoor, give it a try and let us know how it goes. Do you have a business website?

    Reply
  130. davep116@gmail.com

    @Theodoor — I have Roxio Toast 10 Titanium Pro, which includes the Blue-ray module (I think it is extra cost if you don’t have the Pro version). Here’s the best part… you do not need a Blue-ray burner! You can burn Blue-ray content onto regular DVD-R discs! It’s awesome, man! Like I said, I’ve done it with 1280×720 videos from FotoMagico. What I want to try next is burning 1920×1080 Blue-ray video onto a DVD-R. The problem, of course, is that there is not much room on the DVD-R for the Blue-ray video so you are limited. But my slideshows are usually less than 10 minutes. So, Theodoor, give it a try and let us know how it goes. Do you have a business website?

    Reply
  131. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P – I have an older version: Roxio Toast Titanium 6. Will update this to 10-Pro. Thanks for showing me the possibilities. We always try to give the best product and you understand why these LR DVD’s were always a great disappointment to us. So I will keep you posted re. the results.
    http://www.temyahro.com
    Cheers!
    Actually… your site?

    Reply
  132. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P – I have an older version: Roxio Toast Titanium 6. Will update this to 10-Pro. Thanks for showing me the possibilities. We always try to give the best product and you understand why these LR DVD’s were always a great disappointment to us. So I will keep you posted re. the results.
    http://www.temyahro.com
    Cheers!
    Actually… your site?

    Reply
  133. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P – I have an older version: Roxio Toast Titanium 6. Will update this to 10-Pro. Thanks for showing me the possibilities. We always try to give the best product and you understand why these LR DVD’s were always a great disappointment to us. So I will keep you posted re. the results.
    http://www.temyahro.com
    Cheers!
    Actually… your site?

    Reply
  134. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P – I have an older version: Roxio Toast Titanium 6. Will update this to 10-Pro. Thanks for showing me the possibilities. We always try to give the best product and you understand why these LR DVD’s were always a great disappointment to us. So I will keep you posted re. the results.
    http://www.temyahro.com
    Cheers!
    Actually… your site?

    Reply
  135. info@temyahro.com

    @Dave P – I have an older version: Roxio Toast Titanium 6. Will update this to 10-Pro. Thanks for showing me the possibilities. We always try to give the best product and you understand why these LR DVD’s were always a great disappointment to us. So I will keep you posted re. the results.
    http://www.temyahro.com
    Cheers!
    Actually… your site?

    Reply
  136. info@temyahro.com

    @ Dave P – Question: When you ‘share’ the slide show in FM, what do you actually select? Not DVD I presume..? HD Movie maybe? This shows a better result but I’m not sure though.
    The quickest way of finding out is write to you on this forum 🙂
    Thanks!

    Reply
  137. info@temyahro.com

    @ Dave P – Question: When you ‘share’ the slide show in FM, what do you actually select? Not DVD I presume..? HD Movie maybe? This shows a better result but I’m not sure though.
    The quickest way of finding out is write to you on this forum 🙂
    Thanks!

    Reply
  138. info@temyahro.com

    @ Dave P – Question: When you ‘share’ the slide show in FM, what do you actually select? Not DVD I presume..? HD Movie maybe? This shows a better result but I’m not sure though.
    The quickest way of finding out is write to you on this forum 🙂
    Thanks!

    Reply
  139. info@temyahro.com

    @ Dave P – Question: When you ‘share’ the slide show in FM, what do you actually select? Not DVD I presume..? HD Movie maybe? This shows a better result but I’m not sure though.
    The quickest way of finding out is write to you on this forum 🙂
    Thanks!

    Reply
  140. info@temyahro.com

    @ Dave P – Question: When you ‘share’ the slide show in FM, what do you actually select? Not DVD I presume..? HD Movie maybe? This shows a better result but I’m not sure though.
    The quickest way of finding out is write to you on this forum 🙂
    Thanks!

    Reply
  141. slp@cwgsy.net

    Real impressed with V3 and i have created a very pro looking show but exporting it is not going smoothly. I need to create a show that can be seen on windows or mac. The stand alone option so far will only work on my mac.

    Any tips???

    Reply
  142. slp@cwgsy.net

    Real impressed with V3 and i have created a very pro looking show but exporting it is not going smoothly. I need to create a show that can be seen on windows or mac. The stand alone option so far will only work on my mac.

    Any tips???

    Reply
  143. slp@cwgsy.net

    Real impressed with V3 and i have created a very pro looking show but exporting it is not going smoothly. I need to create a show that can be seen on windows or mac. The stand alone option so far will only work on my mac.

    Any tips???

    Reply
  144. slp@cwgsy.net

    Real impressed with V3 and i have created a very pro looking show but exporting it is not going smoothly. I need to create a show that can be seen on windows or mac. The stand alone option so far will only work on my mac.

    Any tips???

    Reply
  145. slp@cwgsy.net

    Real impressed with V3 and i have created a very pro looking show but exporting it is not going smoothly. I need to create a show that can be seen on windows or mac. The stand alone option so far will only work on my mac.

    Any tips???

    Reply
  146. ScalaMan

    If You want the Highest DVD rsolution possible…. I only know one way: Connect your Powerbook or Macbook Pro to an external DVD recorder Via the DVI to S-Video Convertor…… Press Play on FotoMagico and record on your DVD recorder! You can do the same with an DV camera that has S-Video input. The results will be exactly as you see it played! Keep in Mind though that Apple has removed all capabilities of using S-Video or analog Video on all New Macbooks, Mac Mini,s and iMacs………you have to pay for a $200 or more Scan convertor now to get anything decent…. Apple screwed up bigtime on this point. Now for those here saying why would a professional fotographer show his work on an Analog TV? Well because of versatility and ease of use and the feel of it….. everything just feels right on a Big TV CRT or not….. VGA and Computer screens always feel not quite right. Believe me… if the TV has S-Video and your playing your presentation in 800 x 600 or 720 x 480… it will look awesome…… especially 720×480 which is TV native resolution (Very important to know this) its ok if your preentation was made at higher resolutions….. but play it back through your S-Video out in 800×600, 720 x 480…or even 640 x 480 Overscanned.

    Reply
  147. j.aranguren@aragonlez.jazztel.es

    hi, i am starting to use the last version of FotoMagico and i have made my first slideshow two days ago. I just wanted to ask how can i add credits scrolling up, like if it was a film, or tv program.

    regards from Spain

    Reply
  148. j.aranguren@aragonlez.jazztel.es

    hi, i am starting to use the last version of FotoMagico and i have made my first slideshow two days ago. I just wanted to ask how can i add credits scrolling up, like if it was a film, or tv program.

    regards from Spain

    Reply
  149. j.aranguren@aragonlez.jazztel.es

    hi, i am starting to use the last version of FotoMagico and i have made my first slideshow two days ago. I just wanted to ask how can i add credits scrolling up, like if it was a film, or tv program.

    regards from Spain

    Reply
  150. j.aranguren@aragonlez.jazztel.es

    hi, i am starting to use the last version of FotoMagico and i have made my first slideshow two days ago. I just wanted to ask how can i add credits scrolling up, like if it was a film, or tv program.

    regards from Spain

    Reply
  151. j.aranguren@aragonlez.jazztel.es

    hi, i am starting to use the last version of FotoMagico and i have made my first slideshow two days ago. I just wanted to ask how can i add credits scrolling up, like if it was a film, or tv program.

    regards from Spain

    Reply
  152. jackmcdaid@yahoo.com

    I have never found a slideshow software as professional and easy to use as Fotomagico. iPhoto and iMovie cannot compare to what you can do with this program. I am sure the developers of this software realize what a prize they have, which is possibly why they devote so much effort into protecting their software sales. The purchasing process for this software is similar to the experience you will find with Adobe. Highly restrictive, highly guarded every step of the way. This is the only thing that makes me wary of this product. If only the developers would modify their purchase process they would have a winner that everyone would buy. For the longest time I thought the only option I had was to pay $129 or $89 for an upgrade because the developers push the Pro version so strongly. They should realize that the $29 version will sell 10x as many copies and they will make more money in the end. In conclusion, I wish the sales experience could be as pleasant as the user experience.

    Reply
  153. jackmcdaid@yahoo.com

    I have never found a slideshow software as professional and easy to use as Fotomagico. iPhoto and iMovie cannot compare to what you can do with this program. I am sure the developers of this software realize what a prize they have, which is possibly why they devote so much effort into protecting their software sales. The purchasing process for this software is similar to the experience you will find with Adobe. Highly restrictive, highly guarded every step of the way. This is the only thing that makes me wary of this product. If only the developers would modify their purchase process they would have a winner that everyone would buy. For the longest time I thought the only option I had was to pay $129 or $89 for an upgrade because the developers push the Pro version so strongly. They should realize that the $29 version will sell 10x as many copies and they will make more money in the end. In conclusion, I wish the sales experience could be as pleasant as the user experience.

    Reply
  154. jackmcdaid@yahoo.com

    I have never found a slideshow software as professional and easy to use as Fotomagico. iPhoto and iMovie cannot compare to what you can do with this program. I am sure the developers of this software realize what a prize they have, which is possibly why they devote so much effort into protecting their software sales. The purchasing process for this software is similar to the experience you will find with Adobe. Highly restrictive, highly guarded every step of the way. This is the only thing that makes me wary of this product. If only the developers would modify their purchase process they would have a winner that everyone would buy. For the longest time I thought the only option I had was to pay $129 or $89 for an upgrade because the developers push the Pro version so strongly. They should realize that the $29 version will sell 10x as many copies and they will make more money in the end. In conclusion, I wish the sales experience could be as pleasant as the user experience.

    Reply
  155. jackmcdaid@yahoo.com

    I have never found a slideshow software as professional and easy to use as Fotomagico. iPhoto and iMovie cannot compare to what you can do with this program. I am sure the developers of this software realize what a prize they have, which is possibly why they devote so much effort into protecting their software sales. The purchasing process for this software is similar to the experience you will find with Adobe. Highly restrictive, highly guarded every step of the way. This is the only thing that makes me wary of this product. If only the developers would modify their purchase process they would have a winner that everyone would buy. For the longest time I thought the only option I had was to pay $129 or $89 for an upgrade because the developers push the Pro version so strongly. They should realize that the $29 version will sell 10x as many copies and they will make more money in the end. In conclusion, I wish the sales experience could be as pleasant as the user experience.

    Reply
  156. jackmcdaid@yahoo.com

    I have never found a slideshow software as professional and easy to use as Fotomagico. iPhoto and iMovie cannot compare to what you can do with this program. I am sure the developers of this software realize what a prize they have, which is possibly why they devote so much effort into protecting their software sales. The purchasing process for this software is similar to the experience you will find with Adobe. Highly restrictive, highly guarded every step of the way. This is the only thing that makes me wary of this product. If only the developers would modify their purchase process they would have a winner that everyone would buy. For the longest time I thought the only option I had was to pay $129 or $89 for an upgrade because the developers push the Pro version so strongly. They should realize that the $29 version will sell 10x as many copies and they will make more money in the end. In conclusion, I wish the sales experience could be as pleasant as the user experience.

    Reply
  157. boinx@uwcstock.com

    I've been using version 2.6 for several years and had no choice but to upgrade when I learned that this version did not work on my new iMac. All my DVD exports came out black. I contacted Boinx and they told me they no longer supported 2.6. So I purchased a whole new license to get to to 3.7 (no upgrade was available). Now I have LOST features that I was using. Version 3.7 Home edition does not have a standalone viewer, when 2.6 did. Additionally, I cannot open the slide shows I've edited in version 3.7 using my older versions. The only response I got from Boinx was "sorry for that".

    Reply
  158. boinx@uwcstock.com

    I've been using version 2.6 for several years and had no choice but to upgrade when I learned that this version did not work on my new iMac. All my DVD exports came out black. I contacted Boinx and they told me they no longer supported 2.6. So I purchased a whole new license to get to to 3.7 (no upgrade was available). Now I have LOST features that I was using. Version 3.7 Home edition does not have a standalone viewer, when 2.6 did. Additionally, I cannot open the slide shows I've edited in version 3.7 using my older versions. The only response I got from Boinx was "sorry for that".

    Reply
  159. boinx@uwcstock.com

    I've been using version 2.6 for several years and had no choice but to upgrade when I learned that this version did not work on my new iMac. All my DVD exports came out black. I contacted Boinx and they told me they no longer supported 2.6. So I purchased a whole new license to get to to 3.7 (no upgrade was available). Now I have LOST features that I was using. Version 3.7 Home edition does not have a standalone viewer, when 2.6 did. Additionally, I cannot open the slide shows I've edited in version 3.7 using my older versions. The only response I got from Boinx was "sorry for that".

    Reply
  160. boinx@uwcstock.com

    I've been using version 2.6 for several years and had no choice but to upgrade when I learned that this version did not work on my new iMac. All my DVD exports came out black. I contacted Boinx and they told me they no longer supported 2.6. So I purchased a whole new license to get to to 3.7 (no upgrade was available). Now I have LOST features that I was using. Version 3.7 Home edition does not have a standalone viewer, when 2.6 did. Additionally, I cannot open the slide shows I've edited in version 3.7 using my older versions. The only response I got from Boinx was "sorry for that".

    Reply
  161. boinx@uwcstock.com

    I've been using version 2.6 for several years and had no choice but to upgrade when I learned that this version did not work on my new iMac. All my DVD exports came out black. I contacted Boinx and they told me they no longer supported 2.6. So I purchased a whole new license to get to to 3.7 (no upgrade was available). Now I have LOST features that I was using. Version 3.7 Home edition does not have a standalone viewer, when 2.6 did. Additionally, I cannot open the slide shows I've edited in version 3.7 using my older versions. The only response I got from Boinx was "sorry for that".

    Reply
  162. Morgan@morganmc.com

    I'm loading ~200 pics into FM3 Pro and on playing back the program I get lots of black horizontal lines cutting across my images and sometimes intermittent square 'dots'. My images are high res and are quite large. Is this a factor? Any ideas on what's happening here?

    Reply
  163. Morgan@morganmc.com

    I'm loading ~200 pics into FM3 Pro and on playing back the program I get lots of black horizontal lines cutting across my images and sometimes intermittent square 'dots'. My images are high res and are quite large. Is this a factor? Any ideas on what's happening here?

    Reply
  164. Morgan@morganmc.com

    I'm loading ~200 pics into FM3 Pro and on playing back the program I get lots of black horizontal lines cutting across my images and sometimes intermittent square 'dots'. My images are high res and are quite large. Is this a factor? Any ideas on what's happening here?

    Reply
  165. Morgan@morganmc.com

    I'm loading ~200 pics into FM3 Pro and on playing back the program I get lots of black horizontal lines cutting across my images and sometimes intermittent square 'dots'. My images are high res and are quite large. Is this a factor? Any ideas on what's happening here?

    Reply
  166. Morgan@morganmc.com

    I'm loading ~200 pics into FM3 Pro and on playing back the program I get lots of black horizontal lines cutting across my images and sometimes intermittent square 'dots'. My images are high res and are quite large. Is this a factor? Any ideas on what's happening here?

    Reply

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