Boinx Releases PhotoPresenter 4

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Boinx Software has released PhotoPresenter 4, an upgrade to its presentation tool for digital photographers. PhotoPresenter 4 is a theme-based photo viewer for creating animated slideshows with photos, movies, and music.

The new version has been rewritten from scratch, according to the company, and is compatible with Snow Leopard.

"The goal for PhotoPresenter is to give people a tool that allows them to quickly show their photos and movies in situations where they don't have much time to fiddle with settings, for example at a party where people want to see the pictures that the photographer just shot a minute ago," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. "In these situations, PhotoPresenter really is the fast lane to your audience."

PhotoPresenter 4 sports a revamped user interface that is designed to improve usability. The preview pane shows an animated preview of the current selected theme. With the Quick Look heads-up displays, the information needed is a click away.

This new version of PhotoPresenter features 37 themes to quickly create animated slideshows with effects. Each theme offers a variety of settings to configure it to your needs. PhotoPresenter 4 remembers the theme selected for each album.

PhotoPresenter 4 integrates with Apple's iApps such as iTunes, iDVD, iWeb, and iPhoto, as well as with Photo Booth and Aperture 3. Flickr users now can access their own photos from their photo stream as well as those of their friends. A useful way to share photos is to create a standalone player so all Mac users can view high-quality photos without having PhotoPresenter installed, the company says.

PhotoPresenter 4 can be extended with Automator Actions and AppleScript scripts. It also recognizes changes in Flickr Groups and Sets as well as in iPhoto or Aperture smart albums.

Professional photographers can easily place a copyright notice or a watermark of their logo and Web address on their show. The watermark will be displayed throughout the show.

PhotoPresenter 4 is available for download for $29. A family license (for up to five computers in a household) is available for $49. PhotoPresenter 4 is also included in FotoMagico 3 Pro, which is available for $149. Multi-user license discounts are available upon request.

PhotoPresenter 4 requires OS X 10.5 or later and a supported Core Image graphics card. Advanced effects may require a more capable graphic card.

Every PhotoPresenter user is invited to take part in a live webinar on February 22 to learn all about the new features of PhotoPresenter 4. Go to the Boinx Website for more information.

This story, "Boinx Releases PhotoPresenter 4" was originally published by Macworld.

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