Make and instantly present multimedia slideshows in 4K
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FotoMagico 5

Make and instantly present

multimedia slideshows in 4K


Visual Storytelling For Everyone.

Make slideshows on your Mac using photos, videos, music and text. Use transitions to make the most out of your footage.

Use FotoMagico’s builtin storylines to tell your own story. Instantly present it live on stage, without any render time. Imagine you need to have to make a last minute adjustment – no worries! OR export your slideshow as a high resolution video up to 4k.

Create great emotions

As a photographer, you want to make great pictures that tug at your audience’s emotions. FotoMagico allows you to flow those pictures freely into a slideshow and to mix them with movies to impress your audience. Sound is just a drag and drop away, too. FotoMagico gives you sophisticated shows with sound and high-end transitions in minutes. Like the Mac itself, it never stands in your way.


Make impressive slideshows instantly

Got an idea for a slideshow? Drag images and movies from your library into FotoMagico’s storyboard. If you change your mind about the sequence order, drag your media files into the arrangement you want. Want to add a transition? Click the options icon, select your favorite transition from the drop down menu. You can create an impressive slideshow in a few clicks.


Your slideshow will stand-out

Image quality is key for everything in FotoMagico before it’s even considered for release. Your images are the heart of your presentation, and our goal is to deliver the highest quality possible. FotoMagico works non-destructive, which means it always preserve the original data of your footage and images. This allows you to undo however you have manipulated your images and videos.


FotoMagico unleashes your creativity

Images get the famous Ken Burns effect by default which adds a bit of moving drama to your story. Titles create structure, and so they’re simple to drop in from the toolbar. Twirl images in and out, or slide them away, or topple them like dominoes with your favourite transitions. Your slideshow will look great within simple clicks.


The Story behind FotoMagico

FotoMagico™ is a brainchild of Peter Baumgartner, one of our software engineers. Peter is a passionate photographer and mountaineer. He wanted to make digital slideshows that were as impressive as his analog ones.


Fortunately, he had not found any slideshow software to meet his high standards. With his strong background in developing photography software for Sinar and Leica Camera AG, he decided to start the FotoMagico Project. Together with Boinx Software, he found a team that is as passionate about photography as himself.


The biggest challenge in creating compelling slideshows is to come up with the story. FotoMagico 5 comes with pre-built storyboard called Snippets which helps you to tell your story. Simply choose a snippet and add in your own photos and videos, resulting in a beautifully made slideshow that tells the story of your latest travel adventure or family gathering.


If you want to compose your own original story, Snippets for intros, outros, opening titles, closing credits and complex screen layouts help you get it done faster. Topping things off, creating your own Snippets lets you streamline the production of slideshows for your clients.



How you begin your slideshow sets the tone. Intro snippets come from simple to complex and automatically fill in slideshow title, subtitle and author from your slideshow settings.



Easy to use snippets for all kind of title slides. Features chapter titles, lower thirds and traditional presentation slides.


Effect snippets make complex compositions, like a heap of slides, easy to create.


Quickly arrange and animate multiple photos concurrently on the same slide in commonly used configurations like 2-up, 3-up and more.


Complete stories come with a shot list and matching music to make it easy for you to tell the story of a trip to the museum or a visit to a far away country.


From the famous scroll to music attribution and "made with FotoMagico", credits come with a lot of built-in intelligence that makes creating a slideshow a delight.



FotoMagico 5 comes with free-to-use music (under creative common licence) by Josh Woodward and Kevin MacLeod for different moods. The Music Snippets contain perfectly timed audio markers so your story is synchronized with the matching music and an attribution slide for keeping you out of copyright troubles.

Animation Assistant

Choose from a variety of styles in the Animation Assistant to automatically make your slideshow move. The Animation Assistant takes into account diverse photo aspect ratios like portrait and panorama, movie and text properties.

Dark User Interface

Your photos and videos really stand out against the new, dark user interface. Whether you are a digital scrapbooking novice or a FotoMagico Pro since day one, the latest version is designed for beginners, experts and everyone in between.


FotoMagico 5 is simplicity at its finest, focusing on what really matters: the creation of beautiful slideshows.

Image Sources / Media Browser

Media Browser

View media as grid of thumbnails, as list, or combined viewwith thumbnail and metadata.

Quick Look images and movies before adding them to aslideshow. Play audio files with the integrated audio player.

Fully compliant with application sandbox required by Apple.You may have to allow FotoMagico to access your media files. This process willbe guided by FotoMagico.


Integrated media browser that discovers and displays iPhoto,Aperture and Lightroom libraries directly within FotoMagico. Make sure to setup Aperture and Lightroom to render sufficiently sized previews.

Add contents of any other folder to the media browser viadrag & drop, useful in combination with Adobe Bridge and many otherproducts.

FotoMagico accepts all common file formats, including allRAW formats supported by OS X.

FotoMagico can downsize and convert images for space andspeed efficiency.

Apply non-destructive real-time color correction (tint,saturation and gamma).

Display adjustable image border.


Add audio envelope point to control audio fades at anunlimited number of point during playback. (new in FotoMagico 5)

Integrated media browser that discovers and displays iTunesand GarageBand libraries directly within FotoMagico.

Music folder and iLife Sound Effects are added by default.

Add contents of any other folder to the media browser viadrag & drop.

FotoMagico accepts many common audio fie formats supportedby OS X.

DRM-protected music files can be used inside slideshows andplayed on authorized computers, but not be exported to a movie.

Interactively contol in- and out-points.

Control Volume.

Have automatic fade in and out, or manually set offset andduration for each fade.

Loop audio to match duration set in slideshow.

Add audio markers directly in the Timeline or the AudioMarker Assistant (new in FotoMagico 5) to trigger slide transitions at relevantpoints in the audio. That way the slides can be synchronized with the music.


Integrated media browser that discovers and displays iPhoto,iTunes and Lightroom libraries directly within FotoMagico.

Add contents of any other folder to the media browser via drag& drop.

FotoMagico accepts many common video formats supported by OSX, including Full-HD movies on sufficiently fast Macs. DRM-protected movies arenot supported.

Apply non-destructive real-time color correction (tint,saturation and gamma).

Interactively control in- and out-points.

Display an adjustable border around movie.

Control volume of movie audio track.

Optionally duck volume of other audio while playing backmovie audio.


Add placeholders that feed their data from image orslideshow metadata (new in FotoMagico5)

Crisp and clear rendering at any size due to use of the OS Xnative text engine.

Edit titles directly in FotoMagico.

Import titles from RTF, RTFD, or PDF files.

Titles can contain multiple fonts, styles and colors.

Animate titles layers independently of the other layers(like images or movies).

Use all features of the Mac OS X text engine such asinternational characters and inline images.

Authoring / Slideshow capabilities


Slideshows can be of any pixel size and aspect ratio. Commonpresets help making the right choice.

Slideshows can be composed of an arbitrary number of slides,grouped into chapters.

Each slide has separate timing. It can have either fixedduration, be controlled by audio or set to continue at mouse click.

Choose from 20 transitions grouped in Traditional (Cut,Fade, Dissolve), 2D Effects (Linear Wipe, Circular Wipe, Angular Wipe, Slide,Push, Twirl), 3D Effects (Flip, Blinds, Cube, Shuffle, Topple, Thumb Throug)and Fun Effects (Zoom, Aperture, Flash, Pixelate, Broken TV). Most can becustomized with additional parameters. All except Cut have an adjustableduration.

Up to 3 simultaneous tracks of audio (called music, effects,narration), plus audio of movies used.

Audio narration can be recorded from within FotoMagico, withsupport to define the timing while recording.

Selectable background color is displayed if nothing else iscovering the background.

A slideshow can have an optional static background image.The background image is visible during the entire slideshow, unless covered upby other layers.

Slideshow can contain optional static watermark (foreground)image. Image can be freely positioned, zoomed, rotated and opacity can be adjusted.Watermark image is visible during entire slideshow and cannot be animated.

The whole show can be set to loop for live playback. Usefulfor installations or shop windows.

Instant Slideshow assistant to quickly get a good startingpoint for further customization.

Each slide has optional notes that will be shown on built-inTeleprompter and iPhone Remote during presentation.

Storyboard / Timeline

Two different modes that provide the best environment fordifferent stages of authoring your show.

Storyboard is best suited for choosing media and arrangingit in a pleasing sequence.

Timeline is better suited for fine-tuning the timing. Showsaudio waveform and allows precise synchronisation between music and slidetransitions.

Drag media (images, movies, audio) from the integrated mediabrowser to the Storyboard or Timeline to add to the slideshow.

Drag & drop media files from other apps (e.g. Finder)into the Stage or the Storyboard/Timeline.

Insert Blank slide.

Add Titles to slides.

Inline authoring help provides explanation of commonauthoring issues and offers simply one click solutions. Click on note orwarning icon to reveal a popover containing the authoring help.

Selecting multiple items in the Storyboard lets you changeparameters in the Options inspector for all items at once.

Create chapters for better overview. Name and colorizechapters, collapse/expand them in Storyboard/Timeline. Quickly jump toprevious/next chapter via shortcut.

Collapse/expand layers and/or audio tracks.

Snippets (new in FotoMagico 5)

Pre-Built slideshow building blocks.

Various categories like: Titles, Intros, Credits, SplitScreen, Stories and Music.

Music Snippets contain Creative Commons Music that can beused freely in alideshows.


Each slide can contain up to 6 layers.

A layer is either a image, a movie or a title.

Any combination is possible, allowing for numerous artisticeffects.

Each layer can be animated independently.

Layers can be expanded/collapsed in the Storyboard/Timelineand also auto-expand on mouse over.

Stage / Animation

Each layer (image, movie, title) can be animated from aStart to a Finish position in the slide, similar to the famous Ken Burnseffect.

Animation Start and End are defined by Position, Zoom andRotation of the layer.

Side by side display of Start and Finish state offersintuitive authoring of animations.

Exact timing of animation can be controlled. Initial delay,ease-in, ease-out, and final delay.

Visibility of each layer can be controlled via envelope.

Pan across wide panoramic images

Pan across vertical images

Create scrolling credits by panning title layers

Jogwheels help to easily and quickly adjust animations.Exact numeric entry is also supported, as well as multitouch on trackpads.

Copy and paste geometry or animation parameters to transferanimations between slides or Start/Finish of one slide.

Intelligent alignment guidelines help you position thelayers (images, movies, titles) on the Stage.

Pixel-precise movement via keyboard shortcut (command)+arrow key


Apply masks to images, movies or titles.

Masks can be in the shape of a rectangle or oval.

Use masks to highlight or hide a specific area of theselected layer.

Presenting / Playback

Preview playback inside the document window for quicklychecking during authoring.

Fullscreen playback on any connected display, includingprojectors.

Self-running, interactive slideshows or any combinationthereof are possible.

Control slideshow interactively using keyboard, mouseclicks, or Apple infrared remote.

Teleprompter on main screen displays slide notes to aid withlive narration.

Share your slideshow as a standalone player to present it onMacs that do not have FotoMagico installed/licensed.

Images are displayed with highest possible image qualitythat your hardware supports.

Sharing / Export

Sharing Assistant guides you through the necessary steps toachieve your goal. The slideshow will be automatically adjusted (scaled etc.)to fit the target format.

Export your slideshow as a standalone player app that runson Macs with OS X Lion or newer.

Burn your slideshow on a Video-DVD. Additional software likeiDVD or Roxio Toast Titanium (separate purchase) is needed.

Directly upload to YouTube and Vimeo to reach a globalaudience.

Export to mobile devices like iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.Sync via iTunes.

Export to AppleTV format for convenient watching on your TVscreen.

Custom export to h.264 variation/profile required.

Custom ProRes export for lossless sharing e.g. withnon-linear video editing suites.





French (Documentation in English)

macOS Features

64 bit

Sandboxed and Developer Signed

System Requirements


64bit Intel Mac

8GB of RAM (or more)

graphics card with 512MB of video memory (or more)

recommened: a SSD instead of a regular hard disk

Operating System

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or newer

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