FotoMagico 6.1.3: Test New Media Browser

The new media browser for FotoMagico brings major new features which will improve your workflow. Choose your photos and video from your Photos App and even access Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Lightroom Classic libraries or download missed shots from free stock markets unsplash.com and pexels.com.

Public Test Phase

This new media browser is now in beta test. This means, we think it is ready to be released, but we like to get feedback from users. There might be software bugs inside, please be aware and do not use the new media browser for critical productions until its official release.

Please test the new media browser and send us your feedback!
http://www.boinx.com/survey/fm6betafeedback/

How to enable the new media browser

To enable the new media browser, download the version 6.1.3 available via software update site.
1) Install, open FotoMagico 6.1.3.
2) Choose from the menu “FotoMagico” -> “Preferences” and switch to “Libraries”.
3) Activate the “Use New Media Browser” option.
4) Restart FotoMagico.

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Activate the “Use New Media Browser” option.

The new media browser is available in the sidebar of a FotoMagico window. However, if you select “Media Browser” from the “Window” menu, you can open the media browser in a larger standalone window that can be moved independently from the main FotoMagico window.

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The new media browser implements many feature requests from FotoMagico users. Additional sorting and filtering options are now available. Adobe Lightroom CC & Lightroom Classic support is now available.
Click on the person icon next to Adobe Lightroom CC to login to your Adobe account. To add new Finder folders, click on the circled ⊕ button. To remove a folder again, click on the ⊖ button.

Music snippets are relocated into the Audio tab of the new media browser.

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To help you to create better slideshows, we have added direct search capabilities for the free stock websites Unsplash.com and Pexels.com. You can enter any search term (e.g. “Paris”) to download free images to be used in your slideshow. Especially useful if you are missing an image in your own library which is needed to tell your story. Both Unsplash.com and Pexels.com support filtering by aspect ratio, orientation and color style. Click on the ⊕ button to permanently save a search result. When you drag a thumbnail to the storyboard the full-res image get inserted into your slideshow.

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Right-clicking a thumbnail shows a context menu with Get Info. This will show a popover with metadata about a media file. This popover will often contain hyperlinks to the original media file. In the case of remote content from the internet, this will link directly to the webpage where the media file originated.

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When using free images and videos from Unsplash.com or Pexels.com we recommend that you give the authors of those images credit at the end of your slideshow. To make this easier, we add new text placeholders. When using these placeholders in a text layer, the correct credits will automatically be inserted.

Feedback

Please test the new media browser and send us feedback. http://www.boinx.com/survey/fm6betafeedback/

Steffen Skopp

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About FotoMagico

FotoMagico is a slideshow editor for Apple Macintosh and Apple iPad, developed by Boinx Software International GmbH. The software has been rewarded with several Apple Design Awards. Boinx Software has released FotoMagico 6, the latest version of their top-drawer slideshow authoring software.
The bundle includes applications for both the Mac and the iPad, plus tons of extras including templates and royalty-free music tracks.

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