After you have created and played a slideshow in Boinx FotoMagico, you may want to share your slideshow with others who do not have FotoMagico or even a Mac computer. FotoMagico offers a variety of options to share your slideshows. You can choose these options from themenu or from the Play Fullscreen/Share button:
|Standalone Player||Creates a stand-alone player application that can be played on any Mac running OS X 10.8 or later. As a player contains high resolution images and can be controlled interactively, it is the best way to share a slideshow with anybody using a Mac.|
|YouTube||Creates a video suitable for uploading to YouTube. After the video has been rendered and compressed, it will be automatically uploaded to your YouTube account.|
|Vimeo||Creates a video suitable for uploading to Vimeo. After the video has been rendered and compressed, you will be able to uploaded the video to your Vimeo account.|
|iPhone/iPod||Creates a movie that uses the full capabilities of your iPhone/iPod. You can choose the iPhone/iPod model and FotoMagico will use the best possible settings that are compatible with your selection and the corresponding recommendations of Apple. You could also add your movie to iTunes for syncing.|
|iPad||Creates a movie that uses the full capabilities of your iPad. You can choose the iPad model and FotoMagico will use the best possible settings that are compatible with your selection and the corresponding recommendations of Apple. You could also add your movie to iTunes for syncing.|
|Apple TV||Creates a movie that uses the full capabilities of your Apple TV. You can choose the Apple TV model and FotoMagico will use the best possible settings that are compatible with your selection and the corresponding recommendations of Apple. You could also add your movie to iTunes for syncing.|
|DVD||This plug-in helps you to create a movie that can then be burned to a DVD using a third-party application such as iDVD or Roxio Toast Titanium. Due to the limitations of the NTSC and PAL video standards the result will not look as good as the original slideshow, but can be played on any DVD player connected to a TV or projector.|
|ProRes Video||Creates a high quality HD movie that is suitable for editing in Final Cut or other video editing applications.|
|Custom Video||This plug-in gives you access to all the options of AVFoundation. Here you can really fine tune all aspects and even create preset settings for future use.|
Some of the choices listed above provide excellent image quality, but a limited distribution reach, while other choices reach a wider audience, but with reduced image quality. Keep this tradeoff in mind when choosing how to share your slideshow.
Standalone players and presenting with FotoMagico provide the best possible image quality, but require a Mac computer to present the slideshow. Burning the slideshow to a DVD lets anybody with a consumer DVD player view the slideshow, but image quality is reduced due to technical limitations of the video format. Exporting a movie for handheld devices like an iPod, iPhone or iPad will let you watch a slideshow on the go, but image quality is limited by the LCD screen. Exporting your slideshow for the web lets anybody watch your slideshow, but image quality is limited by bandwidth limits of typical internet connections.
Select how you want to share your slideshow from themenu or click the Play Fullscreen/Share button to open an assistant, that will guide you through the process of sharing your slideshow. Click on the Continue button after entering the necessary information in each pane of the assistant.
Standalone players always retain 100% quality because they use the FotoMagico slideshow playback engine. For this reason they are the preferred choice to share a slideshow at full quality. All other choices export your slideshow to an intermediate format (usually a QuickTime or MP4 movie file), which results in some image quality loss.
The following pages will explain some common sharing options in more detail: