FotoMagico 5


Snippets – A Whole New Way to Compose Complex Slideshows

The biggest challenge in creating a compelling slideshow is to come up with the story. FotoMagico 5 comes with pre-built stories called "Snippets." 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.

Snippets Gallery


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.

Split Screen

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.

Music Snippets – Copyright Troubles Solved

FotoMagico 5 comes with free CC licensed music by Josh Woodward and Kevin MacLeod for different moods. These 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.

Music Snippets Gallery

Animation Assistant – I like to move it, move it!

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.

Completely New 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.

Audio Marker Assistant – Music and Slides In Perfect Harmony (Pro feature)

Setting transitions at just the right time is key to making best use of the music to emotionally support your story. The new Audio Marker Assistant gives you more precise control over the timing than ever before for perfectly synchronized slideshows that are music to your ears.

Audio Volume Envelopes & Fades (Pro feature)

Audio Volume Envelopes

The most requested feature! Use envelopes to make parts of the music softer when you intend to speak, or if video volume should take center stage, or increase volume when you want to enhance the mood.

Improved Text Editing and Text Placeholders (Pro feature)

Editing and formatting titles has been much improved in FotoMagico 5, removing the pain of working with the OS X font panel. If you present your slideshow in front of a photo club, for example, you might want to insert info such as EXIF metadata – the date the photo was taken, ISO, exposure, aperture and the like – from your photos.

Additionally, you may want to include title and artist of the music just playing, slide number and slideshow author - all this can now be edited into the titles dynamically with Text placeholders.

Key Features

  • Photo
  • Video
  • Sound
  • Layers
  • Masks
  • Authoring
  • Presenting


FotoMagico's image browser automatically displays images from Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture (Pro feature) or Lightroom (Pro feature), or anywhere else you choose. Almost every file format is supported, from JPEG to RAW in any resolution.

You simply don't have to care, FotoMagico always shows your pictures at its best.

You can even use pictures with weird aspect ratios such as panoramas. While most other slideshow programs would either cut them off or give you huge black bars at the top and the bottom, with FotoMagico, simply pan across the entire image.


Wouldn't it be great if video editing was as easy as creating a slideshow with photos? With FotoMagico it is! Freely pan, zoom and rotate videos in any format. Use a YouTube video together with the pristine full 1080p from your DSLR.

You don't have to care about frame rates, aspect ratios or resolution. Simply place all the media you desire onto the stage and FotoMagico takes care of the rest. Video made for photographers.


The soundtrack propels a great show. Pick a slow ballad for the thoughtful shots, and upbeat hip-hop or rock for wild action. FotoMagico lets you choose any song in your iTunes library to fit the mood of your images, and start it exactly when the right image pops up. Easily enhance your slideshow with sound-effects, voice-overs, or compose a one-of-a-kind score for your show. Add narration with the built-in audio recorder (Pro feature) to vitalize your story.

Three audio tracks give you plenty of choices and the new Waveform view gives you more control than ever over how the slides play with the sound. Audio made for photographers.


Up to 6 Layers of photos, videos or titles in any combination allow for almost limitless creative freedom. Once you have developed a story complete with timing, sound, transitions and so on, you can easily turn it into a Snippet that allows you to replace the original photos with new ones, keeping all the settings that define the story.


Masks (Pro feature) define the transparency of a layer. They can be used to crop an image or reveal parts of it over time. You can also now change the opacity of a layer. See how to use Masks.


FotoMagico offers a unique combination of workflow models. Use the Storyboard to find the story in your slides by getting them in the right order and the Timeline view (Pro feature) to precisely control the timing. Each view offers unique advantages and you can freely switch back and forth. Introducing Chapters (Pro feature) into your slideshow allows you to work with a large number of slides with ease.


Showing your work to others is the pinnacle of every photographer's existance. FotoMagico 5 is great for live presentations. Because it uses every pixel of the attached display or projector, your photos shine in the best possible light. The built-in Teleprompter (Pro feature) makes your life as a presenter so much easier!

A FotoMagico slideshow turns your images into more than just a collection of photographs. Your slideshow is a new performance, a connected story that adds to the worth of your work. You can repurpose your images and movies in different ways to offer new value for your clients. FotoMagico offers many export options to choose from. Every one of them provides photographers a unique opportunity to go beyond the traditional imaging services and to create new sources of income.