PhotoPresenter
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Slideshow viewer for your iPhoto library.   Shareware ($29.95)
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PhotoPresenter is an award-winning, easy-to-use and powerful slideshow viewer. It allows you to quickly present all your pictures and movies, and to create amazing presentations in just a snap.

Have you ever been upset by the fact that movies you capture with your digital camera just can't be viewed as easily as still pictures? Or just looking for a simple slideshow viewer to quickly and elegantly present the pictures of your iPhoto or Aperture libraries, or from anywhere else?

PhotoPresenter is just what you need! It combines a real ease of use with gorgeous looking
What's New
Version 4.1.6:
  • Small update required for Mac App Store compatibility. The App Store version no longer offers to install the trigger Screen Saver installation, plus a few other minor fixes to common frameworks.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • Quartz Extreme (for animated slideshows)



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PhotoPresenter User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
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Bigideas reviewed on 01 Feb 2011
I work on high-end corporate meetings and PhotoPresenter is one of my most valuable tools. At a recent global event the client wanted four "slick" videos using POS materials and logos, etc. - overnight. We picked out some of themes, dropped the images in and had them done PDQ with little work in FinalCut. There is much more to image-driven presentations than dissolves, pans and zooms. Of course there are other programs that offer more control, but this one is fast and easy. All we want are more themes.
[Version 4.0.1]


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Cufan commented on 18 Mar 2010
Bought this program while it was on sale. Not even worth the $10.95 that I paid. The program has very few slideshow designs, and those are not very impressive.
[Version 4.0.1]


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LandiTrance commented on 10 Mar 2010
Hello !!!
That's amazing application i like it very much .
Thank you very much .
[Version 4.0.1]


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Rainbird commented on 09 Feb 2010
From the developer website: "Update from PhotoPresenter 3.4 to PhotoPresenter 4.x is free of charge for all customers that bought PhotoPresenter 3.4 from Boinx Software." I guess those who bought the application from any other site (such as MacUpdate Promo) will need to pay for this update.
[Version 4.0]

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Misha replied on 21 Jul 2011
I just saw this comment now, but anything we sell via MUPromo has identical license terms/upgrade opportunities as paying full price directly. Please let us know if you ever encounter any situation counter so we can ensure that the developer is respecting the terms of the offer. Thanks!
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JazzAddict commented on 03 Sep 2008
Boinx... Now that it's yours... At least put your stamp on it. Do something with it. To show everyone why you decided to purchase the app. Ya know?
[Version 3.4]


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morannon commented on 02 Sep 2008
Obviously, the developers of PhotoPresenter sold there software to Boinx. Before that, the price of PhotoPresenter was at 8 $, now it's at 20 $. I just bought this app a few days ago.I would like the new developers to explain me what caused this huge increase in price.
[Version 3.4]

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Oliver Breidenbach replied on 02 Sep 2008
The answer is simple: We think PhotoPresenter is worth much more than $19.95. So even at $19.95 it is a bargain.
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morannon replied on 02 Sep 2008
I wonder why the previous developers (Arizona Software) sold PhotoPresenter to a very decent price and you do not. I bought two apps from them (PhotoPresenter, GraphClick) and I would not have done this at a higher price. So am looking forward to an overprized update to PhotoPresenter 4. Maybe PhotoPresenter 4 will cost 35 bucks?
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Mibrilane replied on 02 Sep 2008
Quit whining about the price. If it's too high for you, don't buy it. If the developer sees they are not generating sales because the price is too high, they might lower it. This is called MARKETING.

No one is forcing you to buy this software.
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morannon replied on 03 Sep 2008
Start reading carefully! I already bought this application before PhotoPresenter was sold to Boinx. I'm not complaining about the price but about the unjustified increase in price.

It hate companies that buy apps just to increase the price. If Boinx had written more than a few lines of new code and brought that new version out as version 4, no one would have been complaining because of an increased price.

I'm quite sure that Boinx follows a steb by step increase in price. Arizona Software started at 8 $, Boinx continued at 20 $ whitout having done anything and will end at over 30 $ next year as PhotoPresenter 4 will be released.
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Roy-Van-Der-Woning replied on 03 Sep 2008
Then again, when has a buyout ever been good news to the customer? Generally, it brings the indie developer's drive to innovate to a grinding halt and provides an easy cash cow to some indifferent outfit at the expense of both new and existing customers.

I'd love to see Boinx prove me wrong, but I agree that more than doubling the price while bringing nothing new to the table definitely sets them off at the wrong foot.
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JazzAddict replied on 03 Sep 2008
The last developers were student developers and were in a position to sell there app for much cheaper than other developers would. $8 was cheap for a cool consumer authoring tool. You don't see shareware for the mac come much cheaper. I'm fine with the $20 price upgrade. I just don't understand why they wouldn't add anything to it first!!! It' not like they're bad developers. I have Fotomagico. It's pretty slick. I'm amazed they wouldn't add a thing to Photopresenter before releasing it. Did they buy the app to develop it or just to charge more for it? Well, I know the answer. They want to develop for it. I don't think they're that scummy. I think they just got of on the wrong foot. They should of incorporated an impressive set of new features before upgrading the price. I would of figured Boinx just wanted Photopresenter to implement some of it's features into Fotomagico and swallow up as much of Photopresenter's user base as possible, but it seems they're keeping Photopresenter in tact; which is cool, but they really need to pump it up with some new features to justify the new price. That's not to say the price isn't fair; I think it is, I just don't think you should take an app and double the price without doing a thing to it.
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Oliver Breidenbach replied on 06 Sep 2008
I am very happy about the attention the PhotoPresenter acquisition has brought us. Thanks for all your comments, which will help us to determine the future of PhotoPresenter.
By our careful calculations, an $8 app is not going to be able to finance the ongoing development and marketing necessary to move it forward. In fact, $8 would barely cover the costs of selling that can't be avoided (credit card processing, customer sales support, invoicing, book keeping...) An $8 app can be a good surplus income for an individual developer, but there is no way a professional developer can break even on $8.

Best,

Oliver.
CEO, Boinx Software Ltd.
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Roy-Van-Der-Woning replied on 06 Sep 2008
"By our careful calculations, an $8 app is not going to be able to finance the ongoing development and marketing necessary to move it forward."

The issue that many people may take (and in fact already have taken) with this statement is that no substantial "moving forward" has actually occurred before you raised the price of this product. It may be financially beneficial for you to raise funds ahead of development effort, but it does not sit well with (potential) customers.
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Oliver Breidenbach replied on 07 Sep 2008
"no substantial "moving forward" has actually occurred"

Thank you for this comment. Actually some substantial moving forward has already occurred, but we have not communicated this well. We have had to make changes to the app in version 3.4 in order to make it work with our sales and support backend, a couple of serious bugs have been fixed and we have added a new theme. All these things benefit existing customers and new ones.

By the way, sales have picked up substantially since we released PhotoPresenter 3.4

Best,

Oliver.
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Brighton-Pete commented on 21 Aug 2008
I buy software that gives me something I want. PhotoPresenter did this. But then Apple upgraded their system software which broke PhotoPresenter.

Has PP been fixed? No.

Was it a waste of money? Yes.


This is the main reason I stopped buying some shareware programs. They aren't supported when Apple updates their system software.


I used to give a chance on something I liked. But not anymore.
[Version 3.3]

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JazzAddict replied on 03 Sep 2008
"This is the main reason I stopped buying some shareware programs. They aren't supported when Apple updates their system software."

This really isn't the case for most the shareware I use. Maybe you should look into finding better software. I've found freeware is no better at keeping up with system updates. Sometimes open source software is better with this because they have a community around the software, but I find freeware and open source are left in the dust as much or more than shareware developers because there's less accountability. You just have to find good apps with developers who put a lot of energy into it. What kind of software license the app falls under is not a good indicator of whether the app is gona' stay up to date with system updates.

Btw... PP works for me. Sorry you're having issues with it.
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Brighton-Pete replied on 03 Sep 2008
Yes - now that 3.4 is out it works, but it was a long time coming for an update as the old version broke with the Leopard update.
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Etnier reviewed on 13 Dec 2007
Bad news.

Nice whiz-bang presentation effects but on my brand new 2.8GHz AL iMac it is very very unstable, now crashing every few minutes.

What's worse is that there is no file system involved with this app: you don't create files of any kind. You can only "Save" your work by quitting. I started a project in PhotoPresenter and quickly developed a habit of quitting after every significant change.

If the prefs file gets corrupted and needs to be trashed, you trash all your ongoing projects because they don't exist anywhere else.

I'm sorry I bought this program. The 'shareware' crippling made spending the 8 bucks all but mandatory, but it was money I wouldn't have spent.
[Version 3.3b]


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F451 reviewed on 11 Dec 2007
First, PhotoPresenter is truly a Mac bargain. Second, Simon the developer, is wonderful to work with. I had an issue whereby PhotoPresenter was not showing all my iPhoto events, and Simon helped me through it by discovering that the error was on my end with iPhoto picking up a backed-up iPhoto library on another hard drive versus where it should have been.

PhotoPresenter is simply one of the best means of viewing your photo library. My entire family enjoys using and viewing it. With the holiday season upon us, I am sure that it will be the most popular Mac app on my Mac.
[Version 3.2.1]


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Jon T reviewed on 17 Aug 2007
Mmm, not sure about this one. It produces a scrambled order of images from Aperture and on my MacBookPro has crashed routinely which is something that shouldn't happen AT ALL with apps in OSX.

I did get it as part of the MacUpdate bundle but am disappointed as it was a great way to access slideshows without firing up anything more than itself.
[Version 3.0]

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Simon Bovet (developer) replied on 23 Aug 2007
Sorry for the problems you're encountering. To help us fix these bugs, please select the menu item Help > Send Bug Report or Feedback, and attach the log files. This will help us enourmously! :-)
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Sonnendeck had trouble on 10 Feb 2010
I have version 3.4. Do I have to upgrade for version 4.0.? I guess so... My old serial number does not work with the new version.
[Version 4.0]

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Boinx Software (developer) replied on 11 Feb 2010
PhotoPresenter 4 is a free upgrade for everybody who purchased version 3.4 from Boinx Software. You should already have received an upgrade notice. If not please contact Boinx Software Sales and we will send you a new license.
There is a 14.95$ update fee for everybody who bought any version of PhotoPresenter before it was taken over by Boinx Software (versions 3.3 and earlier).
Hope this helps.

Florian Albrecht
Boinx Software.
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Picon replied on 19 Feb 2010
Wow! A whole $5 off for previous users.

Seriously, I own a few Boinx products and generally really like them. But their upgrade policies are... how should I say this politely... they stink!

I'm still mad about Fotomagico and how they wasted any good will with version 2 Pro users when they reamed us with the upgrade fee to version 3 Pro. Have a look at the comments for Fotomagico when they upgraded to version 3 and you will see what I mean.

In summary, generally really good products, but be prepared to fork out the moolah any time there is a "major" upgrade. In other words, they screw their current customers. At least that is how I see it... and no, I haven't upgraded Fotomagico.
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Boinx Software (developer) replied on 23 Feb 2010
The price for a single full license of PhotoPresenter 4.x is $29.

If you bought PhotoPresenter 3.4 from Boinx Software (which was released in September 2008) you will receive a FREE upgrade. That is a grace period of a lot more than a full year.

If you bought any earlier version of PhotoPresenter you can upgrade to 4.x for $14.95 (for a single user license). That is roughly half of the full price and a pretty good deal IMHO.

We also offer an upgrade to FotoMagico Pro (which includes PhotoPresenter 4) for only $99. That saves you $49 from the full price of FotoMagico.

Cheerio,

Florian Albrecht
Boinx Software.
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mac adam had trouble on 19 Jan 2009
Always Crash on my iMac G5 10.5.6 :(((
[Version 3.4]


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Legal Eagle had trouble on 03 Sep 2008
I have just downloaded and installed this application and purchased a Licence Key. To date, however, it has completely failed to display any sllde-show at all of my photos, despite repeated attempts. All it does when I press the "Play" button is turn my screen completely black and then crash, with the "Application Quit Unexpectedly" pop-up message appearing. Not at all inspiring. Have I just blown my AUD $25.00 ? Seems so. I am using an iMac7,1 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, running OSX Leopard 10.5.4.
[Version 3.4]

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Legal Eagle replied on 07 Sep 2008
I wrote to the Developer, who requested that I send him the Crash Logs from my Console. I did so and got the reply that I have a "broken font" and to de-install it. I responded that unless I knew WHICH font was broken, how on earth was I to know which font to de-install. I am yet to hear another word from the Developer. I paid good money (probably far too much) for this software and have not yet managed to get it to work for me even once ! In my view it is a lemon.
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FoxyOrb commented on 09 Nov 2008
@NOTAFOOL
I suggest you install and run Linotype FontExplorer X
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Kettle had trouble on 31 Oct 2007
hmm jumpy on the first 3 I tried. 2.33 mbp 2gigs ram leopard
[Version 3.2.1b]

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Simon Bovet (developer) replied on 03 Nov 2007
Maybe that the following page from the Help section might help:

http://www.arizona-software.ch/photopresenter/help/contents/jerks.html

Sincerely,
The developer
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Milka1260 had trouble on 17 Sep 2007
Good job ... all my events are there with the new beta
[Version 3.1b2]

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Simon Bovet (developer) replied on 17 Sep 2007
Glad to read that the bug was fixed properly! :-) Don't hesitate to submit any further bug report to the developer!
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Milka1260 had trouble on 12 Sep 2007
I have 12 events in my iPhoto 08 library ... and only ONE with Photopresenter ... well, some work to do on this beta I think
[Version 3.1b]


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rdwhipp had trouble on 18 Jul 2007
I bought the MacUpdate Bundle and downloaded PP version 1.0.6 for my OS 10.3.9. the registration will not accept the password sent to me by the developer. Perhaps it only will work with the newest version of PhotoPresenter?
[Version 2.9.2]



Orthoelisa rated on 15 Dec 2011

[Version 4.1.6]



Rzog rated on 16 Mar 2011

[Version 4.1.1]



Janice-Wait rated on 14 Feb 2011

[Version 4.0.1]



Rzog rated on 13 Dec 2010

[Version 4.0.1]



Mike_C rated on 08 Dec 2010

[Version 4.0.1]



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Jonassh rated on 01 Dec 2010

[Version 4.0.1]


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License:Shareware
Date:15 Dec 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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PhotoPresenter is an award-winning, easy-to-use and powerful slideshow viewer. It allows you to quickly present all your pictures and movies, and to create amazing presentations in just a snap.

Have you ever been upset by the fact that movies you capture with your digital camera just can't be viewed as easily as still pictures? Or just looking for a simple slideshow viewer to quickly and elegantly present the pictures of your iPhoto or Aperture libraries, or from anywhere else?

PhotoPresenter is just what you need! It combines a real ease of use with gorgeous looking slideshows, and let you go straight to what you want: to amaze your friends with what you capture with your digital camera!
  • Show movies as easily as pictures
  • Quick and comfortable navigation during a slideshow
  • Sober standard, or beautiful animated slideshow styles
  • Can display the content of any location: iPhoto and Aperture library, folders, CD, etc.
  • Scroll panoramic pictures horizontally or vertically
  • Multiple export options (QuickTime, iDVD, iWeb, etc.) to easily share your slideshows
  • Presentation on multiple displays
  • And much more


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