Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Up and Running with FotoMagico.
- Before you dig into this course, there's a couple of key things I'd like you to know. First up, please remember that FotoMagico is a Macintosh-only application. This means that you'll need to be running a Mac with OS X. Now, FotoMagico does offer older versions of the software, so if you're not on the latest Mac OS, you'll still be able to watch this course and be able to get the core functionality. There have been some changes to the user interface as the application has moved through versions, but a lot of the core features remain the same. I'll be using the current version of the software to walk you through what's possible, but of course, just like many apps in the Mac App Store, FotoMagico frequently has updates.
Don't be surprised if new options are available to you, or if things look slightly different. Don't let this bother you though, the training will still help you understand the core features of the software, and get you through how to build a great looking presentation. We'll get you up to speed and make sure that you can get most from this tool, but it is important that you watch the course in order. Try to avoid the temptation of jumping around a bit, as many of the skills I share with you will build upon each other, and if you watch the course out of order or skip movies, you may find it difficult to get the results that you need.
Lastly, make sure you have a good familiarity with standard Macintosh conventions. You should already know how to file navigate on your Mac, launch applications, use things like the mouse or trackpad, and the general Mac OS. You'll find that FotoMagico shares a lot of standard things with other Macintosh and native applications, like a media browser. So if you already use tools like iPhoto or iMovie, there may be things that look similar, and this knowledge will help you. It's not a requirement, just know that anything that you've already done on your Mac that makes you more comfortable, will help you get results inside of FotoMagico.
- Installing FotoMagico
- Setting up a new slideshow
- Building an initial slideshow
- Adding watermarks
- Enhancing a slideshow with text, music, and narration
- Playing a slideshow
- Publishing a slideshow to YouTube, iOS, or a standalone player