Software: MAGIX has today announced PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2004, which creates CD and DVD slideshows that can be watched on any TV. PhotoStory works with photos from digital cameras and scanners and a wide variety of image, video and sound files. Consumers can simply select photos, drag and drop to arrange; then click to burn CDs and DVDs, create streaming videos for the Internet, or save as an AVI movie for use in other projects. The package also includes MAGIX Photo Clinic 2.0, a 24-bit image editor, which adjusts brightness, sharpness, color, focus, red-eye, and adds effects, such as fish-eye, mosaic, painting and cartoon-style.

MAGIX Announces PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2004

Quickly Turns Your Personal Photos Into Entertaining Slideshows -- Watch Them on TV

Provides Exciting Motion Transitions and Effects to Create Theatrical Experience

MIAMI BEACH, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 09/23/2003 -- MAGIX, the international technology leader in Personal Rich Media, today announced PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2004, which creates entertaining CD and DVD slideshows that the whole family can watch on TV. With a simple mouse click, MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2004 works with personal photos from digital cameras and scanners and a wide variety of image, video and sound files. It captures photos directly from digital cameras and scanners and automatically restores picture and sound quality. Precious memories, such as wedding, parties, and vacations can be preserved on CD and DVD as a movie-like experience that you can play again and again on a home DVD player or PC.

MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2004 is easy to use. Consumers can simply select photos, drag and drop to arrange; then click to burn CDs and DVDs, create streaming videos for the Internet, or save as an .AVI movie for use in other projects. If desired, impressive transitions, effects, music and recorded narration can be added. A huge library of creative touches, such as virtual camera movements, images, music, text styles, special FX, cross fades, zooms, subtitles, video clips, close-ups and panorama movements are included to make the slideshow project into a theatrical masterpiece.

MAGIX is known for the powerful professional-quality features found in its consumer software and PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2004 follows in that tradition. The 4-track timeline mode makes precision design a snap. The bonus MAGIX Photo Clinic 2.0, a sophisticated 24-bit image editor, fixes photos for the perfect image. It adjusts brightness, sharpness, color, focus, red-eye, and adds fun photo effects, such as fish-eye, mosaic, painting and cartoon-style. Images are instantly resized and restored for a uniform set of pictures with professional color, focus and brightness. Since the software edits non-destructively, consumers can be as creative as they like without worrying about losing their original work.

MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD enables users to quickly burn photo albums and re-editable project archives on disc and designs professional DVD menus that include intros, sounds and animated backgrounds. It supports a wide variety of disc formats, from VCD to DVD and ships with the top-quality Ligos GoMotion MPEG-2 encoder. Since PhotoStory also burns autoplay CD-ROMs, consumers can be sure anyone can play their wedding, party or special event slideshows.

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