Cambridge, 17 March 2009. - Against an ever increasing number of ,
FotoInsight is increasing its technological lead with the introduction
of version 4.5 of FotoInsight Designer, which is now also available for
Linux and Mac. The ease at which photos can freely be inserted into the
book or into templates now also extends to clipart, maps, text and
images from photo sharing sites like Flickr as well as the geotagging
site "locr" and Wikipedia GeoNames. The photo sharing sites become an
online interface for building with family and friends, as users can now complement their
with additional pictures (e.g. the Eiffel Tower form a different angle)
from photo sharing sites, straight from within the FotoInsight Designer
Geotagging and Photosharing
In addition, with just a mouse click pictures used in a
or photo book project in FotoInsight Designer 4.5 can be uploaded to
the geotagging photo community "locr". The other way around, aerial
shots and maps from the geotagging community will come handy for
comprehensive information of the locality in a personal travel book.
"locr GmbH's" Managing Director Malte Schloen states: “The
collaboration between the FotoInsight photo book service and locr as a
geotagging and information sharing site combines two innovative leaders
to the benefit of users. Geotagging communities like 'locr' free
internet users from Ordnance Survey's outdated geographic information
monopoly.” FotoInsight's Managing Director Klaas Brumann adds: “We are so excited that our software tool for
now integrates a gateway into shared photos and geographic information
and online photo sharing, that we are already working on extending the
range of photo sharing sites to also include Facebook and Picasa in the
following release later this year.”
For geotagged images the new software
can load corresponding local information straight from "locr" or
Wikipedia into the photo book. Creating area maps takes just a click.
FotoInsight's Head of Communication Catalina Martínez states: “It has never been easier to write comprehensive travel diaries or even your own travel guide.”
Using geotagging applications for photos or tagging the location
information manually opens a new world of opportunity to relate images
with locality information.
Image Layering and Blend-in Image Masks
According to FotoInsight "layering images in any order or position has been one of the outstanding features of its Designer ".
With the new software upgrade a range of different shapes or blend-in
image masks can be used as image frames. There are also plenty of new
frames and clipart to decorate photo gifts for Mothering Sunday,
Easter, Father's Day etc.
New Panorama Format
After extending its range with the
Photo Book XXL with editable hardcover in portrait format (H36 x 28 cm)
and in faux leather with traditional screw bind in panoramic format
(H30 x W42 cm) last year, FotoInsight now adds an A4 panorama size (H28
x W21 cm). FotoInsight's print resolution of 360 dpi produces crisp
panorama images spreading across double pages up to 84 cm wide.
Mac OS and Linux, too
Compatible with Windows XP, Linux and
Mac operating system 10.5 Leopard and above, version 4.5 of the
FotoInsight Designer software is now available to download from the
FotoInsight website. The software upgrade sees greater functionality
for editing, sorting and arranging photos, as well as for creating
personalised photo gifts that preserve photographic memories.