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At the Macworld Expo on Tuesday, Apple introduced iLife '09, which features major upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand, and includes iDVD and an updated version of iWeb.

"iLife continues to be one of the biggest reasons our customers choose to get a Mac," said Apple chief executive Steve Jobs. "With iLife '09, we've made working with photos, making movies and learning to play music a lot more fun, and iMovie users are especially going to love the advanced but easy-to-use new features."

iPhoto

iPhoto '09 makes it easier to browse and search photos, not only by when they were shot (Events), but by who appears in them (Faces) and where they were taken (Places). iPhoto automatically scans photos to detect people's faces and when you assign a name to any face iPhoto will automatically find more pictures of that person. The library can be searched by name or browsed using the new Faces View.

Places automatically imports photo location data from a GPS-enabled camera or any iPhone or you can manually assign a location to any photo, group of photos or event. Once iPhoto knows where photos were taken, you can easily explore them with a simple search or an interactive map. iPhoto '09 lets you easily publish photos to Facebook or Flickr. Photos published to Facebook include assigned names, and name tags added on Facebook sync back to iPhoto. You can also share photos by creating a themed slideshow to play on your Mac, iPhone or iPod, or create a beautiful travel book, complete with customized maps of your journey.



iMovie

iMovie '09 adds powerful, yet easy-to-use new features to let you create a movie quickly, or add refinements and special effects to your project if you have more time. Drag and drop one clip on top of another to reveal new advanced editing options, including replace, insert, audio only, and even picture-in-picture or green screen. With the new Precision Editor, you can skim and click on a magnified filmstrip to view clips up close and fine tune any edit, like identifying precisely how much to keep, where to cut, use sound from one clip with video from another and more. iMovie '09 also analyzes video and reduces camera shake in clips when added to your project. New titles, transitions, cinematic effects, speed changes and animated travel maps add professional polish to your movie.

GarageBand

GarageBand '09, the updated version of Apple's popular software for playing and recording music, now gives budding musicians a fun new way to learn to play piano and guitar. Basic Lessons let you learn the fundamentals at your own pace with Apple instructors in beautiful HD video synchronized to animated instruments and notation.



Artist Lessons feature original artists showing how to play their hit songs with everything from finger positions and techniques to the story behind the song. Choose from lessons by popular artists including: Sara Bareilles, Colbie Caillat, John Fogerty, Ben Folds, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Sting. Artist Lessons are sold separately at the new GarageBand Lesson Store, available inside the GarageBand '09 application. GarageBand '09 also includes new guitar amp and stomp- box effects, and Magic GarageBand Jam that lets you play along with a virtual band that you create.



iWeb & iDVD

iLife '09 also includes iWeb '09 for authoring custom websites and iDVD '09 for creating DVDs. iWeb '09 adds new iWeb Widgets, such as iSight video and photos, a countdown timer, YouTube video and RSS feeds. New integrated FTP publishing allows you to publish your website to virtually any hosting service and updates to your site can now be automatically added to your Facebook profile.

Pricing & Availability

iLife '09 will be available this month for a suggested retail price of $79 (US) through the Apple Store, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The iLife Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after January 6, 2009 for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95). Artist Lessons are available through the GarageBand Lesson Store for $4.99 each.

iLife '09 requires Mac OS X version 10.5.6 or later, a Macintosh computer with an Intel processor, a PowerPC G5 or 867 MHz or faster PowerPC G4, 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended), QuickTime 7.5.5 or later (included), a DVD drive for installation and 4GB of available disk space. iPhoto print services and GarageBand Artist Lessons are available in select countries.
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iPhoto 9 will search your photo library for known faces and tag them? If that's true, that would be really helpful.
Does iMovie 9 support chapters now? How about slow motion?
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Great new features. It's the software that makes every Mac so much more fun than a PC. To bad though that i just got a new MacBook Pro for XMAS and will have to pay 79$ for new iLife and another 79$ for the new iWork.
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So where is iweb?...
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Or iDVD??
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Hmmmmm.... something fishy....
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Both the iWeb and iDVD icons were in Phil's dock... I am assuming small updates to both apps.
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Originally Posted by oberpongo View Post

Great new features. It's the software that makes every Mac so much more fun than a PC. To bad though that i just got a new MacBook Pro for XMAS and will have to pay 79$ for new iLife and another 79$ for the new iWork.

well this is nice:

Mac Box Set, Leopard, iLife, and iWork for $169.

Hope that this will also be available with snow leopard.

To bad that iWork is available now, but ilife at the end of January and Snow Leopard sometime in Q2.
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Originally Posted by Dave K. View Post

Both the iWeb and iDVD icons were in Phil's dock... I am assuming small updates to both apps.

He also said "these are the three apps in ilife"...
referring to iPhoto, iMovie and GB...
post #10 of 93
No entirely new app? Apple used to be able to release a whole new iApp every year, but now all they can manage is updates.
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Originally Posted by ascii View Post

No entirely new app? Apple used to be able to release a whole new iApp every year, but now all they can manage is updates.

I too was expecting a new iLife app. iPhoto and iMovie do look pretty sweet though... I have very little use for GB.
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I too was expecting a new iLife app. iPhoto and iMovie do look pretty sweet though... I have very little use for GB.

I hope iMovie can export back to Tape
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Originally Posted by Muncie View Post

iPhoto 9 will search your photo library for known faces and tag them? If that's true, that would be really helpful.
Does iMovie 9 support chapters now? How about slow motion?

I just read at MacNN that clips can be slowed down. I don't know yet about rewinding and fastfowarding. Chapters can be done in GarageBand or in iDVD directly...(they may have changed it to where you can customize chapters in iDVD instead of doing it in iMovie which would quite honestly make sense but there's no sense in discussing it until I can get a copy)
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When exactly did Steve say this? Is this a press release? Looks like someone forgot to change it to Phil Schiller.

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"iLife continues to be one of the biggest reasons our customers choose to get a Mac," said Apple chief executive Steve Jobs. "With iLife '09, we've made working with photos, making movies and learning to play music a lot more fun, and iMovie users are especially going to love the advanced but easy-to-use new features."

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Apple has lost it?

Just a MacBook Pro?

WOW!

The aging fleet of Mac Hardware - Mac mini, the iMacs, the Mac Pro...

Apple is giving sales to PCs...

Over 1 hour to talk about iLife + iWorks + Garage + iPhoto/iMovies

I hope the outdated Mac hardware can run these software titles (Sad Apple)
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post #16 of 93
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

At the Macworld Expo on Tuesday, Apple introduced iLife '09, which features major upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand, and includes iDVD and an updated version of iWeb.

"iLife continues to be one of the biggest reasons our customers choose to get a Mac," said Apple chief executive Steve Jobs."

Don't you mean Phil?
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Originally Posted by italiankid View Post

Apple has lost it?

Just a MacBook Pro?

WOW!

The aging fleet of Mac Hardware - Mac mini, the iMacs, the Mac Pro...

Apple is giving sales to PCs...

Over 1 hour to talk about iLife + iWorks + Garage + iPhoto/iMovies

I hope the outdated Mac hardware can run these software titles (Sad Apple)


"just a MacBook Pro" -- ahem! yeah, this is the very reason why Apple has decided to not be held to anymore annual dates (e.g. Macworld) for releases. now they can free themselves and release things on their own time.

"aging fleet" -- LOL!!


...all the fanboys are turning EMO at this moment. LOL!!!
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All these improvements are nice and all but where am I going to put the bits on my MBP. At 200GB I'm almost full now. I'm really hoping that SL does in fact free up a lot of disk space because things are a bit crowded.

Speaking of space; there use to be a company that had a sub chassis that allowed one to replace your CD drive in a MBP (spring 2008) with a hard disk drive. Anybody know if it is still on the market? I'm really thinking that would be a good place for a SSD.

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Hmmmmm.... something fishy....

Too lazy to look youself?

http://www.apple.com/ilife/idvd/
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No new mini

New iLife suite looks cool but otherwise .... meh
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Originally Posted by freeny View Post

He also said "these are the three apps in ilife"...
referring to iPhoto, iMovie and GB...

No he didn't.
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Speaking of space; there use to be a company that had a sub chassis that allowed one to replace your CD drive in a MBP (spring 2008) with a hard disk drive. Anybody know if it is still on the market? I'm really thinking that would be a good place for a SSD.

I believe that was over at Other World Computing.
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I believe that was over at Other World Computing.

Oops, my bad. It's here.
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Originally Posted by freeny View Post

He also said "these are the three apps in ilife"...
referring to iPhoto, iMovie and GB...

no, that's not accurate. i thought he made it quite clear that although there are five apps, he was only discussing three of them. prior to that he'd said there were improvements across the board. he was clearly describing those with the greatest advances.
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Don't you mean Phil?

Not according to Macworld.

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9:07 PT - DM: An entire new version of iLife. It's iLife '09. Check that one off the list. iLife is "one of the reasons people buy a Mac today." Phil says there's nothing like it on any other platform, despite what the people "up north" think.

http://www.macworld.com/article/1377...expo_live.html

I guess it is pretty hard for these reporters to listen and type at the same time.

Best we all wait to get the QuickTime from Apple and listen to it ourselves before we get in a tizzy who said what.
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iLife requires an Intel processor. Anyone else think that Snow Leopard will support PPC? This looks like it will be with almost 100% certainty that it will not.
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Great new features. It's the software that makes every Mac so much more fun than a PC. To bad though that i just got a new MacBook Pro for XMAS and will have to pay 79$ for new iLife and another 79$ for the new iWork.

I would go to your local store with your receipt, sooner rather than later, and politely explain to the manager that you just bought a new computer with iwork and would there be any way you could return the iwork and get the new one and maybe get the new ilife with a discount.

you never know, the manager might say yes to the exchange and maybe even to knocking 10-20% off of the ilife, perhaps even as much as 50% depending on what rules the company has given them

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Originally Posted by Dave K. View Post

Both the iWeb and iDVD icons were in Phil's dock... I am assuming small updates to both apps.

yep. i'm thinking the updates are very small and weren't worth wasting time on. like just new themes and under the hood stuff that doesn't look any different.

which is fine with me. the only real improvement I have been dying for with either is to be able to save my own templates to use later.

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Apple has lost it?

Just a MacBook Pro?


think about it for a second. Steve says he should be back to his old self in about six months, about the same time as WWDC which will now be THE Apple event since they are pulling out of 3rd party trade shows (which they would have to pay to play etc)

SO . . . you want to revamp your hardware. there's talk of new processors in the works from your supplier, which are rumored to be due mid year.

do you release now, with your second in command making the announcement and miss the new processors. or do you wait 5-6 months, have your Rockstar CEO be a part of the big announcement and be able not only to host the whole thing yourself (at home, costing you no extra expenses) AND get to use the newest, hottest processors

i see a lot of things that would make not updating until WWDC make a lot of business sense.

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Before anybody else starts to belittle what was not presented, e.g., iDVD, iWeb or anything else that was not featured in the keynote, best you check out Apples new postings and and particularly the new videos on them. A lot of new stuff, great stuff and stuff to some just makes it a heck of a lot more worth while.
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Originally Posted by oberpongo View Post

well this is nice:

Mac Box Set, Leopard, iLife, and iWork for $169.

Hope that this will also be available with snow leopard.

To bad that iWork is available now, but ilife at the end of January and Snow Leopard sometime in Q2.

Look at it this way. Psystar can now offer iLife and iWork on their machines for $40 more

It is a good deal. I will be waiting until SL before upgrading. I hope they keep Mac Set Box until then.
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When exactly did Steve say this? Is this a press release? Looks like someone forgot to change it to Phil Schiller.

Yes, Steve did say that. It is part of the press release. http://www.apple.com/pr/
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This should be a greta app
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iLife requires an Intel processor. Anyone else think that Snow Leopard will support PPC?.

Not true - http://www.apple.com/ilife/systemrequirements.html

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This looks like it will be with almost 100% certainty that it will not.

What does this sentence mean? ;-)
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Too lazy to look youself?

http://www.apple.com/ilife/idvd/

This was long before the update on the website... check the time stamp
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I hope iMovie can export back to Tape

You know tape is the dumbest way to store/share/distribute movies right?
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iLife requires an Intel processor. Anyone else think that Snow Leopard will support PPC? This looks like it will be with almost 100% certainty that it will not.

I seem to recall that Snow Leopard does require an Intel processor. At least the current betas do.
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I just read at MacNN that clips can be slowed down. I don't know yet about rewinding and fastfowarding. Chapters can be done in GarageBand or in iDVD directly...(they may have changed it to where you can customize chapters in iDVD instead of doing it in iMovie which would quite honestly make sense but there's no sense in discussing it until I can get a copy)

Yeah, chapters only make sense if you are producing a DVD. I'm pretty sure they moved the feature to iDVD when iMovie 08 came out for that reason.
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Originally Posted by Dave K. View Post

Both the iWeb and iDVD icons were in Phil's dock... I am assuming small updates to both apps.

iWeb can now export directly via FTP. That's like saying "iWeb... now it's useful!" to most folks. Seems like such a mention would have gotten more applause than some of the other stuff that was presented in the keynote.
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You know tape is the dumbest way to store/share/distribute movies right?

Prey tell, o wise one, why would that be?
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I went and looked at the previews of the artist lessons for the new Garage Band. It is cool but sort of weird. Most musicians already know most rock/pop songs are pretty basic but this makes it feel even more so. It just feels weird to have Sting greeting me like he works at Best Buy and wants to know if he can help me.

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Great new features. It's the software that makes every Mac so much more fun than a PC. To bad though that i just got a new MacBook Pro for XMAS and will have to pay 79$ for new iLife and another 79$ for the new iWork.

No you don't. They have an upgrade program for new Mac purchases.
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