Messaging & Online Collaboration: iLife Overhaul Proves Worthwhile

 
 
By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2010-11-02
 
 
 

iLife Overhaul Proves Worthwhile

by P. J. Connolly

iLife Overhaul Proves Worthwhile

Powerful, Yet Inexpensive

iLife 11 is available in a single-user license for $49 or a five-license Family Pack for $79; it is free with purchases of new Mac hardware.

Powerful, Yet Inexpensive

Photos Filed by Event

The date a photo was taken is used by iPhoto to sort images; each day can be designated as a single entry or broken into events.

Photos Filed by Event

New Book Building Options

The book creation options in iPhoto 11 include a new interface for project layout and display.

New Book Building Options

Organize Photos with Face Recognition

iPhotos facial recognition tools allow users to automatically tag images with names of those who frequently appear in photographs.

Organize Photos with Face Recognition

Turn Photos into Letterpress Cards

Users can take advantage of Apples online printing services to create professional-looking letterpress cards and other materials.

Turn Photos into Letterpress Cards

Add Professional Themes to Video Projects

iMovie 11 adds new project themes to its repertoire, taken from the worlds of news and sport.

Add Professional Themes to Video Projects

No-Fuss Slow Motion and Replay

Also new in iMovie 11 is the ability to invoke instant replay and slow motion effects with a single click.

No-Fuss Slow Motion and Replay

Mix Up Music

GarageBand 11 gives users a powerful set of audio editing tools and prerecorded musical tracks; exiting audio files are easily imported.

Mix Up Music

The Whole Package

iLife 11 includes current versions of iDVD and iWeb as well as the new GarageBand, iMovie and iPhoto; it takes about a half-hour to install everything.

The Whole Package

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