Apple iLife 2009
iLife 09 makes it easier than ever to get the most out of the photos, movies, and music on your Mac. Organize and search your photos by faces and places in iPhoto. Make a great-looking movie in minutes and edit with precision in iMovie. Learn to play piano and guitar, or compose and record your own songs with the new guitar amps and stompboxes in GarageBand.
Apple iLife '09 includes:
- iPhoto '09
- iMovie '09
- GarageBand '09
- iWeb '09
- iDVD '09
iPhoto '09. Major photo opportunity.
iPhoto makes managing your photos as easy as taking them. It helps you organize your photos so you can find them fast. Edit them so they look their best. And share them with your friends and family.
- Faces - Organise photos by who's in them.
People are often your most important photo subjects. But it's difficult to find every photo of Dad or the grandkids without combing through your entire library. That's why iPhoto '09 introduces Faces: a new feature that automatically detects and even recognises faces in your photos. First iPhoto scans your library to detect photos of people. Then it matches faces that look like the same person. That makes it easy to add names to your photos. And it helps you find the people you're looking for -- even in the largest photo libraries.
- Places - Organise and explore photos by location.
When you get back from a trip, you want to share your travel experiences with everyone. iPhoto helps you explore your travel photos with a new feature called Places. This feature uses data from GPS-enabled cameras or the camera on iPhone to categorise photos by location and convert GPS location tags to common, user-friendly names. So without any effort, pictures you took of the Eiffel Tower are labeled with easily searchable names like "France", "Paris" and "Eiffel Tower".
If you don't have a GPS-enabled camera or iPhone, you can still make the most of Places. Add locations to your photos by typing the name of a place, entering an address or dropping a pin on a map. Then, when you want to find photos you shot in New York City or the Grand Canyon, just type the place name in the search field.
- Themed Slideshows - Show off your photos onscreen.
A great way to show off your photos onscreen is with a slideshow. iPhoto '09 brings photos to life with six themes that let you create beautiful slideshows in seconds. Slideshow themes include Classic, Shatter, Snapshots, Scrapbook, Ken Burns and Sliding Panels. Every slideshow uses face detection to position photos correctly and keep the faces onscreen.
- Online Sharing - Publish directly to Facebook and Flickr.
iPhoto '09 lets you publish photos directly to Facebook with just a few clicks. Select the photos you want to share and click the Facebook button.iPhoto converts names you added using Faces to Facebook name tags. What's more, as soon as you post new photos of them on your Facebook page, notifications are sent to the friends you've named who also have Facebook IDs.Sharing on Flickr is just as easy: Just click the Flickr button. When you share your photos on Flickr, the locations you added using Places appear on Flickr photo maps.
Once you share your photos, iPhoto creates Facebook and Flickr albums for them in the Source list. Add, remove or edit these photos, and they're automatically updated on Facebook and Flickr.
- Enhanced Photo Editing - Use new and improved tools.
You don't need expensive photo editing software to turn so-so shots into perfect pictures. iPhoto '09 introduces a set of improved editing tools to make your photos look their best. A new checkbox in the Saturation slider makes the colours in your photos pop without affecting skin tones. The Definition slider improves clarity and brings out detail. The Retouch brush adds a Detect Edges feature that prevents blurring of detail when you remove spots or blemishes over solid edges. And the Auto Red-Eye tool works with face detection to remove red-eye with just one click.
- Travel Maps - Illustrate your journey.
If you're an iPhoto fan, you already know how fun and easy it is to create professionally printed photo books to show off your vacation pictures. iPhoto '09 makes your travel books even more special with custom maps that illustrate your journey. iPhoto uses the location data from your photos to generate a beautifully rendered map showing the countries and cities you visited. Or you can type in the names of places you've visited to create a travel map in any photo book theme. Every map is fully customisable. Show a point-to-point path of your travels, change the order of the cities, and mark points of interest.
iMovie '09. Movies that aren't a production.
Make a great movie in the time you have. Choose a dynamic theme to enhance your movie in seconds. Or refine every shot with the Precision Editor.
- Advanced Drag and Drop - Movie editing gets easier with new features
iMovie '08 introduced drag-and-drop editing -- a fun and easy way to make movies, even if you've never edited a single frame. iMovie '09 takes drag-and-drop editing even further. For starters, it gives you more ways to add clips to your project: Now you can replace or insert clips using a single pop-up menu. Or edit just your audio. Drag-and-drop editing includes advanced options like cutaways, picture-in-picture and green-screen effects. And as you work, you can drag and drop markers to help you remember specific points in your project.
- Precision Editor - Skim and click your clips to fine-tune every edit.
Perfectionists, rejoice. iMovie '09 introduces a new feature that makes it easy to fine-tune every edit. It's called the Precision Editor, and it displays a magnified filmstrip that shows exactly where one clip ends and the next begins so you can precisely edit your video. Skim each clip up close and identify how much to keep and where to cut. Edit audio and video independently, so you can use the sound from one clip with the video from another. Reposition and adjust the duration of titles and transitions -- without leaving the Precision Editor.
- Themes and Maps - Enhance your movies or add an animated map.
More of an instant-gratification type? Enhance your movie in minutes with new dynamic themes. Choose a theme such as Bulletin Board, Filmstrip or Comic Book and apply it to your project instantly. iMovie '09 does the rest, adding animated titles and sophisticated transitions automatically. Your themed project plays right away, so you don't have to wait to see the results.
iMovie '09 is ideal for making movies that document your holidays and adventures. Enhance those video travelogues with eye-catching, animated travel maps. Choose from four different 3D globe or flat map styles and select your location (or locations) -- from country to city to points of interest. iMovie builds an animated map that flies from point A to point B. If you want to change its look, drag another map on top of your current one to change the style without affecting your locations.
- Video Stabilisation - Reduce camera shake in your clips.
Even the steadiest hand can jostle a camera. But now those perfect -- if slightly wobbly -- moments won't be left on the cutting-room floor. New video stabilisation in iMovie '09 analyses how much your camera was moving while you were recording, then automatically reduces camera shake. Stabilise on a clip-by-clip basis or analyse all your video for stabilisation (the latter may take a while, but it's worth it). The results look surprisingly smooth and professional.
- New Titles, Transitions and Effects - Choose and apply with a click.
Put the finishing touches on your movie with new titles, transitions and video effects. iMovie '09 introduces 18 new animated titles and the Title Browser gives you a sneak peek at every one. Find a title you like and drag it onto any video clip. Or drag a title where there isn't any video to open a new Preview Palette with great animated backgrounds. Choose one you like and your title appears over it.
- Library Browser - Find and browse all of your video, all in one place.
iMovie '09 makes it easy to enjoy your footage, even if you don't want to make a movie. The new, full-screen Library Browser puts your entire video library at your fingertips. Flip through video just as you flip through music in your iTunes library -- using full-screen Cover Flow. Toggle between Events and projects, or browse clips from your library and play them full screen. Even the clip-skimming feature works in full-screen mode: Roll over a filmstrip to display the related clip full screen.
GarageBand '09. Musicians wanted: No experience necessary.
Learn to play piano and guitar. Learn songs from the artists who made them famous. Rock like a legend with new guitar amps and stompbox effects.
- Basic Lessons - Take piano and guitar lessons.
GarageBand '09 introduces Basic Lessons: the easiest way to learn piano and guitar, right on your Mac. Follow along at your own pace with interactive lessons that teach you the fundamentals through HD video instruction, synchronised notation and animated onscreen instruments.
- Artist Lessons* - Learn from your favourite artists.
Introducing Artist Lessons in GarageBand '09 (sold separately). Have Sting teach you how to play "Roxanne", Colbie Caillat teach you how to play "Bubbly", Fall Out Boy teach you how to play "I Don't Care", and many more. Browse, preview and purchase Artist Lessons from the Lesson Store inside GarageBand. Then get step-by-step instructions for chords, finger positions, and techniques from the people who know your favourite songs best.
- New Guitar Features - Re-create legendary guitar rigs.
GarageBand '09 puts rock history on display with new amps and stompbox effects that re-create the sound of legendary guitar rigs -- right on your Mac. Just plug in an electric guitar and play through five new amps modelled after the most revered in the world. Choose from over 30 complete rigs, including Brit Pop, Honky Tonk, Lowdown Blues, Seattle Sound, Stadium Solo and Woodstock Fuzz. Add virtual stompboxes that reproduce classic foot pedals, including Fuzz Machine, Blue Echo and Auto-Funk. Then get a 3D view of your rig -- complete with amp, speaker cabinet and stompboxes.
- Magic GarageBand Jam - Play with a full-screen band.
When it's time to focus on jamming, turn your Mac into a full-screen stage with Magic GarageBand Jam. Assign instruments and styles to your guitarist, bassist, drummer and keyboard player. Shuffle instruments randomly to instantly hear a new sound from your backing band. Create a custom mix using volume sliders or by muting and soloing any instrument. Quickly navigate to any part of the song using the new Arrangement Track, or just repeat your favourite part. When you're happy with rehearsals, you can record right into Magic GarageBand.
iWeb '09. Web design for the rest of us.
Designing a website may seem difficult, but with iWeb, it's easily within your reach. Create your site using themes. Customize it with photos, movies, text, and widgets. Then publish to MobileMe or any other hosting service. iWeb even notifies Facebook when your site changes and adds a link to your profile so your friends stay up to date.
- Design - Build a website starting with templates and themes.
A Mac and iWeb '09.* That's all you need to design and publish your own personal website. Start by picking an Apple-designed theme. Each theme comes with coordinated fonts, backgrounds and colours to give your site a consistent look throughout.
- Customise Your Site - Bring in your photos, movies and music.
You keep photos in iPhoto. You edit movies in iMovie. You create songs in GarageBand. When it's time to share those photos, movies and songs online, iWeb '09 is a great place to start.
- Add Widgets - Drop in web widgets that update automatically.
Create a site that's fun to visit by adding a few interactive widgets. iWeb '09 makes it drag-and-drop easy to add RSS feeds, iSight photos and videos, a countdown timer, YouTube videos, HTML snippets and other dynamic features. The iWeb Widget Browser puts every widget within reach. All you do is drop the widget you want anywhere on your page.
- Manage and Publish - Manage multiple sites and publish via MobileMe or FTP.
Publish your websites the way you want, wherever you want. iWeb '09 makes it easy. It takes just a few clicks to publish your site to MobileMe or any other hosting service via FTP.
- Notify Facebook - Let Facebook friends know when you update your site.
iWeb '09 uploads only your changes when you publish, so you'll enjoy quick site updates. iWeb will even notify your Facebook friends when you update your site. Simply link any iWeb site to your Facebook account. Following an update, iWeb adds the changes to your profile, alerting your friends and providing them with a handy link.]
iDVD. DVDs made easy.
Create your own DVD in less time than it takes to watch one. With iDVD, you can premiere your movies and photo slideshows on a professional-quality DVD with animated menus, buttons, scene selection, and more. All customizable to suit whatever you're sharing.
- Create - Automatically create a DVD project in minutes.
When you're eager to share your movies and photo slideshows, you don't want to spend hours and hours creating a DVD. With iDVD, you don't have to.
- Customise - Build your DVD project any way you want.
If you're more the hands-on type, iDVD gives you lots of options for further customising your DVD.
- Make a scene.
Choose an iMovie project as your next iDVD project and you can add a scene selection menu. iDVD automatically imports iMovie chapter markers and uses them to create your scene selections. For each chapter marker on the timeline, iMovie adds a thumbnail of the scene and an editable chapter title (such as "Blowing out the Candles" or "You May Kiss the Bride").
- Show off slideshows.
You can also use iDVD to show off your photos. Choose an iDVD theme and add photos one at a time or select albums, custom iPhoto books, slideshows -- maybe even a video clip or two -- from the iLife Media Browser. Then use the iDVD slideshow editor to rearrange photos, delete slides or add more images from iPhoto. The slideshow editor includes tools for setting the slide duration, assigning transitions, and adding a soundtrack using songs from your iTunes library.
- Add finishing touches.
Once you have all your content in place, iDVD lets you customise your menu screens. Customise drop zones with photos or video clips, choose from a library of buttons, and use built-in alignment guides to make your DVD perfect.
- Make a scene.
- Share - Burn your DVD to watch on a TV, Mac or PC.
Once you finish your DVD masterpiece, only one step remains: burning it. With iDVD, you can burn to single- or double-layer DVDs. And the people you share your DVDs with can watch them anywhere they want: on a standard TV, a widescreen TV, a Mac or a PC.
Specifications / System Requirements
|Package Type||Retail Boxed Package|
|License Type||Complete Package|
|License Quantity||1 User|
|Operating System||Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later|
|Min CPU||Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5 or PowerPC G4 processor|
|Min RAM||512 MB (1 GB recommended)|
|Peripheral Devices||DVD-ROM drive; mouse & keyboard|
|Other Software Requirements||QuickTime 7.5.5 or later (included)|
- Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5 or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor.
- iMovie requires an Intel-based Mac, Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster) or iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster).
- GarageBand Learn to Play requires an Intel-based Mac with a dual-core processor or better.
- 512MB of RAM; 1GB recommended. High-definition video requires at least 1GB of RAM.
- Approximately 4GB of available disk space.
- DVD drive required for installation.
- Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later.
- QuickTime 7.5.5 or later (included).
- AVCHD video requires a Mac with an Intel Core Duo processor or better. Visit iMovie '09 Camcorder Support for details on digital video device and format support.
- 24-bit recording in GarageBand requires a Mac OS X compatible audio interface with support for 24-bit audio. Please consult the owner's manual or manufacturer directly for audio device specifications and compatibility.
- Some features require Internet access and/or MobileMe; additional fees and terms apply. MobileMe is available to persons age 13 and older. Annual subscription fee and Internet access required. Terms of service apply.
- iPhoto print products are available in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and select countries in Europe and Asia Pacific.
- GarageBand Artist Lessons are sold separately and are available directly through the GarageBand Lesson Store in select countries.
- Burning DVDs requires an Apple SuperDrive or compatible third-party DVD burner.
- Flickr service is available only in select countries.
Product information, specifications, and compatibility are for advisory purposes only, and is the buyers full responsibility to verify with the manufacturer prior to ordering.