Apple Announces iLife '11 With Updated iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    At today's Back to the Mac media event, Apple announced an update to its iLife software suite. iLife '11 features new versions of iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, and Garageband and is available today. iLife '11 is included for free with every new Mac, while current iLife '09 owners can upgrade for $49. The iLife suite last saw a major update in early 2009 at Macworld San Francisco.

    iPhoto '11 includes new full screen modes to as well as Facebook enhancements that allows users can post directly to Facebook and see comments on photos made by others. Enhancements have been made to emailing photos, which can now be done right within iPhoto '11, and new slideshows effects have been added, including those that use location information included in geo-tagged photos.

    New printed products include letterpress cards and new photo book creation features. A new project view in iPhoto '11 shows all current cards and photo books a user is working on.

    iMovie '11 features new audio editing and effects, a People Finder feature, new news and sports themes as well as movie trailer templates that include music recorded by a full symphony. iPhoto's face detection technology is used in iMovie '11's People Finder feature to automatically find people in close-up or wide shots.

    GarageBand '11 has new features called Flex Time and Groove Matching along with more guitar amps and effects and new guitar and piano lessons. The Groove Matching feature can automatically match the rhythm of different instruments within a song. The Flex Time feature allows users to adjust the timing of specific notes or tracks within a song. The new "How did I play?" feature in the music lessons lessons provide visual feedback during practice and keeps track of practice history and performance.

    Article Link: Apple Announces iLife '11 With Updated iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2010
    The "new" version of iLife is completely unimpressive with hardly any new (and no noteworthy) features. :(
  3. macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2004

    Bring on the movie trailers! looks like fun. :)
  4. macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    so does this mean iweb didn't get an update or they just didnt have time to go over it because it wouldn't have been as exciting as watching those iphoto + garageband videos
  5. macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2010
    I'll only buy it if iweb has a worthwhile update
  6. macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2008
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2010
    iMovie and Garageband had some really interesting new features, this might be worth the update.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2009
    I'm pretty pleased with the iLife update. I'll be purchasing a family pack in the next few weeks. The full screen modes are really welcome. GarageBand has features I'd definitely use.
  9. macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Yeah, the update was really weak. Doesn't justify a purchase to update. Only good for new Mac buyers.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    franswa za

    Mar 24, 2010
    south africa
    agreed, boring, gadgety and STUPID!

    what about the "mystery" thing?

    so disappointing!

    and iwork '11? where art thou? equally a misnomer?


    ps- macbook airs are cool/hot!
  11. macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2007
    I know some people on the fence about a Mac purchase, and this will seal the deal. Great consumer update.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2010
  13. macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    It looked like iDVD and iWeb still exist. Their icons were still displayed on the big screen, but they were never mentioned.

    iMovie and Garage Band (Why not just stick an "i" in front of that, too?) look amazing. I wouldn't be surprised if the "express" versions of Final Cut and Logic are phased out. There's now very little the Express versions do that the iLife suite can't.

    Definite buy for me.
  14. macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2009
    Looking forward to the new iMovie!!... $49 for an iLife update isn't bad if you ask me.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2004
    Rhythm matching is magic.

    In fact, between that and the soundtrack tools in iMovie, they've apparently been hiring some audio engineers lately.
  16. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    Wish they'd let you just buy what app you wanted...I just want iPhoto.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2009
    think they will be in Apple stores this afternoon?
  18. macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2008
    San Diego CA, USA
    Apple has set the bar so high with there previous presentations and product releases that by comparison this seems unimpressive. The software teams at apple may have done stellar work on this update, some of the new features were probably very difficult to implement in a user friendly way, but none of the features presented seem revlutionary.
  19. macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2004
    Providence, RI
    I'm so tired of FaceBook being touted as an 'enhancement'. I do not want software that runs on my local machine to be so integrated with facebook. At least with it online, I have the choice of logging in or not. With it being in iPhoto, is anyone -really- sure that the thing is not active in the background?
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Mochi Hana

    Jul 30, 2010
    I don't think there were enough changes to the other apps to justify a $49 upgrade charge.
  21. macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
    This sucks for those who bought a mac yesterday. Any free upgrade programs?
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    LOL no iWeb updates

    Looks like it's the same.

    They really should kill that product.

    If they want to continue working with web design software, they should purchase a high-end pro-level app similar to Dreamweaver, and make an iLife version of that.

    Logic -> Garageband
    Final Cut -> iMovie
    Aperture -> iPhoto

    ??? -> iWeb

    Actually, apple should straight-up buy out Adobe with their $50 bllion cash (Adobe market cap = $14.3 billion)
  23. macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008
  24. macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    I bought a Mac 10 days ago and called the store to find out if I could get a free upgrade since I am still within my return policy. The retail store said they didn't know and to call back tomorrow. Anyone else find anything out?
  25. macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2003
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    Has this been updated to 64 bit apps yet?

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