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Apple Updates iMovie for Mac With Photos for OS X Integration

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Following today's media event where Apple unveiled the 12-inch MacBook and new details on the Apple Watch, the company has released a minor update to iMovie for Mac that adds in support for Photos.

With the new Photos integration in iMovie, it's now possible for iMovie users to browse Moments, Collections, Favorites, and Albums that have been stored in Photos, using the Photos app to insert content into video projects.

Photos for OS X was first introduced last year and was provided to developers earlier this month alongside the first OS X 10.10.3 beta. As of last week, the Photos app is also available to the public through Apple's public beta testing program.

Designed to replace Aperture and iPhoto, Photos for OS X integrates with iCloud Photo Library, providing a unified editing and photo management experience across Macs and iOS devices.

Today's iMovie for Mac update also includes Play/Pause, Prev/Next and Full Screen buttons that are permanently displayed below the Viewer, and easier access to the Record Voiceover button. There are also several stability improvements.
- Browse Moments, Collections, Favorites and Albums from the Photos app to add content to your projects
- Play/Pause, Prev/Next and Full Screen buttons are always displayed below the Viewer for easier navigation
- Record Voiceover button available below the Viewer for easier access to controls when adding narration
- Adds support for the Sony XAVC-S format
- Addresses stability and compatibility issues
iMovie for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $14.99. [Direct Link]

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Lord Hamsa

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Don't see this one yet, but looks like XCode is updated to include SDKs for iOS 8.2 and OS X 10.10.
 
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alexclst

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I'm not seeing the update yet as an update. That is, I see it listed on the iMovie product page, where I can click Update but nothing happens except for seeing a spinner going in the left of the toolbar. So, the update seems to not be fully available to me yet.
 
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ghostface147

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I'm not seeing the update yet as an update. That is, I see it listed on the iMovie product page, where I can click Update but nothing happens except for seeing a spinner going in the left of the toolbar. So, the update seems to not be fully available to me yet.

Same here. It switches from update to installing, but nothing from there.
 
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Sandstorm

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now if they would just release photos for mac for general consumption.

It's not ready. I'm in the public beta and Photos Mac app messed everything for me. It's stuck "Updating...", no new photos from iPhone/iPad appear and the iPhone/iPad now have partially uploaded library... Don't know what to do... Wait for update and hope something is resolved or maybe even use Time Machine to go back to before 10.10.3... Confused. :(
 
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