If I upgrade to iLife 09 - do the iLife 08 Apps remain available?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GilesM, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. GilesM macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2008
    I am thinking about upgrading to iLife 09. If I buy the discs and install, do they overwrite iLife 08 or will I then be able to choose between the two groups of applications?
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    The older applications will be overwritten, as well as the template libraries I think. However, the new iWork applications typically contain the themes from all previous versions.
  3. GilesM thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2008
    hmm.. I see, well that could put me off from doing the upgrade.
    I wanted to be able to have the option of using the previous software if I needed to.
    Example, what if i found that the iMovie 09 does not do everything iMovie 08 does?

    I would have thought that if I buy the discs then they contain complete applications, not just updates.

    Damn, time to think again...
  4. instaxgirl macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK
    I know once you update an iPhoto library at least you can't use the library with an older version again.
  5. JFreak macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    They can't co-exist on same system. You will have to partition your system hard drive and make two separate system installations. That's the proper way to (beta) test new software releases. Always with a "production" and "test" system.
  6. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Well, for the record as an upgrader this was only an 'increase in features' update. Nothing like the iMovie 6 to Imovie 08 scenario. All the features only increased.
  7. GilesM thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2008
    Thank you all,

    In that case I will hold off until i have read reviews of iLife 09.
    It's a shame because it looks like there are some nifty new features in iMovie 09.

    Thanks again.
  8. Latro macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2008
    iLife 09 has everything that iLife 08 had plus more... No real reason to hold off. All your themes, templates, etc will still be available but you'll be able to do more.
  9. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Absolutely no reason to hold off. 08 was a big step up, but I don't think it was quite as complete as was wanted. 09 really shines bigtime. I have not found ANYTHING that I could do in 08 that I can't do in 09.

    GO FOR IT!!!
  10. GilesM thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2008
    So, it looks like I have nothing to lose, much to gain.
    Can any of you answer a specific question please.
    My camcorder shoots at 1440x1080/50i.
    When importing I have found that the iMovie 08 would only import at
    1920x1080 or 'large' 960x540.
    Of these two, importing at 1920x1080 caused problems with the quality, so I decided on 960x540, it's a good compromise on quality and the size of the output files.

    Is this option still available in iMovie 09, better still is there an import setting of 1440x1080/50i ?
  11. GilesM thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2008
    Well, I went ahead with iMovie 09.
    I took a SuperDuper back of my drive prior to installing just in case.
    So far I am very pleased, but I have only made one movie to date.
    Everything is working out well so far.

    Thanks for the help.
  12. Chris204 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2008
    Just a quick question about upgrading from '08 to '09 (didn't want to make a new thread). Will my iMovie '08 thumbnails and events be intact in '09 or do I need to back something up and import it later?
  13. GilesM thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2008
    Chris 204,

    I found that imovie 09 'picked up' all my imovie events, projects and thumbnails from the imovie 08 installation. It even picked up those that were stored on my external drive.

    So far I have found no reason to regret buying the 09 package. Not all my issues have been fixed, but it is an improvement in imovie 08.

  14. Chris204 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2008
  15. GilesM thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2008

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