What do you want to see in iLife '06?


TrumanApple

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i think your right about the front row... but hopefully they will still include it with all macs...
 

iDM

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I agree with everything above especially the upgrade as opposed to having to buy it all over again.

The feature i would like is a better way to keep the iPhoto Library CLEAN!! Either pair it with iPhoto Diet(the program) or just make it easier to reduce duplicates, imports of thumbnails when re importing photos, and allowing the user to decide if he wants to keep the originals or not.
 

Bear

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moot said:
How about bundling Pages with iLife then it might jut be worth the $79.
If it's not worth it for you, then don't buy it.

Or better yet, price comparable software for Windows. Apple's prices for iLife and iWork are very fair and somewhat of a bargain compared to Windows software.
 

eXan

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1) Gapless playback in iTunes
2) Updated iPhoto photo loading speed and proper support for RAW files my Canon PowerShot Pro1 makes (proper color tint)
3) Proper support of widescreen video in iDVD, so TV won't stretch video to full-screen.

Thats all for now.
 

mduser63

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To be honest, I can't really think of anything I want to see in iLife, other than perhaps some stability and speed improvements to iPhoto. I don't use iMovie or iDVD (I have FCP and DVD SP), and unfortunately, I'm not at all musically talented, so I don't use Garageband. I don't really count iTunes as part of iLife since it's free and it gets updated often and independently of the other iLife apps.
 

mikemodena

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May 30, 2005
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I really think that Apple will release Front Row in the next iLife package. I don't use iMovie (I'm a FCP guy) but most of my advanced video production (yeah real advanced with imovie) class uses it and I think it could much better rendering. It renders sooooo slow. Also, I would like to see some better iDVD themes, maybe more garageband loops, and I think that's about it for my wishlist.
 

devilot

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May 1, 2005
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Already been said but...

-Front Row/ remote
-Photobooth

I think that's it... I really don't use iLife as much as I should. :eek:
 

asherman13

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1. def. front row & remote
2. older iphoto interface, the '05 one doesn't work for me as much as the older one did
3. an itunes interface where i can see the album art along with all of my playlists, don't like scrolling. if i didn't show album art, i could see 'em all, but with it (and i like it)...
4. hebrew text support carried over to the ipod (i know, not ilife, but still, its kinda part of it...)
5. better video transfer in iphoto, for some reason it always takes quite some time to transfer a small video than lots of pictures
 

macbaseball

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Everyone is saying Front Row and remote, but I just doens't see it happening. I couldn't find how the remote communicates with the computer, but I'm assuming it's something different than the two current wireless technologies that are in other lines. (Bluetooth and 802.11 wireless Internet) I think the remote operates in a different frequency, to some sort of receiver in the computer, to prevent the software from being pirated. If they aren't offering the software to older computers, they probably don't want people to have it yet. Just speculation, but with Apple's stance on piracy, it wouldn't surprise me if this were true.

As for what I want in '06, I would like to see better support for EyeTV/ the MPEG transport codec.
 

asherman13

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macbaseball said:
Everyone is saying Front Row and remote, but I just doens't see it happening. I couldn't find how the remote communicates with the computer, but I'm assuming it's something different than the two current wireless technologies that are in other lines. (Bluetooth and 802.11 wireless Internet) I think the remote operates in a different frequency, to some sort of receiver in the computer, to prevent the software from being pirated. If they aren't offering the software to older computers, they probably don't want people to have it yet. Just speculation, but with Apple's stance on piracy, it wouldn't surprise me if this were true.
it's actually IR (infrared). the built-in isight has an IR receiver, as does (as you can see by looking at the front of it) the Universal Dock, which works with the remote (http://www.apple.com/ipod/accessories.html)
 

illegalprelude

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mikemodena said:
I really think that Apple will release Front Row in the next iLife package. I don't use iMovie (I'm a FCP guy) but most of my advanced video production (yeah real advanced with imovie) class uses it and I think it could much better rendering. It renders sooooo slow. Also, I would like to see some better iDVD themes, maybe more garageband loops, and I think that's about it for my wishlist.
I agree, iDVD needs a hell of alot better themes.
 

GorillaPaws

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I know this isn't likely at all but a iLife version of motion would be very cool. A VERY dumbed down version with just a few options, but it'd be fun to mess w/ some of the tools the big guys/gals do in the studios and such.
 

dubbz

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eXan said:
1) Gapless playback in iTunes
Yes, please. It's the primary reason I don't use it as my main player.

I don't really use much of the other apps, so there's not anything particular I want there.
 

macbaseball

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asherman13 said:
it's actually IR (infrared). the built-in isight has an IR receiver, as does (as you can see by looking at the front of it) the Universal Dock, which works with the remote (http://www.apple.com/ipod/accessories.html)
So if it's infrared does that mean they could add it to existing computers, or would there has to be some sort of an awkward USB device or something.

An alternative to providing it in iLife, they could add it to the Cinema display to get people to buy the Apple display instead of the Dell one. That would give them another advantage over Dell, the first being appearance. Just put the software in the box.

That would work for me. I need an excuse for dual displays... ;)
 

asherman13

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macbaseball said:
So if it's infrared does that mean they could add it to existing computers, or would there has to be some sort of an awkward USB device or something.

An alternative to providing it in iLife, they could add it to the Cinema display to get people to buy the Apple display instead of the Dell one. That would give them another advantage over Dell, the first being appearance. Just put the software in the box.

That would work for me. I need an excuse for dual displays... ;)

for all we know it could have some hidden bluetooth thing so that current mac users can eventually get it...
 

Epicurus

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iLife '05 = iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, Garageband
iLife '06 = iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, Garageband, Front Row

iTunes - This has become a whole different animal than iLife, with its own development cycle and its own feature set. Since it mirrors the iPod for features, better video integration is probably coming, along with more integrated remote control use.

iPhoto - If a "Photo Pro" app is really in the pipe, then only speed improvments and compatibility features are guaranteed. More editing features courtesy of Core Image might come as well. Most of the good feature enhancements might well end up being diverted to the Pro version, leaving the new "i" version with only minor tweaks.

iMovie - The new HD support probably didn't see much use since HD cameras are still really expensive. Speed improvements, however, are much needed still (both for importing video and for exporting/encoding). With the iPod now supporting video podcasts, iMovie might see more integration with Garageband mirroring that app's regular podcasting support. New podcasting features might be added, such as integration with the iTunes Music Store and .Mac for uploading video podcasts. More camera support too.

iDVD - With BluRay on the horizon (closer still when iLife '06 sees the light of day), support for that encoding should be included even if the physical drives aren't in Macs yet. By aligning itself with the BluRay people Apple has already said it will support the drives, so adding the features isn't really going to suprise anyone or reveal future hardware features. Better graphical interfaces for the discs would be nice, possibly borrowing from the Motion library of animations. If the liscencing bugs can be worked out by then, being able to tie in with the iTunes video feature to burn DVDs of the content would be great. Being able to put together a DVD with a few episodes of Lost, some video podcasts, a music video or two, and possibly a movie trailer, all with a clean iDVD interface would be great. Great but not that likely right now.

Garageband - With the ever increasing number of add-on boxes, Apple might want to start bundling some of them with the standard package, if only to keep the add-ons from piling up and taking space in the Apple stores. Some of the controls could use UI tweaks, and better "DJ" type controls would be nice. Podcasting features could use more attention (such as integration with iMovie, iTunes Music Store, and .Mac for streamlined uploading).

Front Row - This app was born to be a part of iLife. It interacts with all the passive elements of iLife already (music playback, photo slideshows, iMovie playback, and DVD playback). Of course, with Front Row comes the remote. The IR version just will not do for general, non iMac, use. A bluetooth version has to be on its way. Most macs already have bluetooth so this is a natural step. IR works for now since the only real use if with the iPod dock or an iMac and the iPod dock isn't going to get bluetooth for a while. Anyway, bundled with a bluetooth remote and with enough speed enhancements to run on a basic Mac mini, Front Row should be a good addition to iLife. Good enough that it probably will lost its name and just become a standard overlapping feature of iLife, justifying the packaging of all these titles in one box. That and justifying a new $99 price tag. :D