iLife '11 [OLD VERSION]
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- iLife '11 lets you do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible, with new versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.
- In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos with new full-screen views--
- Or create professional-quality books, letterpress cards, or more.
- Turn your home video into a movie masterpiece with iMovie,
- Also includes iWeb and iDVD for creating instant websites or your own straight-to-DVD classic.
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iLife '11 helps you do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible. In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos in stunning new full-screen views. Create epic Hollywood-style movie trailers from your home video in iMovie. And GarageBand gives you everything you need to make a great-sounding song - including tools for keeping your song in perfect rhythm and guitar and piano lessons. Create elegant letterpress cards that look and feel beautiful.iMovie Easily create fun, Hollywood-style movie trailers. Produce the perfect mix with powerful, easy-to-use audio editing controls. Give your movie visual effects such as slow motion, a dream haze, and instant replay with just a click. Quickly find the clips you need with People Finder. Turn your video into a broadcast news or sports segment just like those on TV.GarageBand Easily tighten the rhythm of your audio recordings with Flex Time. Re-create the sound of legendary guitar rigs and pedals using new guitar amps and effects. Learn to play piano or guitar at your own pace with 22 new Basic Lessons. See how you've performed and keep track of your progress using How Did I Play?iWeb Easily add dynamic content like RSS feeds and iSight videos using the iWeb Widget Browser Let your friends know when you update your site with Facebook notification Publish to virtually any hosting service using built-in FTP support Easily manage multiple websites and selectively publish one at a time notice iDVD Get started quickly with Apple-designed themes featuring animated menus. Author customized DVDs with a range of options for customizing menu screens. Combine video and photos for stunning, high-quality slideshows System Requirements Mac OS X v10.6.3 or later
iLife '11 helps you do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible. In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos in stunning new full-screen views. Create epic Hollywood-style movie trailers from your home video in iMovie. And GarageBand gives you everything you need to make a great-sounding song—including tools for keeping your song in perfect rhythm and guitar and piano lessons.
The incredible new iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.
- Enjoy stunning new full-screen views for Faces, Places, Events, and Albums.
- Email photos using one of eight beautiful Apple-designed themes.
- Share photos with your Facebook friends and see their comments in iPhoto.
- Enjoy a completely new approach to creating professional-quality books and cards.
- Create elegant letterpress cards that look and feel beautiful.
- Easily create fun, Hollywood-style movie trailers.
- Produce the perfect mix with powerful, easy-to-use audio editing controls.
- Give your movie visual effects such as slow motion, a dream haze, and instant replay with just a click.
- Quickly find the clips you need with People Finder.
- Turn your video into a broadcast news or sports segment just like those on TV.
- Easily tighten the rhythm of your audio recordings with Flex Time.
- Re-create the sound of legendary guitar rigs and pedals using new guitar amps and effects.
- Learn to play piano or guitar at your own pace with 22 new Basic Lessons.
- See how you've performed
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However, if I judge this as an upgrade from iLife '09, it's extremely weak. Here's what you get of any substance: the ability to better edit audio in iMovie, slightly better full screen modes in iPhoto, really impressive time warping facilities in Garage Band to fix timing, and some very nice guitar and piano lessons which actually show you where you making mistakes. All great features, to be sure. But are these worth $50 if you have '09? Probably not.
The frustrating thing is that the most major feature in this upgrade is just plain silly: they added the ability to make cutesy little fake "trailers" in iMovie. This is apparently their big innovation. You can now replace your boring home movies with one of eight or so two minute jokes that I guarantee you will get old very quickly. Very quickly. They also added a fake news program theme, and a fake sports theme. All very gaudy and over-the-top, even for iMovie standards. And not at all useful beyond just playing with them once.
It's pretty clear that Apple's focus has shifted away from Mac OS X and iLife and on to the greener pastures of iOS: the iPad and iPhone. In fact, from now on we'll likely see features come first to their consumer devices, and then later to their desktop computers. I'm afraid the days of getting truly major updates to iLife every two years is a thing of the past.
So, as an upgrade from '09, I give this one or two stars at best. If you're upgrading from '09, I hope I've saved you some money. Otherwise, this is a great software package, easily five stars, just not much of an improvement from what you could get two years ago. As such, I'll split the difference and give the package three stars.
While my purchase of a new Mac often coincides with a release of a new version of iLife, I now always have one or two older machines that need to be upgraded. It is not always fun to feel the need to purchase the upgrade to the latest version of iLife, but in the Mac universe, you often find you need to stay on top of releases to keep all your Apple products functioning, syncing, together, effectively. They all work together.
The primary application I use in iLIfe is iPhoto. I have tried the professional applications such as Aperture and Light room, I use them occasionally, but most of the time I prefer to keep my primary photo library in iPhoto. It's clean, simple, and easy to use.
This newest iPhoto has several new features. It's one of the most visually different looking releases for some time. Some have complained of their photo library not updating correctly, when installing this new release. I have thorough backups of my iPhoto library, so I took the plunge. Be sure you have a backup! Some have reported losing pictures.
However, I must say, I did not lose a single picture or movie during the update process. Hopefully the problems are rare.
Sadly, the iLife '11 applications have not been rewritten in 64-bit, so there is not the speed increase some other Apple products saw, when they switched.
The most significant change is iPhoto's encouragement to enter "full screen," mode. You can enter full screen mode to do anything now. Browse photos, edit, view, full screen mode can be used for anything. It does look gorgeous. You leave the operating system world, and enter a world devoted solely to iPhoto. It's very interesting, focuses you on your images, and works fantastic. However, the actual features in iPhoto '11 are not much richer than iPhoto '09. The features are found in a different way and have some more gloss on them, but there is not much new here. The professionally printed books, if you order one, are said to be higher quality when purchased from iLife '11. I have not tried this.
iMovie I use several times per year. I find it's great for creating a short, special film after an event or trip. Keep it short and simple, and it will look its best. iMovie '11 adds the ability to create Movie trailers using a wizard. You can then advertise your home movie to family and friends. It's easy and "cool," looking. Not much else can be said about it. The advanced audio editing will be the most welcomed feature of iMovie '11, as many complained about the lack of serious audio control in iMovie '09.
Garageband I plan to play around with more this release. I have a USB music keyboard, so I am going to try out the 20-odd included basic piano lessons. The professional artist lessons did not seem to catch on, so now generic lessons are included and for sale as add ons, to help one learn to play better. Nevertheless, it's questionable whether you actually learn music, or just wear to place your fingers. Of course, Garageband's long loved audio editing is once again back at its full greatness, and for many the primary use of this application.
iWeb and iDVD return, but there is even less new in them to talk about.
Overall, iLife 11 is another update to the iLife line. LIke OS X, the iLIfe suite was already quite mature. Therefore, the updates are beginning to seem less significant. I am normally excited about the new iLife releases, but honestly, I'm not necessarily going to be using any of the new features on a daily basis. I could have lived without this update for a while. I'm a bit underwhelmed.
Do note you must have OS X Snow Leopard and be on update 10.6.3 or later to use iLife '11.
Very recommended product when it comes on your new Mac. A bit annoying at this point to pay for this upgraded version, for very few additional features, perhaps the price should have only been $29 this time. Make the best decision for yourself, or wait until your next Mac that includes iLife '11. iLife '11 is a quality product, but the quantity of "new," here is smaller than in past updates.
I've used Roxio and Titanium until was I frustrated and found it very slow in rendering a disk image.
The iDVD application was swift, painless, intuitive (drag and drop) and very forgiving.
It really comes in handy, when I'm scrambling to assemble my collection of Christmas gifts and I want to burn a disc with my latest collection of video clips and slideshows for family members who don't have any internet access, but do have a DVD player.
I'm very disappointed that Apple chose to drop this application in 2012.
iLife 11 has a copy of iDVD included. It will try to update, but then you will get a message from Apple that says it was discontinued and there is no support (or updates). No worries, it still works. Press on!
There was an old post on the Apple community web site that suggest a free version was available for download and that is no longer the case. I tried and finally bought this set. I'm not crazy about the other programs on it, but the iDVD is worth every penny!
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