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  • iPhoto 6 with blazing performance and new Photocasting
  • iMovie HD 6 with new movie themes for adding spectacular motion graphics to movies
  • iDVD 6 for authoring custom DVDs for today’s widescreen TVs
  • iWeb, an innovative new application that makes it easy to create amazing websites
  • Mac OS X v10.4.4 or later is required for iPhoto Photocasts and iMovie HD themes
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iLife ’06 is the next generation of Apple’s award-winning digital lifestyle suite. It features iPhoto 6 with blazing performance and new Photocasting; iMovie HD 6 with new movie themes for adding spectacular motion graphics to movies; iDVD 6 for authoring custom DVDs for today’s widescreen TVs; and GarageBand 3, the complete solution for creating professional-sounding podcasts. iLife ’06 also introduces iWeb, an innovative new application that makes it easy to create amazing websites with photos, blogs, and podcasts and publish them on the Internet with a single click using .Mac. Now more than ever, it’s clear that the Mac is the ultimate platform for the digital lifestyle.


iLife '06 is the easiest way to make the most out of every bit of your digital life. Use your Mac to collect, organize and edit the various elements. Transform them into mouth-watering masterpieces with Apple-designed templates. Then share the magic moments in beautiful books, colorful calendars, dazzling DVDs, perfect podcasts, and attractive online journals. All starring you.

Now it's easier than ever to edit your photos to perfection.

All your photos in one place.
iPhoto 6
Rebuilt for blazing performance, iPhoto makes sharing photos faster, simpler, and cooler than ever before. It also adds eye-opening features to the ones you already love, including Photocasting, support for up to 250,000 photos, easy publishing to the web, special effects, and new custom cards and calendars. So you can spread those smiles far and wide.

A lifetime of photos at your fingertips -- Your life is is one big photo opportunity -- which explains why your photo library is getting bigger every day. Well, good news: iPhoto now supports up to 250,000 images. That means you can confidently shoot over a thousand photos per week for the next 20 years. (Better get cracking.) Navigating your larger library is a breeze now too. As you move the scroll bar, a new see-through Scroll Guide appears to show you what photos or rolls are currently displayed.

Photocasting: a fantastic new way to share -- Imagine sending an album of favorite photos to the family, and having it change automatically on their computers when you update it on yours. That's what Photocasting is all about. And it's amazingly easy. Just create a Photocast album in iPhoto and publish it to .Mac (password-protected, if you wish). When Cousin Cindy subscribes, she'll see it in her iPhoto library just as you see it in yours -- with full-resolution photos that can be used for desktop pictures, printed albums, cards, and calendars. And whenever you add or subtract to your Photocast album, it will change in hers. Even people with PCs can enjoy an iPhoto Photocast, because all it takes is an RSS news reader to subscribe.

Dazzle with calendars, greeting cards and books -- Send a beautiful printed book of special photos to a friend. Put your kid's happy face on the cover of a custom card to announce a birthday party. Create a stylized, personalized calendar that rivals the ones you see at your local mall. Make all those things -- and many, many more -- with typical iPhoto ease. Just choose a photo album, click an Apple-designed template and let iPhoto work its magic. Add captions, fine-tune your layout, then click to order -- your professionally printed masterwork is delivered right to your door.

The website of your life -- It's one thing to share photos on the Internet. It's something else to share them on a wonderfully designed personal website. Thanks to the newest member of the iLife family -- iWeb -- you can create a beautiful new photo page on your website in just minutes. Heck, if you can type those clever captions quickly enough, maybe even seconds. Simply export an iPhoto album to iWeb to create a new photo grid. Drag photos to rearrange them if needed, add those pithy words, then publish. Whoosh.

Your film, your way -- done easily with iMovie HD 6.

Score your movies with powerful audio tools.
iMovie HD 6
Riveting performances. Major effects. Inspired directing. Amazing how iMovie has changed the way people look at home movies. Now, with more cinematic tools to offer, iMovie makes you even more comfortable in the director's chair. And the editor's chair. And the special effects guy's chair. And, well, you get the idea. iMovie is the fastest and easiest way to turn home movies into dazzling Hollywood-style hits.

Instant theme, instant classic -- iMovie themes give you moviemaking power you never imagined. Just click one and the fun begins. Each theme contains a collection of professionally designed scenes that give your movie a personality from start to finish -- including video and graphic overlays and advanced transitions. All you have to do is drag-and-drop your movie clips and photos into the scene's drop zones, type in your titles and iMovie does the rest. You get the quality of a feature film. Without the cost overruns.

Now showing: major video effects -- You'll love the new video effects made possible by Mac OS X Core Video. You'll also love the fact that you can preview the results of your video effect choices in real time. At any size. Right in the main window. iMovie does all the rendering in the background, so you can experiment to your heart's content. Or just dive right into all your other creative options without delay.

The sounds of cinema -- Great movies sound as amazing as they look. So iMovie comes complete with a sound studio built in. Summoning the power of Mac OS X Core Audio, iMovie offers eight new audio effects, including noise reduction (perfect for squelching the noise common to home movies), reverb, pitch change, a handy graphic equalizer, and more. And, with the iLife Media Browser, you have full access to your original GarageBand songs. How's that sound?

Video podcasts and blogs with iWeb -- Use iMovie to share with friends, family, and now -- the world. iMovie, working hand in hand with iWeb, makes it easy to publish video to websites and blogs. You can even use iMovie to create video podcasts, complete with chapter markers and live URLs. Using iWeb, you can submit your video podcast to the iTunes Podcast Directory, where it can be seen and subscribed to by everyone.

The simple, powerful iDVD interface.

Choose from stunning menu templates.
iDVD 6
Why rent someone else's masterpiece when you can create your own? From Hollywood-style home movies to multimedia wedding albums to professional slideshow portfolios, iDVD 6 helps you put it all on DVD. And no ordinary DVD, mind you. A jaw-dropping widescreen DVD with coordinated menus and ambient audio. A DVD with thoroughly professional polish. A DVD so captivating, it will make it onto everyone's must-see list.

Magic iDVD -- iDVD has always made it easy to create beautifully designed DVDs. Now it's beyond easy. With the Magic iDVD feature, all you have to do is choose a theme and select the movies and photos you want to include. iDVD then automatically creates a complete DVD, unified in design from start to finish, including menu screens, movies, chapter menus and slideshows. You have to see it to believe it. Want to join in the magic? Use Magic iDVD as a starting point and edit from there.

Create widescreen DVDs -- Get the most out of that gorgeous new widescreen TV. With iDVD 6, you can author DVDs of your movies and photo slideshows in stunning widescreen format. You can even include content from both SD and HD video sources. iDVD converts everything automatically, so all your DVDs play back beautifully.

Choose new iDVD themes -- iDVD 6 features 10 new Apple-designed themes in iDVD, five of which are made to match iMovie themes -- and all of them are available in both widescreen (16:9) and standard (4:3) formats. Each theme includes a family of a three coordinated menus: a main menu, a chapter menu for scene selection, and an extras menu for slideshows and other content.

Talent to burn -- When you're ready to burn your DVD, iDVD is ready, too. Even if you're using a third-party DVD burner. iDVD has built-in support for a wide variety of DVD media formats -- including DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD+R DL. So now you have more options than ever.

GarageBand lets you make music like a pro -- all on your Mac.

Create podcasts that make you sound like a professional host.

Score your iMovie creations.
GarageBand 3
The best way to record music on a Mac is now the best way to record podcasts. Podcasting in GarageBand 3 puts you in the control room of your own full-featured radio station. And new iWeb integration gets your voice on the Internet in minutes.

Podcast Artwork Track -- Now you can add a podcast artwork track just by dragging in images from your iLife Media Browser. Drag in a title card with the name of your podcast and a picture of you. Drag in different images for each chapter marker in your podcast, so your listeners can also see visual cues. Just position images on the artwork track so they correspond with your vocal track. Raving about that amazing unsigned band you saw last night? Drag in a photo of the gig, right from your iPhoto library.

Sound Effects and Jingles -- Give your podcast professional polish by adding in sound effects and jingles from GarageBand's library of more than 200 podcast sounds. Browse more than 200 sound effects -- including radio-style stingers and sounds from people, animals, and machines -- Then drag them into your podcast to sync up with your vocal track. Or add some musical accompaniment to your podcast. Just browse GarageBand's library of more than 100 jingles and drag them into your podcast in 7, 15, and 30-second snippets. You can add in sound effects and jingles during post-production or trigger them during live recording.

Podcast Radio Engineer -- GarageBand 3 includes a few features that function like your own personal podcast radio engineer, so you can create podcasts that make you sound like a professional host. A built-in Speech Enhancer optimizes sound for your Mac, gender, and vocal range, improving the sound of your voice and simulating a professional microphone, even when you're not using one. And a dynamic "ducking" effect automatically reduces music volume when you speak, so your listeners always hear the talk above the tunes.

iChat Interview Recording -- Use iChat and GarageBand to record a talk show-style podcast in the time it takes you to carry on a friendly chat -- even if your guests are on the other side of the world. GarageBand lets you record remote guests from an audio or video iChat conference. Just start chatting and GarageBand simultaneously records the audio -- one track for each guest, complete with buddy name and icon, so you know who's saying what and when. And if you're using iSight cameras to record the action, GarageBand takes a photo snapshot of each guest every time he or she speaks.

One-click iWeb Publishing -- Finished recording your podcast? Time to get it on the Internet with GarageBand and iWeb. From GarageBand, send your podcast to iWeb, where you can create a new podcast series or add to an existing series. Then click "Publish" to get your podcast on the web via your .Mac account. It's that easy. iWeb even lets you submit your podcast to the iTunes Music Store so you can attract new fans.

iMovie Scoring -- The new video track in GarageBand makes it easy to add an original music score to your movies. And don't worry about your musical talent -- or lack thereof. Just use GarageBand's included loops, or try a combination of loops, software instruments, or any previous audio recordings you created. You can even use GarageBand to add cinematic sound effects such as footsteps and creaking doors. When you're ready, save your scored iMovie project as a QuickTime video, then send it to iDVD for burning or publish it to the Internet via iWeb.

The Internet is calling. Answer with iWeb.

Choose from beautiful website templates.

Publish your blog quickly and easily.
The Internet is calling. Answer. Use iWeb to create websites and blogs -- complete with podcasts, photos, and movies -- and get them online, fast. Just drag, drop, and design using your choice of web templates, then publish live to your .Mac account.

Apple-designed Templates -- Let iWeb help you build a beautiful website in minutes using Apple-designed templates. Just choose a website theme that fits your style. Each theme offers page templates for "About Me," photo album, blog, podcast, and movie pages, so you'll always have the perfect place for your content. Use the iLife Media Browser to drag in your photos, movies, and podcasts, then simply type over the placeholder text on your page template, and click once to publish to .Mac.

iLife Media Browser -- Every website needs content. Your podcast page needs audio. Your photo page needs images. Your blog needs links to your favorite music. And that's why iWeb needs the iLife Media Browser. Using the Media Browser, you can access all your iLife content -- photos, video, audio -- without leaving iWeb. Drag in the podcast or song you recorded in GarageBand earlier today. Or the iPhoto album of your vacation. Or your latest iMovie project. Whatever you want to share, you'll find it in the iLife Media Browser.

Blogging -- Use iWeb to start your own weblog and add new entries as easily as writing an email. Choose a blog template, type in your own text, and drag in photos from the iLife Media Browser. iWeb takes care of everything else, setting up navigation for your blog, creating a summary page, and adding an entry archive. iWeb also handles the RSS feed for your blog, so anyone can subscribe. And when you're done adding an entry, just one click publishes your blog via .Mac.

Podcasting -- When it comes time to take your podcasts live, iWeb gives you a simple, stylish way to do it. Either send your podcast to iWeb from GarageBand or start in iWeb with a podcast page template and drag your podcast in from the iLife Media Browser. Type over placeholder text to add a brief description of your podcast, then click once to publish it to the Internet using your .Mac account. iWeb takes care of the RSS feed for your podcast and lets you submit podcasts to the iTunes Music Store, where anyone can listen and subscribe.

One-click .Mac Publishing -- Sharing your website with the world is now one-click simple. With iWeb and a .Mac membership, you can publish your entire website -- complete with blog entries, photo albums, links to Photocasts, movies, and podcasts -- to the Internet in a single click. No configuration, no hassle. Just click "Publish" and iWeb automatically publishes your entire site to the Internet, where anyone with a web browser can see it. iWeb even lets you announce your website via email so friends and family stay in the loop.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1 x 5.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
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  • ASIN: B0007LW22G
  • Item model number: MA166Z/A
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 10, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,937 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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By Michael A. Brown on January 23, 2006
I bought a new iMac G5 in November. Come January, not only is it outdated, but the primary programs i use with it are as well. Oh well, I stopped whining long enough to buy the new iLife suite. And, as is Apple's way, it's a great upgrade to a great suite.

iPhoto 6 - Increases library capacity from 25,000 to 250,000 photos. Runs amazingly fast even with all of those images. And, with a .Mac account, allows you to photocast to anyone who subscribes to your images.

GarageBand 3 - Not only does it run faster and smoother. Not only can a novice create their own music. Now, you can even use it as a studio to create your own podcast, complete with images and music.

iMovie HD 6 - Adding the fuctionality of High-Def and Widescreen wasn't enough for Apple. They threw in real time effects and titling. Plus, movie themes. (I'm still trying to figure out how to use those.)

iDVD 6 - While the interface is smoother and faster, the real treat here are the new themes. Just plain beautiful, and in Widescreen format no less.

iWeb - I was admittedly skeptical of this new addition to the suite. But so far, it is impressing me to no end. It is as close to a drag-and-drop web editor that you may ever see. While the templates could use more variiety to them, the integration with the other programs in the suite is amazing. You can output a movie from iMovie and it will place itself in a web page. Same with a podcast created in GarageBand. You can create your own blog and add an RSS feed at the touch of a button. While they could make it clearer, you don't have to upload to a .Mac account. You can save the pages and upload via FTP to any web server.

Overall, the new iLife '06 is a home run.
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I'm starting up a business and it was my intent to learn Frontpage and build a site which I would have up in the Spring. The problem is that I knew exactly what I wanted the page to look like and operate. I had tinkered around with Frontpage a year ago just because I was curious how a web site was put together, and so I figured it would take several months to get what I wanted.

Since that time I bought a Mac and wondered about the wisdom of using Frontpage because it would mean that I would have to have a PC around to update and change the web site. But I liked the flexibility that Frontpage offered, and was willing to work at it until I could take advantage of that. Or wait until MS comes out with their updated version with Vista and see what that is like.

I emailed a friend who does web site work and asked what I should use if I was going to be using our Macs for this. He said iWeb, which made me pause because I was trying to create a business web site, not a blog or site of my pictures of my last vacation. But I like him, he's incredibly smart and all that stuff, and so I thought I'd buy it and see if it would work. If not I'd just buy another Mac friendly program like Rapid Weaver.

At first I was put off by the number of templates, which I thought was way too few. But I would say that the hardest part of the process was accepting that my site was not going to be exactly what I had envisioned in my head. While I was getting over that I just started goofing around to see what it could do.

I was literally stunned at the ease of use. I found that if I started with blank pages I could make it do what I wanted, and how I wanted it to look. The only lack of flexibility is that the buttons to bounce between pages is always at the top.
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I purchased my Mac in Sept 2005 - having been a PC user for more than ten years. My main reason for buying a Mac was for my hobbies in photography and videography. I was using Roxio's Easy Media Creator video software for creating DVDs for my home videos and I wanted to move on to the next step. At first - I considered trying Adobe Premier Elements - but that was too complicated. I did a lot of research online and the one thing that struck me was that a lot of reviews were recommending Mac software.

Although I had iLife '05 - I still decided to buy iLife '06. The compelling reason was really due to the new features with iPhoto, including:

1. Ability to support more pictures in the library - up to 250,000 pictures

2. Ability to support linking of files to the library - instead of copying the files and taking up more space.

I had recently purchases a high-end digital SLR and for those of you with a digital camera know - you'll definitely have way more pictures owning a digital camera than a film camera. Whenever I take pictures - I can easily take 500 pictures at a time, and if I do that twice or three times a month, that's close to 2,000 pictures. Within a year - I would have maxed out the capabilities of iPhoto '05.

The other cool thing is that iPhoto '06 doesn't have to copy the files from my source to it's own iLife directory. So now - I maintain my own directory structure and when I 'import' to iLife '06 - it creates a reference - thereby saving me hard-drive space that can be used to store even more pictures! The additional benefit is that whenever I make changes to a picture file - iPhoto actually makes a copy and operates off of that copy - thereby perserving the integrity of the original. So if I want to 'revert to original' it's just a mouse click away.
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