Apple introduced iLife '11, a major upgrade that gives Mac users even more great ways to create and share photos, movies and music.
- iPhoto '11 has a whole new look, with stunning full screen modes for Faces, Places and Events. Sharing photos is just a single click, or play them in full screen with 12 professionally designed slideshows. It lets you create books and cards with a sleek carousel interface, intelligent book layout and a bookshelf that displays all projects. New letterpress cards let you combine photos and text with elegant imprinted designs to create unique wedding invitations, birth announcements, holiday greetings and more.
- iMovie '11 makes it easier than ever to edit videos and quickly transform them into theatrical trailers. Powerful new tools make it easy to selectively adjust audio levels and apply sophisticated visual effects like flash and hold, instant replay and jump cuts with a single click. People Finder analyzes videos and marks sections containing faces, so you can quickly find perfect clips for your trailer or movie. It also adds exciting new themes that make your videos look like professional news or sports programs.
- GarageBand '11 includes two new ways to fix or change timing of your recordings: ""Flex Time" lets you move, stretch or shorten individual notes by clicking on just the part of the audio waveform you want to change, without affecting the rest of recording. And with "Groove Matching," you can select any track as "Groove Track" and all other tracks will instantly match its rhythmic feel."
GarageBand adds seven authentic-sounding new guitar amps, five fun new stompbox effects, and 22 new Basic Lessons for piano and guitar. New "How did I Play?" feature listens while you play along with any lesson, highlights mistakes and tracks your progress to help you become a better musician.
iLife '11 is available for $49 at Amazon.