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With an all-new design, Apple iMovie lets you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your clips more easily, instantly share your favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And when you're ready to premiere on all your devices, iMovie Theater rolls out the red carpet.

What's New

Version 10.0.4:
  • Improves stability and resolves issues that could cause iMovie to quit unexpectedly

Requirements

OS X 10.9.2 or later

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Ron_e5dc00a8 Member IconComment+0
Ron_e5dc00a8
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I have the most current version installed 10.0.3 but Desktop 6 shows my installed version as 9.0.9. Is there a way to fox this on my end? I know v5 gave us this option but I can't find it with v6.

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Version 10.0.3
Albabe Member IconComment+779
Albabe
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iMovie 10.0.2 came with my Mavericks... but it won't update to 10.0.3 through the "Software Update" pull-down. Why is that?

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Version 10.0.3
Liselotte
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Upgrade worked fine here

Leesa
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Mine "Software Update" didn't automatically recognize any new Upgrades either. I had to go to the Apple Store and search for iMovie and upgrade from there.

Pedro-Fardilha Member IconReview+222
Pedro-Fardilha
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I don't understand how is it possible that it still can't open iMovie for iOS projects!

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Version 10.0.2
H3L0 Member IconReview+13
H3L0
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I have done a fresh install of OS X 10.9 and then installed iLife 11. Apple say's you can upgrade to the newest version of iMovie and iPhoto. Yet when I try to update on the MAS I get an error about having the wrong account or the app being refunded. Apple needs to fix their crap.

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Version 10.0.1
Intellect Inside Member IconReview+61
Intellect Inside
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Before the '08 version, iMovie HD was a great editor with an easy-to-use interface in the classic Apple fashion.

Since iMovie '08, it has been utter garbage. The interface is barely more intuitable than a switchboard without labels.

Still waiting for Apple to wise up and return to making powerful yet elegantly simple applications. Ease of learning and use is what brought me to the Mac, but the lack of these elements is keeping me away from Apple's apps these days.

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Version 9.0.7
ianrid
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Agree entirely. I currently find it unusable. (They're certainly right when they say "You'll cry", but not in the way they intended.) Makes you wonder who they hired to develop this version.

Huntcraig8
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+1 from me. It's now badly designed, unfriendly and unintuitive. Complete garbage :-(

Chas_m
+4

Disagree entirely. The old iMovie was VERY VERY difficult to learn for newbies, whereas the new one is much easier. YES, iMovie 6 HD had a few advantages (through expensive third-party plug-ins), but iMovie 08 (and later, iMovie 07 was quite useless but it had to be done) has improved productivity a thousand-fold by making it soooo easy to put together basic videos (which is precisely what its designed to do).

I find that most of the whiners are just people too cheap to shell out $300 for FCP X, and who want iMovie to *be* FCP. Well it isn't, get over it, get a real job and get the right tool.

Virtualruffy
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I work in education technology and classes of students learned imovie '06 in an hour and made movies throughout the rest of their school years. EASILY. Your inability to learn it does not reflect on the ability of ELEMENTARY School students! One of the greatest feats of imovie '06 is it can be used at a beginners level but possess the ability to be used far more extensively if desired. And it was and the loss of which in all later versions is the complaint you flippantly disregard.

3rd party plugins were a fantastic ability that many individuals and schools invested in that greatly extended the abilities of iMovie.

MacUpdate-Jess
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@Virtualruffy
I've deleted the portion of you comment in which you verbally abuse one of the users. That kind of behavior is unacceptable and won't be tolerated when found.

Beto-Boton
+1

Agree w/ the comment from Intellect Inside.
I keep iMovie HD installed even after Mavericks. It is working w/ no issues.

Psychos Member IconComment+285
Psychos
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Hmm, so over 1GB, mainly to get pushed higher-res stuff for Retina-display MBPs it seems...the new localizations are probably some of that, but I imagine the main thing is retina display support.

Anyone notice how much extra space it takes up after actual installation? Never having actually launched iMovie, I'd be a bit annoyed if it was just 1GB of extra high-res retina display stuff. If it's replacing lots of stuff and isn't anywhere near 1GB, that's much better.

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Version 9.0.6
Surfspirit
+4

Yeap, and you need to get Mac OS X 10.7.4, Snow Leopard AbandonWare, if you bought iLife and have a 32 bits computer running Snow Leopard you are with no luck, all those bugs, lack of support, lack of costumer support, are making Apple rotten

RavenNevermore
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@Surfspirit, Snow Leopard was released in 2009. The last update to Snow Leopard was in 2011. There have been two major system upgrades since then. It's not abandoned, it's obsolete. Apple has never continued support for anything but the last couple of updates.

If you want to talk about abandoned, just be happy you aren't on a PPC machine. I couldn't even upgrade to Snow leopard until I got a newer Mac.

Mhoutman Member IconComment+189
Mhoutman
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Below find the direct download link to the non MAS version:

http://supportdownload.apple.com/download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/Mac_OS_X/downloads/041-5542.20120611.ME3tt/iMovie9.0.6Update.dmg

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Version 9.0.6
Surfspirit Member IconComment+442
Surfspirit
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OS X 10.7.4 or later, I guess Snow Leopard clients are no good for Apple for Software stability and improvements. Apple is really leaving users behind!

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Version 9.0.6
Zampom
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Fortunately, the "improvements" don't affect me. It's hard for me to comprehend, however, that Apple would close the door on Snow Leopard users who actually bought iLife 11 .... which was designed to support Snow Leopard! Instead of just closing the door ... why not lock it completely by making this (and other updates, like the one for iPhoto) part of a new release of iLife 12 or something. At least it wouldn't be such a bitter pill to swallow. The iPhoto 9.03 update does appear to have some features all SL users could benefit from ... but alas, will be excluded. PS ... I even checked the Apple Spt page for a direct download .... no SL. What is really funny is that the download page on the Apple Site lists the iPhoto 9.0.3 update as: "This update is recommended for all users of iPhoto '11" Obviously not "all" users!

Zampom
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Excuse my earlier typo ... it should read iPhoto 9.3, not 9.0.3.

Seanc
+3

When you consider that just about all 3rd party developers support incremental updates for both 10.7 and 10.6 with their software, I have to conclude that Apple isn't doing so for marketing, not technical, reasons. I.e., they hope it's a carrot for SL users to upgrade to 10.8. I say this as a 10.7 user, but if I were a 10.6 customer, I'd be justifiably annoyed by the tactic.

Holypoly Member IconComment+314
Holypoly
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iMovie 9.0.6 has been released as of today, now supports new MBP with Retina Display, adds a couple of localisations and improves general stability according to Apple.

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Version 9.0.4
Surfspirit Member IconReview+442
Surfspirit
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iMovie is cool, but when you export your masterpiece you find out the output quality is soooo bad it makes it useless, yes and it's not just me, there's users all over the web talking about the same thing, iMovie creates awful banding on black areas of video footage. Apple is rotten!

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Version 9.0.4
Gmax
+1

It's just you. I use iMovie all the time and quality is great. Maybe you need to learn to optimize your export settings. :P

Surfspirit
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really, you must have a special imovie then, whatch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InawvOjVlsk and try with dark images, also, and try a color wheel also, like I did here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzcFWoxMxkY

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turso3
Version 10.0.3
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Eat_A_Peach
Version 10.0.3
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Liselotte
Version 10.0.3
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Eat_A_Peach
Version 10.0.2
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::mile::
Version 10.0.1
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Stevenjones69
Version 10.0
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Ahmedateeq
Version 9.0.9
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Jacklarm
Version 9.0.9
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dsimer
Version 9.0.9
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foxhole99
Version 9.0.9
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Downloads 127,691
Version Downloads 470
License Commercial
Date 01 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $14.99