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Apple iLife11

21 October 2010

Everything your digital life needs: iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD and more.

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iLife '11...Upgrade to iLife '11 and you'll do more with photos, movies, and music than you ever thought possible. In iPhoto, you can browse, edit, and share your photos with new full-screen views. Turn your home videos into epic movie trailers 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.

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40 Reviews of Apple iLife

Libertyforall1776
22 October 2010
Version: 11

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Wow, Apple STILL does not eat their own dogfood -- iLife 11 is STILL not 64-bit.
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Surfspirit
06 April 2012
Version: 11
Oh well, Macs used to be so good, iLife was one of those things people wanted to buy Macs for, but iWeb is dead, not even for blogging, it's a nightmare. 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. iDVD is nothing without a good iMovie. iPhoto, should be named iSlow, it's good to browser and organize, but if you want to make some easy photo enhancements be prepared to wait and wait, Garage band seems to be the best thing of all. Apple is rotten!
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2.5
Thebryceman
09 January 2011
Version: 11
Don't bother upgrading yet! I appreciate some of the new features in iMovie and Garageband, but the new iPhoto has so many problems I want to revert back to iLife '09. There is no real full-screen mode and I miss having the editing tools on palettes. Have also had slow-downs and freezes - unbelievable, this should still be Beta software. Wait until the next major fix at least.
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iMacintoshPower
04 January 2011
Version: 11
hmmmm.... i'm not satisfied enough to see what 2011 has to offer? this is mostly the same ilife i bought last year the only things that change is the imovie trailer feature, the iphoto quality feature which moved up to like 2% higher, and garageband, well at least garageband some new stuff that last year didn't have, but i'm not a musician. maybe this year might be helpful for the musician.
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MacDefender
08 November 2010
Version: 11
I don't like to give less than 3 stars but the current iLife '11 is a 0 star product. There may be many cool features hiding in all those apps but I tried everything for about a week now and iMove is just crashing or brings the whole system to a fatal hold. Can't access my Aperture library - copied everything into a fresh iPhoto 11 library (this took about 9h!) Now the new iPhoto library is displayed in iMovie but if i try to open it just a spinning wheel ending with a crash after a few minutes. iLife '11 is simply unusable for me so I cant test any of those new features as in first place I can't access any of my movies without crashing. And while playing around with another movie directly imported iMovie just freezed the whole system while crashing. I just tried to change the duration of that clip. I'm not sure if anyone at Apple ever tested any of these apps?
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Moises
29 October 2010
Version: 11
I just installed iPhoto 11 in two computers. I am very disappointed because of the problems I've been having in both. 1) The application runs slowly when compared to previous versions. 2) When I double click on a photo to make it bigger, in some cases the photo does not become amplified and I see an image with a huge black frame. 3) Some of my photos have become "unviewable" because when I click on them, the screen goes black and a big warning triangle with an exclamation sign in its center appears. I think that I may go back to the previous version, that worked flawlessly. Or, maybe I should wait for the upgrade that may be coming out with the solution to this problems.
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Julsa1
24 October 2010
Version: 11
Very nice upgrade. When you look a little further you 'll see a lot of nice, new and handy features in iPhoto, iMovie and Garageband. Maybe an update in the near future for the "rough edges" will finish it. This suite is also cheaper than ever ! Recommended for every user !
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Bigboysdad
24 October 2010
Version: 11
I had the same corrupt library issue when trying to activate iPhoto (it was the corrupt library issue with iPhoto and Aperture which drove me away from those products). Luckily, as I don't use iPhoto, I could afford to delete my iPhoto library before installation. The first reaction upon using the new version was "is that it?". It's for anyone who enjoys Facebook really. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but if that's not you, then it ain't worth upgrading. iMovie 06 was probably the best version in terms of its flexibility. This new version doesn't change that. There's no real change in iDVD, iWeb or Garageband either. This just seems to be a reflection of how good this software was in its early years, when there was no other software like it and the difficulty Apple may have in constantly having to make each version so much better than the last. In conclusion, not worth upgrading; this is only super software if you've never used a Mac before.
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dmu
22 October 2010
Version: 11
Just installed iLife '11. I'd love to tell you what I think, except it doesn't work. iPhoto needs to upgrade the database - gets halfway through - crash. 6 times. After restarts, permissions rebuilds, everything else I could think of... no go.
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Libertyforall1776
22 October 2010
Version: 11
Wow, Apple STILL does not eat their own dogfood -- iLife 11 is STILL not 64-bit.
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RandomTox
22 October 2010
Version: 11
Absolute useless upgrade. Just skip it. The only "new feature" I noticed in iPhoto 11 is the annoying rainbow beach ball on launch.
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mpiekielnik
22 October 2010
Version: 11
I am highly disappointed with current release of iLife mostly because of untouched iWeb, but also with changes to iPhoto. For a start - iLife '11 apps are still 32-bit only. This should be a real shame for Apple for releasing such memory hungry applications with ancient technology... Also, iPhoto'11 looks "new", but in fact all what changed are new slideshow themes and new ways to socialise your ugly face photos on Facebook or Flickr. iPhoto'11 is just rebuild interface of previous version with "better" full screen mode, which in fact gives you SMALLER preview of photo you are working on than it was before! With iPhoto'09 all tools were located on sliding in/out toolbars. Now it is changed to non resizable bar to the right of your screen. There is no way to turn off distracting buttons and sliders. Amazing, how nice idea can be done so wrong. Secondly - there is single change to photo editing tools. Not single new/enhanced effect! All editing is untouched comparing to previous version (only with changed UI) In my opinion paying $49 for couple of new slideshow themes and new books formats (which I can't order as Apple do not sell to my country at all) is just pointless. If you are not ordering books, or are not slideshow heavy maker - just stick to iPhoto'09 and spend that money on anything else.
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avv3lenato
22 October 2010
Version: 11
Am I Dumb or it's impossible to zoom photos... And... ehm... were is the "real" full screen like '09? I don't have mighty mouse or multi touch device, just an iMac! Any tips?
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DevTools-Inc-
21 October 2010
Version: 11
Where is the new iWork trial download?
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Utrunn
19 April 2010
Version: 09
iMovie is a great movie editor that is very potent. Windows MovieMaker definitely needs some improvement. I don't really use GarageBand, iWeb, or iPhoto much but from my limited experience with them they seem to be good at what they do.
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Chris-Zhang
02 February 2009
Version: 09
The iPhoto '09 Face Detection, Place Detection is amazing! I'm download from here,can I share? http://www.damipan.com/file/AaAqF.html
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Frodo-life
28 January 2009
Version: 09
hm face recognition is pretty average and very unreliable comes up with many wrong faces even after training 100 pics or so. Also for people with bigger libraries it's a lot of work the tag the faces and pics. took some shoots with my Iphone and pictures taken in the same office give two quite different geo tag addresses. in my opinion not worth buying the update.
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Kernelpanic
28 January 2009
Version: 09
I tried iPhoto 09 today and it looks great. especially with new faces recognition feature and maps. However unless your camera or iphone has a GPS module, it'll be very hard to pinpoint the exact location of your photo, because you're only allowed to select from an autocomplete dropdown list of known locations. Smaller places are not on the list. Even when typed in a county name and google map appeared below, I was unable to move the marker to a desired location. what a shame. I will have to agree with IGREG. Apart from iphoto, which is the default photo manager for my macbook pro I don't use any other iLife product.
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Igreg
28 January 2009
Version: 09
It is time to start selling these apps separately as well. The only one I have any use for is iPhoto. I bet there are a lot out there who only use iPhoto. Sell iPhoto for about $35 and I will upgrade from 08 to 09.
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3.75
Bm1
13 January 2006
Version: 06
I love all the new features in iLife'06 but it's very very unstable. iMovie HD: This app wont even start up. I've deleted everything on my computer concerning iMovie and reinstalled several times. I've also repaired all my disk permissions as well. Still this app will not run. I loads 80 percent of the "new project" and then crashes. did the same thing on existing projects too.... I hope there is a update soon. Anyone else having this issue??? Garageband: This app runs fine until you push the media button on the right side of the window... Then smoke starts billowing out and the engine starts to sputter then.... BAM... CRASH! iWeb: This is amazing. I have not had any issues with this application at all. I didn't read any instructions and built a new website in 20 min. Good Job Apple (1 out of 5 isn't bad). iPhoto: I haven't had any issues. I am still disappointed in Apple though... STILL NO SUPPORT FOR SUB FOLDERS!!! YOU CAN MAKE SUBFOLDERS BUT IT WILL NOT IMPORT THE NICELY ORGANIZED PHOTO LIBRARY YOU HAVE. PFFT.... I KNOW I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO'S BEEN BEGGING FOR THIS. Oh well... Looks like they just want you to use Aperture.... I haven't used the other iApps but I started up DVD and all seemed fine. I hope there is an update soon... Other than the issues that I've mentioned.. This is an awesome update.
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Peter Neff
25 September 2005
Version: 05
I have had major iphoto problems since installing ilife 05. Random photos disappear from slideshows, and also can no longer be edited. The only show up on the thumbnail screen. I have been looking for a solution and have found that I am not alone. Beware !!!! Pete
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3.5
Anonymous
25 June 2005
Version: 05
All apps are great exept for iMovie which is way to unstable and crashes very very often. Which is not very nice when you're working on an important project for work or school.
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Penelope Jordan
22 November 2004
Version: 04
Help! I bought iLife and a PikaOne external DVD-R drive in the hopes that I could finally back up some home movies using iDVD. Now I find that I can't install iDVD because I don't have a superdrive on my G4 laptop. The installer simply installs all the other components. Is there a way round this?
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C. Miller
11 February 2004
Version: 04
Just a note regarding Garage Band. Even though the program doesn't record and playback Midi notes to an external midi instrument, the focus seems to be an introduction to basic sequencing and a lot of fun, even for those who don't really know how to play. My problem is this: If you hook up an external midi keyboard controller and attempt to play the internal instruments, the program has no quantize option. This is a very simple option that has been in the world of sequencing for over 20 years and helps those of us who don't have perfect rythm achieve an in-sync performance without having to go back and fix all the notes that may have strayed from the tempo. It's a very common and almost taken-for-granted tool used in bigger sequencers and I was a bit disappointed not to find such a common device found in this program. Let's hope the next upgrade will provide this (and the ability to send MIDI signals from the program back out to external MIDI devices.
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Brian Ganninger
28 January 2004
Version: 04
Apple is known for making great software and the spirit of iLife '04 firmly embodies this. The features are unique and usually useful and the integration top notch. This review will hopefully present a taste of the good (which many others have and will continue to share) will touching on many of the day-to-day issues that arise from using all the applications of the suite. The speed improvements in iPhoto are greatly welcomed since it can actually function now, but on the other hand, image quality does suffer in this faster app. Rendezvous enabled sharing is great, but I know personally I'm not often in a room of Macs wanting to share files over a LAN, so it's limited in usefulness. 2 desperately needed features: folders to group albums and passwords for albums, are still not present. Another note for .Mac users: Homepage editing of posted pages only works if the page has the exact same filename & title as the album, and typically needs to be have been generated by iPhoto 4. Editing a page that's already posted still requires either trashing it, working with an HTML editor, or guessing it through with their homepage editor on the Web. Tip: iPhoto indicates when your library has unsaved changes with the little black dot in the close button... but you can't save directly, you need to quit. iMovie and iDVD's performance was not highlighted in the presentations because for the most part it has not only been ignored, in some cases (iDVD) it has gotten magnitudes slower and refuses to work on some machines (such as the G5.) Tip: if you import clips via iSight (in my experience, could happen with other sources I'd bet) and play back with iMovie the audio and video tracks will go out of sync until you rest the app for a moment or restart it. Garageband is an amazing concept, and incredibly easy and fun to use. It is quirky and it is a 1.0 application. Unfortunately it also lacks the typical Apple polish including 3 conflicts UI styles (GB special, Aqua milky [loop browser], and Aqua) It also can be bullish when its playing. With 6 tracks and a preview running it told me my CPU was no longer up to the task (although it is a 1.33 Powerbook with a GB of RAM) After re-opening the file (and re-launching the app since it's single window and quits on close) it played beautifully, but this is what you can expect. Adjusting volume to be consistent with what you'd expect of any song in your iTunes library is also an interesting experience since each track has a volume and there's also the master volume. Tip: Exports are in large lossless AIFF files so remember to convert to AAC or MP3 inside iTunes and to then delete the old exported AIFF if you aren't using it. iLife is great to use, and well worth the $50 if you use the core apps on a daily or weekly basis. Garageband is a great app to play with and is highly addictive, which is why it has a $100 accessory pack and several similarly priced accessories. A more robust list of the 'unpolished' side of iLife is available at: http://homepage.mac.com/brianganninger/iblog/B1946263122/C1846609610/E1872091694/index.html Hopefully this has given you a more balanced view of the good and bad of iLife '04. "Yah, I've got a life, an iLife!" hehe
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4.75
Anonymous
23 January 2004
Version: 04
iLofe '04 is GREAT it's the best program suite i have ever used. Thanks Apple
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4.5
Anonymous
18 January 2004
Version: 04
iPhoto 4 and iMovie 4 are damn good, really faster. Too bad we have to buy the whole suite, on the other hand 40 bucks = a common shareware, but for that price it is a complete multimedia studio.
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Anonymous
18 January 2004
Version: 04
Just got it. Updated iPhoto is a must, huge performance boost over version 2.0, crazy really. Garage band might be the coolest application I've ever seen for a home computer, period.
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CrioKnight
09 January 2004
Version: 04
Why would you want an upgrade price with a price of 49 bux for the entire package?
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Anonymous
09 January 2004
Version: 04
iLife is the best.
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Anonymous
08 January 2004
Version: 04
iTunes is still, and will already be, free. They would never consider selling it as many people would switch to Audion or some other app and Apple's iTMS would go straight down the tube. You have a working version of iPhoto already. What's the problem?
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Anonymous
07 January 2004
Version: 04
Does anybody know if there will be an upgrade price?
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Anonymous
06 January 2004
Version: 04
Bob, Dont worry about g3 400mhz.. If you open garageband with finder (explore package contents) open the info.plist with textedit and change the system requirements from 600mhz to 400mhz and save... Now it will work with your g3 at 400mhz..
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Anonymous
06 January 2004
Version: 04
Bob, (and everyone else) RELAX!! iLife will not be released until Jan 16th. Let's wait until then to see what becomes a free update and what we will have to pay for.
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Anonymous
06 January 2004
Version: 04
iHave an "older" G3, (400Mhz) which won't meet the requirements of some of the newer programs, like Garage Band. All iWant is iPhoto and iTunes, anyway. iCan't afford a new computer, and I have become dependent on those two for organizing my photos and music. Why should iPay for a whole suite when iOnly want and can use a couple of items? Does this mean that iWill now have to pay (again) for updates to iTunes? Help! I'm $yncing....
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Anonymous
06 January 2004
Version: 04
Garageband is exactly what I've been waiting for, looks like a lot of fun. and you can't beat that price!
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Anonymous
06 January 2004
Version: 04
I find it very odd that people with names like anonymous & whatever else can make claims against software that hasn't been released yet. If you guys are going to make claims at least make them after you've tested them. I have used the products as well and found that earlier problems with the iLife software were later fixed. Your talking about a company that operates within many realms & not just the one you exist in.
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Anonymous
13 December 2003
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iMovie crashes constantly when importing video from a digital camcorder. iDVD also crashes, failing to produce DVDs. This is by far the worst software Apple has ever released. The pre-iLife versions at least worked. The integrated suite is a disaster. And iPhoto is terribly slow. Like watching paint dry - in slow motion. I've owned Macs since the 128k original - more than I'd like to admit. Now they may finally be losing me...
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Anonymous
06 September 2003
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Utterly disappointing; if iMovie 2.x had bugs, iMovie 3 has serious defects, to the point that 2.x is more useful, not that importing from 2.x to 3.x is a work-around, as iMovie will cheerfully undo the work you did to solve the problems of 3.x I pitty anyone that actually bought this thinking they'd actually have an 'upgrade'. It's rather obvious that Apple doesn't even use its own products!
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Anonymous
03 February 2003
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iPhoto seems to be getting slower and slower (on a dual 800). iMovie has buggy sinc. Idiotic that all current Apple monitors are 16X9, but Apple's consumer multimedia products do not support anamorphic video to fill such 16X9 screens. Finally, note that Apple started charging a fee after running the competition out of the market by first offering the applications for free.
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Anonymous
08 January 2003
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I am relieved that Apple still provides iMovie, iPhoto, and iTunes for free! I can't wait for the 25th!
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