updated 01:30 pm EDT, Tue August 7, 2007
Apple releases iLife '08
Apple on Tuesday also released iLife '08, saying that the latest release of its software suite is the "biggest jump" in the software's history since its initial debut. The company has added a new feature to iPhoto called "events," which can automatically organize photographs based on actual events. "Events" center around the fact that most users take photos to remember various events -- like birthdays and holiday gatherings -- which are usually organized in the same fashion. Events in iPhoto allow users to group photos intuitively, and separates photos automatically by the day they were taken. Users can split multiple event photos on a single day, and can view photos in two separate ways or hide photos via a new similarly-titled option.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the company's .Mac service has 1.7 million subscribers, and that users can publish an iPhoto gallery to a .Mac account and create a .Mac Web gallery. Visitors can view photos on the Web in any browser in any desired form, and can download those photos in print quality or upload to a Web gallery. iPhoto users who also own iPhones can view their pictures from the cellular phone itself, and can send photos directly to their iPhone or sync with iPhoto.