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iLife '08 updates: iPhoto 7.1, GB 4.1, iMovie 7.1

updated 04:50 pm EDT, Wed September 26, 2007

Apple updates iLife '08

Apple today issued updates to its iLife application suite, improving components shared by all iLife '08 applications to improve overall stability and addressing a number of other minor issues. iDVD 7.0.1 appears to benefit from the components update, while iPhoto 7.1 addresses issued encountered when moving photos between Events. The latest release of iPhoto also adds new greeting card themes and includes holiday card designs. iMovie 7.1 addresses several areas including video and audio editing capabilities, as well as performance associated with opening and switching iMovie Events and Projects. GarageBand 4.1 addresses isolated graphic display issues, improves compatibility with third-party audio software, and fixes minor problems with Magic GarageBand. The updates are available for free to existing iLife users as digital downloads.

by MacNN Staff





  1. starwarrior

    Joined: Dec 1969



    When are they gong to fix the butcher job that they did on iWeb 08. After major disasters bringing forward iWeb 06 work, most have regressed. Same as Vista people returning to XP.

  1. David-0109

    Joined: Dec 1969


    digital downloads

    "The updates are available for free to existing iLife users as digital downloads." Digital downloads? I wasn't aware that there is such a thing as "analog" downloads. What else would a download be, if not digital. STUPID MACNN writers.

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969


    analog downloads

    Analog download is they send you a vinyl record. You play the vinyl record on record player which connected to your Mac through a convertor box which downloads analog signal and translate it into digital. Side A is iLife updates. Side B is iWork demo.

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iMovie 08 improved?

    Apple seems to have added some of the functionality of older iMovie into this update. It's still barely half the program iMovie 06 was, but it now appears you can: edit frame-by-frame; actually view the current playhead time: fade audio up or down and adjust audio levels under voice-overs.

    We'll have to wait and see how these changes will actually work in practice, and how much flexibility there is.

    I find this good news and bad news - iMovie 08 is somewhat more useful now (good news), but it probably means iMovie 06 will never get updated again (bad news).

    There is still apparently no way to add chapter markers or send your iMovie to iDVD, which makes it a non-starter for me.

  1. bennco

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I just updated everything - and now iDVD won't open.. just hangs/stalls.. nothing.. trying to troubleshoot - but so far it has bombed.. All others seem fine......

    so far...

  1. Smurfman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: iMovie Improved?

    "There is still apparently no way to add chapter markers or send your iMovie to iDVD, which makes it a non-starter for me."

    If you publish your project to the Media Browser (Share>Media Browser) it is available within iDVD. Hopefully they will add DVD marker capability similar to the previous iMovie soon.

    I love the new iMovie even without all the functionality of the old. It is SO MUCH more intuitive and easy to pick clips you want and add multi-format, multi-sized, video and photos to your project. I love the auto audio ducking feature and the live color adjustments.

    It is an excellent basic video editing program that has room to grow. I would even like to see some of these interface enhancements be implemented in their pro video apps. "A word processor for video" is a good way to put it which makes it really fun to slice and dice video projects together.

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