iLife '06 -- I have it now

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by muzikool, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I got iLife '06 in the mail yesterday. I didn't have much time to play with it yet, but I did open each app to take a look at some new features.

    iPhoto: The full-screen editing and effects pane is really nice. The calendars and cards features look fun, too.

    iMovie: The animated transitions feature is going to be great. I'm going to start a project soon that incorporates them. Also, they correspond with the menus in iDVD.

    iDVD: The new themes are really nice, and now there are sub-menus for each new theme. I think there are 3 or 4 sub-menus, such as Chapters.

    GarageBand: I didn't take a look at this one because I've never really used it. I know it's got some major updates incorporating the ability to do videoblogs and podcasts, but I don't have any need for those at the moment.

    iWeb: I just took a peek at the interface and it looks very much like Pages, which I like. I doubt I'll be creating web sites with it, but I will consider re-doing my blog with it.

    More later if I feel like anything is worth mentioning. Also, if any of you are considering whether or not to upgrade, I'll be glad to test out features as best I can. Just ask. :)
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Holding off from buying this, as it comes with new machines... which I hope to be buying within the next few months. I really want the new iPhoto though :/
     
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Yes, our new iBooks will come with iLife '06. ;)
     
  4. sharob

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    iPhoto '06 totally stuffed up the file locations of all my pictures.
    About half of them ended up in a "Recovered" directory.
    I don't know what went on there!
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Yeah, iPhoto '06 changes how the library is organized. It messed up the location of my photos for iMovie projects I had put together. Slightly irritating, but it will be fine as long as they don't change the library structure with every update.
     
  6. sean.ferguson

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    So I'm a little late, but I have just got iLife 06 too today! iWeb is excellent, alot better than what I thought it was going to be and its amazing how it all "just works".

    Full Screen iPhoto is a great idea, however my 1024x768 iBook resolution really doesnt make great use of it. It does seem faster tho.

    Garageband has much more functionality and I am really keen to play with the Podcast and Movie Score functionality :)
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    iPhoto on a notebook isn't as much fun as it is on a nice phat widescreen LCD :)

    Also, make sure you get the latest update for iWeb, it now supports comments and searching. I got the update when it was released, but haven't tried the new stuff out yet.
     
  8. sean.ferguson

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    Oh! I may look at creating a mirror of my blog and see how it fairs. :D
     
  9. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I use almost all the iLife apps pretty frequently. I actually did a site in iWeb and it turned out pretty well. http://www.realestatespace.com

    v2.0 of iWeb should be awesome. It's great for a 1.0, but it can get MUCH better with the next release.
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Ooh, looks nice Muzi. Have seen a few people convert to iWeb recently, after moving away from Word Press, Blogger et-al, will be a welcomed change if they all start to use comments again :)