Apple Announces iLife ’05

Apple has announced iLife ’05, an update to its popular (and low-cost) digital-media-hub. According to MacMerc:

iPhoto ’05: Better searching, More formats, far more powerful editing, more book designs, better organization (folders, calendar view), advanced slide show (Ken Burns!). Supports MPEG 4 movies. Supports RAW. Prices for prints cut to 19 cents a picture. Really plugging the books feature, auto layout etc. New sizes: softcover 11×8.5, softcover 8×6, pocketbook 3.5×2.5. All 20 pages minumum, double sided printing.

iMovie 05: Faster, non destructive trimming, more transitions and effects, mpeg 4 video, Magic iMovie (auto movie). Biggest feature: HD.

iDVD ’05: 15 new animated themes, OneStep DVD creation (video to DVD in one step), All DVD formats(+R/W).

GarageBand ’05: Up to 8 track recording. Real time music notation (taken from Logic), pitch and timing fixing, recorded tracks now can act as loops, create loops, vocal transformer. Also a new Jampack (#4) is available.