As part of iLife '11, iPhoto offers new options for slideshows and customized photo-postcards, iMovie packs in more editing techniques and pre-packaged movie trailer templates, and Garage Band helps synchronize offbeat band mates. These options have been available through other software for years. But Apple has streamlined everything, reducing time, effort, and ultimately choice. In the end, the new projects target a certain Goldie Locks consumer – someone skilled enough to take good photos or quality video, but not interested in mastering professional software.
The Apple photo program will also include closer connections with Facebook. As friends comment on pictures published on the popular social network, Apple will gather those notes and display them in iPhoto. Images may also be displayed in "full-screen view," a theme through Apple's announcements today.
The iLife suite will come installed on all new Macs. Older computers can purchase iLife '11 for $49.