Apple focused the majority of its time on iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand, adding new features in each of those applications.
Among the changes in iPhoto are new features called Faces and Places, allowing users to tag people in photos and where the photos were taken. iPhoto also adds integration with Flickr and Facebook.
GarageBand has new amp models for guitar players, as well as a new Magic GarageBand Jam function. This allows users to add instruments, jam along with compositions and record the music.
iMovie adds an expanded timeline and automatic video stabilization. iMovie now identifies "jittery" motion and reduces it by comparing frames of video to subsequent and previous frames.
iLife '09 costs $79. The iLife '09 Family Pack includes five licenses and will be available for $99. The iLife Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system on or after January 6, 2009 for a shipping and handling fee of $9.95.
This story, "Apple to Ship ILife ‘09 January 27" was originally published by Macworld.