Apple Updates iMovie, GarageBand, and iPhoto for iPhone 5

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Following the public release of iOS 6 on Wednesday, Apple also updated its suite of iOS iLife applications, including iMovie, GarageBand and iPhoto for iPhone 5. iPhoto version 1.1 is the biggest of all of the updates, and has been updated to support the new fourth generation iPod touch as well as the new iPhone 5.

These apps have been optimised to run on the taller screen of iPhone 5, utilising the extra pixels to allow easy editing in iMovie in landscape mode or seeing more of the instruments in GarageBand. The number a third-party developers have already pushed updates to their apps to run on the new iPhone 5 including Twitter, Facebook, Flipboard and many more.

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– Added support for iPod touch (4th generation and later)
– Coaching tips have been added to the Help system on the iPhone and iPod touch
– Effects now include six new Apple-designed ink effects such as Chalk and Palette Knife
– Images up to 36.5 megapixels are now supported*
– Full resolution photos can now be imported via iTunes File Sharing
– Tag albums can be created by adding custom tags to photos
– “Updating Library” alert appears less frequently
– Multiple photos can now be saved to the Camera Roll at one time
– Cropping presets now use detected faces to determine composition
– Tilt-shift and gradient effects can now be rotated

GarageBand was updated to version 1.3, now allowing users to create their own ringtones as well as import music from the iOS device itself.

– Create custom ringtones and alerts for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
– Import songs from the Music library on your iOS device
– Play or record with GarageBand in the background while using other apps
– Addresses a number of minor issues related to overall performance and stability

iMovie was updated to version 1.4 with the ability to upload 1080p HD resolution for sharing to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo.

– Three new trailers — Adrenaline, Coming of Age, and Teen
– Add photos to any trailer and have them automatically animate with the Ken Burns effect
– On iPad, open the Precision Editor to create split audio edits
– Play clips in the Video Browser before adding them to your project
– Create a slideshow by sharing photos from iPhoto for iOS
– Tap the help icon to display Coaching tips
– 1080p HD upload resolution is now available for sharing to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and CNN iReport
– Audio recordings captured in a project now appear in the Audio Browser for easy access

With these new updates, Apple has made the iLife apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad much more powerful, bringing them closer to desktop class applications. With iOS 6, the apps run much faster and are more integrated than before.


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