Apple on Friday released two components of the company’s recently announced iLife bundle.
are now available as free downloads from Apple’s Web site.
iTunes 3, the third of four components that make up iLife, is also available as a free download from Apple’s Web site. iDVD, the fourth application included with iLife, will not be available as a download due to its size.
iPhoto 2 now includes one-click photo Enhance, which can improve less-than-perfect pictures; a new Retouch tool for removing scratches, hair, lens dirt, etc.; photo archiving to a CD or DVD to preserve and share your iPhoto library; and the ability to e-mail photos with one click using Mac OS X Mail, Eudora, Entourage and AOL.
iMovie 3 features pro-quality special effects, including the new “Ken Burns” effect for adding motion to still photos; new audio editing tools and sound effects from Skywalker Sound’s seven-time Academy Award winner Gary Rydstrom; special video effects such as Aged Film, Letterbox and Earthquake; and the ability to add chapter markers to movies for DVD navigation and scene selection.
iDVD 3 includes 24 new pro-quality, Apple-designed, customizable DVD menu themes; automatically created DVD scene selection menus from iMovie chapter markers; and the ability to personalize iDVD 3 themes with personal photos, music and movies using iDVD Drop Zones.
Originally slated to be released on January 25, 2003 and then delayed for a week, the iLife bundle started to reach customers this week.