Pros Garageband improvements and iPhoto sound interesting
Cons iMovie is not as easy as it seems it does not work as well despite all the applause. The reason that Apple dropped a lot of features for the 08 iMovie is because it did not work as well as many thought.
Summary I have had trouble with iMovie since using HD. It has never worked as well as I have wanted it . Something was always wrong. I did not buy iMovie and iLife because its stripped version. I might pony up for the new one but I am hesitant that it still l won't work the way I want. Apple made a big mistake dropping many iMovie features in 08. I will be interested to see what people say about 09 capabilties before buying it.
Pros I use iphoto '08. The editing tools are all underdeveloped there, a very very basic. Don't know how the new tools work. Would like to use iphoto for editing and enhancement, without going to photoshop elemnts.
Cons don't know yet, what others say...?
Summary don't need the 'faces' features, places...maybe..
what I need is better editing tools, like in Aperture. I don't want to use photoshop elemnts anymore, because it's very slow, and totaly un-iphoto.
Pros New slideshow options
Cons Faces software is unusable because it is unreliable.
Summary recently bought a new iMac. I made the switch from a PC primarily because of the facial recognition software of iPhoto 09. Being able to organize my photos by who is in them would be a huge step forward. I was very excited to start tagging my 14,000 pictures with who is in them. I spent most of a weekend using the software to tag about 2,500 of my photos, only to find that a bug with the software randomly assigns photos that I have already assigned to one person to another person. One of my people even got completely deleted. Very frustrating! Until this bug can be fixed, Faces is unusable because you can not trust it. I am not the only one having this problem. There is a forum on apple's website with many people writing about having this experience. Here is the link. http://discussions.apple.comthread.jspa?threadID=1908432&tstart=0
Pros Very useful to be able to tag the picture with people (faces) and places info.
Cons The new features need some work. The face recognition is not very accurate, gets it right about 25% of the time. The user interface for places isn't very good either.
Summary Being able to tag photos with people and places is very useful but iPhoto just isn't there yet. Maybe a couple of revisions from now and a bunch of user feedback (if Apple listens) and iPhoto will be good. For now, it feels a bit like beta.
Oh, I don't do iMovie or iWeb.
"Frustrating"on by Fil0403
Cons File types compatibility
Summary "Since when does «think different» mean «be frustrating»".
Ditto. And since when does video-editing software that doesn't let you import MPEGs receives a rating of ****/Excellent? I say since Apple started making software. You want good compatible video-editing? Blow down the walls once and for all and buy a PC with Vista Home Premium and use Windows Movie Maker. You want serious editing? Keep the PC, buy and use Adobe.
P.S. It's rather interesting that bundling a media player with an OS is supposedly "anti-competitive", but bundling an all-in-one suite like iLife is not. The difference name, money, and importance make.