iLife '06

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iLife '06 was announced during the Macworld San Francisco 2006 keynote. All existing applications were updated, and as rumored, a new application was added (iWeb).

iLife '06 applications are all universal binaries.


New features


  • New cards, calendars and books to make and purchase. Calendars can be made with photos.
  • Hard and softcover book quality is better
  • Photocasting - podcasting for photos using .Mac, with subscriptions using RSS
  • Full-screen editing
  • A gray box showing the month number floats in the middle when you scroll through photos
  • One click effects such as sepia and B&W
  • Up to 250,000 images in one library (vs. 25,000 in previous version)

iMovie HD

  • Animated themes for movies
  • Real time effects
  • New audio tools
  • Open multiple projects at once
  • Export to iPod
  • Create video podcasts


  • Widescreen menus
  • Magic iDVD
  • Vastly improved slideshows
  • 3rd party DVD burners supported


  • New podcast studio, includes over 200 free jingles and effects
  • Speech enhancer
  • Remote interviews using iChat
  • Podcast artwork track
  • New Jampack - World Music


Although not mentioned during the keynote, a minor update to iTunes (6.0.2) was released in Software Update shortly after the keynote.


New application to share photos, movies, music, blogs and other content over the internet. See iWeb for more details.


  • As of iLife '06, support for all G3s has been discontinued - iLife '06 applications require a G4, G5, or Intel Core processor according to the specs at Apple's iLife '06 web site. Also losing out are machines without a DVD drive for the install, although booting a G4 machine as a remote disk via firewire may allow the install to take place.