When iPhoto 09 was first revealed by Apple at the beginning of the month, we learnt that it would be integrated with a new function which allows faces within pictures to be recognised. Obviously this was quite something, but Phil Schiller had no mention whether this new function could also perform as well with non-human faces such as pets / animals. MacLife has now done some tests and are proud to say that Apple should have been more confident because just look at the screenshot below!
Picasa has always been a long time competitor of Mac’s iLife iPhoto, however, the release of the latest iPhoto ’09 yesterday at MacWorld might just bring a short lasting temporaily end to this battle (until Picassa updates that is). The new iPhoto has so much to offer and social networking freaks like myself absolutely adore those new functions!
Well, no netbook from Apple but we have at least got something! The new Macbook Pro is now available for pre order from the Apple store worldwide. MacBook Pro is the improved version of the old MacBook. The first noticeable difference is the size of the screen, upgraded to 17 inches, with a unibody aluminum build and a high-capacity lithium polymer battery.
iPhoto has been updated with two features called “Faces” and “Places.” Faces, as you may have guessed, lets you tag photos by subjects’ faces, similar to what Facebook and Picasa have done. iPhoto makes its best guess as to the identity of a subject based on previous tags and asks for confirmation, which is pretty innovative!
Places allows for geotagging of photos. Some cameras and the iPhone 3G will use GPS information to tag photos. iPhoto then organizes those photos by location, or “place.” Also, Flickr and Facebook support are built-in. Those without GPS access can retro-tag photos by hand.
There’s been quite alot going on at Macworld, we’re aiming to bring you the very best and the essense of it all 🙂 At Macworld today the new iLife ’09 was revealed and one of the applications that make apart of iLife is iMovie. I’m not sure how many of you have used it before since it’s not the easiest of all video / clip making softwares, but we have used it to make a few videos over at our YouTube channel. The new iMovie features precision editing, advanced drag and drop, animated travel maps, and image stabilization. With the new iMovie you can grab audio from another clip then add it to a different clip easily. You can view your projects in a thumbnail view as opposed to the iPhoto ‘08. Image stabilization is said to be really nice but slow to correct, but worth every penny. You can now add effects to your videos and also add slow motion to any clip. There are updated themes and many more great new features!
Thanks everyone for sending in their Happy New Year wishes to our inbox and comments, we hope you’ve been enjoying yourselves too! Here’s a quick update on circulating rumors guys, it’s been rumored already that Apple would be releasing a new Macbook more suited for the new netbook market, but people think its about time and that time is on Monday at Apple’s Macworld Expo. We have no info at this point, no specs or pricing, but hopefully everything will be revealed soon enough.