Conclusion: We got iLife '11 for the iMovie upgrade. We do movies for our real estate business and were having some problems with formatting. iMovie '11 seems to have resolved those issues and we completed our project on time. So far haven't really used the other products in the set, but will certainly use them in the future. It was certainly a good purchase!
Conclusion: The only part of iLife I use much is iPhoto. I always get folks who are impressed with my photos, and I love the ease of the program, compared with other, more functioned programs that take too much thought for the quickie user. The new iPhoto took a bit of getting used to, but I like the format now that I have used it several times.
Conclusion: I sent a review of my purchase but I will give another review. I was delighted with the speed of the delivery. I purchased it on Thanksgiving Day and received it the following Monday. One thing I was unhappy with, I tried to use my preferred account credit card and they jacked me around. I also got the same treatment using Visa.the Discover card came through OK.
Summary: There are ome nice new features - mostly in iMovie and iDVD - garage band as well - worth the upgrade. I don't use iPhoto - as it is extremely bulky and replicates files needlessly - I prefer Adobe Lightroom for photo management.
Conclusion: I have enjoyed the previous version of ilife and this release packs a lot of value. I especially enjoy the new features in Garage Band and iMovie. The new movie styles in iMovie are incredible. Remember to have Snow Leopard or above as your operating system to run it.