iLIfe 08 General Information

Here is the read me file that Apple includes with iLife 08 which includes a general what's new description and the system requirements. For specific discussion on the applications associated with iLife visit the application specific forums on this website. Make sure to visit Macintech Multimedia SIGi meetings to learn more about iLife '08 and how to use it effectively.

About iLife ’08

iLife ’08 includes major upgrades of iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, GarageBand, and iDVD, and also includes the latest version of iTunes.

What’s new in iLife ’08


  • Events: A new way to view the thousands of photos in your library, organized by the events in your life
  • One-click photo sharing via your Web Gallery on .Mac
  • Selective importing from your camera
  • Ability to hide photos without deleting them
  • More powerful editing tools
  • Improved desktop printing with themes


  • Brand-new, completely redesigned
  • A single library for all your video
  • Ability to instantly watch any clip in your library
  • Moviemaking as easy as creating a slideshow
  • Quick movie sharing directly to .Mac and YouTube
  • Support for more camcorders and formats, including AVCHD


  • Ability to incorporate web widgets from other websites onto your webpage
  • Integrated Google Maps and AdSense
  • New photo albums, and photo and video index pages
  • More powerful page design and customization tools
  • New Apple-designed themes and one-click theme switching
  • Personal domain name support on .Mac


  • Magic GarageBand—a virtual band that you conduct
  • Multi-take recording that helps capture your best performance
  • Ability to arrange and move entire sections of your song, including intro, verse, chorus, and so on
  • 24-bit recordings for even higher quality
  • Powerful new effects and mixing tools
  • Simple music notation printing


  • New Apple-designed DVD themes
  • Faster response during editing and preview
  • Pro-level encoding for better-quality DVDs
  • More control over the design of DVD menus

iLife ’08 requirements

Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 processor
• iMovie requires a Mac computer with an Intel processor, a Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster), or an iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster)
• iDVD requires 733MHz or faster processor

512MB of RAMi; 1GB recommended; high-definition video requires at least 1GB of RAM

Mac OSi X v10.4.9 or later
QuickTime 7.2 or later

3 GB of available disk space
DVD drive required for installation

Other configurations may be supported. AVCHD video and 24-bit recording have additional requirements. Visit for details.

A note about copyright

This software may be used to reproduce materials. It is licensed to you only for reproduction of non-copyrighted materials, materials in which you own the copyright, or materials you are authorized or legally permitted to reproduce. If you are uncertain about your right to copy any material, contact your legal advisor.

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