At today’s press event where the third-generation iPad was announced, Apple also introduced a new iPhoto app for the iPhone and iPad and updates to the existing GarageBand and iMovie apps.
iPhoto offers multi-touch photo editing, high-quality effects, brushes and more and can support photos up to 19-megapixels in resolution. Photos can be uploaded to Flickr and Facebook directly through the app or streamed to a television via AirPlay and an Apple TV.
Notably, iPhoto does not use Google Maps data for displaying the location information of geotagged pictures, as noted by 512pixels, which seems to be a manifestation of Apple’s acquisitions of mapping companies Placebase in 2009 and C3 Technologies in 2011.
iPhoto is available in the App Store now for $4.99.
GarageBand gets a new Jam Session feature to play or record with up to three others using compatible iOS devices, cross-device synchronization via iCloud and more. The full list of what’s new in version 1.2 is as follows:
- Start a Jam Session to play or record live with up to three of your friends using iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch*
- Conduct an entire string orchestra using Smart Strings
- Use the Note Editor to adjust or fine-tune any Touch Instrument recording
- Combine recordings to free up additional tracks using Track Merge
- Keep your GarageBand songs up to date across all your iOS devices with iCloud*
- Share your songs directly to Facebook, YouTube, and SoundCloud
- Perform retro and modern synth bass lines and grooves with new Smart Bass instruments
- Play synth melodies and arpeggios with new Smart Keyboard instruments
iMovie now features the movie trailer creation feature that debuted in the Mac version in late 2010, plus a new audio browser to preview music and sound effects. The full list of what’s new in version 1.3 of iMovie is as follows:
- Create beautiful movie trailers with stunning graphics and world-class soundtracks*
- Swipe up on the playhead to freeze a frame in your video
- Preview music and sound effects in the Audio Browser
- Create a song in GarageBand and send it directly to iMovie