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.
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