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Macworld '09 – iLife '09 – iPhoto

Today is the famed last keynote from Apple at Macworld and I am following the liveblogs like crazy!  The first announcement from Phil is iLife ’09.  This new suite of apps is a big improvement on the already spectacular applications that come pre-installed on any new Apple computer.  The first main new development is iPhoto, where the new methods of organization are faces and places.  Faces will determine the faces in your library and let you see other pictures with the same face.  Places uses geo-tagging to find the direct points of where a photo was taken.  Don’t have geo-tagging? Well all you have to do is edit the event and put the location that the photos were taken.  Places also uses Google Maps, so you can view the maps just as you were on the website.  You can also look at specific places and see all of the photos taken there.  The new iPhoto also adds new slide show themes and integration with iTunes so that you can put the slide shows on your iPhone or iPod Touch, cool isn’t it!  Another great feature coming to iPhoto ’09 is the ability to add maps to the new Books.  When creating a book you can put a map on any page.  The greatest feature to me, Flickr and Facebook support added into the software, if you upload to Facebook and someone tags the photos, then the info is synced back to your iPhoto and that face is added to your database.  Assuming that Apple will hold true to its past this should be available for purchase today in stores and online.  Stay tuned for more info coming up!  And thanks to Gizmodo for the liveblog and pictures, we have no one in the conference.

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Faces

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Facebook

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