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Apple Updates iWork, Garageband, and iMovie, Introduces iPhoto for new iPad


Along with today’s iPad hardware announcements, the company also noted that they have updated the iPad versions of iWork, Garageband, and iMovie for compatibility with the new device.

The iWork update simply adds compatibility with the new Retina display on the new iPad. This is a free update to anyone who already owns Pages, Numbers, or Keynote. And as usual, it’s $9.99 per app if you’re buying new.

Garageband, Apple’s venerable music-creation software also saw an update today. The app now features Smart Strings, Note editor, and iCloud integration, all at the same $4.99 price point for new customers. It’s a free update if you already own the app.

Next up, Apple has updated iMovie for iPad. This update adds Movie trailer creation, and visual storyboards similar to that of iMovie for OS X. Free update for existing customers, and $4.99 for new customers.

Lastly, Apple introduced iPhoto for iPad today. It offers the same photo library we all know and love, but adds new ways to edit photos with multi-touch gestures. There are also professional quality effects, brushes, and the ability to store photos up to 19 Megapixels in size. Here, Apple also introduced a feature called Photo Beaming, which lets users move photos between devices.

All editing is non-destructive, so the original photos are safe and sound. Users can easily share their photos through email, Flickr, Twitter and more. One cool new feature, is the ability for iPhoto to detect the horizon in a photo, and rotate the photo accordingly. There is also a new “Journal” feature which allows users to add captions, notes, text, calendars, geotags, weather, and other information to photos. Users can then publish their photos to iCloud, which can then be viewed from any browser.

All of this, for, you guessed it, $4.99, and it will be available today.

Image courtesy of Engadget.

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