Apple has today introduced iLife’11, billed as a major upgrade that gives Mac users even more great ways to create and share photos, movies and music.

New iPhoto '11 features include:

  • New fleshed-out full screen mode.
  • Facebook enhancements to let you more easily post to Facebook.
  • Now easy and elegant to email photos
  • New slideshows
  • A "big leap in books" - printing over 2 million books a year - quality of printing is up; and adding letterpress cards.

New iMovie '11 features include:

  • New audio editing features
  • One step effects
  • People finder
  • News and sports themes
  • Movie trailers 

New Garageband '11 features include:

  • Flex Time
  • Groove Matching 
  • More guitar amps & effects
  • New piano & guitar lessons
  • "How Did I Play"
  • (Apparently 5 million people use Garageband)

Does include iDVD but that was not covered in the keynote presentation. 

Available is available from today. "iLife is widely regarded as the best suite of ‘Digital Life’ applications in the world, and iLife ’11 makes them even better," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.

“iLife now makes it easier than ever to create books and letterpress cards, make amazing movie trailers from your personal videos and post them online, and make your band sound far better or teach yourself piano or guitar.”

iLife ’11 has a SRP of  £45 including VAT (£38.30 ex VAT) through the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers. The iLife ’11 Family Pack includes five licenses and is available for £69 including VAT (£58.72 ex VAT) and the Mac Box Set which includes iLife ’11, iWork® and Mac OS® X v10.6 Snow Leopard® is available for £119 including VAT (£101.28 ex VAT).

iLife ’11 requires Mac OS X version 10.6.3 or later, a Mac computer with an Intel processor, 1GB of RAM, a DVD drive for installation and 5GB of available disk space. iPhoto print products and GarageBand Artist Lessons are sold separately and are available in select countries. Full system requirements and more information on iLife ’11 can be found at www.apple.com/uk/ilife