Introducing the new version of iLife - which the company has dubbed "iLife '08", Apple CEO Steve Jobs described the suite's improvements as "the biggest jump since we introduced it".

"iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, iDVD and GarageBand. We're replacing one of the apps with something that takes it to a new level," said Jobs.

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iPhoto gains a new Events view, which lets users tag new image collections by an event name as they import the images.

The application also gets new features - users can hide images that don't have a star rating, or images that have a low star rating. iPhoto '08 also lets users copy photo adjustments for a single photo and paste them into the rest of the images taken during a session.

iLife ’08 costs £55. The suite of applications will be included with all new Macs beginning today. .Mac is available as a subscription-based service for £69 (including VAT) per year for individuals and £120 (including VAT) for a Family Pack which includes one master account and four sub accounts.