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iLife + iWork 2013 Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Article ID = 113
Article Title = iLife + iWork 2013 Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Article Author(s) = Graham Needham (BH)
Article Created On = 5th November 2013
Article Last Updated = 20th October 2017
Article URL = http://www.macstrategy.com/article.php?113

Article Brief Description:
Frequently Asked Questions about iLife and iWork 2013 editions
Q. When was iLife and iWork 2013 released in the UK?
A. Apple released iLife and iWork 2013 on the 22nd October 2013.
Q. What is iLife?
A. iLife consists of iMovie (video editing), iPhoto (picture library and editor) and GarageBand (music creation). With the release of iLife 2013 all the applications are now available individually and only through the Mac App Store.
Q. What is iWork?
A. iWork consists of Pages (word processing/page layout), Numbers (spreadsheet) and Keynote (presentations). With the release of iWork 2013 all the applications are now available individually and only through the Mac App Store.
Q. Can I buy iLife / iWork / iMovie / iPhoto / GarageBand / Pages / Numbers / Keynote on CD/DVD for my Mac?
A. No. They are only available to download via the Mac App Store.
Q. How much are iLife / iWork / iMovie / iPhoto / GarageBand / Pages / Numbers / Keynote for Mac?
A. They cost: NOTE: All six five applications are FREE when you buy any new Apple Macintosh computer. As a consumer you can then use the same Apple ID to download and install them on any other compatible Macs that you own.
NOTE: If you previously purchased any of the above (older versions of) the applications individually from the Mac App Store the upgrade to the new version is FREE.
NOTE: If you previously purchased iLife 11 or iWork 09 on disc upgrades to the new software versions is FREE using an Apple ID via the Mac App Store.
Q. I previously purchased iLife 11 / iWork 09 on disc. How do I get the free upgrades?
A. Check the following to get your free upgrade:
  1. The software needs to be installed on your computer in the Applications folder (iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand are usually loose in the Applications folder. Pages, Numbers and Keynote are usually in a folder titled "iWork 09" in the Applications folder
  2. You should probably run each application at least once so it is registered with the OS X launch services database
  3. Make sure Spotlight has indexed your Applications folder (check Apple menu > System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy tab)
  4. Make sure you have an Apple ID
  5. Make sure you are running OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
  6. Make a backup of your current iLife or iWork applications (in case you want to go back to using an older version - see the notes on compatibility further down in this article)
  7. Make sure you are connected to the internet and you do not have speed/data cap restrictions in place (iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand total ~4GB+ in size. Pages, Numbers and Keynote total ~1GB+ in size)
  8. Use the links above to go to the Mac App Store and upgrade each application
Q. What are the new Mac version numbers?
A. They are:
  • iMovie v10.0
  • iPhoto v9.5
  • GarageBand v10.0
  • Pages v5.0
  • Numbers v3.0
  • Keynote v6.0
Q. What version of OS X is required to run the new Mac versions?
A. OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.
Q. Are there any special hardware requirements to run the new Mac versions?
A. Yes. iMovie 10.0 required an OpenCL-capable graphics card :
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007) not compatible (identifier: MacBookPro3,1)
  • NOTE: Models with the GeForce 8600M GT 256MB or GeForce 8600M GT 512MB are compatible
  • iMac (Mid 2007) not compatible (identifier: iMac7,1)
  • iMac (Early 2008) not compatible (identifier: iMac8,1)
  • NOTE: 24-inch models with the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS video card are compatible
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008) not compatible (identifier: MacPro3,1)
  • NOTE: Models with the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 are compatible
NOTE: Apple released iMovie 10.0.1 on 20/11/2013 removing these requirements. Any Mavericks compatible Mac should now be able to run iMovie.
Q. How can I check what specifications my Mac computer has or what model it is/graphics capability it has?
A. You can check "Processor", "Memory" and OS X "Version" by going to Apple menu > About This Mac.
A. To be more specific and exact you can check what "Identifier" your Mac has by:
  • If you are running Mac OS X 10.4.x/10.5.x/10.6.x go to Apple menu > About This Mac > click the "More Info…" button > (the System Profiler application will open) select "Hardware" on the left and check what it says for 'Model Identifier' on the right. Then under Hardware on the left select "Graphics/Displays" and check what it says for 'Video Card' on the right (you may have two cards listed, one for integrated graphics and one for discrete graphics).
  • If you are running OS X 10.7.x go to Apple menu > About This Mac > click the "More Info…" button > (the System Information application will open) click "Overview" in the top left (this will now show the 'Graphics' capability) then click the "System Report" button > select "Hardware" on the left and check what it says for 'Model Identifier' on the right.
Q. So what's new in the new Mac versions?
A. Well actually not a lot. In fact in many instances the software is worse off with many features being removed.
Q. What's been removed?
A. This is not a definitive list but what we currently know has been removed includes:
    Provide direct feedback to Apple about any missing features in iMovie that affect you here and be sure to let us know too.
    Provide direct feedback to Apple about any missing features in GarageBand that affect you here and be sure to let us know too.
  • Aperture photos no longer appear in Media Library
  • Pages
    • No non-contiguous text selection
    • No outline view
    • No customisable Toolbar
    • Some templates missing
    • No captured pages
    • No ability to reorganise pages by drag and drop
    • Cannot duplicate pages
    • No subscript/superscript buttons
    • No select all instances of a particular Style
    • Zoom level of document no longer remembered
    • No facing pages
    • No Inspector panel
    • Ability to place images in headers and footers removed
    • Speech-to-Text doesn't work
    • No save as/export to rich text format (RTF)
    • No linked text boxes
    • Advanced Find & Replace e.g. for invisibles
    • No vertical ruler
    • No layout breaks
    Provide direct feedback to Apple about the missing features in Pages that affect you here.
  • Numbers
    • No drop down menus to format cells or charts
    • No Inspector panel
    • Cell fills now limited to 48 colours/images (120 previously)
    Provide direct feedback to Apple about the missing features in Numbers that affect you here.
  • Keynote
    • No formatting bar
    • Perspective animation removed
    • Links to Numbers file no longer work
    • Presenter Display options are missing
    • Quicktime export no longer skips skipped slides or allows manual advance
    • Links to other slideshows no longer work
    • Smart builds do not work
    • No customisable Toolbar
    • No build markers
    • No ready to advance
    • No manual advancing option when you export to a movie file
    • Massive removal of Applescript facilities
    • Paste and match style removed
    • Keynote (and Quicktime) no longer supporting animations with transparent backgrounds
    • Alt key + arrows no longer duplicates an object
    • Cannot copy-paste from keynote to illustrator as vector graphics
    • No Inspector panel
    Provide direct feedback to Apple about the missing features in Keynote that affect you here.
Q. So what's the point of the new Mac versions?
Q. Are the new Mac versions compatible with their iOS counterparts?
A. The new versions are OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatible and also they are fully compatible with the latest iOS 7 versions of the iOS apps (see below).
Q. Will those missing features return?
A. On the 6th November 2013 Apple officially posted a public support article outlining why they had made the technical requirement to remove features ("These applications were rewritten from the ground up to be fully 64-bit and to support a unified file format between OS X and iOS 7 versions, as well as iWork for iCloud beta") and what features they were planning to add back in over time. You can read that article here.
Q. Are the new Mac versions compatible with the older iLife 11 and iWork 09 applications?
A. Basic file compatibility is available (but watch those missing features - see above) with iLife + iWork 2013 applications including the ability to open older files in the new applications and the ability to downsave/export new files to the older application.
Q. Can I still use the old versions of the software?
A. Yes. iWork applications can be found (or put) in a folder e.g. iWork 09 and iLife applications can be put in a folder e.g. iLife 11.
Q. I have a really old version of iPhoto (version 7 or earlier). Is it a problem to upgrade?
A. The upgrade isn't free but Apple has released a free iPhoto Library Upgrader 1.1 utility that will update your iPhoto library ready for use with iPhoto Photos.
Q. What are the alternatives to the new dumbed down Mac versions?
  • Alternatives to iMovie:
    • Adobe Premiere Elements 2018 Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA
    • Final Cut Pro X Buy it now on the Mac App Store
  • Alternatives to iPhoto:
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018 Buy it now at Amazon UK Buy it now at Amazon USA v15 Buy it now on the Mac App Store
  • Alternatives to GarageBand:
    • Logic Pro X Buy it now on the Mac App Store
  • Alternatives to Pages:
  • Alternatives to Numbers:
  • Alternatives to Keynote:
Q. How much are iMovie / iPhoto / GarageBand / Pages / Numbers / Keynote for iOS?
A. They cost: NOTE: All six applications are FREE when you buy any new iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
NOTE: If you previously purchased any of the above (older versions of) the applications individually from the App Store the upgrade to the new version is FREE.
Q. What are the new iOS 7 version numbers?
A. They are:
  • iMovie v2.0
  • iPhoto v2.0
  • GarageBand v2.0
  • Pages v2.0
  • Numbers v2.0
  • Keynote v2.0
Q. Wasn't there an additional app for Keynote?
A. Yes. There is an app called "Keynote Remote". It used to cost money but it has now become FREE Get it now on the App Store

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