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Nathan Hill1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I know the official system requirements say you need 10.5.6 for iLife 09 but wondered if iPhoto 09 on its own was comaptible with 10.4.11
  • Sunny's mommy Level 2 Level 2 (470 points)
    I don't think you can use iPhoto '09 with Tiger. I'm running Tiger on my main computer and just out of curiousity, I inserted the install disc. I got an error message saying that I can't install iLife '09 on a computer running Tiger.
  • amcclain00 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Leopard is required for iLife 09. Apple does have a bundle set - Leopard with iLife and iWork - for a very good price. I had to upgrade to Leopard.

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB997Z/A

    Message was edited by: amcclain00
  • Andrew Jung1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    It may be interesting to try and see if you can install the individual packages of the iLife applications on 10.4.11.

    I'm going to try tonight to see if it is possible.

    As an aside, I was able to install the iLife '08 (iPhoto and iWeb) on a iBook 500 MHz G3 by putting the G3 in target disk mode and then booting it from my iBook G4 and installing the individual packages.

    Cheers, Andrew.
  • vladcampos Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hi, could you instal iLife 09 on your iBook G4? Apple system requirements for iMovie is an "Intel-based Mac, Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster), or iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster)", but can you install the other apps or the installation will block you because of iMovie?

    I have a iBook G4 (1.2 GHz with 1.25 GB of memory) running Leopard and would love to have the new iPhoto on it. Please let me know if you could install just iPhoto on your G4.

    Thanks!
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,895 points)
    Andrew

    Let us know how you get on. However, I’ve seen reports that 09 uses Core Image Libraries not available in the OS before 10.5.

    Regards

    TD
  • Andrew Jung1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Hello vladcampos,
    this is what you get when you try to install iLife '09 on the iBook G4 (my case a 1.45 GHz).

    iLife '09 Installer says:
    *iMovie ’09 will not be installed on your computer.*
    +iMovie ’09 requires a Mac computer with a graphics card that is compatible with Core Image. These include all systems with an Intel processor, or Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster) or an iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster). See www.apple.com/ilife/systemrequirements.html for requirements.+

    +Installation of the other iLife ’09 applications will proceed.+
    OK


    Hope that helps you. So unless you need iMove '09, I think you're good to go. Don't forget you can always download iMovie 6 here: http://support.apple.com/downloads/iMovieHD_6_0_2Combo

    Cheers, Andrew.
  • Andrew Jung1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Hi Terence,
    I haven't tried installing this yet on the 10.4.11 machine yet. I want to back up all of my iPhoto Libraries first before I do this.

    I'll let you know what I find out.

    Cheers, Andrew.
  • Scrapgirl1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am considering upgrading to Leopard & iLife, and I was reading online for the required hardware to do this, and it had mentioned that the Time Machine Hard Drive was also required to run Leopard OSX...is this correct?

    I have an imac 5.1, with an OS X, version (10.4.11) operating system and I am hoping that it is all upgradable, so any information anyone can post would be greatly appreciated!

    THX in advance!
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,895 points)
    No, a “Time Machine Hard Drive” is not necessary for 10.5. However, an external HD is needed for using the Time Machine feature.

    IF you’re not planning on using TM then you don’t need that HD.

    Regards

    TD
  • Scrapgirl1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, for the info, TD! I am reading many mixed reviews for ilife 09 and I am still undecided whether I want to upgrade. It sounds like many of the new features are causing more frustration than ease of use, so I will have to think more about it. Any advice?
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (61,340 points)
    IMHO iPhoto '09 is one of the cleanest major upgrades I have ever seen - it seems to have cured a lot of old problems and introduces few new ones - and the user interface is very well thought out - you do need to take a few minutes to learn it but it is easy and intuitive for the most part

    And remember that this is an emergency room so everyone here is here because they have a problem - it is certainly not a representative sample

    I see far fewer initial problems than I saw with iPhoto '08

    LN
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,895 points)
    For me, this is a solid upgrade. I’ve little enough interest in either the Faces or Places - but then I keyword extensively. However, I am mightily impressed with how good the Faces feature is. I have some 5,200 pics of my daughter in the Library. These range from portraits to shots where she’s in the distance, in the background. I’m still confirming, but so far it’s managed to offer me 1800 pics if her for me to approve.

    I think the slideshows are an improvement too and the little nips and tucks in the UI are good too. I can see some folks are annoyed at the loss of the Random transition, but I never used it, so no problem for me there.

    Regards

    TD
  • chris.zurada Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So, did anybody try to install iLife on Tiger?
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (128,895 points)
    It doesn’t work.

    Regards

    TD
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