Apple has announced that iLife '09 is available from today, 27 January, featuring upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand.

Apple promises "breakthrough new ways" to organise and manage photos, create movies and learn to play music.

iPhoto '09 adds "Faces" and "Places" as new ways to organise and manage photos while iMovie '09 gets a new "Precision Editor" feature, video stabilisation, advanced drag and drop, and animated travel maps.

GarageBand '09 introduces a new way to learn to play piano and guitar with 18 basic lessons and optional lessons from artists such as Norah Jones and Sting.

iLife '09 also includes iWeb '09 for authoring custom websites and iDVD '09 for creating DVDs.

iLife '09 goes on sale for £69 through Apple's online store, retail stores and resellers.

Those who want to upgrade and bought iLife '08 on or after 6 January can do so for £7.95.