I LOVE scrapbooking! Putting all of our pictures beautifully into a book so that they can be treasured for years and years to come. Back before I had kids I would make scrapbooks for Christmas presents, every big event in our life, baby books, and much more. I love the process, putting everything together, finding all of the different embellishments to put on the pages, editing and choosing the pictures.....but......the time that has to go into all of that I just dont have any more with two crazy energetic boys!Which means that ALL of my scrapbooking sits upstairs not being used.....
I think the last thing that I scrapbooked was back when Monkey was maybe 6 months old.....ahem.....and he is now three and a half years old. I just dont have the hours that it takes to put into getting everything together and building the pages.
I have always wanted to try out a digital scrapbooking program to see if it is any easier and quicker than traditional scrapbooking. I was excited when I heard from My Memories about reviewing their "My Memories Suite" scrapbooking software.
Things that I like about the software:
I love that you can go in quickly and make up a scrapbooking page, calendar, photo book, or anything else like that and never have to print out a picture to use. There are a bunch of free pages, embelishments, scrapbooking kids, templates, and mush much more that make it to where you can get your Christmas cards or scrapbook made without ever having to go to the store and buy stickers, pictures, or papers.
My Memories has a Store online where you can go in and buy any specific things that you are wanting, papers you need to make your scrapbook, or really anything else you need.
If the program works right you could really save a ton of time and get your scrapbooking done in a fraction of the time.
Things that I don't like about the program:
I have had quite a bit of troubles with the program. It partly had to do with the fact that my computer died a few days after I received the program so I COMPLETELY had to re-install it on my computer and after that it never seemed to work correctly. It is not made to where you can just save it to your hard drive or on a SD card and then transfer it over to a different computer if needed. You have to literally download the program fresh and it is not a short process. I think that it took a total of 4-5 hours to completely re-download just the program on my new computer and that doesn't include anything else that goes with the program.
Also when you go in and choose which of the pages and embellishments that you want to download/buy you cant just choose which ones you want and download them all in one batch. When you are first starting out if you are downloading all of the free things that you can get and then buying some too you have to seperately download each thing and there is no way to mark which ones that you have downloaded already......so you just have to guess at it. It takes a long time to go all of the way down the list and get everything downloaded one at a time.
Last thing is that I wish that when you created scrapbook pages that you had different options for how you wanted to save the actual file. The program saves it as a .png file and I cant find a way to let you change it. I tried re-saving it and changing the type of file that it is but there was only one option. That kind of file isnt even recognised if you are wanting to use Picasa to edit it at all. I am not sure how it works when you are wanting to print it but I am assuming that there is some way to change it.....I just havnt found it yet.
Will I be using the program to do my scrapbooking? Maybe. I have had a lot of trouble with it not recognizing files, the program looking for files in the wrong places so that it never finds what you are looking for......I might eventually use it if I have time to go in and figure out what is messing up.
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