With more and more scrapbookers turning to digital books, design programs have never been more popular. With built in photo editors, dozens of layout options and endless embellishments, these digital scrapbooking software programs make it easy and fun to create a digital scrapbook of your own.
Five Quality Digital Scrapbooking Programs
The best digital scrapbooking software is easy to use, contains numerous features and works on a number of platforms. Try one of these options for your own digital scrapbooks.
Serif Craft Artist 2
Serif's Craft Artist 2 is an intuitive, easy to use program that includes more than 100 different templates. Simply drag and drop photos, embellishments and text onto the page to create. Many of the templates are also customizable, letting you personalize your scrapbook any way that you like. The built-in photo editor helps to ensure all your photos look their best.
This program also includes the Digital Crafting Toolkit, complete with virtual scissors, brushes and punches to help make your own embellishments and stamps. The program retails for $39.99, and can be purchased on disc or downloaded straight to your computer.
MemoryMixer is packed full of special features beneficial to scrapbookers. Included in the hundreds of layouts and embellishments are special items like:
- Drop shadows for photos
- Zoom and crop tools
- Color matching
- Fun photo shapes
- Easy photo editing
- Shapes for text
The program also allows you to create your backgrounds for a personalized look. The drag and drop feature means that you can easily place your photos, text and embellishments right where you want them. The software can be downloaded directly onto your computer for $34.95 or purchased as a CD for $39.95
If you want templates, graphics and fun design options but can't afford to buy a new program, consider Scrapbook Flair. This free software is easy to use, provides basic photo editing capabilities and has artwork to fit almost any page theme. When you're finished you can even choose to share your project with fellow digital scrapbooking enthusiasts via the Scrapbook Flair online gallery.
Elements included in the software include:
- e-Paper backgrounds
- Dozens of different templates
- Embellishments for multiple themes
Scrapbook Boutique is a comprehensive scrapbooking program that puts hundreds of layouts, images and themes right at your fingertips. The software includes photo editing, several digital scrapbook kits to choose from by theme, layering capabilities and ways to personalize each page.
The program walks you through each design step-by-step, so even the most novice digital scrapbooker can create beautiful pages in no time. Each page is printable right from your computer, or save each page as a .jpg file for sharing or professional printing. The software retails for $29.99.
MyMemories lets you use templates to design your pages, or build your own pages from scratch for a completely custom design. The program comes with dozens of different backgrounds, images and embellishments, as well as photo editing. It also includes ways you can bundle your finished project for professional printing, so you can hold your finished work right in your hands. If printing isn't the way you want to go you can also save your work in a number of different formats, including .jpg, .png, .pdf and .svg.
The software retails for $39.97 and it can be downloaded to your computer or shipped. You also have the option of trying the software free for 30 days before you buy.
Digital Scrapbooking Made Easy
With these five programs you have the ability to create beautiful scrapbook pages with tons of options without having to visit the craft store for new embellishments or papers. Use one of their templates or customize one of your own to start scrapping in a completely new way.