what digital scrapbooking software does everyone use?

Rachelle - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 91 moms have responded )

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I am new to the digital scrapbooking world...and am wondering what software you have all bought. I bought Memory Mixer v3, and i like it. I seem to have a lot of opitions and embellishments that i cant find on the site can be easily downloaded from the internet. Does anyone have any tricks of the trade?

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Mary Jo - posted on 03/04/2010

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I use Heritage Makers Premier Studio. It is so amazing!!! You don't need to download any software and you can work on ANY computer, ANYWHERE. Studio is a unique publishing and creative center where you can create personalized storybooks, cards, canvases and other projects with over 40,000 pieced of art (new art added monthly), 1,500 simple to use templates (that can be unlocked) and story guides to help you preserve all the details. All our superior product some with our exclusive Heirloom Assurance. You can choose from a FREE basic membership or get more flexible with a Premier membership. Premier is on sale this month: 12mos of Premier + (5) 5x7 greeting cards for only $99.95 plus 25% off anything on this same order. What a deal!!

Check us out at: www.MyFamilyStories.net
Contact me: Your Personal Publishing Consultant: maryjo@myfamilystories.net

Jen - posted on 03/03/2010

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I am addicted to Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus. I use photoshop for sprucing up the photos then put them into my books. It is so easy!!

Cristine - posted on 03/03/2010

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I use Storybook Creator Plus 3.0 from Creative Memories. FYI: I am a Creative Memories Consultant in Rochester, NY. I first use their Memory Manager 3.0 to organize, edit (basic and advanced features), share, and store my 5000+ digital images. Storybook Creator Plus is very easy to use and although a manual is not needed to learn how to use the software, there are easy to follow tutorials on the website. You can create a variety of hard or softcover books, 2 different size page prints, photo panels, mugs, shirts, etc... I created a 12 x 18 calendar that is also page prints for you albums. When the year is up you tear of the top (12 x 12) portion of your calendar and put it right into an album. You can also get free pre-designed pages and free embellishments off of the website. You also get $80 of free artwork with the software. Something to definately check out! You can go to my website under digital scrapbooking and watch "Its a Digital Life" for a great overview.

www.mycmsite.com/cristinerembold OR www.creativememories.com

Annette - posted on 03/02/2010

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I have picasa 3 for my photos to put them in files keep together, but I also found another program to make slideshows with music and everthing( magix xtreme photo story on cd and dvd ) version 7

Frances - posted on 02/28/2010

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I use Creative Memories Storybook Plus Program. It's so easy to use and you can make so many things with it. I just did my first Invite 4x6 card and will pick them up today at CVS. I have also made several books as well.

Cheryl - posted on 02/26/2010

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 7. I started with 4 and just recently upgraded. I also have CS3 but spend most of my time with PSE.

Laura - posted on 02/25/2010

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I used Photoshop CS3. However you can get really good deals on Photoshop elements too.

Vicki - posted on 02/23/2010

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Hey ladies! I sstarted out with scrapbolg & Well, I felt liek I Couldnt do everythign I Wanted too (Cause I Couldnt..lol) So Now I Have Paint Shop Pro X2 & Well, I LOVE IT!!!! I Cant get away from it! :D

Julie - posted on 02/23/2010

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i dont have software for my pictures. i add things to the album pages that are about that situation. ie: weddings i would add the place name and any invitations along with pictures, table confetti etc.

Stacie - posted on 02/21/2010

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I use Scrapbook Factory Deluxe 4.0 and love it, it's very user friendly. Just curious if anyone out there using this was able to supplement it with anything off the web? I'd love to add elements to it if possible. THANKS!

Sue - posted on 02/20/2010

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I use Paint Shop Pro as I dont have the cash for Photoshop [wish I did lol] but I started out with Scrapbook Max!

Mary Lyn - posted on 02/20/2010

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This is not a software but it is an amazing site for those who use photoshop and photoshop elements. It has 1000's of papers 12x12, overlays, shapes, brushes, styles etc. and is very inexpensive compared to some of the other sites that I have seen, He just reduced the price in half to $29.

pass this site around to your friends. http://www.actionfx.com/

Jenn - posted on 02/20/2010

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I am a consultant also. I love the programs even if I was not a consultant I would not use anything else. These are the best programs I have used yet.

Jenn - posted on 02/20/2010

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I am a independant consultant for Creative Memories. I love their Storybook 3.0 program it is wonderful. It is so user friendly and you can make books or print them off yourself. check out my link. www.mycmsite.com/jenncasscles. I make an average of 2-3 books a month for various things like homeschool trips we have gone on, holidays, kids sports teams. What is nice is I make one album and can print one for anyone who wants one as well.

Laura - posted on 02/15/2010

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I use photoshop elements 4.0. You can try a free 30 day trial at www.adobe.com

Kelly - posted on 02/13/2010

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I use Creative Memories Storybook Creator 3. I love how easy it is to use and all the free downloads and tips.

Toni - posted on 02/07/2010

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I don't use software anymore because the software and all of the required digital kit downloads placed too much of a burden on my computer's hard drive. I have been using the online-based Studio at Heritage Makers...www.publishergirl.com

I absolutely LOVE the 12X12 pages that I've been making. I sold all of my software and freed my computer.

Toni

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I use the Creative Memories Storybook Creator Plus and really enjoy it. It is very user friendly. They have free downloadable themes and you can also download free content daily on their blog. It's quite fun!

Dani - posted on 02/05/2010

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I've tried many of the ones mentioned and for me the best option is Photoshop Elements. It is more versatile than many of the scrapbook programs. Other than the initial investment everything I use for my pages is free and I can find really great deals on printing pages which can't be beat by the scrapbook sites out there.

Becky - posted on 02/02/2010

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I use Photoshop but it is pricey. Photoshop Elements does a great job and is much less expensive. Be sure and look for tutorials online for any program you use. There are some great ones out there.

Mandy - posted on 02/02/2010

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I Love The Creative Memories Software too it's so easy to use and I have made some great off the page scrapbooking things with it as well including birthday party invitations, christmas present labels, labels for our kids toys storage boxes. It's great for just about anything!

Robyn - posted on 02/01/2010

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I love Blurb.com and the program I downloaded from their site. Have been using it and its updates for a couple of years now and couldn't be more pleased with the results.

Mary - posted on 01/30/2010

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I love, love, LOVE Adobe Photoshop Elements. I recently updated to version 8. There is sooo much you can do with the program it may be intimidating at first, but don't let it be. Check out NAODS.COM for free online webinars (tutorials) to learn more. Michelle is an outstanding instructor. Hope this helps.

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I also use the Creative Memories programs. For full disclosure, I'm a consultant. That being said - the program is easy to use and very versatile. You can make books, page prints (to pint anywhere), invitations,ect. If you want to see all it can do either visit my blog (http://scraphappychristinescorner.blogsp...) or www.mycmsite.com/cchaillet.

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If you are looking for a program for creating pages, Adobe Photoshop Elements are great programs, and most of the versions from 5 up do about the same things with a few variations. You do need to get some training to use all the features well. It seems we often miss out on the cool things a program does unless we have some instruction. Look for tutorials online to help you. If you want kits, watch for the free ones. They are everywhere and are usually extremely user friendly. Chose a blog you like and start jumping around to the others they suggest. You will be amazed at how much you can learn that way.

Terry - posted on 01/28/2010

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go to www.smilebox.com and try it i love it have made many scrapbooks from it. it is well worth the 5dollars a month.

Paula - posted on 01/28/2010

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I use creative memories software. Memory Manager & Storybook Creator. The Memory Manager organizer all you digital photos and makes it extremely easy to find a picture of a group of pictures I want. The Storybook creator is fabulous. Go to their website and check it out for yourself. creativememories.com. There's tons of quick training videos to help you through anything. It's very user friendly even to the not so savy computer users.

Tricia - posted on 01/27/2010

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I bought two programs the first one is Scrapbook Factory Deluxe 4.0 and Halmark Scrapbook Studio 3.0. My favorite is the first one. I have created many projects from this program. It is very user friendly, and has so many additions to it.

Diane - posted on 01/26/2010

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I use Heritage Makers. It is really easy to use. The nice thing is you don't have to download any software to your computer. It is all web based and even your photos and projects are stored on their servers. No software to buy and bog up your computer. You can check it out at www.photocreations4you.com. The member ship is only $8.32 a month until the end of January, then it goes up toit's regular price of $9.95 a month. But, still really cheap compared to others.

Rachel - posted on 01/26/2010

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I agree with fawn. They just came out with a Digital Scrapbook Artist (DSA) 2 so the first one is really cheap now, I was able to find mine for on $23 new from Amazon.com. I am brand new to digital scrapbooking but this program is just too easy to use and it makes amazing pages. Highly recommended! And the free downloads on daisytrail.com are awesome too but I think that they can be used with most programs but are easiest with DSA.

Fawn - posted on 01/26/2010

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I personally love Photoshop, but another fantastic program I use is Serif's Digital Scrapbook Artist. The price is reasonable and it does tons of stuff, plus they have free kits you can download on the daisytrail.com website. Plus you can add in all your own stuff to create your own kits. Pretty sweet. Ü

Elizabeth - posted on 01/25/2010

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i use scrapbook factory deluxe i love it and there are so many things you can do even start w a blank page and make your own or use what they offer to use

Gail - posted on 01/25/2010

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I have used Creative Memories Memory Manager and Storybook Creator Plus. Both are very user friendly (easy) to use and cost is minimal compared to some of the other things out there.

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Hi Rachelle! I started out with the program that came with my scanner - ArcSoft - but now am completely addicted to Photoshop!! I know other people that use Corel Painter but personally I am more than happy with Photoshop

Mathilda - posted on 01/23/2010

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Well personally I was using Paint for a while believe it or not on a really old computer. Then my husband bought me a awesome laptop and my dad got me Photoshop. I haven't tried other programs yet.

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