Sunday, November 14, 2010

Digital Scrapbook Artist 2

Digital Scrapbook Artist 2
Created by Serif

imageAbout the product

Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 has been specifically tailored with the digital scrapbooker in mind and contains all the tools and features you need to create your best scrapbooks yet.

  • Create scrapbooks, cards and loads more
  • Extremely easy and fun to use
  • Create your own kits from items you’ve made or downloaded
  • Powerful PhotoLab to edit your photos
  • Digital crafting tools like scissors, stencils and brushes
  • Upload designs for free at DaisyTrail

My Thoughts

I scrapbook – not as often as I would like too but I do.    I wish I had more time in my hands to advance my planned pages but homeschooling four kids take time and it is a priority.

So when I discovered digital scrapbooking this year I wanted to learn more about it.   I approached Serif to see if I could review their Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 and they agreed.

The software itself is quite easy to use.    You can either start from a blank page and build your page from the available letters, frames, and more or you could decide to start from an already all made page and change all the pictures.

The page below is picturing the kids in their Halloween costumes back in October.    I have decided to create it from a blank page and I pick and chose the items to put on it.    It was fun to do but it is still time consuming.     Taking the time to do it on the laptop or doing it directly on paper can take as much time.  Okay… maybe doing on paper would be longer…   Nevertheless, I thought it was an easy way to share the picture sover the internet.


My second attempt was to create a page based on an already done page.    I only changed the pictures.   It was fast and easy to do.   If you’re in a hurry I suggest that you consider this option to create a scrapbook page.   The pictures were taken in Elliot Lake, ON while we were there during a contract my husband was doing.   


Whether you decide to use digital scrapbooking in a fast way to produce scrapbook page or just to play with it and make your own, I think that it has many positive aspects.   However, I was a bit disappointed when I realized that to get the rest of the possible pages, lettering, frames and so on, I will have to pay to get them.    I have issues with this.   A software sold for the purpose of digital scrapbooking should offer a wider range of possibilities to the buyer.   It is disappointing to learn that you have to pay more to get more items to make pages.  

I am enjoying using this software.   I am having fun creating pages for my family.  It is easy to use for anyone – adults or children.   I am thinking of introducing my kids to scrapbooking with this software.    It is a program that is versatile allowing you to cut your pictures as though you had scissors as well.   Would I buy more embellishments and materials to expand my repertoire of scrapbooks?  Probably not.   But that’s just me.

There are free kits that could be downloaded from DaisyTrail as well or you could create your own kits if you had the time.   For me it is just not possible in this time of life.   

The program also offers the possibility of editing your picture if needed be.  I have not experience with this tool yet.   But more than 70 effects are available to transform your pictures.   

If you are not gifted in putting a scrapbook together by hand,  You might want to use digital scrapbooking.   This technique is also fantastic for people who don’t want to print pictures to create their scrapbooks.  

You can purchase Digital Scrapbook artist 2 directly from Serif.  It is available for 49.99$ US.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Serif for sending me the featured product for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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