PhotoExpress My Scrapbook
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When I wrote the first review, I had sat and designed away for hours, enthralled with the program. The next day though, when I tried to print those pages out, trouble was found. When I send a 12" page to print, the program superimposes on my page four red lines, which tech support claims are Print Margins. These margins are at the top, left and right edges of the page correctly. But the bottom "margin" is at least a 1/2" too high. I have written many emails to tech support and while the first two were at least answered (though no solution was offered) the rest have gone unanswered (even though I wrote I would come back here and warn fellow scrapbookers!) Tech support verified that this "margin" line is not changeable, moveable, or removeable, but that's it. They have been unable to tell me how to get a 12" page to print top to bottom. Therefore, since recieving this program I have not been able to print so much as a single 12x12" page. Not one.
I also discovered a design flaw in the text box. The text box is very small and only displays two lines of type, about 20 characters per line. This was fine for making captions under photo's. But the first time I tried to journal a story, it was a mess. Lines will continue to type indefinately so you have to hit 'Enter' to drop down to the next line, but since you only see 20 characters or so in the text box, you can't line up the lines in the paragraph as you can't tell where the other lines end.
Being unable to journal or print has forced me to go back to my other programs.Read more ›
First off, it works and it has tech support (something USC doesn't do and doesn't have). I contacted tech support to question something prior to buying and they emailed me back in two days.
Next, you can actually design and print on 12" x 12" paper (something you can't do with either of the other programs...no, you can't do it with CPA, their claim is totally misleading...it prints strips and corner objects on a 8 1/2 x11" page and you cut them out and paste them on 12" paper..there is no way to design your own 12" pages with that program).
As if that's not enough, the design capabilites are seemingly limitless. Each "area" (for instance, masks) gave a dozen or so basic templates, but then you have the option of changing them in limitless ways (such as color, transparency, focus, edges, etc.) I was boggled by the many options, and ways to transform those options, giving me limitless possibilities. Text options alone were amazing...wrapping text around the edges of the paper, warping, transforming, texturizing...it just went on and on. Background textures, colors, tiles, frames... it too, seemed limitless.
The clip art that comes with it is kinda hokey, but I had no problem cutting and pasting from my own collection and then using the programs options to resize or shadow it. You can even change the transparency of clip art. Amazing.
So, as far as I can see, this is a wonderful program.
Clipart is very limited and there is no way to import your own clipart unless you copy/paste from another program. Same with backgrounds, very limited ... no way of importing your own collection to use. I expected that their site would have heaps more templates and goodies to download and they have SOME stuff but it is nothing to write home about and the file sizes are huge for just a handful of add-ons.
I don't mind using it but I find it very fiddly and dicky when it comes to completing the most basic task such as making something transparent or just creating an everyday shape like a triangle. I'd really like to be able to get my hands on some more templates but just can't seem to find any apart from the limited addition on their site.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I just got off the phone with a Hobby Lobby manager who thankfully will allow me to exchange this product, which I'm going to do first thing tommorow. Read morePublished on March 7, 2003 by Fed Up
I've just started using this and it's not bad. I did have to read some instructions to find the parts I wanted to use (I hate to read instructions), but so far so good. Read morePublished on January 14, 2003 by FL Girl
I use to cut and paste pictures by hand for Creative Memories. Now i can do all my scrapbooking on my computer and print it out. Read morePublished on June 5, 2002 by LoveThyNeighbor
This was the first scrapbook program I bought and the first thing I noticed was that it doesn't come with much of a manual. Read morePublished on May 6, 2002 by Kathy Kubo
Easy to use, (would prefer more advanced user ability to manipulate the templates) and great for the beginner.Published on December 17, 2001 by ChiefLaughALot
I should start by saying that I love using software to scrapbook. I've used Creative Photo Albums for years. Read morePublished on October 28, 2001 by MysteryPoodle