Scrapbook Review

The marketing blurb that accompanies iScrapbook says that it’s for “novice and professional scrapbookers”. Hold the phone a minute, there are people who make a living from scrapbooking? If that’s true, iScrapbook is the tool they’d use.

Ostensibly a dedicated desktop publishing program, it enables you to create scrapbooks from your virtual keepsakes. It’s primarily focused on arranging digital images in a form you can show to others. Your images are automatically loaded from iPhoto, while the package boasts 40,000 clip art items to decorate and enhance your layouts. Most of the tool’s secondary features are dedicated to photo processing and adding vector decoration to these pages. Photos can be dynamically cropped in the main window too, and everything happens in one document view – making it intuitive and easy.

Whether your scrapbook is destined for print or will remain virtual, the drag-and-drop environment makes it simple to build pages with photos, text, clip art and vector shape decoration. There are predefined themes to get you started.

OUR VERDICT

iScrapbook is well-designed, slick and easy to use. It may take out the fun of what is in essence a craft-based hobby, but iScrapbook is very good at what it does.

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