If you’re just getting started with digital scrapbooking, you probably have one central question: What software program should I use for digital scrapbooking?
The answer? It depends on what you like. Are you looking for pre-designed, non-customizable templates where you just drop in your photos and you’re done? Are you more interested in endless creative options and the ability to control every aspect of your layout? Or are you somewhere in between?
Digital scrapbooking programs are available in a range of levels of creative flexibility and control. Typically, the more control a user has, the more difficult the program is to use and the more time it takes to finish a page. Programs that offer little to no customization options are much easier to learn and quicker to use. You’ll often find this sort of software on photo book websites, where you simply drop your photos into the predefined spaces in the set of layouts you choose, but the downside to these types of programs is that you may be stuck with a title, pattern, or accents that just don’t work with the story you want to tell.
If you’re looking for a happy medium, one that’s both fast and flexible, try Studio J® online design software by Close To My Heart. Studio J software has just five steps from beginning to end: Photos, Kits, Patterns, Personalize, and Buy. After uploading your pictures, you choose the paper kit and layout pattern that best fit your photos, then drop your photos into the photo wells. At that point, you can decide to use the pre-placed default accents to finish your layout right there (that’s where the “fast” comes in).
And here’s the flexible part: In the Personalize step, you have all kinds of options. Use all or part of the toggle accents, or toggle them off and add your own. Rotate or swap the pages to get a different look for the pattern. Add embellishments, journaling, and a title. Swap paper around in your layout to get just the right look. You can even distress the surface or edges of the paper using a variety of “ink” colors. You have an amazing array of options, if you’re feeling creative. But if you’re in a hurry, you can finish up a professional-looking layout in under ten minutes!
Are you ready to see for yourself how fast and flexible Studio J really is? C’mon into the studio! You can create an account right away, or just go on in and start playing around—and create an account when you’re ready to save a layout. There’s no charge for the software; you only pay for the prints you purchase. And since Studio J is online, you can access it from any computer connected to the Internet! So what are you waiting for? Enter Studio J now to find out if Studio J offers you the ease and speed you need in your busy life, coupled with the creative flexibility you crave.