updated 12:30 pm EST, Mon November 24, 2008
iScrapbook 2.0 ships
Chronos LC has released iScrapbook 2.0, with over 15 new features for its digital scrapbook management software. The software now bundles art elements into "iScrapKits," with a browser for quickly locating specific elements. The app also produces two-page spreads and has a two-page column view, allowing people to see pages side-by-side for preview of final book output. Six new shapes for cropping photos are included, specially geared towards using custom photo corners; multiple objects can now be resized without being grouped, and pages can be previewed with "trim to page," hiding elements that go off-page.
Other additions include animated full-screen slideshows, album export to TIFF, JPG, PNG and PDF, and two new tools for pasting and scrolling. Exports, page loading and printing should all be faster. Chronos is also presenting a new iScrapbook.com store, where artwork is sold in the iScrapKit format.
The app loads iPhoto libraries automatically, and can print in 8.5x11- and 12x12-inch scrapbook formats. Over 100 image masks and over 30 special effects are incorporated. iScrapbook requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later, and is now available for $50.