Scrapbooking Software for the Mac

Put down the scissors and keep your memories digitally

Computer scrapbooking journal free: Mac

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Forget paper, glue, and glitter. Go digital. This scrapbooking software for the Mac helps you organize, edit, and arrange your photos, add journaling, and print photo albums, scrapbooks, and other other projects.

Lasting Impressions on Paper: MemoryMixer

MemoryMixer

What We Like

  • Download online or buy a CD.

  • Feature-rich.

What We Don't Like

  • Site isn't user-friendly.

  • Not compatible with Yosemite.

A top-rated PC and Mac digital scrapbooking software title, you can use InstaMix to let the software arrange elements on the page for you. Use the templates or arrange everything from scratch. Print up to full 8.5" x 11" (landscape) or 12" x 12" (square) pages, create a CD, make albums with hundreds of pages.

Avanquest/Nova Development: Photo Explosion

Photo Explosion

What We Like

  • Large font and graphic library.

  • Easy to use.

What We Don't Like

  • May frequently crash.

  • Limited print options.

This print creativity software from Nova Development helps you create all kinds of projects including business cards, iron-on transfers, and greeting cards. It also includes a new collection of digital scrapbook templates and embellishments. Import photos from your iPhoto library. Includes thousands of graphics and hundreds of fonts in addition to all the templates.

Chronos: iScrapbook

iSkrapbooking

What We Like

  • Custom color schemes.

  • Photo analyzer.

What We Don't Like

  • Limited new features.

  • Some tools are clunky.

From Chronos, iScrapbook supports both 8.5"x11" and 12"x12" formats or custom templates, offers direct access to your albums in Photos, and comes with its own collection of 40,000+ pictures and clip art images. Some of the photo editing and layout tools include cropping, brightness/contrast/sharpness controls, transparency, shadows, layers, masks, and one-click special effects.

Smilebox

Smilebox

What We Like

  • Fast and easy to use.

  • Create custom collages.

What We Don't Like

  • Templates aren't highly editable.

  • Must subscribe to premium service for more designs.

For emailing your scrapbook design or posting to Facebook, it's a free service. Buy the premium version of your layout, and you can print it at home or save as a JPG. Or, purchase a club membership (monthly fee) for access to more designs, unlimited. Other Smilebox services include slideshows and greeting cards.