What is digital scrapbooking? What software do I need for digital scrapbooking?
Some digital scrapbookers may combine digital elements into traditional page layouts--printing and cutting out digital photos, paper, clip art and journal notes--and pasting them together in a tangible layout. Others prefer to work completely with digital content, creating the layout entirely on the computer. Digital scrapbook layouts can be printed and placed in an album, or they may be left as digital files which can be shared electronically via email, the Web or on disc.
Most digital scrapbookers work with a photo editing program such as Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, or Microsoft Digital Image Suite. However, illustration software such as CorelDRAW and page layout software such as Microsoft Publisher can also be used. There is even software designed specifically for the craft of digital scrapbooking. Essentially, you can use any software that allows you to work with layered objects, and supports the PNG file format. PNG files are preferred for digital scrapbooking because they allow the use of transparency in a high quality, true color format.
For a more detailed look at digital scrapbooking, see A Beginner's Reference to Digital Scrapbooking and explore the digital scrapbooking resources in the links below.