I am surprised by the sheer number of photo effects included with CraftArtist 2. For example, you can cut out figures from images and place them on the page as separate objects. The downside is that CraftArtist's photo editing module has a pretty intimidating interface with lots of tabs and buttons, similar to professional image editing software like Photoshop. There's definitely a learning curve here.
Printing and Exporting Unlike most of the other digital scrapbooking programs I've reviewed, CraftArtist isn't backed by a professional printing company. That's a big problem for anyone looking for a seamless scrapbooking experience. Your only options are to print at home or export your project as a BMP, JPG, PNG, SVG, TIF, or WDP file. You could also export it as a PDF and send the finished file to a printing service yourself.
Start ScrapbookingSerif CraftArtist 2 Professional is a remarkable piece of software. It has all the features you could possibly want and more. I'm especially impressed because it looks and feels as capable as high-end photo editing software, at a fraction of the price. But it doesn't get an Editors' Choice award because it lacks a photo-printing service to deliver a professionally printed product to your doorstep. It's also not for novices and is surprisingly reliant on downloadable extras for even basic functions.
If you're comfortable with professional image editing software and are looking to go your own way on a scrapbook project, Serif CraftArtist 2 Professional is an excellent choice. Otherwise, look to the highly automated Foto.com or our Editors' Choice winner, MyMemories 5. 2b1af7f3a8