I am not a designer but I bought it and have been playing with it. It is so much better I can't believe it. I have been working on a "Life Book" for my parents (a lot of the reason I have been absent). So far I have over 80 pages and in old SBM I could only have 2-4 pages in one album or it would give the out of memory error so I have a lot of albums. In this version I already have imported 10 pages and it still moves around good and no memory errors. I can import a whole album not just a page at a time; I can publish one page at a time instead of only the whole album (different area but same thing); if I crop I can change the crop without starting all over; I love the invert shapes; there are so many improvements with text and shadows it is amazing (bending, outlining, blending colors); % or numbers in many areas for great accuracy/matching instead of guessing; and color picking.
Here is one of my lifebook pages before with v1 and after with v2. V2-the text is outlined and I used color pick to match the page and kerning. First version page "Kathleen's Family Tree" was 3 different headlines so I could get them close together. 2nd version page kerning made this much easier. Same is true on each persons stats--kerning made this much easier and better. I should have added some shadows to show you.
kirk tree v1.jpg kirk tree v2.jpg
The program runs unbelievably better!
Last edited by KPierce; 09-17-2009 at 03:12 PM.
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