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Pros / You can customize photo albums using a selection of hundreds of templates.

Cons / The program doesn’t allow you to add hyperlinks, background music or video clips to a photo album.

 Verdict / This easy-to-use program gives you all the creative tools and options you need to document and share photos in a way that reflects your personality.

TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Editor’s Note: The manufacturer has notified us that a new version of this product will be released in 2017. We will update the review when we refresh this site. For now, you can still read our original review below.

Given the limited digital scrapbooking options for Mac software, MyMemories Suite truly stands out. It is one of the most functional, intuitive and versatile Mac digital scrapbooking software packages available. It is easy to share with friends, given its fantastic import and output features, though we would have liked to see better connectivity to social media sites. It has stellar editing tools that are easy to use. While this software lacks the ability to add music and video, it has all of the essential design features to create attractive, diverse photo albums. The interface is modern and the templates are attractive and highly adaptable to your personal style. You have a plethora of predesigned kits that you can edit to your liking and give a personal touch.

Because of its balance of functionality, design tools and creative prowess, MyMemories Suite has earned our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award. It is a feature-packed application that is well-suited for the majority of scrapbookers.

  • Design Quality
  • Photo Editor Quality
  • Photo Effects
  • Free Kits
  1. Overall quality of accessible designs.
    Higher is Better.
  2. 1  MyMemories Suite
    91.0 %
  3. 97.0 %
  4. 99.0 %
  5. Category Average
    89.17 %

Design Quality

The first thing you’ll notice about MyMemories Suite when beginning a project is the huge selection of papers and templates that are available. And you can buy even more in its design shop. Once you’ve settled on a template and background, you can continue the creative process by adding images, drop shadows, text and embellishments. You can even change the background if you’ve decided on a different color scheme. To keep everything in line, we suggest using the rulers and snap-to guides in the workspace.

A strength of MyMemories Suite is the number of predesigned kits you can access through this software. There are significantly more kit options than any software we reviewed. These kits have predesigned templates around themes like holidays, birthdays and travel. While you can design your own, it’s nice to have a wide selection of template options that will save you time and effort. You can create an entire album around the same theme or vary the theme as you wish. MyMemories template options are highly customizable and will allow you to adapt each kit to your personality and style.

Unfortunately, this program doesn’t allow you to add hyperlinks to projects or add music or video clips for a multimedia experience. This is the biggest drawback of the software and it does limit its overall versatility, but for people whose focus is on creating attractive photo pages to share with friends and family, this software is a great option.

Editing Tools

MyMemories Suite has plenty of quality editing tools to touch up photos and enhance the overall look of the page. This software didn’t rank highest among its competitors in terms of the quality of the overall photo editing tools, but it performed well. It has all the essential elements you need to improve the look of your photos and the layout design.

You can use the editing tools and design elements to create a photo album from scratch or work off of a kit that provides thematic templates. In addition to letting you add effects like touching up wrinkles (or adding them, if you are so inclined) and red eye reduction, you can add drop shadows on the page to give dimension and contrast. You can also pull colors from one part of the project to another, to create precisely matched images and give your photo album a consistent look. This scrapbook software for Mac may not have the most extensive box of editing tools, but the tools it has are extremely effective.

Publishing & Sharing

MyMemories Suite makes sharing finished photobooks and other items with friends and family almost effortless once you’ve done it once or twice. A plethora of export options are at your fingertips whether you want to share a page or the entire photobook. When exporting as an image, you can’t save a photobook in a complete book; you’ll have to save each individual page as a JPG, PDF, PNG or SVG. If you want something a little more substantial, MyMemories has an in-house printing service that can turn your projects into photobooks, calendars and greeting cards.

We tested the online download service by both downloading the software and purchasing new pages. We did not experience any problems during the download process, and we received our verification emails almost instantly. We also went to MyMemories’ website and downloaded one of the free pages. The only thing to note here is that you need to create an account before you can receive your free download. What we liked is that the free template pages are downloaded directly to the software, so when you go to the software it is already in the template file.

You aren't limited to purchasing or using templates from MyMemories Suite’s arsenal. The program is quite flexible in the files it allows you to work with. You can import papers, embellishments and templates from other sources.

Ease of Use

The developers of MyMemories Suite have truly done a fantastic job in creating Mac scrapbooking software that is easy to use. This software ranked highest in terms of ease of use and in fact chalked up the only perfect score in our comparison.

Even with the extreme ease of use, learning the different tools, options and design elements requires a learning curve, as should be expected, but with a little experience you can easily master this program. We were able to install the program quickly without any major hurdles. Searching for graphics to add to your album, whether you’re using images in the program or browsing for them in your personal files, is very intuitive. Tools like drag and drop, right-click functionality (open apple click) and auto-fill add to the easy-to-use interface.

Help & Support

When using brand new software, we find diving in head first to be the best way to get a feel for it. Once your hair is wet, it’s time to consult the user manual for specific questions. MyMemories has a user manual that you can review, or you can head straight to the online support page. The help section of the software is pretty comprehensive, covering everything from installation questions to how to add word art. If you’re more of a visual learner, there are video tutorials on MyMemories Suite’s website or its YouTube channel. There is also a blog where the latest product updates, patches and upgrade options are first announced. If you need one-on-one support, you can contact representatives through email, the Facebook page or via the user forum.

Summary

MyMemories Suite is one of the best Mac scrapbooking software packages on the market and worth a serious look for anyone interested in creating attractive, customizable photo albums. In a short amount of time you can create a stunning scrapbook documenting your family’s memories. The user interface fluidly guides you around a workspace, where you can add elements, alter templates and insert pictures. You’ll have hundreds of template options and quality editing tools to shape them to your personality. You can adjust templates or start from scratch, and the only thing you really have to worry about is choosing a template from the vast selection.

MyMemories Suite 7 Visit Site