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MyMemories Suite 9 Review

MyMemories is a well-known program for scrapbookers, but MyMemories Suite 9 is also a fantastic photo collage software program. In a matter of minutes, you can transform a folder of photos into a collage.

5 Star Rating

Our Verdict

MyMemories Suite has a template selection, customization options and an assortment of embellishments that are unmatched.

For

  • You can customize your collage or scrapbook page to any dimension.

Against

  • There is no way to see individual layers, which makes grabbing secondary layers difficult.
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This window greets you when you open MyMemories Suite.

This window greets you when you open MyMemories Suite.
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MyMemories Suite's collage templates cover a variety of events and themes.

MyMemories Suite's collage templates cover a variety of events and themes.
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MyMemories Suite comes with a handful of backgrounds. You can find more free backgrounds on the website.

MyMemories Suite comes with a handful of backgrounds. You can find more free backgrounds on the website.
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MyMemories give you access to additional graphics kits directly from within the software.

MyMemories give you access to additional graphics kits directly from within the software.
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You can use MyMemory Suite's color palette to choose and insert any color you want.

You can use MyMemory Suite's color palette to choose and insert any color you want.
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You can change the color of any background within MyMemories Suite.

You can change the color of any background within MyMemories Suite.
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MyMemories Suite gives you automatic adjustment options for any background.

MyMemories Suite gives you automatic adjustment options for any background.
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The program comes with a handful of embellishments but you can download more for free from MyMemory Suite's website.

The program comes with a handful of embellishments but you can download more for free from MyMemory Suite's website.
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MyMemories Suite content is all searchable so you can find the design elements you need quickly.

MyMemories Suite content is all searchable so you can find the design elements you need quickly.
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You can use MyMemories Suite's tools to flip or rotate images and text.

You can use MyMemories Suite's tools to flip or rotate images and text.
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You can add and edit text using MyMemories Suite.

You can add and edit text using MyMemories Suite.
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There are a number of word art options within MyMemories Suite.

There are a number of word art options within MyMemories Suite.
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There are hundreds if not thousands of free shapes available for MyMemories Suite.

There are hundreds if not thousands of free shapes available for MyMemories Suite.
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There are hundreds of free and purchasable kits on MyMemories Suite's website.

There are hundreds of free and purchasable kits on MyMemories Suite's website.
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You can search by artist when looking for additional kits on MyMemories Suite's website.

You can search by artist when looking for additional kits on MyMemories Suite's website.
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There are plenty of designs for specific occasions like baby showers.

There are plenty of designs for specific occasions like baby showers.
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MyMemories offers several embellishments for any theme.

MyMemories offers several embellishments for any theme.
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The design kits you purchase on MyMemories Suite's website become part of your collection.

The design kits you purchase on MyMemories Suite's website become part of your collection.
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You can find video tutorials on MyMemories Suites website.

You can find video tutorials on MyMemories Suites website.

MyMemories is a well-known program for scrapbookers, but MyMemories Suite 9 is also a fantastic photo collage software program. In a matter of minutes, you can transform a folder of photos into a collage. Because of its easy-to-use interface, plethora of templates and quality design tools, we've awarded MyMemories Suite our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award.

When you initially download the software, there are a limited number of templates, embellishments, shapes and backgrounds. However, links within the software send you to MyMemories Suite's website where you can download thousands of free graphics. We were unable to count all of the free shapes, word art and embellishments, as there is such a huge selection.

The beauty of this collage maker is that you can do as much or as little as you want to your picture collage. There are thousands of templates, embellishments and shapes, but you can also make a simple, no-fuss collage of images. You can customize your background, edit images in the software, and add video or music to make your project interactive. A huge improvement of the new MyMemories Suite over previous versions of this photo collage program is its ability to completely customize your canvas size. When you first open a project, you are prompted to choose a template or create a project from scratch. If you choose to design from scratch, you can select a canvas size measured in pixels or inches. From here, you can create a photo collage, a Facebook timeline photo, a blog header, an Instagram frame or anything in between. We love this new option because you can now use this program's amazing selection of embellishments and papers for projects other than scrapbooks.

The MyMemories Suite workspace is very easy navigate. The intuitive interface organizes tools both above and on both sides of the workspace. We got the hang of the software after experimenting and trying out the different tools for half an hour. MyMemories Suite has a fantastic selection of tutorials to ease the learning process. If you're upgrading from an older version, you'll have no trouble catching on.

We found that the easiest way to create a photo collage is to put some attention into the prep work. First, we created a folder with images we wanted to assemble into a collage. Then we uploaded that folder into our workspace. Finally, we used the FastFill option, which automatically places pictures into a collage template. In less than a minute, all our pictures were professionally organized into a collage. You can then play with embellishments to spice up the graphics or go straight to printing and sharing. If you'd like a similar program that doesn't cost quite as much, MemoryMixer is a good option.

Some of the intuitive features may seem basic, but compared to other photo collage software options on the market, MyMemories is a very advanced collage creator. For example, you can right-click on any image, embellishment or text box to adjust its layer order, edit the image properties, group layers and more. Other photo collage software programs don't have this feature. The same goes for the drag-and-drop functionality. You can drag any image you've uploaded into MyMemories onto your workspace and drop it wherever you want.

Unlike its competitors, MyMemories Suite has the ability to publish your completed photo collages in digital and physical formats, something the best photo collage programs should have. You can print your creation using your home computer or send it to MyMemories to be professionally printed. You can also export your collage as a JPEG, PNG or PDF file. If you've created an interactive album with music, you can burn it to a DVD. One of the most unique export options on MyMemories Suite is the ability to export a page or an embellishment as an SVG file. You can then import the SVG image into an electronic cutting machine to cut the shape out of paper for a physical project.

MyMemories covers all of the bases in the customer service arena. On the MyMemories website, you'll find a plethora of FAQs, feature specifications and links to the company's Facebook page, blog and YouTube channel. The MyMemories Facebook page is a great forum of current users bouncing ideas off each other and receiving feedback from MyMemories' representatives. You can also contact customer reps via email and phone number. The blog has new content daily, providing giveaways to readers and showing off the latest designer templates, embellishments and papers. Our favorite support feature, however, is the MyMemories YouTube channel. Here you'll find step-by-step video tutorials explaining new features and demonstrating helpful tips.

MyMemories Suite is the best photo collage software with its updated export options, limitless template selection and fabulous customer support. The intuitive user interface takes the stress out of online collage design and adds a level of creativity that exceeded our expectations.