As I said in my intro, I have been creating digital scrapbooks that I printed into hardcover books using Shutterfly for years. It's slow, and I am looking for a nicer finished product, so it's time to invest in some software. I've read that most of you use PSE, but it's really more for editing photos, isn't it? I really want something that will make scrapbooking easy, while giving me lots of features and control. The other thing is, I want a lot of content, backgrounds, frames, embellishments, layouts. I've heard of My Memory Suite and Craft Artist. Has anyone used either of these and really liked them? Do they have a lot of content? I know you can buy kits, but I'm not sure how that works. How do you ensure that they will work with your software? I know you can get some for free, but are they any good?
I'm considering GIMP, My Memory Suite, and CraftArtist 2. I would possibly consider PSE, but it's so much more expensive than I want to spend right now. I know others have asked this question, and the answer always ends up being either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Are the others just not worth bothering with? Any help from someone who's used actual scrapbooking software would be appreciated. And if you really love your PSE, can you tell me why? How you use it to scrapbook? Where you get your content?
Thank you all so much!