My hard drive crashed last week and I'm getting a new computer with Vista os tomorrow. I'll probably go ahead and get new software for scrapbooking too. I was using Photoshop Elements. What do you use and do you like it?
I'd recomend sticking with Elements if you are getting Vista. It can be a pain to downlaod the patches for the older programs that were not designed for Vista. Hopefully your Elements program is not very old and you won't have to bother with patches, etc.
As for what I use, I have Microsoft Digital Image Pro/Picture It and love it. It is so miuch cheaper than Photoshop but has most of the capabilities. Unfortunately I have an old version that won't run on Vista so I'll either need to upgrade to a newer version or switch to Elements when I upgrade laptops. I've also used Scrapbook Factory which is a good beginner program for just scrapping, not editing.
I currently use Photoshop CS2, but I have used MS Digital Image pro, and CK Scrapbook Designer. I prefer a digital image program like PS or PSE instead of a scrapbook designer, much more versatile. If you're already using PSE, I'd stick with that! I love photoshop, but it's a pain in the rear to learn how to do everything. Once you get your 'puter, see if you can find the digital image program that they incorporated into it - it supports layers and png files, so it works with all the scrapbooking downloads you can find.
When you google DIP, you are given a msg that it is no longer made and given this link: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...re-photos.aspx. Apparantly, features of DIP are just included with the Vista software. I looked at the link quickly but I'm at work and can't play with my computer right now (which is at home). I'll explore the built in features and let you know. Just right off the bat though, it doesn't look as sophisticated as the software we'd use for digital papers, etc, etc.