What’s new? Well, there is so much NEW going on in the world of memory keeping that I’m having a hard time keeping up right now. Combine that with a staph and/or strep infection in my leg (from a mosquito bite! Really!) that has taken me to urgent care twice in the last week, a quick weekend excursion to the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and my ongoing external hard drive woes and I feel like I have some valid excuses for not keeping up on it all.
So I’m just going to give you a quick run-down of things I have noticed and I will post more about several of these items next week.
Adobe released Photoshop Elements 13yesterday. It’s big news for digital scrapbookers and photo editors any time there is a new software release from Adobe and I’m happy to say that they just keep making each version better and better. I’ll post a full review next week. I had the chance to attend the virtual press conference with Adobe last week and I was able to work along with the conference host as he unveiled new features. Until then, be sure to check out this post on The Daily Digi for more details.
Long story short - if you didn’t upgrade for version 12, than you are definitely going to want to upgrade as soon as you can. If you have PSE 12 and aren’t sure about if you want to get 13 or not, I’m hoping my review next week will help you sort that all out.
Becky Higgins new Project Life app has been the talk of the town on social media since it was released last week. I’ve been very interested to see how it would be received and I’m very happy for Becky and her team. I think it’s great that they have made scrapbooking more accessible to so many people. It’s fun to see people creating with their memories.
There have been a lot of questions floating around about the app and you can find more info on Becky’s site here. Many people have been concerned that the layouts don’t export as 300 dpi (the standard in digital scrapbooking), but there have been several posts shared by Persnickety Prints (my favorite printer) showing that the pages print up very nicely and look beautiful in 12x12 size. This blog post will give you a good idea of what I’m talking about.
I love that the app lets you choose straight or rounded edges. I’ve never been a fan of the rounded edge look, but I know many love it. So glad there are choices! I do wish there were options for shadows in the app, or at least a way to export it with a transparent background so I could add my own shadows.
I will be using the app for some projects and occasional pages so watch for more on that soon.
New iPhone 6 (and 6+) release + new iOS8 release. The Apple Keynote unveiling is always a big deal around here and we got “the gimmies” when we saw all the cool new stuff. My husband is super excited about the watch. I’ve had mixed feelings about the new phone because I didn’t want a bigger phone. I already struggle with being comfortable carrying around a phone in my pocket anyway.
I had decided to wait it out for a while until I ended up over at my AT&T store today for a repair to my son’s iPhone 4. It wasn’t fixable and I decided on the spur of the moment to give him my iPhone 5s and take the upgrade to get myself an iPhone 6. I’ll let you know what I think after it arrives in a few days.
Oh, and I guess it will force me to finally download iOS 8 which I have been putting off until the bugs were worked out. The new iOS also means that a lot of my favorite apps have had some big updates as well. So many changes.
Those are just a FEW of the things that are NEW lately! WHEW!