Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0

If, like me, you have thousands of images stored in various folders on your PC and on disc, then Photoshop Album 2.0 could help put all your images in one place • all neat and tidy.

I take loads of digital images on fishing trips for use in reviews, articles or just for my own collections. In addition to fishing I’m a keen rally-sport fan and have just as many images from all the events I attend during the year.

The result is that images get scatted everywhere; loads of different folders on the pc and discs scattered all over the office. However, since being given a copy of Photoshop Album 2.0 to review, I’ve found that I can create loads of albums and folders in a user friendly fashion, allowing ‘at a glance’ retrieval of individual images or groups of images.

The result is that images get scatted everywhere; loads of different folders on the pc and discs scattered all over the office. However, since being given a copy of Photoshop Album 2.0 to review, I’ve found that I can create loads of albums and folders in a user friendly fashion, allowing ‘at a glance’ retrieval of individual images or groups of images.

The result is that images get scatted everywhere; loads of different folders on the pc and discs scattered all over the office. However, since being given a copy of Photoshop Album 2.0 to review, I’ve found that I can create loads of albums and folders in a user friendly fashion, allowing ‘at a glance’ retrieval of individual images or groups of images.

The result is that images get scatted everywhere; loads of different folders on the pc and discs scattered all over the office. However, since being given a copy of Photoshop Album 2.0 to review, I’ve found that I can create loads of albums and folders in a user friendly fashion, allowing ‘at a glance’ retrieval of individual images or groups of images.

Creating an album is really simple and you can give all images titles and then add captions. You can also decide on how you want the finished album to look, there are a dozen or so different styles ranging from simple storage, to formal and fun. Once you’ve created your album you can either burn it to disc, save as a PDF, print, or even link up to online services to print.

You can also edit any images you import, all the basic options are there and it’s really easy to use. Simple ‘fix’ buttons allow you to reduce red-eye or alter colour & contrast on sliding bars. You can then view ‘before and after’ shots of the image to see how they compare.

For the more serious user the edit options available are not as advanced as those in Photoshop 7.0 for example, but are more than enough for ‘general’ family use. As well as creating albums you can easily create slideshows, video CD’s, greetings cards, e-cards, and calendars • You can even send your finished pictures to mobile phones!

I’ve already started filing hundreds of images in loads of albums and I know exactly where they’ll be when I need them • a very useful tool indeed!

Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 is available from various online retailers at around £40.00; though if you shop around you may be able to find cheaper still.

Julian Grattidge