Requires macOS 10.12
  Sierra compatible
  Version (Release Notes)
Release Notes
Version 7.0.0
  • Create and reuse an unlimited number of color schemes
  • Photo analyzer figures out dominant colors in a photo
  • Color wheel with 11 built-in color combinations for choosing great colors
  • Color combinations include complementary, analogous, triadic, and more
  • Built-in color theory tips educate about color use
  • Color wheel supports artistic primary colors (RYB: red, yellow, blue)
  • Color wheel supports modern primary colors (RGB: red, green, blue)
  • Color blender creates blends between two colors
  • Built-in color scheme access throughout the software
  • BONUS: Eyedropper retrieves the color of any pixel on the screen
  • BONUS: Warm/cool indicator for the color wheel
  • BONUS: Color blender also supports tints, shades, and tones
  • BONUS: Built-in sliders for adjusting the base color
  • BONUS: Built-in hex field for copying/pasting colors with other apps

Version 6.0.9
  • Fixes for macOS Sierra compatibility

Version 6.0.8
  • Completely redesigned application icon
  • Fixed problem with gradient fills
  • The zoom slider setting is now saved/restored
  • The zoom slider is no longer snapped to 100% to allow for finer zoom control
  • Double-clicking a cropped image or image in a placeholder now opens the cropping tools
  • Fixed issued with rotated images that have a one-click frame applied

Version 6.0.5
  • Added 3 all-new holiday-related album templates containing 34 page templates

Version 6.0.4
  • Fixed issue with photo placeholders

Version 6.0.3
  • When a photo is dropped on a placeholder, the Cropping tools are now automatically selected in the sidebar

Version 6.0.2
  • Fixed problem converting old libraries to work with version 6

Version 6.0.1
  • Fixed problem where a non-cropped photo would print upside down when an image effect was applied to the photo
  • Fixed problem where the Border tools in the sidebar sometimes wouldn’t be re-enabled after selecting a photo with a one-click frame applied
  • Updated several menu items in the menu bar to work with the new sidebar

Version 6.0.0
  • NEW! One-click photo frames make framing a photo fast and easy
  • NEW! 10+ different one-click photo frame styles to choose from
  • NEW! Photo frame styles are customizable
  • NEW! Built-in maps integrations makes it easy to add maps to travel-related scrapbook pages
  • NEW! Major interface redesign to make software even easier to use. The Smart Inspector has been replaced with dedicated inspectors in sidebar for convenient one window use. The interface has been streamlined to bring focus to the design canvas and maximize its area.
  • NEW! Standalone inspectors for users with large screens
  • NEW! iTunes Integration inserts songs and album artwork onto pages — perfect for scrapbooking your child's teenage years
  • NEW! 100+ all-new scrapbook page templates
  • More…

Version 5.1.0
  • Added ALL-NEW media browser with the following new features:
  • Supports Apple's new Photos application
  • Supports iTunes music
  • Supports movies
  • Face searching for photos
  • Favorite searching for photos
  • Place searching for photos
  • Automatic sorting of photos by year, place, face, album, etc.
  • Note: the media browser only works with the default photo library in the Home > Pictures folder due to Apple security restrictions. Similar restrictions apply for movies and music.

Version 5.0.3
  • Fixed problem with "Define as Placeholder" control in Smart Inspector
  • Fixed problem with the Tint image effect and non-RGB colors

Version 5.0.2
  • Rewrote movie code from scratch to use latest Apple API’s to future-proof code
  • Fixed issues related to preview images for pages
  • Fixed issue with dashed outline in placeholders
  • Fixed issue where placeholder backgrounds in old templates would sometimes appear blank

Version 5.0.1
  • NEW! Added 45+ all-new pre-designed templates with rich photo placeholders
  • NEW! Added 13 drag-and-drop vintage water stains
  • NEW! Added ability to convert text to outlines so the text is treated like any other shape

Version 5.0.0
  • NEW! 3D Headlines (control lighting, 3D perspective, materials, reflections, more)
  • NEW! Paper texture overlays for photos (33 overlays in 6 categories: folded, crumpled, canvas, linen, textured, paint)
  • NEW! Glass texture overlays for photos (8 overlays)
  • NEW! "Old film look" overlays for photos (8 overlays in 3 categories: dust & scratches, dust, crackle)
  • NEW! Auto Enhance for one-click corrections to photos
  • NEW! 8 Vintage photo effects: B&W, B/W High Contrast, B/W Low Contrast, Fade, Warm, Cool, Bold, Instant
  • NEW! Vibrance photo effect
  • NEW! Line Art photo effect
  • NEW! Straighten photos
  • NEW! Draggable special effects: sunburst, sparkle, and lenticular halo
  • NEW! Rich photo placeholders in included pre-designed templates
  • NEW! Convert a shape or text into a image so special effects can be applied
  • NEW! 9 new smarts shapes: doughnut, teardrop, shields, and bracket frames
  • NEW! Bezier shape Smart Inspector
  • NEW! Close an open Bezier shape after it has been created
  • NEW! Mirror a Bezier shape horizontally and/or vertically
  • NEW! Label Text feature doesn't limit text to a bounding box
  • More…

Version 4.1.4
  • Fixed problem updating font in text box when no characters are selected
  • Fixed problem where the Dimensions inspector would show line length instead width/height for Bezier shapes
  • Transitioned to Apple's version 2 code signing

Version 4.1.3
  • Updated the way gradients are displayed to use latest Apple API's
  • Fixed problem that caused background color/image/placeholder to be reset when opening an older document

Version 4.1.2
  • Fixed problem with gaps in linen background when running under Mavericks
  • Fixed a problem where an image would be offset from its correct position when printing/exporting if effects were applied and the image's proportions were changed
  • Fixed problem that occurred when control-clicking the canvas with no graphics selected

Version 4.1.1
  • Fixed a problem where cropped images would lose image effects (e.g. a mask effect) during printing

Version 4.1.0
  • Improved printing/exporting so that images only get downsampled once which slightly improves image quality
  • Fixed problem printing/exporting images with special effects applied that would sometimes result in blurry images

Version 4.0.9
  • Fixed problem that could sometimes cause images to appear blurry on screen and when printed/exported

Version 4.0.8
  • Fixed problem with certain controls in the Smart Inspector appearing blank or not updating correctly
  • Fixed problem where template thumbnails would appear upside down in the Template Chooser under Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6)

Version 4.0.7
  • Added support for new XML Sharing Option in Aperture 3.5 and later
  • Added ability to crop an image with multiple lines of text (previously limited to top line)
  • Added new appearance options for image placeholders
  • Improved the way shapes are selected by detecting clicks near the actual path of the shape (if not filled) instead of the interior of the shape
  • Improved the grid feature: the grid settings can now be saved on a document-by-document basis and the grid can optionally be printed
  • When multiple objects are resized, the font size and kerning of text boxes are scaled proportionally
  • The handles for the selected graphic now ALWAYS appear, even if Trim to Page is enabled and the handles are outside of the page bounds
  • Fixed problem with vertical ruler starting position relative to top of the Canvas
  • Fixed problem where option-dragging a cropped image would create a copy that initially appeared blank
  • Fixed problem with Mask, Vignette and Spot Focus effects working correctly on Retina machines
  • Fixed issue with drag image not appearing when dragging a page from the Pages column
  • Fixed problem drawing text along a Bezier shape where invisible glyphs would be drawn
  • Fixed problem where images with effects would sometimes temporarily disappear during a save
  • Fixed problem with QuickLook previews where PDF or EPS objects in the design appeared blurry
  • Fixed problem with low resolution reflections when running on a Retina computer
  • Fixed problem cropping images on a Retina computer that resulted in cropped images that were twice as large as necessary
  • Fixed problem with document files being larger than necessary after cropping an image
  • Fixed problem where certain images would appear blank in printouts if the image had a special effect applied
  • Fixed potential Mavericks issue with the Cover Flow-like Artwork Preview window

Version 4.0.6
  • Added better error reporting to Share feature when a problem or error occurs
  • Improved speed of Template Chooser when large numbers of templates are present
  • Image placeholders now work like shape placeholders: when a photo is dropped on the placeholder, it's automatically cropped to the placeholder bounds. Previously, the image would be resized to completely fit in the placeholder bounds which customers found confusing.
  • iPhoto libraries can now be selected when using the "Choose Aperture Library" command (since Aperture can also open iPhoto libraries)
  • The Transparency and Shadow tools are now available in the inspector window even if multiple different types of graphics are selected (e.g. image, text, shape)
  • Fixed problem pasting multiple objects at once (like a group of objects) where some of the objects in the group weren't positioned correctly relative to the other objects in the group
  • Fixed problem pasting multiple objects at once where all of the pasted objects wouldn't be selected
  • Fixed problem that could occur in Preview mode if the data being inserted into fields is too large for the text box
  • Fixed problem dragging a graphic from the Favorites Browser to a placeholder on the Canvas
  • Fixed problem where pasted graphics would sometimes appear blank
  • Fixed a problem that caused "soft color" fills to not work correctly when running on a Retina Mac (even if the app was being displayed on a non-Retina screen)
  • Fixed problem changing settings for multiple selected objects at once (e.g. removing a drop shadow, changing the color fill or transparency, etc.)
  • Fixed a problem where a page wasn't marked as dirty in certain situations
  • Fixed problem where the Canvas would scroll when the page was saved

Version 4.0.5
  • Added option to manually choose an iPhoto or Aperture library in the version of the software sold directly from the Chronos website (the Mac App Store version already has this capability)
  • Added error reporting when the iPhoto or Aperture library can't be found or opened
  • Added iPhoto/Aperture Info button to see path and additional info (including error information) for current library
  • Added menu commands to show/hide/customize the toolbar
  • Added ability to start editing text in a selected text box by simply starting to type. This allows text boxes that are behind other objects to be edited
  • Fixed problem where GIF images appeared on the Canvas as movies
  • Fixed problem exporting/printing two-page spreads where a background image was incorrectly drawn on a single page instead of the entire spread
  • Fixed problem in non-Mac App Store version of software that caused exported pages to have an "album" extension instead of a "page" extension
  • Fixed problem problem where if a photo that was just inserted was cropped, then immediately uncropped, the photo would disappear
  • Fixed problem where a photo that was inserted then immediately set as the background image wouldn't appear in the background

Version 4.0.4
  • Fixed problem introduced in 4.0.3 that could cause software to crash under Snow Leopard

Version 4.0.3
  • APP STORE ONLY: Added ability to manually choose an iPhoto/Aperture library in Pictures folder if multiple libraries are present
  • APP STORE ONLY: Added "deep" searching capabilities when finding iPhoto/Aperture libraries in the Pictures folder
  • Added ability to save new templates directly to special built-in locations
  • Added compatibility with Mac App Store version of iScrapbook 4
  • Significantly improved speed of software when page includes cropped images
  • Removed the Print column from the Layers Pane since it was causing some confusion (layers now always print if visible)
  • Fixed multiple problems where pages could export/print with blank backgrounds
  • Fixed problem when running on MacBook Pro Retina that caused software to operate at twice the normal resolution
  • Fixed a problem where cropped images would have a blank thumbnail when dragged to the Favorites Browser
  • Fixed a problem dragging a PDF image from the Favorites Browser to the Canvas
  • Fixed problem where PDF images appeared on the Canvas as movies
  • Fixed problem saving templates
  • Fixed problem printing pages that resulted in blank pages
  • Fixed problem where single and double-headed arrow line shapes in Shapes Browser were swapped
  • Fixed problem where it was possible to paste an object outside the Canvas

Version 4.0.2
  • MAC APP STORE ONLY: fixed a problem where the iPhoto Library couldn't be opened if it was created with iPhoto 9.3 or later

Version 4.0.1
  • BONUS! 4 FREE and ALL-NEW iScrapkits (a $13 value)

Version 4.0.0
  • NEW! Overhauled user interface for a more modern look and improved efficiency
  • NEW! Add text along the path of any shape
  • NEW! Add customizable reflections to any graphic, shape or text box
  • NEW! Add movies to scrapbook pages
  • NEW! Add audio to scrapbook pages
  • NEW! Social network sharing (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc.)
  • NEW! Save a scrapbook page as desktop wallpaper
  • NEW! Email or send a scrapbook page as a message
  • NEW! Integrated Layers pane
  • NEW! Two heart shapes
  • NEW! Nine speech bubble shapes
  • NEW! View Aperture photos, albums, and events in built-in photo browser
  • NEW! View iPhoto events in built-in photo browser
  • NEW! Search iPhoto photos by name, keyword, date, rating
  • NEW! Sort iPhoto/Aperture photos
  • NEW! Add Finder folders containing images to built-in photo browser
  • NEW! Rotate movies on scrapbook pages
  • NEW! Delete a "modifier" for a control point on a Bezier shape
  • NEW! Combined Color and Gradient inspectors for efficiency
  • NEW! Rotate grouped objects as a whole instead of independently
  • NEW! Lion fullscreen support
  • BONUS! 17 FREE and ALL-NEW iScrapkits (a $46 value)

Version 3.4.0
  • Fixed a disappearing image problem that could sometimes occur after dragging multiple images to a page and cropping them

Version 3.3.9
  • Fixed problem caused by iPhoto 9.4.1 that causes events to appear as albums
  • Fixed problem where a copied image in an unsaved document could be copied but then pasted only once
  • Fixed problem that prevented pages from being loaded under OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
  • Fixed a problem where a single page would sometimes appear as a two-page spread
  • Fixed a problem that prevented drag & drop from working correctly under OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Version 3.3.8
  • Improved auto-resizing of large images that are dragged and dropped onto the design canvas
  • Fixed issue dragging and dropping artwork images to the Finder
  • Fixed issue that sometimes caused photos to appear flipped when running under Mountain Lion
  • Fixed problem importing U.S. Letter and A4 Smart Templates so they're not interpreted for use in 12x12" albums
  • Fixed problem dragging cropped paper images to/from the Favorites Bin
  • Fixed clipping issues that occur only under Mountain Lion when dragging images around the design canvas

Version 3.3.7
  • Fixed problem pasting multiple images from iScrapKits at once
  • Fixed a problem copying and pasting iScrapKit images after a document is transferred from another computer
  • Fixed problem that was caused when graphics incorrectly had their size set to zero
  • Fixed problem dragging and dropping large images onto the canvas such that they get resized and positioned better
  • Fixed a problem that locked up the Font Preview
  • Removed contact access to avoid triggering Mountain Lion contact access
  • Mountain Lion compatibility

Version 3.3.6
  • Fixed bug that caused some random problems

Version 3.3.5
  • Added a Download Artwork screen to the Welcome window
  • Improved image dragging from iScrapKit Browser by scaling to match size of Canvas
  • Fixed problem that could sometimes cause images to disappear from design

Version 3.3.4
  • Fixed launching problem that only occurs under Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5)

Version 3.3.3
  • Fixed a distorted display problem that sometimes occurred when scrolling in the album/page sidebar under Lion
  • Fixed a problem where certain button icons would appear fuzzy
  • Fixed problem that caused a beep to occur between slides in a slideshow
  • Fixed problem with correct page being selected after importing an album
  • Fixed a problem that sometimes caused the page background to appear blank, even if a background image was assigned
  • Moved the iScrapbook Library from the Documents folder to the Application Support folder

Version 3.3.1
  • Added message in New Page and New Album choosers to let user know that templates aren't available for all page sizes
  • Fixed problem where cropped images couldn't be flipped
  • Fixed problem hiding iScrapbook when a page needed saving
  • Fixed problem where an image copied to the system clipboard couldn't be pasted
  • Fixed problem displaying thumbnail for a 2-page spread if the album size wasn't square
  • Fixed problem that would sometimes cause the Smart Inspector to disappear
  • Fixed problem resizing an album
  • Fixed a problem where the selected page was always marked as modified under Lion

Version 3.3.0
  • Added Mac OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility
  • Added support for importing Smart Template Packs
  • Updated handle icon for locked graphics from an "x" to a single lock
  • Fixed problem with minimum canvas size when resizing the window or sidebars

Version 3.2.1
  • Added an Image Display Quality control to help users easily control speed of drawing
  • Added prompt to remind users to download included artwork and templates
  • Added support for aliases to photos in the iPhoto Library
  • Added support for aliases that point to the iPhoto Library
  • Fixed problem where zoom in/out commands would sometimes get "stuck"
  • Fixed image shifting problem that occurred when cropping images in rotated placeholders

Version 3.2.0
  • Added Welcome window with Getting Started video
  • Added ability to duplicate multiple albums in one step
  • Added ability to flip bezier shapes horizontally and vertically
  • Improved interface when more than one album is selected
  • Improved user experience when selecting a new album
  • Fixed problem that sometimes caused a crash while printing under Leopard
  • Fixed problem creating a new smart template page in a new album
  • Fixed problem where software didn't gracefully handle a missing mask image
  • Fixed problem where the Duplicate command only duplicated the first of multiple pages
  • Fixed problem cropping an image with a stroked shape and a shadow
  • Fixed problem saving the last selected album when the main window was closed
  • Fixed problem that allowed non-matching page sizes to be dragged between albums

Version 3.1.2
  • Fixed problem with placeholders caused by previous version fix

Version 3.1.1
  • Fixed problem quitting the software by manually closing the main window
  • Fixed problem with image placeholders not drawing correctly

Version 3.1.0
Key Improvements
  • Fixed memory problems printing and exporting large albums

Version 3.0.9
Key Improvements
  • Fixed problem renaming pages in an album

Version 3.0.8
Key Improvements
  • Fixed problem where cropped images with image effects would sometimes draw upside down when selected. This problem was accidentally created by a related bug fix in 3.0.7

Version 3.0.7
Key Improvements
  • Fixed problem where applying an image effect onto a cropped image caused big slowdowns and memory consumption when printing or exporting
  • Fixed problem where standalone Smart Inspector would sometimes be disabled until a selected graphic was reselected
  • Fixed problem quitting the software by manually closing the main window

Version 3.0.6
Key Improvements
  • Fixed problems with duplicating a page
  • Fixed problem where image cropping wasn't completed when selecting a different page

Version 3.0.5
Key Improvements
  • Improved speed of opening new pages by optimizing the way background images are saved internally
  • Fixed saving problem with the "/" character in page names
  • Fixed problem that occurred when opening new document with Layers inspector already open
  • Fixed a problem that occurred under Leopard when an exceptionally large project was loaded
  • Fixed a problem that could potentially cause random crashes

Version 3.0.4
Key Improvements
  • Added scrollbar to Font Preview window that supports up/down arrows
  • The default scaling for the background image is now "proportional" rather than "scale to fit"
  • When a paper is dropped on the background, the software automatically opens the background image settings sheet
  • The software now checks to make sure an imported page matches an album's page size before importing
  • Fixed problem that would sometimes cause regular pages to be treated as page spreads
  • Fixed problem that caused the page comments to not be correctly saved

Version 3.0.3
Key Improvements
  • Added 25 letter-sized smart templates
  • Added 7 letter-sized pre-designed templates
  • Fixed freeze that would sometimes occur after opening Cover Flow preview
  • Fixed the "Two-Up #2" smart template because one of the placeholder graphics had a wrong setting
  • Fixed problem with saving the page thumbnail while the background layer is selected
  • Fixed problem where the Choose button in the template selector sheet was enabled even if there wasn't a selected template
  • Fixed problem where album names sometimes couldn't be edited
  • Fixed problem where cropped images wouldn't draw at full resolution

Version 3.0.2
Key Improvements
  • Added a More Templates button to the template selector sheet (shows free template downloads)
  • Added an Insert menu to the menu bar with commands for inserting text boxes, shapes, photos, iScrapKit images and external images
  • Added ability for the outline view in the template selector sheet to remember/restore the last selection
  • If a placeholder graphic is selected when an iScrapKit image is double-clicked in the iScrapKit browser, iScrapbook now automatically inserts the image into the placeholder (no need to drag the image to the placeholder graphic). The same is true for photos and photo placeholders
  • When a letter image is inserted in an Alphabet placeholder, the image proportionally fitted to the placeholder and the "Constrain image proportions" checkbox is set so the letter image doesn't get distorted
  • Changed the text in the alert that appears when an iScrapKit file has been imported to inform user to make a backup

Version 3.0.1
Key Improvements
  • Added REGULAR text placeholders and TEXT+IMAGE placeholders
  • When a paper image is dropped on a placeholder, the software no longer fits the image to the placeholder dimensions. Rather, the paper image is resized proportionally to completely fill the placeholder
  • Alphabet letter images are no longer auto-rotated to match the orientation of its placeholder
  • Fixed problem with old photo placeholders in pre-designed templates not working correctly
  • Fixed problem where auto-saved backups were inadvertently restored at launch time
  • Fixed a potential source of freezes/crashes when dragging images onto the canvas
  • Fixed a problem that occurred when the Font Preview window was opened while editing a text box

Version 3
Key Improvements
  • NEW! Added Cover Flow window for previewing kits in a dedicated window
  • NEW! Added Font Preview mode for previewing fonts in a list or animated fashion
  • NEW! Added Smart Templates with advanced features like named placeholders, automatic images, and more
  • NEW! Includes 16 iScrapKits containing 1,175 graphics from artists all over the world
  • NEW! Includes 20+ Smart Templates for quickly creating professional scrapbook pages
  • NEW! Comments Section for adding notes to pages and albums
  • Dramatic speed improvements when loading pages and albums
  • Dramatic speed improvements when viewing tens of thousands of photos
  • Improved experience for recognizing when pages are loading

Version 2.1.2
Key Improvements
  • Fixed a rare issue that caused a crash when starting the application

Version 2.1.1
Key Improvements
  • Fixed issue that caused the main iScrapbook window to disappear under certain conditions

Version 2.1.0
Key Improvements
  • Now fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
  • If a bezier shape is left open, it can be double-clicked in order to continue adding control points (ie. to close the shape).
  • If a bezier shape is being edited and the delete key is pressed, the last segment of the line is removed.
  • Individual control points in a bezier shape can now be selected and deleted or moved using the arrow keys.
  • When a page is being dragged to a new position in the page table, the table scrolls much slower making it MUCH easier to reorganize pages.
  • The Smart Inspector window now dynamically repositions itself as the main window is moved.

Version 2.0.1
Key Improvements
  • Added a button to the Preferences dialog for re-enabling all informational dialogs and warnings.
  • Fixed issue where printed/exported pages used the IMAGE quality setting rather than the PRINT quality setting (which can be changed in the Preferences dialog).
  • Fixed issue where a document couldn't be opened by double-clicking the file or choosing it from the Recent Items menu.
  • Fixed issue where the Save command couldn't be used to save a new document when it hadn't been modified.
  • When images are dragged from the iScrapKit browser, they now appear directly under the mouse pointer when dropped (previously, they could be offset from the mouse position).

Version 2
Key Improvements
  • iScrapKit browser manages your artwork and makes it searchable
  • VIew pages side-by-side to see exactly how they appear in books
  • Two-page spreads for creating dramatic layouts
  • Share your memories with a full-screen animated slideshow
  • Dramatic speed improvements to loading pages, printing, and exporting
  • Export albums in TIFF, JPEG, PNG, and PDF formats
  • Trim To Page hides objects outside the page for a quick preview
  • Six shapes are ideal for cropping photos for use with photo corners
  • Hold down the space bar and drag the mouse to scroll the canvas
  • Multiple objects can be resized together without grouping
  • Paste and Match Style feature matches the style of text nearby
  • Added Duplicate Page, Duplicate Album, Delete Page and Delete Album menu commands
  • Added page selector popup control that shows the number of pages in an album and can instantly jump to a specific page number
  • Added minus buttons above page and album tables

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