There are so many
customization features in both versions; we wouldn’t have the
space to list them all here. You can change the album covers color or
texture, select a choice of page layouts or how the photos are viewed,
annotate each photo page, select any font on your computer to use in
the album, even use Slide Show Effects for the page transition. Least
to say that you will have a lot of fun personalizing each album you
Not many people
take perfect pictures, so there are simple to use editing tools built-in
to fix minor boo-boos like flash red-eye. Or, cropping the photo to
remove your cranky mother-in-law from your last birthday party pics.
If the splendidly executed page flip animation isn’t enough to impress you, how about adding your own choice of an MP3 playlist as mood music. I really liked this feature, but it took some work to master its implementation.
You can also select to send your album via an upload with built-in FTP to either the E-Books supported www.myflipbooks.com or Yahoo’s www.photos.yahoo.com. You could also FTP the album to your own personal web page.
Mac FlipAlbum 3 is not yet as mature and may have a few bugs to work out, it does need a very fast Mac to run to our satisfaction. We’re not sure about the few crashes we had; our Macs are reloaded frequently with fresh clean OS X 10.2 installs from mirror images. Mac FlipAlbum 3 is not a competitor for iPhoto, they are different cats and in many ways Mac FlipAlbum 3 is better, especially for casual fun users. It is recommended also, with a few reservations for your purchase consideration.