MemoryMixer (Version 2) by Lasting Impressions

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MemoryMixer 2
by Lasting Impressions
Conclusion
January 27, 2008
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MemoryMixer (version 2)
by Lasting Impressions
Features: Create your own digital scrapbook with ease, as well as add music and video for a complete multimedia experience. Create your digital scrapbook from an initial collection of 40 QuickMixes, 200 backgrounds, and 1,200 embelleshments.
Official Website: www.memorymixer.com
MSRP: $79.95
Current Price: Buy Direct
Pros
  • Elegant GUI
  • Simple to use
  • Easy to illustrate
  • Add video and movies
  • Add audio and music
  • 200 different backgrounds
  • 1,200 embellishments
  • Application is stable, even on older PC systems
  • Dynamic interface, allowing for importing of images and music from a variety of different methods
  • The digital scrapbook can be burned to DVD for viewing on a DVD player
  • Drag & Drop importing of images and video
Cons
  • QuickTime/Java environment
Observations
  • Even though operating in a QuickTime/Java environment, MemoryMixer 2 performs very well
MemoryMixer 2 was quite the scrapbooking experience. After initial installation which took about 5 minutes, I was adding photos to a scrapbook, adding embellishments, and even adding video where relevant.

What brought my scrapbook to life and gave me some humorous memories, was an audio and video clip I had of my family member Charly (the black cat featured in several of my reviews), going on 16 years who managed to find her stash of catnip, and decided to get a few weeks worth of a buzz...all in a few minutes. This is one feature of a digital scrapbook, which just cannot be accomplished with a typical paper version.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

From personal experience, I had to give the QuickTime/Java operating environment of MemoryMixer 2 a con, or more specifically, a disadvantage because these environments are typically memory hogs and only add to the aesthetic value of the interface. However, I will admit, MemoryMixer 2 does a darn good job at keeping memory leaks and resources to a minimum, which is quite rare. Even though I consider QuickTime to be a disadvantage to computer users, I still give Lasting Impressions a thumbs-up for doing the best they could in achieving a balance between a great graphical interface, and computer functionality.

Speaking of MemoryMixer 2's interface, I really enjoyed it, and it is quite intuitive. There are no complicated ways to learn how to import images, and in fact, I was simply dragging images from my computer's folders directly into MemoryMixer 2, with no "browsing" necessary. Some of you might be rather elated because it can be frustrating searching through several folders and subfolders on your computer, but yet you have a shortcut on your desktop which leads directly to the images. Allowing the feature of dragging images from any folder and into MM2 is definitely a time saver.

If you're already a scrapper and want something more, MemoryMixer 2 is for you. And if you've never scrapbooked before, but would like to learn how, MemoryMixer 2 is definitely for you as well. Give your images, favorite music, and memorable videos a place to interact. MemoryMixer 2 can bring all of these together for an enjoyable experience.


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