New Features Summary of EDA

New features and enhancements in the August 2019 release of Easy Digital Album

Released August 10 2019 (Version 3.5.1.4)


Single Pages Added

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Added to the ability of creating Full Spreads you can now create Single Page layouts, Square or Vertical Rectangle. This way you can create single page layouts that are suitable for matted albums. Apart from that, you can simply enter any custom dimensions that you want and create more things that just album pages, like album covers, invitations, cards and more.

In the next version of EDA that's coming in September 2019 more layouts will be added, suitable for cards and invitations so you can take your design in Easy Digital Album to the next level and increase your income.


Make Any Text a Mask

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Turn instantly any text you type in the software into a Mask. Just type the text you want, and make it the size you want. Right click on it and select from the menu "Make Mask from Text". A mask will be created and will be added as the first item to the current mask collection, so you can apply it immediately to the image you want.

This is a unique feature you can find only in EDA!


Change Albums Location

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In this update of EDA you can select the Storage Location you want for your Albums. Move your albums from the default storage location, which is in C, to any other disk you want, internal or external, so if for any reason you have to format your computer you will never loose your albums.

You can select this from the Preferences form under the General options. If you change to a new location all the albums you have already created will be moved to the new location so you can continue working on them.


Drag And Select

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You can now make faster selections in Easy Digital Album with the new selection option. Simply Drag And Select just the layers you want to apply properties to. This way you can select anything on a page, from Images to Static layers, Graphics and even Text, much more easily. 


Create More Image Groups

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An enhancement in the Groups panel has been made so you can create more Image Groups now. It's very useful  especially for users that work on smaller resolution screens. In order to do that the width of the group tabs has been reduced.

Any group name that you type, that is too long, is automatically trimmed, in order to keep the tabs small and a Tool tip is shown when you hover over a group tab, displaying its full name.


Change Album Properties

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The new Album Properties form allows you to change the properties of an album in the case you want to. You can change the Name of an album, in the case you mistype it and modify the Safe Area and the Cut Area you have previously set.


Drag & Import on Both Panels

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The importing of images in this version of EDA 3.5.1.4 has been enhanced even more. Now you can import images in both the Create & Import/Organize panel by dragging them from any folder of your computer.

If you have already imported images in the current album the images will be added to the current group. If you have not imported images a new group with the images you have imported will be created and you can name it accordingly, if you wish.


Fixed Issues

This release of Easy Digital Album 3.5.1.4 fixes some issues that caused it to crash and some bugs that have been detected.

  •  The Application can hang if the symbol "&" was used in the album name.
  •  The marking of the used images wasn't updated continually when exchanging images.
  •  In some occasions the alignment buttons of Center to Left or Right page were not enabled.

New features and enhancements in the June 2019 release of Easy Digital Album

Released June 30 2019 (Version 3.5.1.3)


Drag to Import Images

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The importing of images in the latest version of EDA has been enhanced. Now you can import images in the Create panel also, by dragging them from any folder of your computer on a blank page. The images will be imported and a layout with the first 7 images will be created automatically.

If you have already imported images in the current album the images will be added to the current group. If you have not imported images a new group with the images you have imported will be created and you can name it accordingly, if you wish.


Sample Images Available

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When you save your own Templates in Easy Digital Album, either a single page as a Template or all the pages from a finished album as Templates, now a Sample Image for every Template you save is also saved automatically.

When it's time to use your saved Templates again you have the option of enabling the Sample Images, so you can see what images you have used in these templates and have a visual aid that helps you create your layouts faster.


New Masks Added

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A great feature of Easy Digital Album that separates it from the crowd is the ability to use masks on your images and give a unique style to your pages. We constantly design and implement new masks in our app in an effort to always give you new ideas of what you can design in EDA.

In the next version of EDA, which will be available in August 2019, we took it one step further, giving you the ability to create masks in the software from any text that you type.


Cut Pages When Exporting

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With this update of EDA you now have the added option to Export your Pages cut in two parts. Instead of a single spread you'll get 2 separate files named Left Page + page number and Right Page + page number accordingly.

This comes handy when you want to create photobooks along with the lay-flat digital album you create. You also have the option to extend the bind area, depending on the type of photobooks you wish to create.


New Mask Name Field

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A text field has been added above the Mask option, so you can easily see the name of the mask you have applied to an image. It is very useful when you bring a page back on the stage again for editing.


Fixed Issues

This release of Easy Digital Album 3.5.1.3 fixes some issues that caused it to crash and some bugs that have been detected.

  •  The Application can hang during the importing of single images.
  •  During Exporting pages through Photoshop the placement of images was wrong when zoomed.
  •  The alignment of Multiline Text during export through EDA wasn't correct.
  •  You don't have to Run the software As Administrator any more to being able to add Masks, Backgrounds, or Graphics on any page.