Setting preferences is a time saving feature available in both My Memories Suite and Memory Mixer scrapbooking software. Do you find yourself using the same fonts, shadows or other features time and time again? Did you know you can set your preferences to apply throughout an entire album? Setting preferences will save you time and still give you freedom to tweak things when you want. To set preferences choose Edit> Preferences.
You can set your preferred font for the album you are working on and each album can have the same or different preferences. As you can see below, you can set the preferred font type & size, bold, italics, underline, alignment and color.
You can also change the shadows for each element so your photos, shapes, embellishments and text shadows are all uniform. Although I set a default for my embellishments I tweak them based on their “thickness”. Remember with digital scrapping you need to consider how thick an item would be if you were paper scrapping. If I’m using an embellishment, such as a thick flower, that would stand off the paper more than other embellies I will decrease the opacity and increase the blur. Thinner items would have a darker, sharper shadow (higher opacity with less blur). I don’t add a shadow to text that would appear hand written so I wouldn’t set a shadow for text. If I’m using text as a title that would traditionally be raised, I’ll add a shadow to it.
If you use the grid or snap to grid feature you can also set these preferences as well. You can display the grid based on pixels, inches or millimeters.
In addition, you can set the following items as desired. Captions, if checked, will enable auto caption which will display the name of the photo file below the photo. Photo Cache uses caching technology to store thumbnails and make loading quicker. You can also show or hide warning messages. These messages differ in each program.
I think setting your preferences is definitely worth the effort and will make your album uniform while allowing you to tweak the settings as desired.