StoryBook Creator 4.0 uploads projects directly to the Creative Memories Digital Center for printing. Artisan does not.
Artisan includes a license for the software to be downloaded to two computers. StoryBook Creator 4.0 is only licensed for one computer.
Artisan has a rich photo editing Image Editor feature that includes cloning and various other advanced photo editing features. StoryBook Creator only has the touch up brushes. Cloning may be performed in Memory Manager 3.0, if you have the accompanying program.
Artisan retails for $39.95. StoryBook Creator 4.0 retails for $64.95 and the upgrade from StoryBook Creator 3.0 retails for $24.95. All three options include digital artwork.
Both programs can read .page file format.
I hope all of you StoryBook Creator 3.0 users try the free trial for StoryBook Creator 4.0 and see why I have been so excited about all of the awesome aspects of Artisan!
Both software programs offer a free 30 day trial.
I suggest you try them both and see which one best meets your needs.