This status update was just emailed a few minutes ago:
Panstoria understands the
difficult situation that many of you find yourself in with regard to the
future of software developed by Panstoria but sold under a third-party
brand name. We cannot answer all of your questions yet, but are
working diligently to be able to do so. Here is what we can say at
(photo editing and organization software)
Panstoria will soon be releasing its Historian software for photo editing
and organization. The Historian software will be 100% compatible with
vaults created by other Panstoria-developed photo editing and organization
software. You will not lose any information by opening your vault
with Historian. In fact, the process for moving to Historian is as
simple as installing Historian and using the Open Vault function to browse
to your current vault.
(digital scrapbooking software)
1. Panstoria’s Artisan software is already available at http://www.panstoria.com/store.
2. Artisan can open user-created projects and pages if those projects
and pages are in 3.0 format—that is, the project is named
“manifest.projectx” and the page files have an extension of “PAGE”.
Files with an extension of SBPAGE cannot be opened by Artisan. You
can use the options on the “File > Save as” or “File > Save project
as” menus to save current projects or pages in 3.0 format. The pages
do not have to be saved in JPG format in order to be used by Artisan.
3. Users of Artisan who purchased Artisan prior to August 2011 can
open third-party digital content in PACKAGE files (i.e. the file extension
is PACKAGE). However, no Artisan users can presently open third-party
digital content in SBKIT files. Artisan is prevented from using this
digital content by legal barriers, not technical barriers. We are
hoping to be able to remove those legal barriers.
4. If the digital content from a PACKAGE or SBKIT file has been placed
on a page and saved in 3.0 format, then the user can use that content when
the page is opened by Artisan.
5. Artisan can use any digital content in JPG, PNG, or TIF formats.
6. Artisan does not have any built-in print provider. However,
you can export your projects and pages in a variety of formats, including
JPG and PDF, then upload those projects to be printed at any number of
places on the internet.
We do understand everyone’s frustration. We are doing what we can to
address your concerns and the limitations on the use of third-party digital
content. If you are not already on our email list, please go to http://www.panstoria.com and fill out the
form on the right-hand side of the page to receive updates.
We appreciate your business and look forward to serving your photo editing,
organization, and digital scrapbooking needs in the future.