announces upcoming printing service for albums, photos, gifts, and more
Dayton, OH – July 25, 2013 – Panstoria, creators of the Artisan 4.0
digital scrapbooking software, today announced a partnership that will
allow users of its software to upload and order printed products directly
from the Artisan software.
The partnership between Panstoria and Utah Print Solutions will provide
Panstoria with its own branded photo center. The integration of
high quality print services with the Panstoria software will allow users
to create and print their projects without the need to search the
internet for an online printer.
“Utah Print Solutions is the ideal partner for Panstoria in this
venture,” said Mike Carroll, Panstoria CEO. “As the exclusive
printer for companies such as Heritage Makers and Persnickety Prints,
they understand our market and its demand for quality products and
Panstoria expects to open the yet-to-be-named print center at the
beginning of September. Available products will include a wide range of
albums, canvas print, metal prints, cards, page prints, and a variety of
photo gifts, including ornaments. More details on specific products
and pricing will be made available as the launch date nears.
Hi Everyone, I want you to see one of the fun things you can do with your books made through Blurb. I designed this book for my mom. She is an artist. I photographed all of her paintings and designed this book for her. I had several copies of the book printed and gave one to each of my siblings for Christmas last year.
Then, I used the same book and created an Ebook through Blurb. Now I can share the Ebook through Facebook, my blog and view it on my iPad and iPhone. Pretty cool! This is a great idea for group occasions such as family reunions, weddings and parties. When someone views the book and wishes to purchase a copy for themselves, they may do so. If you would like to make a profit from selling your book, you may change the price of the book online and keep the difference .
Blurb also makes really awesome Ebooks with video and audio embedded in the Ebook file. Can you imagine, making a book for grandma and including your child's voice or video in the Ebook? It's a whole new world out there!
Historian photo management and editing software
Dayton, OH – July
18, 2013 – Panstoria, developers of the Artisan 4.0 digital
scrapbooking software, today announced the release of its Historian 4.0 photo
management and editing software.
The Historian 4.0 software is the latest version of the powerful yet
easy-to-use photo management and editing software created by Panstoria, though
the first version to be sold under Panstoria’s own brand. With its
patented “vault” technology, Historian brings unique capabilities for
organizing, preserving, editing, and sharing digital photos and the stories
that bring them alive. It includes advanced features like cloning and
facial recognition that will satisfy even the advanced user, but in a user interface
that doesn’t require special training to learn.
“We are excited to be selling this software under our own brand after eight
years of successful sales through a private label agreement with another
company,” says Panstoria CEO, Mike Carroll. “Historian is the latest
version of the first software we developed for the ‘memories’ market ten years
ago. We are thrilled to be able to share our creation with beginning and
pro users alike.”
The Historian 4.0 software can be previewed for 30 days for free, and is only
$39.95 to purchase after that.
I designed this Monopoly template a few years ago. I was asked to bring it back today. It is a .page file so it works in StoryBook Creator 3.0, 4.0 and Artisan. Each of the gray areas are individual photo openings. I created the "Dogopoly" page using my dogs as inspiration. I would love to see what "...opoly's" you can come up with!
Please feel free to post your completed page layouts on my Facebook Group!
Panstoria Partners with Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO™)
New collaboration helps ensure solutions for rescuing people’s irreplaceable photos
Dayton, OH – July 11, 2013 - Panstoria, Inc. is excited to announce a new partnership with The Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO).
Panstoria is the creator of the premiere digital scrapbooking application, Artisan 4.0, as well as the soon-to-be-released Historian 4.0 photo management and editing software. Its mission is to help you tell the stories of your life through the preservation, organization, and sharing of your photos and other digital memories. Panstoria makes its software easy to use so you can focus on your story. “We are very excited about our new partnership with APPO, because their vision is so in line with our own. Panstoria's motto is "Life is full of stories. Tell yours." We create software to help people do just that. APPO's one-on-one photo management and organization services are a perfect match for our software” says Mike Carroll, President of Panstoria.
APPO represents hundreds of Photo Organizers across North America who work with clients and companies. The Photo Organizers™ are an emerging new profession in the photo-life management industry. They specialize in assisting consumers and businesses by rescuing their irreplaceable photos and organizing them in a way that makes it simple to share their memories, lives and traditions. “People today are seeking simple solutions for managing their lifetime of photos while ensuring the stories they represent are not lost. This is why we are very excited to partner with Panstoria. They provide easy to use tools for the Photo Organizers who are passionate about helping people share their photo stories. Photos are the memory keepers of our personal story. They are reminders of love, laughter, good times, vacations, family, friends and traditions. The help us reflect and remember a life well lived” says Cathi Nelson. “We look forward to sharing Panstoria’s software with our members and clients.”
Since it entered the memory preservation market nearly ten years ago, Panstoria has been dedicated to creating powerful, but easy-to-use software to help people preserve, organize, and share their stories. This partnership with APPO will help us better accomplish our mission and reach more people who need the services and software that our partnership will provide.
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 this time.
Panstoria Historian (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.
Panstoria Artisan (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.
Another new feature in the upcoming Historian photo management and editing software! You will be able to post a photo or photos, along with a caption, directly on your Facebook wall. You will still be able to upload photos to new or existing Facebook albums as well, but the wall post option will allow you to share your photos and stories even more easily.
This was the comment from Panstoria:
We are still planning on releasing the software the week of July 15. The retail price is $39.95.
This could be interesting for producing a Blurb Facebook book. Check out Blurb photo books here:
I hope all of you in the US are all enjoying your 4th of July! I created these 4th of July Freebies a couple of years ago and they were available under the page links above. It has come to my attention that some people were unable to download them. The Freebie section of my blog will be under construction for the next couple of days while I redirect some things behind the scenes. In the meantime, feel free to click on the updated links below to download the free 4th of July page layout template and 4th Of July freebies!
Panstoria announced a new feature for Historian software:
We thought you might be interested to hear about a new feature that will be included in the version of the Historian software that we are about to release. The new feature allows you to export an entire vault or a selected portion of a vault to Windows folders with the photos being organized by either the media date or import date of the photos. For example, after you use this function, your output folder will contain folders named "2013", "2012" and so on, with each one containing sub-folders named "Jan", "Feb", and so on. Each photo will be in the appropriate Year\Month folder.
This makes it easy to share your vault data with friends and family who do not use Historian, or just to make a backup that can be used if you do not have access to the Historian software.
As with the current software, you can continue to export the photos to Windows folders with the photos organized in folders that match the category and tag structure.
Dayton, OH - July 1, 2013 -
Panstoria is pleased to announce the upcoming release of its Historian
software for photo editing and organization. Assuming everything goes as
planned, the Historian software will be available for purchase no later
than July 15.
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. This includes face tagging information
for those of you who use the facial recognition feature in your software.
The process for moving to
Historian is as simple as installing Historian and using the Open Vault
function to browse to your current vault. Whether your vault was
created with version 1, 2, 3, or 4 of existing Panstoria software,
Historian will open it.
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