Album DS vs. Album TD

Album DS is a larger and more complete application than TD, it uses Photoshop working area and is intended for users who prefer to work in Photoshop without creativity restrictions.

Album DS full download is more than 4.5 Gb and Album TD is 250MB.

But Album TD is faster if your design style is “modern”, I mean square or rectangular boxes for pictures, aligned and less use of fusions, retouch, brushes, etc.

Both applications have the Designer (but Album TD has a far better designer), in Album DS you design one sheet and then export to Photoshop this sheet, make changes if needed and finally save with Album DS. In Album TDS you design all sheets and save them, if you want you may export sheets to Photoshop, otherwise you will get JPG files.

Album TD compares, and sometimes surpasses, to the current softwares offered by our competitors, but for a fraction of the price.

Album TD won the 2015 Hot One Award by Professional Photographer in the album design software category, Album DS won this award in 2008 and 2010.

I understand it’s a difficult choice, I would recommend DS if you love Photoshop and like to finish albums until the finest detail; but if you are looking for the fastest tool then Album TD is what you need.

Album DS

Album TD

Design area
Photoshop Own
Resize and crop images
Yes Yes
Rotate layers
Yes Yes
Move layers – free design
Photoshop’s Move tool Yes
Magnetic alignment
Photoshop Yes
Images overlapping
Photoshop layers Yes
Merge images with masks
Photoshop Yes
Speed of design
Average depends on Photoshop Ultra-fastt
Creativity
100% with Photoshop Very High
Backgrounds
500 expandable 48 expandable
Masks
270 expandable 270 expandable
Custom masks brush
Photoshop Yes
Clipart
1875 expandable 155 expandable
Frames
600 Stroke
Set image as background
Yes Yes
Background opacity
Photoshop Yes
Background hue and saturation
Photoshop Yes
Background color
Yes including gradients using Photoshop Yes different for left and right
Edit images
Photoshop Integrated editor
Export to Photoshop
Spreads are always PSD documents Yes full layered and uncut imagess
Export to JPG/TIF
Yes Yes
Color management
Photoshop sRGB and AdobeRGB
Custom album size
Yes Yes
Automatic Safety margin
Yes Yes
Predefined album sizes for major labs
Yes Yes
Used images are hidden or marked
Yes Yes
Photoshop filters
Yes After exporting to Photoshop
Image Opacity
Photoshop Yes
Frames and shadows
Photoshop Yes
Automatic album design
Yes Yes
Price

150 €

125 €