Album DS works as a toolbar for Adobe Photoshop CS or higher.
Therefore Album DS commands Photoshop in a fast way so that most of the works that usually take a bunch of steps if manually made only need a double click in the main Album DS window.
For sample: if you want to place a picture into a sheet you would need to open the file, copy the layer from the picture file, paste it in the target document ( the sheet), resize the picture layer and crop it for your needs. Using Album DS you only need to select the target shape layer in the document and double click at the picture in Album DS, but ... there is more, Album DS will automatically rename the picture layer allowing for a direct link with the file, will rotate the picture if needed, will place it centered or at the top left corner of the shape ( selectionable) and will NOT crop the image because it's not needed as the shape layer makes this function, also will mark the picture as used for pictures tracking.
But this is only the head of the iceberg, Album DS has so many features not available in any other software like preferred template ( and background, mask, etc) folders for any project, automatic creation of the whole album, web site creation, slideshow, easy templates saving, etc.
And we have to mention that all files used by Album DS are standard files and you may add your own very easily, you can even use templates from other producers by adapting them in a few steps. No restrictionss for creativity.