Professional album design tool

Integrated in Adobe® Photoshop®, endless creativity with your own style


Album DS Design Software is the perfect design solution

for albums of any style, magazine, coffee table, flush mount and even matted albums. It’s compatible with any album from any manufacturer and is also great for any other photographic design need.

Much more than just templates

Album DS is complete wedding album design software for the most demanding photographers who want to make more money by spending less time designing while at the same time delivering a superior product

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Discover What’s New in Album DS Version 12.2

We are excited to announce that Album DS has been upgraded to version 12.2! This latest update brings a wealth of fresh content and features, ensuring it remains the most comprehensive album design software on the market.

What’s New?

  • Over 200 new backgrounds, clipart, and masks.
  • An exclusive collection of 500 templates crafted by My Designer Studio, specifically designed for Album DS users. These templates have been developed by the incredibly talented Dawn Luniewski, a designer and photographer based in Western New York. Explore her work at Dawn Marie Photography.
  • Completely integrated with Adobe® Photoshop® works like a Photoshop® toolbar.
  • Save your designs as templates in PSD format.
  • Automatic template selection for your images.
  • Resizes any template to your album size and includes trimming guides.
  • Used pictures and templates control.
  • Resize, rotate and reposition your pictures many times without quality loss.
  • Displays thumbnails of designed pages for easy album story following.
  • Mask images easily, add backgrounds, clipart and styles.
  • Add your own designs to the library.
  • Using Photoshop® working area for applying effects, filters, etc.
  • PSD, JPG and TIF output.
  • Preassign templates to selected pictures.
  • Smart album automatic filling.
  • Fill template with selected pictures.
  • Integrated picture edition.
  • Layout feature to predesign whole album in a few seconds.
  • Automatic album design for all pictures.
  • Integrated spread designer.
  • Exports to web format.
Album DS as Photoshop toolbar

Album DS works as a toolbar for Adobe® Photoshop®.

Album DS streamlines your workflow with Photoshop® by automating complex tasks into simple double-click actions directly from its main window. For example, traditionally, to place a picture into a sheet you would need to open the file, copy the layer from the picture file, paste it into the target document, resize the layer, and crop it to fit your needs. With Album DS, you simply select the target shape layer in your document and double-click on the picture within Album DS.

Here’s what happens next:

  • Album DS automatically renames the picture layer, creating a direct link to the file.
  • It rotates the picture if necessary.
  • The image is perfectly centered or placed at the top-left corner of the shape without needing to crop it, as the shape layer performs this function.
  • The software marks the picture as used, aiding in picture tracking.

But that’s just the beginning. Album DS offers an array of features unmatched by other software:

  • Set preferred template, background, mask, and other folders for any project.
  • Automatically create the entire album.
  • Generate a web site and slideshow.
  • Easily save templates and more.

Moreover, all files used by Album DS are standard files. You can effortlessly add your own or adapt templates from other producers in just a few steps, offering unlimited creative freedom. There are no restrictions on your creativity with Album DS.

Album DS, Photoshop® and your Creativity: a Winner Team

Album DS is compatible with Adobe® Photoshop® CS to Creative Cloud. We recommend using CS3 or higher to be able to use the multiple layer selection and other features in Photoshop®.

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Some of the My Designer Studio templates included with version 12.2

Subscribe now and benefit from our current promotion.

One year of Album DS for up to 2 computers for only 45€

Price in your local currency will be shown at ordering, all orders are processed by

The Album DS subscription provides the flexibility to install and use the application on two different computers, as long as the user is the same for both devices (for example, a desktop and a laptop). This is convenient regardless of whether one device runs Windows and the other Mac, ensuring seamless access across different platforms.

The Album DS subscription is valid for one renewable year.

Try it NOW for 30 days! The Album DS trial version is fully functional and includes a selection of the add-ons from the licensed version. Experience all the features and capabilities without any restrictions during your trial period.

Album DS for Mac OS X

Album DS for Mac OS X
Album DS is compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

For users of macOS Mojave and later:

Apple has implemented a new security feature. You will be prompted to allow Album DS to control Photoshop. If you do not authorize this, Album DS will not be able to communicate with Photoshop. You can modify this setting at any time by navigating to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Automation.

Additionally, you must grant Photoshop access to the Documents folder. This permission can be configured in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Files and Folders.

Album DS for Windows

Album DS for Windows
Album DS is compatible with Windows Vista or higher (64bits only)

If you encounter a SmartScreen warning that states this software may harm your computer, please click on “More info” and then select “Run anyway.” This warning is triggered by Microsoft’s reputation system, which often requires developers to purchase expensive certificates. Please be assured that this application is virus-free and will not harm your computer.

Photoshop Color Settings for Optimal Use with Album DS

To ensure smooth operation and avoid interruptions from color space mismatch warnings while using Album DS, we highly recommend adjusting your Photoshop color settings. Here’s how to optimize your setup:

  1. Set Photoshop to automatically convert to the working color space.
  2. Select the option to not ask again when prompted about color space mismatches.
  3. When you receive your first warning, make sure to check the box that says “Do not show again” to prevent future interruptions.

These adjustments will help maintain seamless communication between Photoshop and Album DS, enhancing your workflow efficiency.

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