As mentioned above, one of the major additions to Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 is the Photo Lab. The previous version of the software did have a photo adjustments tool, but it was somewhat unwieldy and limited in scope. Rather than use that feature, I generally preferred to do my photo editing in another application and bring the final images over to Digital Scrapbook Artist when I was ready to place them. With the new Photo Lab, I thought this might change.
When I first opened the Photo Lab, I was impressed with all of the potential capabilities – until I tried to apply a special watercolor effect. After a lot of processing time, the effect was applied, but when I tabbed over to another window for a moment and returned to the application, it was attempting to apply the effect again. Meanwhile, my computer's processor started chugging away and eventually the application got hung up and crashed.
So, I tried again. The second time I was careful not to tab over to any other window while the Photo Lab was running, even though I really shouldn't have to worry about that. I tried applying a different effect to a smaller image, and when the preview of the effect was complete, I clicked OK to actually accept the Photo Lab changes and apply them to the photo on the scrapbook page in the main interface. Again, the application hung up and crashed.
I tried several more times and received mixed results. Sometimes, the Photo Lab would work fine and others it would cause the application to crash. The problem does seem related to the size of the original image size, which makes sense. So, to use the Photo Lab effectively, I've had to resize my images in another application first, and this seems to defeat the entire purpose of the tool.