SOURCE: Forever, Inc.

Forever, Inc.

September 25, 2015 11:45 ET

Forever™ Artisan® 5 Scrapbooking Software Released at Forever LIVE!

Forever, Inc. Launches Major Updates to Its Leading Digital Scrapbooking Software to Help Customers Tell Their Stories and Save Their Memories for Generations at Forever.com

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - September 25, 2015) - Forever, Inc., the one-stop shop for digitizing, editing, printing, permanently saving, and sharing family photos and memories is pleased to announce that its much anticipated Forever Artisan® 5 scrapbooking software has been released to the public. Forever Founder and CEO, Glen Meakem, announced the release while delivering his keynote address at the first annual Forever LIVE! photography and scrapbooking conference in Atlanta. The new software is much faster and more powerful than the previous version, with page edits, brush strokes, and photo effects that now respond almost instantly.

"Our next generation Artisan scrapbooking software demonstrates our continued leadership in the memory keeping industry," said Meakem. "Artisan's enhanced and new features make it easier than ever for users to create beautiful photo projects that tell their family stories, and to save, print, and share those stories with the peace of mind that comes from knowing everything will be saved for generations."

Artisan 5's exciting new features include improved two-page editing and the ability to save personally created digital art for future use. Artisan 5 also introduces a new font manager and an improved content manager that enhances the user's ability to organize project pages and digital art. And all Artisan projects that have been printed can now be accessed directly from the "Projects" tab in individual Forever sharable storage accounts. Artisan 5 also retains the popular and powerful dual mode approach, which empowers beginners to quickly create and print beautiful photo books, and advanced users to customize every detail of their photo projects.

Mike Carroll, the leader of Forever's desktop software and printing services, said, "Customers have been telling us for months that they liked Artisan's basic and advanced features, but needed powerful new organizational and editing tools to better tell their stories. I'm thrilled that Artisan 5 delivers on these requests. We can honestly say that when it comes to creating beautiful photo books, pages, calendars, and many other photo projects, with Artisan 5 the only limit is your imagination."

In addition to releasing Artisan 5 at Forever LIVE!, the company also released its new "Projects" functionality within each customer's Forever web account. With Forever Projects, people can now design simple photo books, calendars and Christmas cards within their Forever accounts and print to the Forever Print Shop.

According to Meakem, "If our customers, who we call Forever Members, want infinite creativity and thousands of digital art options, then they can use our Forever Artisan 5 software for Windows®, and tens of thousands of people do. But, if they want to make and print simple photo books, calendars, and Christmas cards right from the web, then all they need to do is go to 'Projects' within their Forever accounts. It is very easy to use and every print project can be saved for generations."

About Forever

Forever, Inc. offers the world's first and only guaranteed permanent online media storage and sharing service, which is backed by the patent-pending Forever Guarantee. Forever was founded and is led by Glen Meakem, previous Founder and CEO of the highly successful business-to-business e-commerce company, FreeMarkets, Inc. The team at Forever believes that family memories should never be lost. Forever offers a one-stop-shop for digitizing, editing, printing, permanently saving, and sharing family photos and memories. The company offers highly secure, triple backed up cloud storage, with encryption of critical locator data. It also offers award winning mobile apps for iOS and Android that automatically back up to member accounts at www.forever.com as well as web and desktop apps so customers can access, edit, and organize their content from virtually any device. Forever guarantees customers who buy "permanent sharable storage" that their photos and memories will be saved for their lifetimes plus 100 years with the goal of many generations beyond. The company can make this guarantee because a large portion of the money customers pay for "permanent storage" is deposited into the Forever Guarantee Fund, a restricted fund that acts like a permanent endowment or reserve, with earnings paying for storage, bandwidth, and migration to new file formats for generations into the future.

The company also offers Forever Artisan, the leading digital scrapbooking software, and Forever Historian -- photo organization and management software, as well as Forever digital art, printing, photo scanning and media conversion services.

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