Looking for Mac Greeting Card Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by markw10, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking for greeting card software and in the past when i used Windows used Hallmark, American Greetings, and others but now they seem to be Windows only. Does anyone know what Greeting Card software is out there for the Mac?
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    It depends on whether you're looking to design/print it yourself or if you prefer to design but have it printed elsewhere. For the full design/do it yourself experience you might consider using either Adobe Photoshop or the Pages application, which is part of iWork, offered by Apple. Pages incorporates aspects similar to those of Microsoft Publisher. On the other end of the spectrum which is for fantastic looking, albeit structured and with limited customization, you could create cards using iPhoto and have them printed and delivered to you from Apple's Print Services department who works with Kodak.
     
  3. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Lots of card templates in iPhoto for all kinds of occasions.. No need to purchase another application. Click on the pic you want to use, then click on card at the bottom of the screen.
     

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  4. rangda macrumors newbie

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    If the original poster is looking for a Hallmark or American Greeting type program, none of these are suitable replacements. These greeting card apps (my wife loves them) come with a bunch of premade cards, you select a card from the list and print it. It does let you edit the cards (or create one from scratch) but my wife never does more with it than personalize the card (and I suspect most that use these things do the same).

    Unfortunately the only app available for OS X that I've found is Print Explosion Deluxe. Comparing it to Hallmark (what my wife has used for the past 4-5 years) it has less cards and is considerably harder to use. It is also very unstable. She finds it very frustrating to use (the way she edits cards seems to induce instability into the app) and she is isn't computer literate enough to realize that when it starts acting flakey it's time shut it down and restart. I made a few cards in it for her and you can pick out a card and personalize it, after that your best bet is to restart it after you do one card as it rarely stays stable through making a second. The biggest instability culprint appears to be dragging and sizing objects on the card; it corrupts the internal object model and you start getting missing objects, extra junk objects, or crashes.

    I ended up installing an XP VM on her Mac so she can use the Hallmark program.
     
  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    One program that Mac users use for greeting cards (one of 32 types of projects that it can do) is The Print Shop 2.0 which has been around for Macs forever. The latest version comes with 9,500 clip art images (but you can easily use your own photos/graphics as desired also) and integrates with iPhoto, iTunes, iCal and your Address Book app. Works well and definitely worth checking out!
     
  6. garigoun macrumors newbie

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    Hi this is my first post. I just got my Mac yesterday and of course my Hallmark programme wont work. I use it a lot so i'm a bit desperate. The iPhoto solution isn't really a substitute. How do i go about installing that XP VM on the Mac so i can use Greeting card factory. Any advice appreciated. Please keep it simple i'm not well up on the tech stuff.
    Thanks
    Gari
     

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