PROS / The software is easy to navigate and adding text or graphics is effortless.
CONS / You are unable to add sounds or music for eCards.
VERDICT / Ease of use and plenty of features make cards fun to create and share.
Greeting Card Factory Deluxe 10 card-making software is easy to navigate compared to other applications. You can select from thousands of premade cards or completely design your own. This greeting card software makes sending thanks or good wishes trouble-free via email, snail mail or Facebook. You can create holiday cards, thank you cards, party invites, baby announcements and so much more for your friends and loved ones.
The best card-making software typically have more features and options than you could ever use, and Greeting Card Factory Deluxe is no exception. It's fun to select from more than 26,500 templates and 94,000 graphics. No two cards are the same – unless you create one you are fond of – then you have the option to save it for future use. You also have the option to start completely from scratch if your creativity exceeds the available templates.
From the blank template selection screen, you can choose the size and direction of the fold or select from postcards and pop-up designs as well. Unfortunately, this application lacks the ability to create an eCard that can be enhanced by sound and music.
Photo editing with this greeting card maker is a breeze. You can upload any photo from your library, then crop, flip, fix red eye, enhance the color and more. Customizing your text is also just as easy. It's easy to change your text's color, size or position or add special effects, just like inside any word processor. There are over 1,200 fonts to choose from. All the text-editing options are located inside the same pop-up box, so you don't have to search for features.
The navigation of this software is very similar to that of Office products, so it can take little time for you to learn how to make greeting cards. You can easily find out how to insert objects from the left sidebar and change color and text features in the right sidebar. Printing and arranging controls are along the top bar. You can drag and drop, double-click and highlight to get most of your projects done in a snap.
Sharing your personalized greeting cards is fun and effortless. It's easy to post your creations to Facebook from the left sidebar at any time. You can also save your work as JPEG files so you can email or print your handmade birthday cards at your convenience.
Should you encounter troubles, you can check the user manual that comes with this card-making software, and you can access FAQs and a user forum on the website as well. You can contact Nova, the manufacturer, with questions through email or via live chat. Unfortunately, if you prefer help via the phone, you will need to buy a phone support code before calling, which cost $9.99 for one code and $19.99 for three.
Greeting Card Factory Deluxe 10 provides a fun way to experiment with different styles so you can construct homemade greeting cards that are exactly what you want. It really does take just a few clicks of the mouse to make a colorful and personalized card. However, in this wired era, it cannot be a first-rate greeting card maker without the sound- and music-enhanced eCard option.