Pros / Unique features like project check and photo templates make this greeting card maker fun and easy to use.

Cons / You can't share your cards online to sites like Facebook or YouTube with music or sound.

 Verdict / The well-designed graphics and fun features make PrintMaster Platinum one of the best applications for projects beyond greeting cards.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

PrintMaster Platinum inspires creativity and helps you send greetings to everyone you know for any occasion. You can use any of the hundreds of features to spruce up your old photos or add zest to your cards. If you find greeting card software hard to navigate, try PrintMaster Platinum. You can easily change styles and add elements a number of different ways.

The feature set in this card making software is extensive, making PrintMaster Platinum one of the best greeting card makers. You have the choice between blank templates or 4,700 pre-made templates and over 165,000 modern graphics and images to add to your personalized card.

When adding photos, you can drag and drop them, insert them from a sidebar or add a special photo layout background, which positions multiple photos attractively on your card for you. Something unique about this card design software is an overall project checker in addition to the spell check feature. When you run the project checker, a report tells you if there are any problems, which fonts you used, if there are any spelling errors, and it shows you a preview of your card.

It is easy and fast to edit text: An eyedropper tool makes changing the color a snap, and you can quickly change the size, opacity, alignment or add a drop shadow in seconds. The choice among more than 600 fonts also helps you match the text to the design of your card effortlessly. You can also make your text run along a shape such as a circle or the corner of a picture. Picture editing in this greeting card maker is relaxed as well. You can quickly crop, fix red-eye, rotate, add special effects and more to your photographs in just a matter of minutes.

In PrintMaster Platinum, the entire card-building process is both intuitive and fun, and even if you are new to this, it is easy to learn how to make greeting cards. The layout feels very natural, and you can either drag and drop content or double-click to change – sometimes it's one or the other, however.

You can even save your cards in JPEG format so you can print it out or email at your leisure. This card-printing software, however, doesn't support sound or music; another small problem we discovered was that general keyboard shortcuts aren't compatible. You have to right-click or find the icon to zoom, delete or paste.

Inside the program, tutorials, manuals and a great search feature direct you on making stylish homemade greeting cards. You can search the manual right inside the program. Topics are easy to find from the index, or you can search for keywords to find instructions, tutorials and specific help.

From the Broderbund website, you can submit a customer support request or contact representatives by phone or email. Extensive FAQs and technical support solutions are also available for easy access. However, you do not get a live chat feature, which is unfortunate since it is such an easy and quick way to get information.

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Summary

PrintMaster Platinum is simple to use for creating custom greeting cards that can look better than generic cards picked from a store rack. This greeting card software guides you smoothly through the process of designing cards worthy of any occasion. PrintMaster Platinum is full of tools and features that can aid and inspire you to make beautiful, unique greeting cards that showcase your creativity.

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Specifications and Benchmarks

Features

Project Templates
4,700+
Art Gallery
165,000+
Fonts
600+
Holidays
Special Occasions
Religious Celebrations
Everyday Greetings
Design Your Own

Help & Support

FAQs
Email & Phone
Tutorials
Manual
Live Chat
User Forum

Text Tools

Fonts
600
Text Effects
Text Rotation
Text Wrap
Spell Check

Sharing Options

Mail Merge
Email
Print
Facebook
YouTube
Email eCards with Sound
Import Custom Music & Sounds
Disc Download
Online Download

Supported Configurations

Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Mac OS

Text & Photo Editing

Place Text on Curves
Spell Checker
Sentiment Assistance
Add Drop Shadows
Adjust Color
Photo Cropping
Rotate Image
Flip Image
Enlarge/Reduce Image
Special Effects
Focus & Tones
Flaw & Scratch Remover
Red-Eye Remover
Paint Tools
Import Own Clip Art