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Author Topic: NANY 2011 Release: CardCreator  (Read 9157 times)

vlastimil

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NANY 2011 Release: CardCreator
« on: December 09, 2010, 01:36:21 PM »
NANY 2011 Entry Information

Application Name Card Creator
Version 1.0
Short Description Make greeting cards from your photos
Supported OSes Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000
Web Page Card Maker
Download Link CreateCard.exe
System RequirementsNot much really, you only need Windows 2000 or newer, mouse & display :D.
Version History1.0 - it's a baby.
Author Vlasta


Description
A simple tool allowing users to combine several photos using a greeting card template and delight their friends.

Features
Make greeting cards from your own photographs.
  • click on placeholders in the template to add photo or drag and drop it from a file manager
  • move photo if it is bigger than the placeholder
  • use built-in or custom templates
  • save result as .jpg or .png

Planned Features
I'll wait for feedback, but I might:
  • direct printing support
  • "send to facebook" button
  • add custom text to the card
  • better template selection

Screenshots
card-creator-screenshot.jpgNANY 2011 Release: CardCreator

Usage
Installation
No need. Single self-sufficient .exe

Using the Application
Start, add photos, save result.
Kind of short, so here is a guide for your non-programmer friends: http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=rAZPmkgvlk8

Uninstallation
Delete it.

Known Issues
Don't feed it invalid templates or else...

« Last Edit: December 14, 2010, 02:11:52 PM by vlastimil »

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Re: NANY 2011 Pledge: CardMaker
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 01:48:50 PM »
Sounds terrific  :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2011 Pledge: CardMaker
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 05:27:36 PM »
This does sound terrific!

I invariably DTP something up as I unfortunately often use non-standard sizes so print to A3 (what we have at work) and slice up on the guillotine (but that's probably not on your feature list...)

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Re: NANY 2011 Pledge: CardMaker
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 11:56:09 AM »
Yes, my ambitions are a bit lower, although I am still considering enabling custom card layouts. But that's for people who are happy sharing the general layout with others. Unique cards will always need more work.

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Re: NANY 2011 Pledge: CardMaker
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 02:10:39 PM »
Business cards, right?
Sounds good, look forward to trying it out!
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Re: NANY 2011 Pledge: CardMaker
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 02:12:28 PM »
Heh, no, greeting cards. I realized I never said that, sorry.

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Re: NANY 2011 Pledge: CardMaker
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 02:19:44 PM »
Heh, no, greeting cards. I realized I never said that, sorry.

still looking forward to trying it out lol
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Re: NANY 2011 Release: CardCreator
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 02:10:10 PM »
Now, it is released. Time to relax.  :tellme:

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Re: NANY 2011 Release: CardCreator
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 02:22:43 PM »
Love it  :-*
Great NANY submission.

Was going to suggest drag+drop support but just watched the video and I see it's already implemented.

Only thing that might be nice is a printing function, though i suspect anyway who would want to print it on a nice color inkjet already has a program to print images so it's not really needed.

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Re: NANY 2011 Release: CardCreator
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2011, 10:57:06 AM »
I love this small, simple utility. Great app. :Thmbsup: