Back in the days of MacOS 7 and Windows 3.1 I suspect there were lots of software packages to do this sort of thing. In the modern world they seem much harder to find.
Failing a traditional software solution, I figured I'd find an online service that would make cards. I did find one, but it was pretty expensive. This is definitely a niche business.
Thus far I've only found four solutions on any platform (Thanks Apple Discussions):
- HP sports photo trading cards: This web app will, very, very slowly, create PDF you can print. Requires thick paper, scissors, and blue.
- Portraits and Prints (OS X) claims some support for printing cards, but there's very little documentation. No free trial either!
- Photoshop Elements (OS X and Windows): "Old Toad" tells me that it supports creating photo cards.
- NCR Flip-Pix: My local Office supply store sells NCR Flip Pix (made in Germany?!) trading card sheets. The Flip Pix software for generating prints is a free Windows only download. (Funny note: the documentation says it works on "Windows on a Mac" - Boot Camp. It also says: "... If you are not able to do this by using Bootcamp or other Windows OS for Mac, then please call the customer support line for a CD of similar software that may work on a Mac." I suspect they have an old Mac classic version of this product.)
- An Apple Canada site suggested iWorks, but didn't provide much detail.
Have you ever looked at McKenna Pro? (www.mckennapro.com) They are a pro lab that has a number of specialty templates, some of which are sports based. They have a trading card template that works pretty well. Not exactly a software program but it is a pretty good solution.
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