Card software (greeting, birthday, etc.)
(This is in multimedia since it deals with both text and images: multiple forms of media.)
Does anyone remember Print Master Plus for the Commodore 64?
Anyway, I was wondering if there's anything like that for Linux. (Maybe I'll program it if there's not. Seems easy enough.)
Anyway, it was totally awesome. They had all kinds of pictures you could use (different themes for different kinds of cards). I don't even remember all what it was like, actually, but it was indespensible, especially for kids (I wasn't the only person who used it). I haven't found anything like it since—not even in Windows (although there may be such—I just haven't looked much there, and when I did look, I wasn't satisfied).
The idea is pretty much you have a bunch of images, borders, backgrounds and stuff like that, and you add stylized text or whatever. Then you print them out on regular paper, fold them up and give them to people. There are lots of templates. Nowadays you could add color, and make digital greeting cards, too (with music and animations), but that's not particularly what I'm looking for: just the stuff to print.
So, if I have to program it, any volunteers for drawing graphics? I'll probably use Python, Lua and/or Vala.
One big thing about the graphics is they need to be conservative on the ink for printing. There are all kinds of awesome images, but if they drain a printer cartridge, odds are I'm not going to use it even three times a month.
I'm not looking for a manual solution like doing it with LibreOffice or Tux Paint. I'm looking for something that doesn't require drawing ability, knowledge about where the paper folds (for the borders) or scouring the Internet for images in order to produce satisfaction. Granted, that could work, but it's not what I'm looking for.
Edit: Hey, I found this one in another post (haven't bought it, yet), but let me know if you find others:
However, I find that if you edit the text on that, it says whatever you type instead of Linux Greeting Card Software. So, I don't know if it really is Linux stuff, or what. Yeah. So, look at this fake link I just made:
Last edited by kumoshk; April 21st, 2012 at 06:05 AM.
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