For more than 100 years, Hallmark has designed greeting cards for life’s special moments. Hallmark Card Studio for Mac extends this tradition, making it easy to create one-of-a-kind Hallmark cards as unique as the people you care for. But cards are just the beginning. Bridge the miles between family and friends with customizable photo frames, calendars, announcements, postcards, stationery, invitations, e-cards and scrapbook pages. Track birthdays and anniversaries using monthly and yearly calendars so that you never miss an important Hallmark card event again. Even import photos directly into your cards and projects from iPhoto or an iSight camera. With exclusive Hallmark sentiments and the Hallmark Premium Graphics Collection, your cards and projects will be more creative and heart-felt than ever before. It’s amazing what you and Hallmark can do together.
Hallmark Card Studio for MAC, 2020, New Version
Manage designs for unique Hallmark cards for different types of occasions. Add or import visual and text content, control the placement of certain elements, preview the full card images and automatically send them to the compatible printing devices or share files online.
Our software library provides a free download of Hallmark Card Studio 220.127.116.11 for Mac. Hallmark Card Studio can be installed on Mac OS X 10.6 or later. The bundle identifier for this app is com.hallmarksoftware.hallmarkcardstudio. This free Mac app was originally designed by hallmark software.
The following versions: 1.3 and 1.2 are the most frequently downloaded ones by the program users. The latest installation package takes up 11.8 MB on disk. The application lies within Design & Photo Tools, more precisely Viewers & Editors. Our built-in antivirus checked this Mac download and rated it as 100% safe.
I have been a Mac user for about four or five years now. I love my Mac. However, it’s not always as easy finding software for it as it is for a Windows computer. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Hallmark Card Studio software for Mac.
Hallmark Card 18.104.22.168 Studio 2019 macOS Catalina Compatibility Release
Sometimes it’s almost impossible for me to find a proper greeting card for special occasions. A solution for this task comes from Hallmark Card Studio, a Mac program that lets you create and print personalized cards, calendars, invitations, and much more.
This application gives you access to a wide variety of card templates and clipart samples to choose from. In addition, you can include your own message in any text style you like and attach personal photos or geometrical shapes to your e-card with ease.
After you finish polishing your greeting card, you can save it to various output formats, print it directly from the program’s interface or send the resulted e-card via e-mail to friends or family members.
A disadvantage of working with Hallmark Card Studio is that it occasionally runs slow and the fact that you can import pictures only from iPhoto and iSight cameras (unable to select photos from local drive).
As for the rest, this program provides you with all the tools and clipart you need to create your own greeting cards. Its price is affordable and the results are high quality.
About Hallmark Card Studio for Mac
Hallmark Card Studio 2018 for Mac doesn’t have photo editing tools like the software’s deluxe PC version does. While you can upload photos and resize them, the program doesn’t have tools to remove red-eye or repair damage and scratches on scanned images. Apple includes photo editing applications with its macOS, and you can use them to alter images before uploading them to Hallmark Card Studio. Still, it would be nice to have basic photo editing tools right in the program to streamline the design process.
The program includes many of the other design tools you need to create custom projects. For example, you can place text at an angle, layer, invert images and add special filters to your designs.
Sharing & Connecting Tools
Mac’s closed system means programs built for the OS have fewer embedded features. PC versions of greeting card design programs have quite a few tools that make it easy to share your work social media. However, many software designers don’t include them in the programs they make for Macs.
The Mac version of Hallmark Card Studio doesn’t have the same easy-to-use sharing tools as the program’s PC versions. You can only export your file to a PDF format, and from there you can add it to other Apple programs like iCloud or iBooks. It would be nice if this greeting card software linked directly to popular sites like Facebook and Instagram, cutting a few steps out of the process. You also can’t add music to e-cards.
Compared with its standard PC version, Hallmark Card Studio for Mac is lacking. For example, it doesn’t have sentiment assistance to answer etiquette questions. It is also harder to find the tools you need to alter your designs. However, it is one of the best greeting card design programs for Mac users, thanks to the quality and number of its premade cards and templates.
Graphics & Templates
Like most greeting card design programs, Hallmark Card Studio includes templates for every major and minor holiday as well as cards for special occasions, thank you notes and personal events. The software even has multi-page folding designs. In addition, you can search for appropriate cards based on the recipient’s age and other personal details.
Hallmark Card Studio for Mac has around 11,000 templates – a library that’s only dwarfed by the one in Canva, our top pick, which hosts 50,000+ template options. The program with the next most, PrintMaster Platinum v8, has 5,000 fewer predesigned projects to choose from than Hallmark Card Studio for Mac. This program also has templates for projects like labels and calendars as well as 3D objects such as gift bags and ornaments. Hallmark’s 2018 edition includes around 800 more templates and 1,000 more graphics than the 2017 version.
After you select a template, you can print the card as is or personalize it with clip art and new text. Hallmark Card Studio only has about 18,900 images, which is less than other software we tested, some of which have hundreds of thousands of graphics.
However, Hallmark’s images are stylish and easy to resize, a quality we value more than library size. Canva has the best-looking graphics, but Hallmark makes a pretty good showing. Also, while its graphics library is on the smaller side, there are still enough options to personalize your projects.
During testing, we were surprised to see how different Hallmark Card Studio’s PC versions were from the Mac version. Their homepages are the same, but the Mac version’s editing and browsing pages look sparse compared to those in the more user-friendly PC version. When we switched to the Mac version, we missed some of the organization features and sentiment guidance available in the PC program. But even in its stripped-down state, compared to other greeting card design programs for Mac, Hallmark is one of the better ones.
With Hallmark Card Studio software for Mac you can create invitations, photo frames, scrapbook pages, stationery, certificates, e-cards and so much more!
- 7,500+ Hallmark Greeting Cards and customizable projects
- 10,000+ Graphic Images
- Hallmark Graphics Collection
- Easy to Use! A tutorial gets you started fast
- Browse projects by design, theme or occasion
- Optimized for Leopard and Snow Leopard
- Import photographs from iPhoto and iSight cameras
- Multi-touch Gesture Support
Hallmark Card Studio software for Mac can be purchased directly from the Hallmark website or from Amazon for $39.99 plus shipping.
I love the fact that you can create your project from pre-made items or by creating one from scratch. I don’t know about you, but I hate going to the store and finding the “almost” perfect card. It’s annoying. However, with Hallmark Card Studio software for Mac you can make the card say whatever it is you want. For instance, we go to the store to purchase birthday cards, Christmas cards, Easter Cards, etc. and we can never find them to be made for the correct people. Have you ever seen a card made out to Nanna or PawPaw? I haven’t! What about one made out to Great-Grandma? Nope, haven’t seen that either! So, we can now make our own cards, which I prefer anyway, and have the cards made for anyone and everyone!
From the developer
Hallmark Card Studio for Mac makes it easy to create one-of-a-kind Hallmark cards as unique as the people you care for. Bridge the miles between family and friends with customizable photo frames, calendars, announcements, postcards, stationery, invitations, e-cards and scrapbook pages. Track birthdays and anniversaries using monthly and yearly calendars so that you never miss an important Hallmark card event again.
Creating a project is as easy as 1, 2, 3! You select from thousands of selections, add your own message and photos, and then print or email your creation! That’s it. The hardest part of the entire process is deciding which design to use and what words to say in the card.
With Hallmark Card Studio software for Mac you are not limited to just making cards! You can make cards, stationary & envelopes, photo frames, postcards, photo cards, invitations, note cards, labels, and calendars.
Disclosure: I would like to thank Lynda Starr and Hallmark for providing me with a complimentary copy of Hallmark Card Studio for Mac for the purpose of this review. All opinions are that of my own.