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I've had this for a while now but
on 4 May 2014
have hardly ever used it as there is so much I don't like about it. The worst thing I find is that there are very few digikits - what you really need to use it as they have the components you make a card up with in them - included with the program and most of them have to be bought. More and more keep being brought out and it can get very addictive therefore very dear. I would prefer to buy a program that included a decent collection of images to use in it such as Greeting Card Factory Deluxe. Okay you can't do as much in that as you can in this, but you don't have to keep spending to get a decent collection of images to use. Another thing I don't like is that you have to browse through the digikits in a digikit browser to find what you want to use and drag each one you want into a side bar so you can use it. When you use a component in a clip art, or similar, collection you just drag and drop or copy and paste directly in to the template.
Templates can't be customised or, at least, the margins can't be changed in them. For example if you want a card made from a sheet of A4 card folded and choose the relevant template - A5 (folded) - you can't set the margins to zero to make it totally borderless even if you set the printer to borderless. To achieve a borderless project you need to create your own template in the custom selection.
I have made a few decent cards with this program but usually go to the other one I mentioned. It's just so much easier to insert components in to the card and the whole card doesn't involve so much faffing around. Also I had approximately 10,000 images, of all kinds that would make up a normal card, included in the price I paid. I can use all of those plus anything else I have in other collections of images quickly and easily. I just think Serif, usually so good, have made this unecessarily complicated plus have made the program company friendly rather than customer friendly in that a customer will have to keep on paying out to get kits to use with it.