Reviewer, 2008-09-08 06:40:00
The ideal choice for small to medium sized organizations and individuals looking for an affordable photo ID card solution. Free Edition offers an ideal photo ID management solution that is both powerful and easy-to-use.
Pros: Easy Card Creator is an easy-to-use software that provides quick designing and printing of photo identity cards, badges and logos for students or employees and is particularly suitable for small to medium sized organizations. Important feature of this software lies in an ability to allow insertion of watermarks and barcodes on the cards being designed. Easy Card Creator provides a good combination of image manipulation and exclusive attributes necessary in card-designs. Like most usual image editing software multiple layer support allows working on different layers and to enhance layer-specific effects. Image editing allows for image insertion, cropping, rotate-flip and compatibility with various image file tags. This software also allows insertion of formatted text with its Richtext support. Various other features such as transparency and opacity effects, border management, date and time formats and templates, if used creatively, can contribute to a great share in designing highly professional business cards. As an ID card maker, this software provides support for various printers and allows printing on PVC sheets apart from paper. Batch print preview proves to be an useful utility especially when it comes to printing ID cards in bulk. Another notable feature of Easy Card Creator lies in its database connectivity that allows creation of a graphical employee database. Free version can store information of up to 5 employees and provide facilities for retrieving, customizing, sorting of the database centered around its various fields. Predefined card sizes allow printing in standard sizes of ID cards, envelopes, labels and business cards.
Cons: Requires extensive exploration and experienced users.
Overall: Image editing along with database connectivity provide a good utility. No harm if tried out in mid-sized organizations. It is rated at 4 stars.