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5DFly Photo Design combines ease of use with a wide range of pro-looking templates to provide you with all the tools you need to create attractive photo albums, calendars, invitations, greeting cards, and both Flash video and PowerPoint presentations. The output possibilities are equally varied, including PDF, Flash video, PowerPoint slideshows, and JPEG image files.
Without being a true wizard, the program’s interface is still very easy to follow, offering a steep learning curve. You can choose between starting from scratch and using one of the dozens of templates provided as a basis for your project. If you choose the latter, the first step you will need to take is to select the right template for your project – you can choose among tens of them, neatly organized by theme, such as birthday greeting card, Easter Day, Father’s Day, Halloween, Calendar, or Christmas and New Year, to name but a few. Each of these categories offer a wide variety of backgrounds, and some include a nice greeting, invitation, or presentation text.
The next step is to select the image or images that you wish to include in your project. Each of the templates provided comes with various designs, so that each of your photos will be placed into a different one, though all according to the theme selected. This new version 4 of 5DFly Photo Design gives you the possibility of selecting different paper sizes and orientations, together with a new range of effects to customize your pictures further (blur, emboss, jitter, mosaic, etc.). The program’s layer support adds extra flexibility to the entire process.
A high level of flexibility is also present in the output – this probably being the program’s main asset. You can export your projects as a PDF file, complete with security options and resizing capabilities. Besides, you can turn your photo albums, calendars, or set of greeting cards into dynamic PowerPoint presentations or Flash video files. Finally, you can also transform each page of the template into individual JPEG image files for a more customized distribution.
Whatever the purpose of your project, 5DFly Photo Design can help you produce artistic outputs that will surely enhance your photographs and will surprise all your friends and relatives. You won’t need to be an expert graphic designer to create and share pro-looking videos, presentations, cards, or invitations.
- Extensive array of templates neatly organized by theme
- Layer support
- Includes nice photo effects to enhance your pictures
- Wide variety of distribution formats
- Allows you to create your own project starting from scratch
- The “Create blank” option may be not so easy to follow for inexperienced users