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Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 201 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Satisfied , not customer friendly for beginner

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    Morning
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    I purchased this Primaster Platinum because I have a prior version. It is Primaster Platinum 10. The reason for purchasing this New version is my existing computer had to be replaced and my other version would not work with Windows 10. I was so excited to get this home and see what was new for me to find. I enjoyed using my Platinum 10 version. BUT ! to my dismay I am very disappointed! Not people friendly ! It says 165,000 clip art which the majority has to be repurchased !? I already bought it , then the type and style of clip art is disappointing( photos of a person in different styles of clothing and most of the clipart is a different culture than where I am. I just wanted simple .) I have no problem with other cultures and I like to learn of them but do not omit mine or change it to fit the world's view. I was going to return it but I live to far away so if I am to make something I will continue to struggle my way through this new version. Where are the instructions to use this! Not all people can learn without a book to guide them while they go step by step to be able to succeed. I have never written a bad review before and it really saddens me to do so now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Might be good, I don't know. I gave up.

    Posted
    DaveOhio
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    It's been a while since I've updated my old faithful Broderbund Print Shop so with some rewards to burn I purchased this and put the box on my desk. 3 or 4 weeks later when I wanted to create a greeting card, I loaded this up on my newer Windows 10 desktop hoping to avoid a trip to the Hallmark store. This software was so frustrating to just start up and whip out a card. Now to be fair, I didn't do any research or study any tutorials or whatever to help me get that first card done. I gave up after about 15 minutes and went to Hallmark. I assumed that since I had multiple Broderbund programs in the past that I'd pick right up on this one. Nope. Not even close. I'm giving this 3 stars because when I do get around to learn this program, I'm hoping to be as happy with it as I have been with previous programs. But to pay for software like this these days I expect it to be pretty user friendly and in my 15 minutes of experience with this one so far, that's not the case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    First purchase I've regretted from Best Buy

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    BBCustomer
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    I bought this software simply to print labels without having to go online and sign up for anything to download templates. This software claimed to be able to do just that as long as you install the approximately 1 gigabyte of extra clipart and template data. I did that and still it would not let me do anything without going online first. I couldn't even create my own template from scratch without going online. I purchased this specifically so I could print offline. Bottom line: This purchase was 100% useless to me unless my goal was to waste a couple hours of my time, $20 and about a gig of hard drive space. Very annoyed by this kind of garbage software.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Thanks for nothing Broderbund - NO STARS!!!

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    zoemax
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    I contacted Broderbund to find out if my Printmaster 18 would work on Windows 10. I was told it would not. Purchased this new version only to discover that it will not accept any of the work I've done over the last several years using the previous versions of Printmaster. What were you thinking??? Seriously??!! I don't know anyone that would want to start from scratch with all of their graphic work - business cards, posters, postcards, etc!!!! The kicker is, my old version works fine on Windows 10. Save your money and let Broderbund know you will not be doing business with them in the future. One star because they won't let you do no stars!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not overly impressed

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    HappyCustomer
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    I have used Print Shop for years, but with my computer upgrade to Windows 10, the newest version on Print Shop was not highly rated. Print Master was rated higher, so I purchased that. I guess I would like to see what was wrong with Print Shop, because Print Master is very glitch. The biggest problem I have is that the "program" won't fill the screen. I can drag the corner handle to fill the screen, but the layout fonts do not increase so you have to get a microscope out to read the tabs. I have called support, reloaded the software and made other adjustments to no avail.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Too difficult to use

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    Davel
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    I purchased Print Master , because I didn't need anything elaborate so I thought this basic software would be good for me. It was very difficult to navigate, and perform simple task with Print Master. So I repurchased the Hallmark Card Studio 2016, I could not believe how simple Hallmark is to use. There are so many things wrong with Print Master I won't have enough room to tell you about it. It really does make a difference stay with the big guys, Hallmark.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the old Printshop 2003.

    Posted
    Bygland16
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    I finally decided it was time to replace my old favorite Printshop program which was a 2003 version. I wish that Printmaster platinum was as user friendly and am very disappointed. The contrast and size of the Windows within the program make it difficult to see and it is sorely lacking in clip art without going to an online link which takes longer and is confusing. I find myself not wanting to use it at all and I used my old Printshop software all of the time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for a Teacher

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    Hansherke
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    Just updated my mac to the newest operating system- Sierra and has been somewhat difficult to find software that is compatible. This one is and allows even for downloads of the product, if you do not have an external drive. A lot of clipart comes with the program with the possibility of even more (in-app purchases), if desired. Looking forward to exploring more of the already provided templates in satisfying teacher needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a lot to choose from

    Posted
    Duffbeer
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    To me less is more . There is a lot to review with this soft ware. Seems to me none of these card programs are as easy as the former versions . Now that may change as I learn how to use it . What I am seeing is the movement towards more on line purchasing vs free content . It is sad that the previous versions no longer are compatible . This is a suitable replacement that I am sure many will like using .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    What, no borders?

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    laplet
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    This program is antiquated and difficult to use as it comes "off the shelf". We have been using this program series for many years and needed to buy an updated version to produce some certificates that we have made in the past. Whereas old versions contained a number of nice document borders the new one does not. We ended up downloading a border from the internet and adapting it to our needs. Oh brother what a bother!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use..

    Posted
    Osusie
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    I love how easy this program is to use.. I like all the clip art to choose from or you can use your own photos or design.. Easy to install on your computer.. I love all the different templates it has to choose from or you can design your project from scratch.. My first label I made.I took it to a store and the woman could not believe I designed it..She loved the design and packaging.. Great program !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth money

    Posted
    Pmbmorgan
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    The program is very limited. I had to buy a diffrently program to make a calender with set dates marked automatically . Example would be auto mark 3rd Thursday every month. This is a feature on most email sit calander but you can't print calander with year at a glance. I bought this program hoping to do that based on the box description. Alot of time wasted and some $$.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's not the same

    Posted
    BigDaddy
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    I own several versions of this and I want them for approximately fifteen twenty years at least... This version is extremely hard to use... It's eliminated things that I have used on every project in the past... I guess they have someone else designing and making the software for them is how this happened

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not very good

    Posted
    Tori
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    I shopped the store for this product because I wanted a program to scrapbook some pictures. This program will do that, however if you want non generic designs you have to pay for them. The box is miss-leading stating that you are getting 1000's of templets, yes you get access to them but there are costs to getting them. The box does not state this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good graphic program for your dollar

    Posted
    Willie
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    I have had different versions of this program for the past 20 years. It is a good solid program for someone who wants to do graphic designs at home for personal projects. It's not the biggest or best program out there, but it is quick to pick up the functions of the program. It's easy to use and a fun program to create in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Seems like it could be a great program.

    Posted
    Iecirocco
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    I was disappointed in how different this version is compared to the last version. I really don't like the fact that with every project I have to download and purchase card packs to complete my project. Old version had 3 disks and option to Web search. The old (last) version was so much easier, user friendly, affordable and better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    So So on PrintMaster Program

    Posted
    Bill
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    Have had printshop in the past and knew very well how to use it. Bought this new updated version and am not at all happy with how much work it takes to make something up. The old one was very simple. All the new buttons and whistles are more than this old man will ever use or even try to use. Way to complicated for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not near as good as previous PrintMaster programs

    Posted
    meeaster
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    I've used PrintMaster programs for as long as I can remember and this latest one is just not as easy to use, doesn't seem to have any color clip art like the others. I just don't have time or energy to try and figure out how to use this one as fast and easy as before. I do not like this one at all. It was a waist of money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I should have researched better

    Posted
    Bobswife
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    I was expecting something like Printmaster Gold that came with premade cards to use or change as desired. Now that I am used to it, it is fine. I frequently found clip art and verses on the net anyway. I updated from a Vista computer to a windows 10 computer, so could no longer use pmg.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good App

    Posted
    customer
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    I didn't give this 5 stars as I personally like the previous versions better. This one seems to have a "cartoony" user interface. I don't like that. Give me a straight forward, normal looking program. It still has all the functionality and more....I just don't like the way the front end interface looks.

    I would recommend this to a friend