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Fun with Fotos Giveaway | Beware the eCards

Folks, this is a bit different than what I usually offer here, but the first 20 responders will receive a $40 program.

Got your attention? Pearl Mountain software has generously donated some licenses – to help us celebrate Thanksgiving – for their Picture Collage Maker Pro.

Picture Collage Maker Pro is an easy-to-use program that can turn ordinary photos and pictures into stunning photo collage, scrapbook and cards to share with family and friends, and it is ideal for showing your gratitude and appreciation for the people in your life.

We have released Picture Collage Maker Pro for Thanksgiving Day, it contains new 16 professional Thanksgiving add on templates.

Here’s a screenshot..

Click on image to see larger

Now, frankly, ‘ole Tech Paul doesn’t know doodly-beans about “scrapping”, as this kind of creative use for photographs is known as – but I do happen to know a pro. I asked her to look at this program. Her response was that the templates look quite dated, and not all (of them) are attractive, but on the plus side..

It does seem quite user friendly and easy with a basic drag and drop load. You can add your own photos, change their shape, add a frame, type in text, and add clip art. They do offer hundreds of free templates to choose from, including basic photo collages, scrapbook pages, greeting cards, and calendars. You can print or send via email. Set as your computer wallpaper.

So if you would like a copy so you can have some fun with your digital photos – or you know someone who would – residents of the US and Canada only can leave a comment – click on “comment” (below) – and enter a name and a valid e-mail (so I can send you the license key). To take a look at this program and/or the templates, (aka “get the 4-1-1”), click here.

This is not a contest – it’s a straight-up giveaway. (But act now.) My thank to Pearl Mountain software.

*    *     *     Tis The Season For Scammers     *    *     *

Every year I warn people that in this holiday season the criminals like send poison Ecards. I got my first one today. It uses classic methods: You have an e-Card!

But how can I tell it’s criminal?

For one thing, I am not now, nor have I ever been, For another, when I hover my cursor over the link “click here”, by looking at the URL shown in the lower right of my browser..

I see that it would take me a Russian (dot ru) website. (Cleverly named “e-cards-fast”..)

Um… No, thank you.

So let’s review:

  • Don’t send Tech Paul e-Cards. I never open them.
  • Delete, unopened, any email from strangers.
  • Never click the links in emails.

Come on.. need I say it? Pay attention. (aka “pull your head out”) Be PARANOID on the Internet. Because they are out to get you. Yeah. Right.

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November 22, 2011 Posted by | Digital Images, free software | , , , , , , | 18 Comments