How to Make a Postcard on a Mac

By Steven French

Sending postcards is a way to share special events from your life, but pre-made postcards sometimes lack the personalization of using your own photos. You can create postcards using one or more photos using the iPhoto software that comes with every Mac computer. The software offers many templates to choose from, making it simple to add your images and customize the text to your liking. The software even gives you the option to order a printed copy of the postcard directly.

Step 1

Click the photo you wish to use to highlight it, then click "Create" at the bottom right of the window and choose "Card." The card creation window will open.

Step 2

Click "Flat" at the top of the window to view the flat card designs.

Step 3

Click to the right and left of the center image to cycle through the different design templates until you find one you like. Click the color swatches below the design to change the colors. Click "Create" when you are satisfied with the results.

Step 4

Click and drag the image to move it around within the card and adjust the slider that appears to show more or less of the image.

Step 5

Click the text to highlight it and change it to your liking.

Step 6

Click "File" and choose "Print" to print the card yourself or click "Buy Card" at the bottom of the window to have the card sent to you by mail. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the order.