Choosing And Personalizing A Template
The flow of the app is smooth and simple enough to follow.
When the app is launched, you will be welcomed by thumbnails for each category available. Designs are grouped cleverly together: New, Top 20, current holiday designs, categories for different occasions like birthdays, weddings, and so on. Clicking on a thumbnail will take you to further subsections until you reach the library containing the pre-loaded template library. Each template or design can be previewed in the confirmation page before you personalize it.
As mentioned previously, templates are only actually downloaded to your hard drive once selected. Hitting the Personalize button will prompt a progress bar for your download. Templates are usually small and quick to download, and you'll be able to customize the page once the download is complete.
Everything you can drag and drop to image/video placeholders can be acquired from the left pane containing the photos/movies you've selected to be loaded onto Smilebox. Areas where you can click and drag these elements are usually tagged "Drag photo or video here" if it doesn't already have a picture / video loaded into it. Smilebox usually autofills these placeholders for your convenience, but can easily be changed later on. Once a photo or a video has been dragged into their location in the e-card, further personalization can be made, like zooming into the photo, rotating the image, and changing it to black/white.
Music can also be chosen to accompany your e-card, which can be set in the right most pane. There is pre-defined music already available that would best match your e-card, but you can also look for a song from your hard drive, or a larger set of audio clips from Smilebox's library.
You can add more slides as you wish, and you can also set the transition type for each slide as you add more.