I have been using GIMP (a free downloadable program) to make photos for TTM send outs for a few years. With the help of my son and friends I have progressed to a level where I believe that the quality is outstanding. Take a look at the progression.
(A) Simple design, not many extras but still works
(B) An oval eclipse make the photo pop out
(C) The 1959 Topps design now reigns as the choice.
Our photo collection is somewhere around 3,000 but with the new ‘59 style will predominately be the featured optioned.
It took my son and I about 2 hours (and some help from friends) to get it down but I think they are great. What I do is send three in the mail asking the players to keep one. What has happened in the past with option (B) the players tend to keep them all or send only one back…so offering to keep one of the three seems to work.
Anyone using this program. Would love to share other skills.