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Simple Software For Adding Text On Pictures


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#1 floyd

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:35 AM

I'm looking for a simple piece of software that will allow me to add text on top of pictures. Preferably free. I'm not needing heavy duty photo editing software like Photoshop or something. Just something easy to use that will do what I want. I realize most editing software will have other features, but ease of use is important. I find heavy duty editing software somewhat intimidating.
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:40 AM

Hi floyd



Check these out.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:41 AM

IrfanView, which is free, is a very good photo editor to use, and it will allow you to add text to a picture, among many other extremely useful features.

http://www.irfanview.com/

There are, of course many other free editors, some of the better of which can be found here:


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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Edited by jgweed, 10 July 2008 - 07:51 PM.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:57 PM

Hi, floyd!
Maybe, you need watermarking software rather than photo editor? I've used one of the watermarking tools and I can say it's really great for adding text - simply, quickly, without any problems. I used paid tool - but maybe you'll find a free watermarking soft in the Web. Try it. If you need nothing but adding text, it will be the best solution for you.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 05:23 PM

You could use Microsoft paint to add text to pictures.
Or Paint.NET
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 06:32 PM

Elenka what software do you use?
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 09:45 AM

Thanks for the help everyone. I'm sure I'll find something suitable from your responses.
Thanks again.
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Posted 11 July 2008 - 09:52 AM

no problem, glad to help, You could try an online solution instead of a software solution http://picmarkr.com/
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 05:00 PM

Hi again, Floyd. I used Bytescout Watermarking software, rather handy app for adding text. If you have a few pictures to add text to, use Paint, as nigglesnush says. It's simple and free. But if you need batch adding text - watermarking soft is better. I saw Photoshop tutorial - how to automate adding text in Photoshop. Try to find these tips in the web, maybe you can use Photoshop even for batch processing.

Edited by eLenka, 13 July 2008 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:57 AM

Thanks again. Batch processing isn't much of an issue. I'm trying to digatize some old photos and I'd like to name the people and places on the pic rather then having a huge file name.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:14 AM

That's easy to do with the program jgweed recommended, Irfanview.
Here's a short tutorial that'll show you how to do it:
Inserting Text Using Irfanview
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:26 PM

Thanks again. Batch processing isn't much of an issue. I'm trying to digatize some old photos and I'd like to name the people and places on the pic rather then having a huge file name.
Floyd

Oh, you should start the topic with this post :thumbsup: In this case, the best thing for you is really a graphics editor, as nigglesnush said




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