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How to insert text into a picture

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#1 Charles88


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:22 PM

I took some vacation pictures and have them saved  as xyz.jpg 

How can I insert a text into that picture ? What program do I need ?

I appreciate your help




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#2 britechguy


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:35 PM



            You had no screen shot attached, but that's not a problem.


            It's absolutely simple to insert text in to a photo with virtually any photo editor out there, and that includes MS-Paint (not Paint 3D) which comes with Windows in all its versions.  If you're not wild about Paint then two free photo organizers and editors are FastStone Image Viewer (which does include editing functions) and Irfanview.


            Try opening Paint, which you can easily find by searching on that name in the search box, opening a picture, then hitting the capital A in the tools part of the ribbon.  Make sure you've selected the color you want the text to be as "Color 1" in the color picker.  Then click on the picture where you want the text and start typing.


             You can change the color, size of the text, size of the text box, move the box, etc., until you click completely outside the box.  If you accidentally click outside the box and don't want what you've just added the Undo button (or hitting CTRL+Z) will remove it.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:24 PM

Along with what Brian has suggested here are step by step instructions using MS Paint.

How to Add a Caption Directly Onto a Picture in a JPEG File

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