Smartphones, compact cameras, and countless other devices enable us to take pictures every day, but sometimes photos have to be edited before they can be presented to anyone. Adding text to photos can be an excellent way to add a humorous comment, highlight something you find important or create a professional looking presentation for your business.
In this article, we will show you how you can add text to still images on PC and Mac so let's have a closer look at the software that will allow you to add text to your photos in just a few simple steps.
You can also add text to your images by using some apps on your iPhone or Android quickly to share on your social account. If you do not want to download any apps, you can also try some online photo editors to add text.
After adding text to your images, your photo will become more complete and content-rich, then you could use another newly released product Fotophire Slideshow Maker to help you creat a slideshow and keep it forever.
Each Windows OS ever created provides support for a large number of photo editing programs, but in this article, we will focus on adding text to photos and images with the built-in Windows software that requires almost no previous photo editing experience.
Paint is one of the oldest programs on Windows, and although it is commonly known as a software for drawing, it also enables you to add text to photos. If you have Windows XP, 7, 8 or 10 installed on your PC, you already have a version of Paint Photo Editor, so you just need to open it.
For Windows 7 users, you can open Paint by choosing Start->All Programs->Accessories->Paint. However, if you are using Windows 8, you can turn on Paint by pressing Windows+Q hotkeys to enter the APPs screen and locating Paint and tapping it. To open Paint on Windows 10, just type Paint in the search box on the taskbar, and then select it from the results.
Once you start the software go to the File menu and click on Open. Select the photo you'd like to add text to and click OK. The picture will appear on the canvas, so your next step should be to click on the Text menu and simply drag the text box over the surface of the photo to designate the area of the picture that should contain text. Type the text in the text box and click Save.
Even though Windows XP is nearly twenty years old, some PC owners still enjoy using this famous OS. Paint featured on this version of Windows OS is commonly used for simple drawings, but it also enables you to add text to photos.
Click on the Start button, located in the lower left corner of your screen, then go to All Programs, and select Accessories. Open the software by clicking on the Paint icon, and then import the photo into the program by clicking File->Open. Once the photo you'd like to edit is displayed, click on the Text icon, and drag the cursor to create a text box on the picture. Format the text and click Save to complete the process.
A few months ago Windows 10 Fall Creators Update was released, and its emergence may have ended an era of the Windows' iconic Paint software. However, the program is still available and it allows you to add 2D and 3D text to your photos. In order to locate Paint 3D on your computer type its name into the search bar and then click on the icon once it appears in the search results.
Import the photo into the software by clicking on the Menu icon and then select the Open option from the drop-down menu. Once you've selected the photo, it will appear on the Paint's canvas and then you should proceed to click on the Text icon. Select the 3D text option and drag the text box across the area of the photo where you want to place the 3D text. After inserting the text you can also adjust the size of the letters, pick a color or align the text within the box.
Wondershare's Fotophire photo editing software is the perfect choice for all PC users who have Windows 7 or later versions of the OS installed on their PCs. This easy to use software will allow you to select the font, size, style, and alignment of the text in just a few simple clicks. Let’s check how to add text to photos on Fotophire easily.
Mac computers provide a lot of easy ways to add text to your photos, so let's have a look at a few apps that will enable you to effortlessly add text to photos.
The latest version of the Photos app has made editing photos much easier, but if you can't find this app on your Mac or if you can't find the text feature, you will have to update your OS.
This built-in app is rarely the first choice for Mac users who want to add text to photos, but completing this task with Preview App is remarkably easy.
Wondershare PixStudio grants you to do online editing of images without any installation, and you also can get high-quality output and more text writing features for free. This program is pretty easy to use compared to Photoshop, you can drag or drop the text writing features to get the resulting images you need, and you can adjust the size, the color, and the font style of the photo at your will. I make sure that you will like it.
Step 1: Go to PixStudio and choose the target design. If I were going to post my photo to Instagram, I may choose Instagram Post.
Step 2: Choose your fancy template.
Step 3: Upload your picture that you want to add text and then you can start to design your image.
Step 4: After you’ve finished your design, you can download for free and post it to your social media directly.