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stuffed
11-05-2012, 02:05 PM
What is a Windows programme that can easily overlay text onto a photo? Tried Paint but it is very basic and hate Picasa.
Even prepared to pay for something that is nice and easy to use!
Thanks

mikebartnz
11-05-2012, 02:21 PM
Gimp

The Error Guy
11-05-2012, 02:35 PM
http://pixlr.com/editor/ is an online service. If you are familiar with photoshop it will work well (opens and saves .psd's too)

Open an image and press "T" on the keyboard to activate the type too, or press the "A" icon on the toolbar to your right. You can then save the image.

gary67
11-05-2012, 02:39 PM
paint comes free with windows

AvonBill
11-05-2012, 02:47 PM
Paint.Net

mzee
11-05-2012, 03:32 PM
I use Paint Shop Pro version 9, the last of the genuine Jaques software versions.

stuffed
11-05-2012, 03:43 PM
[QUOTE=The Error Guy;1091876]http://pixlr.com/editor/ is an online service.

Brilliant thanks for that. Have been laid up for a few weeks so have spent the time editing the hundreds of photos that have accumulated over the years. Downloaded them to the iPad and it was a breeze using iPhoto and so much easier than peering into a computer screen! Now the key ones will caption so that in a few hundred years the descendants will know who is who!

stratex5
11-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Willing to pay $1000?

Get adobe cs5

zqwerty
11-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Irfanview, which is free, can do this in a rudimentary way, get the plugins/addons as well, a very useful program.

http://www.irfanview.com/

Also Paint.net will do it.

http://www.getpaint.net/index.html

The Error Guy
11-05-2012, 08:23 PM
Willing to pay $1000?

Get adobe cs5

Say what? $1k just to caption photo's? That's crazy!!

To the OP, if you want to note who is who in a photo etc, consider adding this information into the images metadata You can add info such as what you want (names etc) as well as additional comments, copyrights, search tags etc. I'm not sure of a good free version (perhaps Pixlr can do it?) Someone here might recommend something. I use photoshop myself, but that's for large amounts of design and photography work. I wouldn't buy it for a personal use system. Far to expensive.

There is an attached pic here to show some of what can be added. The benefit with this is that the text does not overlay the photo and you are not limited to the images size to put text in. You could write a short caption if you wish, detailing date, scene, event etc easily.

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Winston001
11-05-2012, 08:55 PM
I'm curious - what is wrong with Picasa? Not that I know or attempt any clever photo editing, but Picasa seems very good for my limited abilities. My children use it and Picnik which is the more powerful online photo editor.

Bobh
11-05-2012, 09:56 PM
I use Corel Draw but it is not cheap.

Winston001
11-05-2012, 10:42 PM
I'm curious - what is wrong with Picasa? Not that I know or attempt any clever photo editing, but Picasa seems very good for my limited abilities. My children use it and Picnik which is the more powerful online photo editor.

stuffed
13-05-2012, 08:42 AM
Have ended up with Photogene on the iPad. Cost about $8 and is so easy - beats any PC Apps!

SP8's
13-05-2012, 11:03 AM
^ Someone's gone to the dark side ... :lol:

psycik
14-05-2012, 07:29 AM
For just simple text on picture, you could look at impression. Free iPhone app (may have an HD version I'm not sure). It's designed for watermarking.