Adding Text to Digital pics

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  1. c240yaz

    c240yaz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Been messing about with some digital pics and was wondering if any member knows a good cheap software product to buy (or download) that enables you to add text to pictures ?

    Probably basic stuff, but not to me !
     
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    gaz_l Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Not cheap.. free!

    This will do most things that Photoshop will.. adding text is just one of them. Perhaps not the most intuitive program, but you can't argue with the price.

    http://www.gimp.org/

    Cheers,

    Gaz
     
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    Dec Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You would already have a photo editor, also called Image Composers, on your computer, click START then PROGRAMS, there should be at least one picture editor in the menu that unfolds? Most can add text to a picture.

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    bolide Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Adobe Photoshop Elements has 95% of the features of the full version and only costs £50-odd. Recommended

    Nick Froome
    www.pvision.co.uk
     
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    If you'll hobby-in some time with Gimp, you can make pictures of anything. It really is right on the edge of Photoshop's capabilities.
     
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    You can do it with MS Paint. Easy to add basic text, and its free on most recent PC's.
    Have a play around and experiment with a few test pieces before you do your photos proper.

    Simply open up a copy of the photo in Paint you want to add text to and click on the "text" icon.
    This will open a small window in which you type the text to be added and see how it all works. It really is quite simple and once you have done a few, you will be on your way.
     
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    You can copy and paste the pic into word and add text, shapes, lines, arrow etc.
     

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