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#1 User is offline   pam1187 

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:48 PM

i want to edit my photos. and put text over them, how do i do that? i dont know what program to use or how to do it.....im new with macs
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:25 PM

The easiest way is to use Photoshop. Just go into the text mode.......map out the area in your picture where you want to write the text and write. The full Photoshop program is quite pricey.......but the elements version will do the same thing for a lot less.
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#3 User is offline   pam1187 

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 09:33 PM

so theres no way to do it for free? like something like microsoft paint....
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#4 User is offline   albloom 

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 03:18 AM

Graphic Converter ($30 shareware) will also let you add text
to an image. Be careful, tho. Once you OK it, the text is
part of the bitmap. It's not a separate text layer.
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#5 User is offline   DarthMac 

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 05:11 AM

You can add text in AppleWorks.
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Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:26 AM

PowerPoint works too.
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Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:55 AM

And NeoOffice
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:02 PM

View Postpam1187, on 29 June 2006 - 07:48 PM, said:

i want to edit my photos. and put text over them, how do i do that? i dont know what program to use or how to do it.....im new with macs


PLEASE READ!!! TRUST ME. i was wondering the same thing.... i found a great great site, its picfont.com !!!

it takes a little patience but give it a change play around with it, also every time you click generate text then move it around when your done because if you create a new one the it will erase the old one... anyways this program is great...later

:)
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#9 User is offline   dougster 

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:28 AM

View PostRonnied90, on 17 January 2010 - 05:02 PM, said:

View Postpam1187, on 29 June 2006 - 07:48 PM, said:

i want to edit my photos. and put text over them, how do i do that? i dont know what program to use or how to do it.....im new with macs


PLEASE READ!!! TRUST ME. i was wondering the same thing.... i found a great great site, its picfont.com !!!

it takes a little patience but give it a change play around with it, also every time you click generate text then move it around when your done because if you create a new one the it will erase the old one... anyways this program is great...later

:)

-Hi,
Cool site at http://picfont.com/ -Ronnied. :) I prefer Photoshop, but this site does the job.
-doug
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:43 PM

It might depend on what OS you're using.

It seems like when I was using Leopard, I could open a photo using Preview and use the tools in Preview, notably the Annotate button.
But, since I've upgraded to Snow Leopard, the Annotate feature in Preview no longer seems to work.

However, if you have Keynote, part of the iWork package, you can easily print text on your photo. After selecting the Shapes tool,
explore the 'Inspector' button on the right side of the header bar for color fills, etc.

Bob.
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:51 AM

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 03:01 PM

I have an update to my recent post.

I was working with Preview again and found that when I click on the Annotate button it toggles some icons open and closed on the bottom left of the window.
If you pick the little box with the letter inside, you can then click inside your picture and drag to open a text box. Now, you can type inside that text box.

Bob.
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