Adding text to photos?

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  1. Abomination

    Abomination Zealot

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    I need to add some text to photos, and it needs to look good. Almost like a subtle watermark but the placement and text color needs to be controlled.

    MS paint would produce horrible results.

    I do not have any photo editing software, what is a simple easy to use, and free software?


    I found this but I've not tried it
    faststone-photo-resizer
     
  2. FullMetalBabe

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    Photobucket would be my guess, I've used it for making a small water mark, reducing the opacity and all.
     
  3. kev

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    Watermark factory for bulk watermarking images. This is a commercil grade solution with lots and lots of options.

    For watermarking one at a time, look up a program called Photoscape. Photoscape is free and well worth the download.
     
  4. Abomination

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    Nice! If vB could make some videos on their site like the ones in the help section of this site they would increase sales! A lot of people do not relate the web terminology to what they are supposed to do.

    Photoscape


    Edited to add: If that video help was working more consistently it would be great. It seems to work one minute and not the next minute.
     
  5. Frogsong

    Frogsong Newcomer

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    A lot of people swear by a program called Gimp. I have Photoshop so I've never tried Gimp, but everyone says it can pretty much do anything Photoshop can do.

    And it's free. GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
     
  6. Abomination

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    Thanks, I'll look at Gimp too.

    As it turns out IrfanView will do this as well, which I already had on my computer :doh:



    Added: I just checked and Photoshop is $700. It appears they are changing their business model at least to some degree.
     
  7. FullMetalBabe

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    Lol, FINALLY!

    Although I got mine for $99 a friend sold me his ;)
     
  8. Nick

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    Gimp....*shivers*
     
  11. Abomination

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    Thanks Nick. Sounds like paint.net might be worth looking into for my needs.

    Does anyone know is paint.net can do vector graphics? (whatever those are :lol:)



    Thanks! I'll check them out later.
     

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