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How to Add Text to a Picture on Your Mac/Windows/iPhone/Android

It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words. But if you add text to a picture, you can convey more feeling and information than a pure picture. There are many situations of adding text to photos. For instance, you can add text watermark to your picture for copyright protection. You can also add captions, notes, comments and more words to your picture to strength the key point. Whatever, you can get the complete tutorial to write on a picture.

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Part 1: How to Add Text to a Picture on Mac

For most photographers, adding text to pictures is one part of the process. You may also need to resize, rotate and apply other basic photo editing effects. What if you have various of pictures need to be processed? During this time, WidsMob ImageConvert can be your smart choice. You can batch edit hundreds of images on Mac in one stop. Well, it is also supported to place text over a downloaded or captured picture in batch. Let’s see what you can get from the photo editing software.

1. Add text to your photo with the customizable font, style, color, size, angle and position.

2. Cover an image to your picture with different opacity, scale, angle and position.

3. Batch rotate, resize, rename and add border.

4. Super fast processing speed and high quality output.

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Step 1: Free download and install the photo editor for Mac. Choose “Import” to browse and add photos to the program.

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Step 2: Choose one photo in the main interface. You can move the slider on the top left corner to enlarge this photo. Later, click “Text Watermark” in the right pane. This is the fifth icon from the top to bottom list of the text to picture generator.

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Step 3: Trigger on the “Text Watermark” option before adding text to photos. Now you can type text in the “Text” section. If you want to add yellow subtitles to a picture, you can set the font color and adjust opacity in the “Color” list below. Moreover, you can customize the font, style, size, angle and position too.

Add Text to Picture on Mac

Step 4: Click “Start Convert” on the lower right corner. You can save the picture as JPEG, JPEG-2000, PNG, TIFF or Microsoft BMP. Then click “Export” to add text to pictures on Mac in bulk. Well, the same text will be put on all the imported pictures at the same time.

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Part 2: How to Add Text on Top of a Photo on Windows

For Windows users, you can use Paint, Word, Adobe Photoshop or other photo editors to label text to a picture. Microsoft Word seems to be a must-have problem. Thus, this section will show you the detailed steps to place text over a digital picture on Windows by using Microsoft Word.

Step 1: Run Microsoft Word on your Windows computer. Head to the “Insert” section. Choose “Shapes” in the “Illustrations” group. Later, click “New Drawing Canvas” in the list.

Step 2: Add the background picture. Click outside the drawing canvas. Choose “Text” in the “Insert” section. Click “Text Box” followed by “Draw Text Box” to write on a picture.

Step 3: Write down what you want to say in the text box. You can move the text box to any position over the picture.

Step 4: Highlight the text. Change the text font or style from the shortcut menu. You can add curved text to photo on PC from “Drawing Tools”.

Step 5: Export the picture as usual. That’s the complete tutorial to add text to a picture in Word.

Add Text to Picture in Word


Part 3: How to Add Text to Photos on iPhone and Android

There are two main ways to add text to a picture and save it on your smart phone. You can use Fotor, Fotojet, BeFunky, PICFONT, Phonto and many text editors to add text to a photo online. Of course, you can also use third-party apps to insert text to a picture, like Over, Typic, Typorama, Word Swag, Font Candy and more. Sometimes you need to pay to unlock the certain features.

If you want to put text on a picture quickly, you can use the default photo editor app on your iOS or Android device. Here is the tutorial you can follow.

How to Add Text to a Picture on iPhone with the Photos App

Step 1: Open the Photos app on iPhone. (Update to iOS 11 or later.) Choose the picture you want to label.

Step 2: Tap “Edit” > “Menu” > “Markup” within the iPhone photo text editor.

Step 3: Tap the plus sign to add text to a photo for free on iPhone. You can use its pen, highlighter or pencil tool to draw on a picture on iPhone.

Add Text to Photo in Markup

How to Add Text to a Picture on iPhone with Google Photos

Step 1: Open the picture that you want to add text on the top. (Require Android 8.0 or later.)

Step 2: Choose “Edit in” from the three-dot “Menu” list.

Step 3: Tap “Markup” to get the pen or highlighter.

Step 4: You can write or draw on the picture with different color.

Android Markup App


You can add text to a picture on your phone or computer freely with the above methods. If you want to resize, rotate, rename and convert images in batch, you can free download WidsMob ImageConvert and have a try. Of course, you can batch add text to photos in any format too. The photo editor can help you save a lot of time on repeating the same work.

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Peter Wood
Peter Wood
Peter Wood, a senior editor, focus on photography design and editing software and devices.

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