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Tutorial - How to Add Text to Images?

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Introduction

Free Image Resize has the ability to insert a draggable text overlay to your image in case you need to add annotations or memos. Of course you are free to change the font, alignment, position, opacity, shadow effect and background color of the text. If necessary, you can also insert a variable like date or month or something else useful when viewing, categorizing & indexing the image.

Input Images Step 1. Input Images

Launch Click "Add File(s)" or "Add Folder" to import the images or the folder containing the images you want to process. You can also drag them to or copy and paste them to the file queue. After you input the images, you can see some details of the images like filename, location, size date created & date modified. If you click on a image listed, you can preview it on the right with more info like file type, dimensions & color mode.

Add Text

Step 2. Add Text

Click "Effects" and in the "Watermark Text" tab, check "Add Watermark Text". In the text field, you can enter the text you want by typing or pasting them in. The text alignment can be set with left, right or center. By clicking "Font" you can choose the font as well as its style and size. You can also insert a variable like the date or time. It allows you to apply shadow and set background color of text. In the "Position" menu, you can choose the preset position of text like bottom right, top left, center, etc.; it also allows you to drag the text or enter the relative X-Y offset values to change the position. You can enter values in "Memo Width & Height" to adjust the width and height of text overlay. There is a transparency control slider ranging from 0 to 255 to adjust transparency.


Add Text By clicking "Preview", you can preview the image in the popup previewer which has 2 windows. The left window shows the original image while the right window shows the resulting image you will get. You can freely use the buttons at the bottom to zoom in/out, fit on window, or view them in actual pixels. You can also click left mouse button/scroll the mouse wheel down to zoom in or do the opposite to zoom out. When you drag the image in the left or right window, the image in the other will also moves so that you can see same region of both images. If you are satisfied with what you will get, click "Close" and then click "OK".

Start Processing

Step 3. Start Processing

Click "Browse..." and you can choose the output folder. By default, the output folder is the same as the source folder. In the "Output Format" menu, you can choose the image format you want and click "Encoder Settings..." to adjust compression, quality, color mode, etc. of the format you choose. When you have finished all settings, click "Convert" to start conversion. You can see a "Status" window showing the conversion info of the image being processed and the overall progress bar. When the conversion is complete, you can click "Open output folder" in the prompted window to directly find your images with text.

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