What are the best free Windows photo editors for adding text to images?

asked by Joseph Phillip Rovira
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    Inkscape is an illustration tool for users who needs to draw or create vectorial images. With its drawing tools and file format compatibilities, it can give help to users to create texts and bezier and spiro curves.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Douglas Henderson
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "Inkscape is a useful tool that in my opinion is more powerful than it needs to be for editing on a mobile platform. The Windows version is even more so, with lots of useful features, including the ability to quickly and easily add text to images. I highly recommend it."
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    Krita is a free and open source painting software for artists and illustrators. Is a great alternative to Photoshop, built and designed by artists who needed a fast and free tool to create original digital art or enhance print artworks.

    Windows, Mac


    Larry Rivera
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Krita is a free and open source cross-platform application that offers an end-to-end solution for creating digital art files from scratch. Krita is optimized for frequent, prolonged and focused use."
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    Artweaver is a graphics editor illustration program developed by Boris Eyrich for amateur painters and illustrators. This program was developed for Microsoft Windows OS.


    $39.17- Varies by plan

    Jacob Berry
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "This is a great bulked up version of Paint (or toned down version of Photoshop, if you'd rather that). It can do everything you would want out of a free photo editing software, including the ability to add text to a picture. If you're looking for something simple and easy to use, this is a good one to go with."
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    Pixia is the English version of a famous Japanese free painting and retouch software for full-color graphic, with masks and layer functions. This program also allows users to customize their own brush tips for desired effects.




    Stephen Spencer
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "If you need a free windows photo, specifically for adding text to images, you might be interested in Pixia. It is a very lightweight japanese program with many features similar to photoshop."
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    GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is an illustrative digital freeware which serves as a photo-retouching program, image compositor, and image authoring. This program was created in 1996.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Ishan Dasgupta
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "GIMP is such a clever acronym and the website looks just as fun. I find the website very user friendly and recommend Gimp to my artistic friends who enjoy photoshop."
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    #6Photoscape X

    Photoscape X

    Photoscape X is a free and easy-to-use photo editing software which allows you to enhance and fix your photos with its features from filters, tools, and special effects. This is available in 10 languages. 


    Windows, Mac


    Margaret Watson
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "This is a very good editor to be free and it was easy to learn the controls and get the hang of it. I do think it is rather limited in it's options and flexibility, but to be a free program you can't expect too much."


Best What are the best free Windows photo editors for adding text to images
1InkscapeSoftware 11 Free
2KritaSoftware 10 Free
3ArtweaverSoftware 6 Paid
4PixiaSoftware 5 Free
5GimpSoftware 3 Free
6Photoscape XSoftware 2 Free

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