What are the best resources for adding text to pictures?

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    #1iPiccy

    iPiccy

    iPiccy gives you all the power to edit photos right in your browser without any installation for free. Just upload any image to photo editor and proceed on editing your photos or creating a new element from scratch. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Joe Holmes
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "I basically got on the site and uploaded my picture in a minute. Once the picture was uploaded the site asked me if i wanted to give it a title. I did so i added the text I needed. So simple!"
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    #2Fotor

    Fotor

    Fotor is a photo editing app that features over 300 photo effects. This professional editing tool is also ideal for creating collages, doing touch-ups, adding filters and stylish frames to images, photo stitching, and so on.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Christian Vargas
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "I was not familiar with the Fotor Photo Editor but it looks awesome. I think I will try it on my phone. I was not able to find any information about adding text to pictures so I would say that this would not be an app for doing that."
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    #3BeFunky

    BeFunky

    This free photo editor allows users to make collages, touch up photos using teeth whiter, red-eye reduction, etc., and add effects. The BeFunky app also comes with editing tools to let you adjust light, clarity, exposure, saturation, etc.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Johnny Hall
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "Using the Bar on the far left, there is an 'A' clicking this allowed me to insert text over my picture. There were many fonts to choose from. clicking the box that appeared over the picture allowed me to edit the text, resize and move it as well. Wonderful web based program!"

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Did you know that a study claims that content with a compelling image can get 94% more views than a content with a boring image? According to Ashley Faulkes on his article, “How To Add Text To Your Images Like A Pro”, adding text to an image can actually make a difference. This is because a text can add an extra pizzazz that the photo was once lacking before. He also explains that a text can help catch the attention of the viewers. Meanwhile, many people are adding texts to photos such as those who are part of the Digital Marketing industry. Studies show that by doing this, it helps marketers to get people engaged in a certain advertisement or topic. In addition, since many people are also interested in this idea, many online articles and video tutorials on the web about how to add texts to a photo are also increasing rapidly. But since the innovation of digital technology, one can simply do this with the use of a smartphone and applications as tools for Android and iOS users. These apps are designed to help them produce exceptional photos with texts. Some of these apps are BeFunky and Fotor Photo Editor.

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    #4Movavi Photo Editor

    Movavi Photo Editor

    Movavi Photo Editor is a free user-friendly photo editing program where you can edit photos, add filters, remove objects, replace backgrounds, crop, resize, flip and much more. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Juan Nelson
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "Movavi Photo Editor made it super easy to add text pictures for my class presentation. Our group spent a lot of time preparing our spoken parts. We needed images to go along with our presentation and we didn't want to spend too much time on it. Movavi Photo Editor was just what the doctor ordered."
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    #5PicFont

    PicFont
    A very fast way to add amazing texts in any picture or photo you want. Just drag, drop and select the font you like.
    Websites

    Free

    Keith Lee
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "PicFont does what it claims to do. I have used it before in a pinch to add stuff onto my photos..but my problem is the simplicity of it. I want a nice looking, attractive thing when I go to edit. Picfont is pretty much barebones. I'd only use it if you were in a rush. There are much more in depth things to use."
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    #6Photolettering

    Photolettering
    Create, edit and share images using fonts from world-renowned type foundry House Industries.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Douglas Perkins
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I often want to write on photos before I send them to friends or family, but there is never an easy way. With Photolettering, I am able to add stylish fonts, and fun text to my photos. With this app it couldn't be any easier."
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    #7PicLab

    PicLab

    PicLab is a free app where you can add beautiful typography and artwork from stunning filters and photo effects, as well as a collection of shapes, light FX, textures, borders, patterns, and more to your photos. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Samuel Williamson
    Written on March 17, 2017
    "This app shows some promise, but the results tend to be lackluster. Paying to unlock doesn't completely get rid of ads. It won't crop pictures properly. I deleted it and am searching for something better. "
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    #8Photoscape 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. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Walter James
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "Photoscape is a photo editing tool that allows you to edit and fix pictures. It is pretty easy to use and has a rich suite of features. It's no Photoshop, but it's definitely an upgrade from Paint."
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    #9Phonto

    Phonto

    Phonto is a free simple application that allows you to add text to pictures where you can choose from more than 200 fonts and install new ones from time to time. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Kenneth Bowman
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "Phonto is a solid application for text on photos. Phonto is loaded with typography options including colors. The only downfall to Phonto, the lack of options to include back-drops behind text."
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    #10Canva

    Canva

    Canva is a graphics design tool where users can create professional designs by curating photos, text, animations, stickers, borders, frames and more. It also features albums and scrapbooks where users may collaborate with their friends. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Joshua Hill
    Written on January 27, 2017
    "I was looking for an app to edit photo's and add text to annotate photo's. Canva was one of the first I came across and it has lived up to the hype! There are an incredible number of fonts, allowing me to add fun or serious captions to photos, depending on theme. Even better, it is easy to export my edited photo's!!"
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    #11Retrica

    Retrica

    Retrica is an app that lets you take selfies with real-time filters, make videos and GIFs, make collages, add  stickers, doodles, and text, and more. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Kathy Fisher
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "I love this app for adding text. It makes is it easy to add text as well as stickers, filters, and so much more. "
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    #12AddText

    AddText
    Add great looking text to your photos, simply and easily. You can choose from a lot of different styles.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Johnny Bishop
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "This program really made it easy for me to add some text to my photo for my FB meme I posted. I am familiar with Photoshop but wanted to try this to see if it was faster. It was indeed faster, although my options and flexible creativity was limited comparatively. I will use it again for sure."
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    #13PicsArt

    PicsArt

    PicsArt is an app with tools, effects, collage maker, camera, free clipart library, millions of user-created stickers and drawing tools. You can use your own photos or free-to-edit pictures in the app and turn them into collages and memes.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Emily Jacobs
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I needed to do a bit of graphic design, but I didn't want anything as big and feature-heavy as Photoshop. I really just wanted to add some text to a few images. I wanted to look at PicsArt Photo Studio, as it was recommended by a friend, but it seems to be an Android App, and I just wanted something lightweight for my computer. I'm sure it does the job just fine, but I have an iPhone."
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    #14Luminar

    Luminar

    Luminar is an image editing software for Windows and Mac that allows you to edit pictures with an easy-to-use interface. It allows you to apply filters, process raw images, shift hues, and much more. 

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $69

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    #15Hornil StylePix

    Hornil StylePix
    StylePix is an image editor that has all the features of raster graphics editor with a lightweight design and User-friendly UI. In addition, it has a built-in image viewer and batch processor.
    Software

    Windows, Windows

    Free

    Jerry Huang
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "First you must concentrate very well and be relaxed to locate in the word section the instructions to add texts to the graphics, I have always had that problem so I always use the word help tool and that way I follow step by step instructions to perform The process of placing text in the graphics"
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    #16PhotoViewerPro

    PhotoViewerPro

    PhotoViewerPro is a photo-editing software application that lets users access editing tools such as resizing tools, crop, lights, blur, and curves. The users are also given many effects to choose from, such as sepia, negative, and gray-scale adjustments.

    Software

    Windows

    $11.95- Varies by plan

    M Ali
    Written on December 16, 2018
    "Photoviewerpro is the best solution for editing images and adding the test to images. I will give 5 stars to this software."
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    #17CB Background HD

    CB Background HD

    CB Background HD is a source for 1000+ PNG backgrounds that can be used as a backdrop for different pictures. The app allows users to save images directly to their gallery, edit photos, and wallpapers.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Techeducation Guru
    Written on January 14, 2019
    "If your photo editor then you must have this application because it will gives you all types of PNG and background images for free."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for adding text to pictures
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1iPiccyOnline Tools 16 Free
2FotorApps 13 Free
3BeFunkyApps 13 Free
4Movavi Photo EditorSoftware 10 Free
5PicFontWebsites 10 Free
6PhotoletteringApps 10 Free
7PicLabApps 9 Free
8Photoscape XSoftware 8 Free
9PhontoApps 7 Free
10CanvaApps 6 Free
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