iPhoto Question

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by lasuther, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    Can I add text to a picture using iPhoto? I've tried messing around with the program, but I can't find a way to do that.
     
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    To the best of knowledge, no.
     
  3. brepublican macrumors 6502a

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    iPhoto is essentially a photo viewer, with a few very basic extras thrown in to help you touch up your photos (i.e. sepia, etc). Its not a photo editor. You'll want to get Photoshop CS for that job, or some equivalent
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Well, Photoshop CS would definitely be overkill for adding text. ;) Even Photoshop Elements might be, but look into it, as well as various freeware alternatives. GIMP might be able to do what you're looking for as well.
     
  5. lasuther thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bring out the GIMP???

    I'm not looking to spend any money. I was just looking for away to add text to jpegs. So if you know of a free program that will do this, please let me know.

    And I think its stupid iPhoto doesn't have this ability. There are some nice fonts in iPhoto I would want to use. Apple needs to benchmark MS Paint :D .
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Graphic Converter might be of some use, but i haven't touched it in ages to be sure. :eek:
     
  7. Butters macrumors 6502

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    the GIMP does the job for free if you're not looking to spend any cash
     
  8. -hh macrumors 68020

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    I haven't tried this, but what might work as a very roundabout way of doing it is to export the photo into iMovie, and use iMovie's "Title" effects in it that let you add text.

    Then you just have to figure out how to get it back. I think you would probably need to save it as a movie, then copy a "frame" out. Not sure what the resulting resolution might be, though.


    FWIW, I think that I'd be more inclined to look around for a friend with a dSLR who already owns Photoshop, to see if his camera shipped with a copy of Photoshop Elements that he isn't using.


    -hh
     
  9. 7on macrumors 601

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    I like SeaShore - but it's text abilities are pretty blah
     
  10. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Well, if you're not looking at spending any money, it is free, which is why I suggested it...
     
  11. brepublican macrumors 6502a

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    Well, sometimes you gotta bring out the big guns. Every tried killing a fly with a shotgun? It most definitely works!! :D :D

    JK. Gimp gets my vote too.
     
  12. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Oh yeah, nothing wrong with brute force... :D ;)
     
  13. lasuther thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I downloaded the Gimp. That is a cool program. Did everything I needed it to.
     
  14. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Glad you found it useful, I thought you would (hence why I suggested it in the first place! :D ;))
     

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