Dear Computer Lady,
When I pick a picture from “My pictures” (It may be a picture from an E-mail, Newsletter or magazine that I have saved as) to E-mail to a friend; I would like to put a comment under the picture.
It doesn’t work for me as it won’t let me type on the picture copy page.
Can you advise me if this is possible or perhaps I should “save picture as” differently???
Thank you, Lorraine
What you need to add text to a picture is an image editing program. There are many image editing programs out there, but if you are using a computer with Windows on it you already have a basic image editing program included called, Paint.
You can easily open your image in Paint, add text, and then save a copy of the image with the text added. Here is how:
1. Open Paint by clicking Start, pointing to “All Programs” then “Accessories” and finally click on “Paint”.
An alternate way to open Paint in Windows 7 is to click on “Start” and then type “Paint” in the search box.
2. Once you have Paint open, you can open your image using the file menu (Or click on the tab on the very left).
3. With your image open, you can then use Paint to add text to your image.
Another tool that you can use to put text on an image is Picasa at: http://picasa.google.com/
Picasa is a free image program from the folks at Google. When you open a picture in Picasa, just click on the wrench in the upper-left corner of your screen, then click on the text editing tool (It has ABC on the little icon) and add your text.
I hope this helps you with your photos.
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