Monday, September 29, 2008

We Interrupt this Regularly Scheduled Posting


for a quick public service query:

Can anyone advise me on how to superimpose letters (words) over images that I've saved to my computer? Is there some software that’s downloadable or is there another, easy trick?

This Luddite has some ideas for upcoming posts, but doesn’t know how to execute them!

10 comments:

enc said...

I can, miss cav. I'll either explain it to you, or do it for you! Please get in touch!

materfamilias said...

I've been meaning to post a very similar question -- I see other blogs where mousing over a photograph reveals an informative or amusing caption, and I'd love to be able to do the same. I'll be checking back to see what you find out.

miss cavendish said...

Materfamilias,

The incomparably talented enc tells me that one needs Photoshop. Of course I don't have this at home, so I'll need to do a little purchasing soon . . .

Sal said...

Miss C, ask your place of employ. Most universities offer software at a discount to students, faculty, and staff. Photoshop is well worth having, but quite an investment ... you might be able to get it half price. (Maybe you knew that already ...)

Songy said...

Hi Miss C.. there are many ways to do this. Of course, enc will help you. I will help you as well if you want.

If you want to do it yourself go to this site.
http://www.phixr.com/

Basic online tool that enables you to add text and output the result in various formats. Oh It's free to sign up and use. I tested it for you as well.

That's an easy option if you don't want to install any software in your PC.

The world of web 2.0. Life is good isn't it? :)

miss cavendish said...

What fantastic webpals you all are! Thanks so much to everyone who left a comment!!

Songy said...

I say photoshop is an overkill. There are other simpler/easier to use applications out there.

software fairy said...

Irfanview (http://www.irfanview.com/) free, easy and lightweight. Menu Edit->Insert Text.
XNView (http://www.xnview.com/) slightly more elaborate and free.
GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/windows/) freeware photoshop for all systems, but high learning curve, but has a lot of freeware manuals and books on the net.
No money parting needed at all ;-).
Irfanview in my eyes is a must on every computer.
Happy texting.

software fairy said...

By the way you only need Photoshop CS (the big expensive package) in a professional enviroment.
If you do not need elaborate colour management, Photoshop Elements (with organization, slideshow and webalbum), Paint Shop Pro or Gimp have all you need for creative photo manipulation without breaking your bank account.

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