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Adding text to a photograph

2815 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 2:40 PM by marc173 RSS
marc173 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 2, 2012 6:34 AM



My question is in 2 parts really:


1) Once the photos are uploaded into iphoto, is there anyway of adding text to the photo?  Say a title, or details of something about the picture that I wouldn't want to forget?  If so, how can I do this?


2)My camera has the ability to add text to pictures.  If I did this, when I came to uploading them into iphoto, would the text come with the pictures, and if so, where would it be displayed?


3)When exporting the photographs, to share with others or print, would I be able to disable the text, so it doesn't show on the photograph?


Thanks very much.

iPhoto '08
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,895 points)
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    May 2, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to marc173)

    in iPhoto there are several ways to add information about a photo - a title - a decscription - keywords - putting it in an album = these are all metadata and local to your computer - you can choose to include or not include them when you export a photo


    if you want to actually put text on a photo then you must use a thir party program (Preview can do this - Annotate) or external editor - one you add text to a photo it is there and the old information behind the text is gone


    as to what you camera does - read the camera manual - if it puts text in the EXIF ro IPTC fields and if iPhoto reads thos fields then that information will be part of the iPhoto database - it it puts text directly on a photo then it is part of the photo



  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,745 points)
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    May 2, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to marc173)

    Use the Info Pane (Click on the 'i' button)








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