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Adding text and labels to images for website

526 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2013 8:14 AM by léonie RSS
hibhaven Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 3, 2013 10:33 AM


I'd like to add text and labels on my images for putting them up on my website. As an example, the requirement is to put categories of the types of work I do viz Travel, Fashion, Wedding etc, that I'd like to put on images which will run as a slide show on my home page.


The output I am looking at is similar to what Keynote or PPT allows in terms of flexibility and functionality viz circles, rectangles etc inside which text can be added. But unfortunately Keynote or PPT do not have slides in similar ratio of images (3:2). Moreover when Keynote slides are published as images, the quality of the text reduces dramatically.


Any suggestions? (I wouldnt prefer using Photoshop, would prefer something simple where I can simply import images, add text and shapes, format and publish)

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1), Intel Core i7, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 10:44 AM (in response to hibhaven)

    The (free) BorderFX plug-in does a pretty good job of adding text annotation to images. You can add captions, keywords, and all kinds of metadata tags that have been added to your images. The annotations can go onto the border or directly onto the image.


    You can download it here: BorderFX - BorderFX





    P.S: You are not bound by the predefined slide size in Keynote. If yu prefer the Keynote style, define a custom slide size, like this:

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 10:51 AM (in response to léonie)

    A custom theme in Keynote:



    Screen Shot 2013-02-03 at 19.46.32.png

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,405 points)
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    Jun 26, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to hibhaven)

    Try the following in Keynote:


    Set the Slide Size to a custom value in the Inspector panel:

    Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 5.08.17 PM.PNG

    For example, with the Slide Size set to 4000x3000 I managed to export a gigantic png-file of 17MB!


    Then export your slides as images from the "File > Sharing" menu: You can pick tiff, png, or jpeg:


    Screen Shot 2013-06-26 at 5.03.22 PM.PNG


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