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how to add a text to a photo in iphoto

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  • Rootcanal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 7:18 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    Not one for details are we...

     

    Preferences ->General -> Edit Photo?   No sir.

     

    Preferences -> ADVANCED -> Edit Photo.  Yes sir.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 11:05 PM (in response to Rootcanal)

    Yeah, that one moves around from version to version...

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,040 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 9:20 AM (in response to Rootcanal)

    Preferences ->General -> Edit Photo    ➙   iPhoto 8 (09) and earlier

     

    Preferences -> ADVANCED -> Edit Photo  ➙  iPhoto 9 (11)

     

    Apple is just trying to keep us from getting complacent.

     

    OT

  • Blacksandedd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 9:22 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    In my version I see reference to RAW, and when I looked for a dropdown to find 'preview' (to use as my outside editor) I couldn't find a way to choose 'preview'  Any more tips?

  • Blacksandedd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 9:26 PM (in response to Blacksandedd)

    Sorry, I should say that my choice to "Edit Photo" was 'in IPhoto' or 'in application'.  I didn't see 'preview' as an option.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)
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    Feb 12, 2013 10:58 PM (in response to Blacksandedd)

    Choose 'In Application' and you'll get a dialogue that will allow you to choose the app you prefer.

  • Blacksandedd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 5:45 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    Terence,

    when I selected 'applications' the drop down allowed iTunes, but I didn't see an application that looked like a photo editor.

    I have tried exporting a photo to my desktop, opening it, (which brings up 'preview'), and clicking on text (the 'A'), but after I drag the cursor to make the rectangle, I can't get free to type the message I want to use to label my photo.  What do you think I am missing?  My iPhoto version is 11.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,040 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 8:55 AM (in response to Blacksandedd)

    Once you select Other you must navigate to the Applicaitons folder, locate and select Preview as the external editor.If there is an application listed below iPhoto select it and you'll be given the chance to change the selection.

  • Blacksandedd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 15, 2013 7:20 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    Today I learned that Preview is not an external editor.  Apparently you need to have a separate image editor (such as GIMP) installed in order to be able to actually insert a caption on a specific photo outside of the 'slideshow' program.  I haven't yet figured out how to make GIMP function.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:12 AM (in response to Blacksandedd)

    Perhaps you need to revise. You can do this...Tank 2 28 (1).jpg

  • Blacksandedd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    Terence,

    WOW!  That's exactly what I would like to be able to do. 

    I am working with a MacBook Pro laptop, Mac OS X, version 10.6.8, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

    My Preview is version 5.0.3 (504.1).

    I have managed to get an image to show up in Preview, and I have clicked on 'annotate' so that I can see a toolbar which allows me to choose an oval, rectangle, and text etc., but when I click on 'text' and drag a rectangular space in which to type a caption, I can't get anything typed into the space.

    How were you able to insert the above text into the beautiful photo, and can you elaborate on 'revise' ?  Thanks

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,650 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 11:14 AM (in response to Blacksandedd)

    but when I click on 'text' and drag a rectangular space in which to type a caption, I can't get anything typed into the space.

     

    I notice that sometimes typing in 12 point onto a large image is virtually invisible. What you're seeing there was typed at about 180 point.

  • Blacksandedd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 11:20 AM (in response to Terence Devlin)

    Terence,

    I'll try larger point, but as I tried to type, I was hearing a 'beep' sound, which I usually associate with an unsuccessful attempt to do something on the computer.  Thank you for your continued attempt to edify me.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,040 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 11:27 AM (in response to Blacksandedd)

    Try double clicking in the text box before beginning to enter the text.

    Preview003.jpg

  • Blacksandedd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 9:27 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    Old Toad & Terence,

    I was actually able to get a label inserted on a selected photo.

    While in iPhoto I selected a photo and dragged it to my desktop.  (I may not need to do this step but I am telling you about it anyway)

    I opened 'Pages' and typed the label.  While in 'Pages' I 'copied' the label.

    I then displayed the selected photo using 'Preview'.  While in 'Preview' I clicked on 'annotate'.

    I then clicked on the 'text' button, and by dragging the cursor, I positioned a text box on the photo.

    I double clicked in the text box, and chose 'paste'.

    I then clicked on the 'show font' button, and selected the font and size (I chose 92). This increased the label to the size that I wanted to have on the photo.

    I then returned to iPhoto and imported the modified version of the selected photo from my desktop.

    At this point I was able to drag the imported photo into the area from which I had originally selected it, and send the original photo to trash, thus leaving the 'labeled' photo in its place.

    Thank you both for your assistance.

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