Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to CAM74)
I Feel your pain but there is a simple solution. Was at the Genius Bar today. Simply go to App Store and download am app called "Over". Costs $1.99. Waaaay better than the free one. Adds text, adjusts fonts, adjusts size, and aligns font. It is just what I have been looking for. Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2013 9:04 PM (in response to Pkr9911)
Simply go to App Store and download am app called "Over". Costs $1.99. Waaaay better than the free one. Adds text, adjusts fonts, adjusts size, and aligns font.
Umm I went to App Store and didn't see any app called "Over". Are you sure it isn't called something else? Preview is a little flakey for altering text,adding arrows etc, I want something that gives me more control. I would happily pay $2
Currently Being ModeratedAug 11, 2013 9:57 AM (in response to baboonia)
Try one of the free options below:
Some Image Editors That Support layers:
Pixelmator - $60
Seashore - Free
Portraits and Prints - Free
GIMP for Mac - Free
Xee 2.1 - free
There are also watermarking apps that can add text to a photos. Go to MacUpdate.com and search for "watermark" to get a list of candidates.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2013 10:03 AM (in response to CAM74)
You can export it to Picasa (if you've downloaded Picasa), double click your photo (which puts it in edit mode), and there is a text box right there. (Actually, I think Picasa copies every photo you have that is in iPhoto).
Picasa edit mode:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2013 6:34 PM (in response to Terence Devlin)
Oh it's probably not any better. You just don't have to go to another program. it's right there in "edit," where I think stuff should be. But then I have yet to be fully satisfied with ANY photo editing program, including the great Photoshop. Closest I've come to truly intuitive is a little program called "Acorn."
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2013 7:42 PM (in response to redheadedpamela)
I was able to use Pisaca after fumbling around with exporting. I will probably utilize Preview more often, now that I have finally discovered how to use it. I am still a little curious about 'GIMP for Mac'. I am afraid it may be more powerful than I know how to cope with. You all have provided some very helpful information. Thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2013 9:43 PM (in response to redheadedpamela)
How is going to Picasa not going to another program form iPhoto but using Preview (which can be set as an external editor for iPhoto) does mean going to another program?
You are welcome to use what you want but for nearly everyone preview is a better choice
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2013 1:24 AM (in response to redheadedpamela)
Resize is in iPhoto. Adding text is compositing and uses Layers. iPhoto isn't a compositing app and doesn't have layers. Think of it this way, you can do many things to a photo in iPhoto but you can't add things to a photo.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to LarryHN)
THANK YOU! I just went into my setting and changed it like you said and VOILA! Easiest solution! I love how I can now right click on the pictures in iPhoto and choose to edit in iPhoto (for my normal edits) or in Preview (to add text). Appreciate your help.