5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2008 7:00 AM by Terence Devlin
brycepunk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've been looking for an hour for an "add text" button or something in the bars, but I can't figure it out. I'm giving up in frustration.
If I want to add, say, my name to the corner of a photo, how do I do this?

imac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (70,715 points)

    Welcome to the Apple user discussion forums

    iPhoto does not have this feature - Martin S has come up with a way - see http://simnet.is/klipklap/iphoto/adding-text/

    or use an external editor like Photoshop Elements, Graphic converter or Acorn

  • brycepunk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    How odd it doesn't have this feature. But thank you for the help. I'll give that link a try.
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (70,715 points)
    suggest it to Apple - iPhoto menu ==> provide iPhoto feedback

  • What's Up? Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    If you're using a digital camera, try using the software that comes with the camera.

    I have a Canon that came with it's own editing program. I had it installed on my Mac with Tiger OS, but when that crashed, I upgraded to Leopard & iLife 08 (iPhoto 7.1.3). It's just come to my attention that iPhoto does not allow for adding text, so I guess I'm just going to have to reload the Canon program & use it. It also allows me to download, edit, & add text to photos from my JVC HD camcorder & other digital photos. I'm glad to see someone out there is thinking of their customers!

    For the price of the Mac/Apple name, you'd think they'd have a little more consideration for their clients' needs - like the need to put copyright information on their photos!
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,930 points)
    As Larry says:

    iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback

    That said, iPhoto is a consumer application... I wonder how many consumer "need" to put copyright information on their photos.

    Other alternatives - from Free on up:

    Graphic Coverter
    Photoshop Elements

    You can set Photoshop (or any image editor) as an external editor in iPhoto. (Preferences -> General -> Edit Photo: Choose from the Drop Down Menu.) This way, when you double click a pic to edit in iPhoto it will open automatically in Photoshop or your Image Editor, and when you save it it's sent back to iPhoto automatically. This is the only way that edits made in another application will be displayed in iPhoto.