3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2009 12:57 PM by Terence Devlin
Neil07 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
i want to put some text on a photo to use in a calender and i can find no where that allows me to put text on.

macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,815 points)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions. You can't with iPhoto. You'll need a 3rd party image editor for that. Some are Seashore, Acorn, Photoshop Elements, GraphicConverter, Paintbrush or Pixelmator. You can fine them and others by searching for "image editor" at VersionTracker.com

    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto (iPhoto.Library for iPhoto 5 and earlier) database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.

    I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger or later), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 6 and 7 libraries and Tiger and Leopard. Just put the application in the Dock and click on it whenever you want to backup the dB file. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.

    Note: There's now an Automator backup application for iPhoto 5 that will work with Tiger or Leopard.
  • Neil07 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    seems that is should be in the program, it is such a normal thing on Canon Image browser and zoom browser.
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,500 points)
    iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback

    That said, iPhoto (like Aperture and apps like Lightrrom) is firmly focussed on post processing the output from your camera, not content creation on your photos.