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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,890 points)

    Not much one for reading the thread are we...


    See this bit in your instructions:



    Once on the des top look up at the top of your screen for the menu bar again for the "TOOLS" menu.



    Now look to the left a bit. What app are you in now? Preview by any chance?


    So, no you can't add text to a photo in iPhoto, but you can in Preview.

  • Bill Seeley1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Ronw52 your suggestion sounded the best. I did it, it seemed to work but the picture remains unedited back in iphoto. Photoshope Elements6 saved it, even asked permission to overwrite. But nothing happens? Got any thoughts?

    OSX 10.7.5

  • Bryan Buff Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Haha.  I was reading this thread and thought the same thing.  I love it when these elitist nerds chime in with their know-it-all nonsense.  Neil asked a reasonable question, and one that many of us have asked as well. 


    Perhaps someone can also answer why Apple got rid of iDVD? 

  • rteixeiralopes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear nheacock/Neil,


    Thanks for posting this tip. It was really helpful to me and I've passed it along. Keep on doing that!



  • Raphael Rodolfi1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks ronw52!  Your fix is perfect! Thanks for posting!

  • aurelio.malva Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks! Works fine!

  • Easier way Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, next question. What about being able to add text in the latest ipad min photos in iphoto. Is that possible.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (70,550 points)

    Wrong forum - this is the iPhoto  Mac forum - for IOS questions post in the IOS forums



  • magicnme Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just googled the same question and got got the answer here.  Thanks!

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (129,980 points)

    Some Image Editors That Support layers:


    Photoshop Elements 11 for Mac - $79

    GraphicConverter - $40
    Rainbow Painter - $30
    Imagerie - $38
    Acorn - $50

    Pixelmator - $60

    Seashore - Free

    GIMP for Mac - Free

    Xee 2.1 - free


    In my opinion  PSE 11 for Mac is the best of the bunch. Gimp is very powerful but the GUI is a bit clunky.


  • ler660 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Neil, I agree it's pretty ridiculous that photos can't be edited in iPhoto, particularly with all those other editing features.

    I'm sorry that people like Terence take the time to respond - people who should keep their thoughts to themselves.....people who use their own insecurities as a path to an excuse for sarcastic ranting that helps no one. 

    Your post was helpful!


    While I'm at it, I used preview to add text to an image, for a flyer.   After printing it out, the font is dim and too thin.   I've tried typing the text into Open Office and Text Edit, Bolding it, and then pasting it in, but the Bold doesn't hold.  (poem)   And there seems to be no way to make it bold within Preview - am I missing something?


    Thanks again,


  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (129,980 points)

    Perhaps this will help you with the editing in PSE:


    Using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements as Your Editor of Choice in iPhoto.


    1 - select Photoshop or Photoshop Elememts as your editor of choice in iPhoto's General Preference Section's under the "Edit photo:" menu.




    2 - double click on the thumbnail in iPhoto to open it in Photoshop.  When you're finished editing click on the Save button. If you immediately get the JPEG Options window make your selection (Baseline standard seems to be the most compatible jpeg format) and click on the OK button. Your done.


    3 - however, if you get the navigation window



    that indicates that  PS wants to save it as a PS formatted file.  You'll need to either select JPEG from the menu and save (top image) or click on the desktop in the Navigation window (bottom image) and save it to the desktop for importing as a new photo.


    This method will let iPhoto know that the photo has been editied and will update the thumbnail file to reflect the edit..


    With Photoshop Elements  the Saving File preferences should be configured as shown:



    I also suggest the Maximize PSD File Compatabilty be set to Always.  In PSE’s General preference pane set the Color Picker to Apple as shown:



    Screenshots are from PSE 10


    Note 1:  to switch between iPhoto and PS or PSE as the editor of choice Control (right)-click on the thumbnail and select either Edit in iPhoto or Edit in External Editor from the contextual menu. If you use iPhoto to edit more than PSE re-select iPhoto in the iPhoto General preference pane. Then iPhoto will be the default editor and you can use the contextual menu to select PSE for your editor when desired.


    Note 2:  editing a RAW file with either PSE or PS creates a new file which must be saved outside of iPhoto, i.e. the Desktop, and imported as a new photo into the iPhoto Library.


  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,510 points)
    And there seems to be no way to make it bold within Preview - am I missing something?

    For more control over fonts and styles try the BorderFX plug-in for iPhoto. It will let you place text annotations, like titles, keywords, dates, or watermarks ono the photo or a custom border.



    BorderFX - iBorderFX iPhoto

  • SamNorth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. Editing in Preview is a super helpful tip (I'm using iPhoto version 9.6.) Thanks for your perseverance in the face of a commenter determined to inject negativity.

  • janicke73 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    can you please help me understand how to add this feature also in the desktop version of Photos? I'm in the preferences, looking under general and can't seem to find any way to make this a "right-click" feature from the thumbnail view of photos ...


    - sorry if there's another thread already explaining this!