Add funky text to your iPhone or iPad photos with Over HD

This universal iOS app lets you choose from a wide variety of beautiful fonts to add text to your photos before sharing on Instagram, Facebook, and elsewhere.

Ready to add a little spice to your Instagramming ways? Over HD is a slick and universal iOS app that lets you add text to your photos before sharing them on Instagram or other social networks. At the time of this writing, it's currently offered for half price at 99 cents.

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Launch the app and you'll see thumbnails of your recent photos, which you can tap on to edit. To load an older photo not in view, scroll down or tap the Camera Roll button. You can also take a photo using the app

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When you load a photo, you'll see text instructing you to "double tap to edit text" on the left and a menu wheel on the right. After entering your text, you can drag the text field anywhere on the image. You can't, however, rotate the text so that it's vertically or diagonally oriented.

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After entering your text, spin the wheel and tap Edit. Here, you can adjust the size of your text, align it (I found dragging the text to a preferred spot to be the better option for placement), crop the photo (square is the only option), and adjust the tint of the photo.

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Next, tap the yellow triangle on the right to call back the menu wheel and spin it and choose Font. Here, you'll see a long, scrollable list of fonts. If you reach the bottom, you'll discover an offer to unlock more fonts for 99 cents.

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Next, spin the wheel and choose Share to upload your witty or poignant creation to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and others. Alternatively, you can choose Save to keep a copy on your Camera Roll.

To see your text on another photo, spin the wheel and tap Photos. Tap on another photo and Over HD will load it while keeping the text from the last photo. To start fresh, spin the wheel and tap Reset before loading another photo.

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Matt Elliott, a technology writer for more than a decade, is a PC tester, Mac user, and amateur photographer based in New Hampshire.

 

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