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Add text to a batch of images outside the image

by whittoncarolyn / August 16, 2011 7:02 AM PDT

I need a software to add the same text to a batch of images and place this text either above or below the image, not on it. What I want to do is add source citations to images that contain text that needs to remain readable. This software should be free or very low cost and very user friendly or easy to use for a group of seniors.

So far I've found too expensive software, such as the full version of Photoshop. Or software such as the widely available Photoshop Elements. Elements will batch add watermarks, but these appear on the images, not outside it. And the length of watermarks is limited so many abbreviations have to be used to fit in all the info. Additionally, Elements will add captions in a batch, but also on the images. And only if the description field is filled in separately for each image at the time the image is created, rather time consuming. Also the caption method will not wrap from one line to the next, so the citation falls off the image unless smaller fonts are used. Neither of these methods are ideal.

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Absolutely and free.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2011 7:09 AM PDT
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php

There are discussion forums about how to use this app but some folk are put off by command lines and scripts yet this can do what you asked.

It fails on the USER FRIENDLY unless you are used to computers from the 1990's and prior?
Bob
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Re: absolutely and free
by whittoncarolyn / August 18, 2011 6:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Absolutely and free.

This looks like an old program. Will it run with Windows 7 in a 64 bit environment?

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Why yes it does.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 5:28 AM PDT

The reason it's old is that we needed to do this years ago.
Bob

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Edit photos with Photo Flash Maker Freeware
by AmaZENG / August 25, 2011 4:32 PM PDT

You may use Photo Flash Maker Freeware to have a try.It's
totally free of charge,not only helps to create photo slideshow, but
also edit photos, such as photo flipping, adding text, description, etc.
resize and crop the photos, photo filtering, etc.

You may free download it from:
http://www.photo-flash-maker.com/version-comparison.html
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