Adding text to photographs and images is effective in so many ways online. A strong image will attract the eyes of your followers the text can draw them in further.
Whether it is adding a quote to an image that you want to share on Pinterest, adding a price to a photo of a product for Facebook, or creating an image with your blog post name in so it is more compelling when shared on social networks, adding text is something that we all need to do from time to time.
If you are using a computer to access the web PicMonkey is the ideal solution. I reviewed it here last year. However many of us are using our mobile devices for photos so an app that can do the same thing is a useful tool for your toolbox.
I’ve tried lots but the one that I like the best is Phonto. It has a variety of attractive fonts and it’s simple to resize and move your image around.
Here’s how it works:
Download the Phonto app, it’s available for both iOS and Android. I am demonstrating on an iPhone.
Open the app and click the camera icon to add a photo from your camera roll, to take a photo or to choose a plain image from their library.
Plain images include lined paper, plain backgrounds and speech bubbles.
Once you have added an image hold your finger on the screen to add text.
Tap the ‘add text’ button when it appears.
Tap ‘font’ to choose the text style you prefer
Type in your text and click ‘Done’
Now the text is added to your image tap it again to change the font, size, position, style and more.
Once you are happy with your image click the arrow on the bottom toolbar to share it to your camera roll or directly to a social network.
This is a very useful tool for those who are constantly on the move. We don’t always have time to sit down in front of our computer and transferring images from our phones to our PC’s always seems like a huge job. This tool means you can create, share and add images with text on the move.
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Mary Gethings says
Thanks Amanda, you must have read my mind as I was just wondering no later than yesterday if there was an app to do just that. Downloaded now!
Amanda Webb says
Ah and I was writing this yesterday, you must have tuned in to my mojo 🙂