36 Best Free Software To Add Text To Pictures

Here is a List Of 36 Best Free Software To Add Text To Pictures in a professional way. Any elementary image editor can carry out this job, but sometimes we need to add text to image for decorative purpose or for creating professional images. So we handpicked these 36 software that can add text to photos. With the help of these freeware, you can add text in the desired font, shape, size and color. Also, you can add shadow, reflection, texture, blending, bevel and change the geometrical orientations to give an extra creative and professional touch. There’s no boundary to creativity and that can be achieved using these free tools. Go ahead and choose the best one for you and add amazing text on your pictures.

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GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open-source picture editing software. It can be used for editing, re-sizing, cropping, free-form drawing, image format conversion, etc. It gives some great options to add text to images. Open an image, click on the TEXT tool, select area where text is to be added and start typing. Apart from basic text manipulation like color and font, the geometric orientation of the text can be changed as well. This is a full-fledged photo editing program, loaded with numerous image manipulating tools.

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It is a pro image editing software which is available for free. PhotoScape package consists of viewer, editor, Batch editor, RAW converter, GIF creator, etc. To add text to a picture, navigate to OBJECT tab, where you will find two options to add text. One lets you add text in a single format, where you can manipulate the font, size, color, opacity and you can add shadow in desired color. Also the shadow color and position can be changed. The other Text option lets you add a text line with different color, size and font. After a text is added, it can be rotated freely and placed anywhere across the picture. Apart from adding text, this potential picture editor has a lot more to offer. Amateur as well as professional photo editing can be carried out with the help of extensive tools, filters and presets.

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Currently owned by Google, Picasa is a free software. It is a perfect aid to import, organize, edit and share pictures. Select a picture to add text to and open it in Picasa. On the home page, you will see option to add text. Type whatever is desired, change the picture font & color, add outline and set transparency. The text then can be rotated, scaled and placed according to need. This software has preloaded filters and different tools to make a picture look alive.

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InkScape is a vector graphics editor. This open-source free editing software has potential which is parallel to ILLUSTRATOR & COREL DRAW. It can be used to edit a picture and add text to it. The TEXT tool on the left of the UI lets you type on the desired spot in any size, font and color. Text transparency, spacing options between two words/letters, angular shift of a letter are some of it’s features. This high-end professional program is very powerful and serves a bundle of functions. We were able to pull out a very good wallpaper for our workstations while testing this picture editor.

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PhoXo is a free picture editing software. This light and fast program can be used for basic picture editing. It has large collection of clipart, which can be downloaded from its website for free. Add text to a picture by clicking on the TEXT tool. Choose size, font and color of the text. Also, shadows can be added to the text. When done, drag the text to desired location. It has not much to offer as a picture editor to add text, however a professional creation can be pulled out after you get to know what it’s capable of. This software can also be used to batch add text to photos. So, just specify the text, specify all the photos to which the text has to be added, and it will batch add text to them in one go.

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Photo Pos Pro

Photo Pos Pro is free editing software for pictures which can be used to add text to photos. This program has a wide array of tools to perform basic and professional editing on a picture. The TEXT tool opens a new window, which helps you type a text in required size, color and font. You can add texture or gradient to a text instead of color. This software also provides option to place text in different angular paths. The software welcomes you with a pop-up containing step-by-step tips on various editing techniques.

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Fotor is a photo editing software, downloadable for free. This software contains plenty of tools to edit a single photo or a batch of photos. Adding text is pretty easy in this program. It has numerous fonts to choose from. Apart from that, text size and color can be changed as well. Text opacity and shadows can be used to give pictures a professional touch. The tilt-shift feature is an added advantage. A nice set of filters and effects can create a beautiful effect on pictures.

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A free image editing software, PhotoFiltre is laden with all the basic editing tools. Its interactive UI offers ease of use. This application also has layers function. To add a text, open the TEXT tool. The new window lets you choose fonts and as you type, it shows you real time preview of the text in your chosen font and size. You can change color, add drop shadow (editable), add stroke, bevel or fill the text with patterns. This utility to add text to photos can be of great use when explored properly.

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Fly Free Photo Editing and Viewer

Fly Free Photo Editing and Viewer lets you add text to photos. Add a text by clicking on the text tool. Basic text editing with transparency control and bevel effects adds this editor to the list of professional editors. Direct upload to Flickr & Facebook is available.

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PhotoPad Image Editor

PhotoPad Image Editor is another free picture editing software to add text to photos. After opening an image, go to the tools window and select the Text tool to add a text. This editor has the ability to adjoin shadows, bevel, and glow to texts. It does not have all the tools that a professional editor should have, but as a basic editor, it’s one of the best. The UI makes it very easy to use. The software is free for personal use. For commercial use, you need to buy a commercial license version.

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Paint.com is a regular image editing software. Unlike other basic editors, it provides option for layers and masks. Adding a text is really simple. Text tool opens a new window within the UI. It lets you customize your text in layers. Like a professional editor, Paint.com has the option to add effects to a layer which can create great effects. This free software also lets you add filters to your pictures.

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Hornil StylePix

Hornil StylePix is a sophisticated image editor, available for free. Adding text here is really easy. The Text tool on the left side of the UI opens a new window to let us type and place the text. Also, custom effects and opacity can be set for a text. Its loaded with features like histogram, layers, merger, etc. Overall, this is a good application for beginners and learners.

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Pixia is a free photo editing software and can be used for drawing as well. This editor has basic as well as discrete tools of editing. To add text to a photo, go to the PAINT option on the home window and then “add text”, or simply press “Ctrl+J”. Adding layer gives you option to add effects to text and visually modify them. Filters and Textures are some of the features this application is loaded with.

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The Art Weaver is an image manipulation software which has both free and paid versions. This free software flaunts layers, rendering, filters and other important tools. This makes adding text to a picture very easy and really nice effects can be rendered. Free version has almost all basic tools, whereas the paid has a few extra features.

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Professor Franklin's Instant Photo Effects

Professor Franklin’s Instant Photo Effects has option to give your picture an artistic touch. Adding text is easy. Text window provides options for manipulating the text font, size, transparency, texture and wrap effects.

Its comprised of different filters and effects which makes your picture look professional. Apart from these effects, basic editing tools are also included.

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Stoik iMagic

 Stoik iMagic is an amusing photo editor to use. A range of tools make this software a distinct one. Adding text can be executed with ease. It has drop shadow and transparency options along with basic features to change font, size and color of the text. The UI is easy to understand. Color and light adjustments, retouch, artistic effects, textures and “The Create&Fun” features are easy to use. The free version comes with basic features, to use advance features paid subscription is required.

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This is an ad-supported free software. Amazifier works very fine as a picture editor. An array of tools and effects to enhance picture qualities with a great interface makes it fun to use. There are  many text options available with this software. Either you can put up a simple text with effects or text with text cloud and stamp templates. The ad-supported version can anytime be converted to a premium one after paying some amount.

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Fire Alpaca

Fire Alpaca is a free software which can be used for editing and drawing. Just like any other editor, adding a text to the photo is simple. It doesn’t have advanced text editing features, but is capable of creating good visuals on texts. The presence of layer operation and various tools makes this picture editor very handy.

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Toolwiz Pretty Photo

This free software has numerous filters to choose from. Toolwiz Pretty Photo has other tools as well like, objects, text boxes and Text editors which can create a variety of rendering with texts including bevel, stroke and shadow effects. Other basic editing can be carried out as well, such as adjustment of color balance, contrast, brightness, hue & saturation.

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Smooth Draw

SmoothDraw is a drawing & picture editing freeware. You can play on the workspace with multiple brushes. With the help of Layers and Blending modes, wonderful effects can be created. The same applies to text. Adding text is easy, so is adding effects to it. The unavailability of shadows and other advance options doesn’t binds down this software. With the help of layers, a nice visual effect can be created. There are plenty of drawing tools available; try it and, you can create a masterpiece too.

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