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Windows 7: How To Add Large Text To Picture

07 Mar 2011   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Did you know you can set the font size manually in Paint? The drop down list only goes to 72 points. If you want bigger, or a size not listed, just click inside the size field and type the size you want.

In this screenshot the word "Hi" is 300 points, the word "there" 72 points i.e the maximum you can select from drop down list.

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Kari
Thanks for the tip. It is one that I will find quite useful.


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07 Mar 2011   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

There are a number of other Thumbnails that I would like to number, but even though I could use one font style, I would need a variety of colors. The ones that I have seen already part of some of the thumbnails are outlined, with the interior being a lighter shade of color than the boundary. This would be good to make the numbers appear as being part of the original design, rather than something added as an afterthought. I know that there are a lot of free fonts available, but not knowing a particular name to look for, finding the right one would probably take an eternity. I'm hoping that someone can save me some time, and provide a name or a link?
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07 Mar 2011   #13
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

There are lots of ways to do what you want. No need to search for and download specific fonts. Its quite straight foward to create an outline font from any of the fonts you have on your system. Most half decent photo editors will do his even the freebies. Do you have any photo editors installed, if not Picasa will do what you want. You can download from here:
Picasa 3: Free download from Google
and i will be happy to help you create the fonts you want in whatever color combinations you choose.
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07 Mar 2011   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Photo Editor...I'm sure sure that they qualify under that definition, but I have Windows Live Photo Gallery and Ashampoo Photo Commander 7 installed, and a couple of others in the archive, but for common ground, I will go ahead and download Picasa. How intuitive is it? This is another of the many things that I haven't dealt with before.
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07 Mar 2011   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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I will go ahead and download Picasa. How intuitive is it?
Fairly straightforward. It is often packaged with digital cameras so it is aimed at the novice level really but even so with a bit of imagination you can do lots!
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07 Mar 2011   #16
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

Picasa's great for integration with Picasaweb - online storage / distribution of your photos, too... Solves the problem of emailing lots of photos to lots of people... upload your photos, mark them either public, only with link or private then send people you want to have acces to them the link.
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07 Mar 2011   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Just downloaded trial version Of Ashampoo 7 and as far as I can see you cannot create outline fonts with this program, so Picasa is looking a good choice. Let us know when you are up and running with Picasa!
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07 Mar 2011   #18
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Am off out for a while so offer this as a filler.
With Picasa open right click on an image in the thumbnail window or click File, Open and navigate to your image of choice. In the pane on the left there are three tags, "Basic Fixes, Tuning, Effects. Click on Basic Fixes. Then in the third row down click on "Text". Then you will see "Type anywhere to add text" in your image. Type any word/s. Now set the font and size, suggest Ariel, size 48. In the line of icons circled in red on the screenshot:
How To Add Large Text To Picture-picasa-1.png

Click on either of the two cicles and that will open a color chart choose any color and that will reflect in the text either the fill or the outline. Click the other circle and that will effect the the fill or the outline. You can adjust the hickness of the line by the slider bar on the right. You can also alter the transparency of the colors by the slider bar at the bottom. The choice of Bold, Italic etc is at the top. When you are happy with the result click "Apply" at the bottom and job done!


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07 Mar 2011   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't think that Picasa is going to work...at least not with a particular group of images, because when I noticed that those that I have in a thumbnail folder, which I downloaded from Google Images were missing, I had Picasa scan that folder. The thumbs then appeared in Picasa, but had a red and white crossed circle at the bottom of them, and the various functions of Picasa's in the dropdown menu's were grayed out. I have no idea of how these images differ from the rest that I have, but obviously they do.
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07 Mar 2011   #20
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Can you attach the full-size version of your DVD artwork as a zipped folder so that we can work with it without it being resized before we get it?
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