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Windows 7: How To Add Large Text To Picture

06 Mar 2011   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
How To Add Large Text To Picture

I want to add a short line of text to a picture that will be used as a thumbnail, but when I tried to do so in Paint, even though I used the largest font available (Lydian BT 72), it was not legible when the picture was reduced to thumbnail size. I'm sure that what I want can be done...but how?


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06 Mar 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Can you attach the picture for us to see what we can do, together with the text you want including.
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06 Mar 2011   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

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


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06 Mar 2011   #4
seekermeister

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

Thanks, I'll keep tinkering with it, but I'm attaching the thumbnail anyway. Not sure how it will size up on the forum.

EDIT: I forgot to provide the text, all that I want is simply two of this pic, with it labeled below the original photo and text, to say Box 1 of 2 on one, and box 2 of 2 on the other, in a dark blue, Making it bold enough to be readable when shrunk to ~ 7/16" x 1 3/8" (I suppose those measurements would vary depending on the monitor. Mine is 23" WS).

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06 Mar 2011   #5
allend66

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

It's not square, so you know you'll lose some left and right, right? Or you could crop the top & bottom so it's 585*585. It all helps...


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06 Mar 2011   #6
seekermeister

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

I just loaded it into the program that will use it, and it seems fine. The type is a bit larger than I had planned on, but at least it is easy to read. Have you got another for the second thumbnail?
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06 Mar 2011   #7
seekermeister

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

Hmm, for some reason that's not going to work, because even though it appeared properly in the thumbnail section, it didn't on the details window. That's surprising, because it also disappeared on the box set images which are loaded separately from those in the Display/Thumbnail sections. At first, I thought it might be due to the fact that the image might be too large, but in actuality it is smaller in the configuration window, where the image is loaded into, than it does when I directly acquire it from a scan.
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06 Mar 2011   #8
allend66

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

What about as jpg? Good for you? I'm not entirely sure what your saying about details window - can you clarify?


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06 Mar 2011   #9
seekermeister

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

I apologize for the trouble you have taken on my part, but I kept tinkering and got what I needed. I think that the reason I failed before was because I worked from too large of an image, and when I reduced that, the text almost disappeared. This time I worked from a much smaller image I put on the desktop, and the text appeared even larger than it was on the image that I first attempted. In any case, I do appreciate your effort. Thanks.
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06 Mar 2011   #10
allend66

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

No problem, you're welcome!


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