How to Quickly Add Text to Photos

As you may have suspected, creating a beautiful, well-balanced image requires all the elements coexist harmoniously. That rule also applies if you want to add something extra - a text, for instance. The font, the color, the position and sometimes even the level of transparency can make or break your image. Turn it into a failure or an attention-grabbing masterpiece. Sounds intimidating, doesn’t it? Don’t stress about it just yet! Visual Watermark will help you produce great results in just a few simple steps.

First things first, open your image in Visual Watermark by dragging it into the software or clicking on “Select Images” and choosing the photo to work with. In order to proceed, click on “Next Step”.

Select Image

In the top part of the window click on “Add Text” to add a string of text into your image. You will see a word “Sample” appear in the center of your photo. It means that the text is added and now you can modify it to your liking.

Add Text

Naturally, you’d want to change the text. Go to the “Text” bar, click inside the bar and delete the word “Sample”. After that you can type in anything you want. You can change the position of the text by selecting and dragging it with your cursor or using the arrow keys.

Change Text

Let’s move on to the customization part. Fonts come first. As it has been already established, the font has to flow perfectly with the mood of your image and since Visual Watermark offers 260 built-in fonts, you are sure to find the perfect one for your photo. Just scroll through the display of fonts and click on the ones you like to try them out. There are all kinds of fonts you can find here: classic, funny, fancy, minimalistic and cinematic. Some fonts can be made bold, italic or bold italic - click on the font to see if either of these options is available.


In case you have a particular font in mind and you have already downloaded it onto your computer, you can use it in Visual Watermark as well!

You Fonts

To use your own fonts in Visual Watermark all you need to do is to install them. Don’t worry, it’s easy!

If you have Windows, you need to do the following:

  1. Download the font that you’d like to install.
  2. Go to the folder with a downloaded file and right-click on the file.
  3. Find the “Install” option in the drop menu and click on it.
  4. The font is installed and ready to be used.

If you want to check whether the font was installed, go to the “Start” menu and type in “Fonts” in the search bar. Open up the “Fonts” folder and look for you font-file. If it is there, it has been successfully installed.

If you are a Mac user, here’s how you can install a font: 1. Download the font that you’d like to install. 2. Double-click the font in the Finder. 3. Click Install Font in the font preview window. 4. One the font is validated, the Font Book app should open up. 5. The font is installed and ready to be used.

Once you’ve chosen the font, move on to Color. When it comes to typography color is no less important than a font as it represents emotions and feelings. It can make the overall effect of your message more powerful, so choose wisely. In order to change the color of your text, you need to click on “Change” next to the word “Color”. You can choose one of the basic colors in small circles displayed under the color wheel and use the wheel to select a lighter or darker hue.


Let’s add some final tweaks. In order to change the size of your text, you’ll need to drag the small orange circle to the left to make the text smaller or to the right to make it bigger.


The similar method works with “Transparency” - the left side is 100% and the right side is 0%; and “Rotation” - the left side is 0 degrees angle, while the right side is 360 degrees angle.


There is an option to enable the tile to fill your whole image with the text.


If you feel like your text is missing something, you can also add some effects from our diverse collection. For example, you can make your text more tridimensional by applying the shadows effect. Visual Watermark allows two different effects to be used at the same time.

2nd Effect

As soon as you are happy with the added text, click on “Next Step” to move on to the output settings. Here you’ll have to select the destination folder, quality and format of your image. When you’re done with adjusting the settings, click on “Watermark Photos”.

Output Settings

All done! Easy, isn’t it?

Now you have all the tools and knowledge to make your photos more powerful and memorable with the help of Visual Watermark.