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Add Text to Image

Add text, captions, and animated words to an image

Adding the perfect text to any image

Kapwing helps you add text on a JPEG, PNG, or any picture file type. The text can be words, emojis, or WordArt images. Customize the size, font, and color of your text in just a few clicks so it fits your image perfectly. Start by uploading a photo or pasting a link to import your photo into the Kapwing Studio.

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How to Add Text to Images Online

  1. Upload your Image

    Upload the photo that you want to add text to or paste a link from Instagram, Twitter, etc to import the photo directly. You can select from a variety of image formats, including JPG, PNG, GIF, and more.

  2. Add and Style Text

    Use the Text tool to put the font where you want it on the photo. Resize the text box and choose a custom color, font, and style

  3. Export and Share

    Hit 'Export', and Kapwing will instantly process your photo with added text. Then, save and share the new JPG.

Add Text to Image

Add Custom Text to Photos

Add custom text to your images is a great way to label your images, watermark photos, or just generally give more context to your content. With Kapwing, creators can add custom text to any image in just three clicks.

In the Studio, select the Text tool in the top toolbar and write what you want your text box to say. Using the editing options on the right, you can customize your text's font, color, outline, style, position, size, and even animation style and drop shadow effect. Add as many text boxes as you want to your canvas and edit them all however you want.

With custom text boxes for photos, you can add vivid descriptions, eye-popping titles, stylish signatures, and even auto-generated subtitles for background audio. Export your image to download it or share it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter in just a few seconds.

Using the transformer (purple dots around the text), you can resize the text dynamically or drag and drop it to the position you want on top of the video. You can also use the fifth transformer to slightly rotate the text to the perfect angle. Kapwing supports many other text transformations as well, including text opacity and line height - play around for the perfect look and feel for your video.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add text to a picture for free?
To add text to a picture for free you’ll need a free software tool with photo editing capabilities. Creators add text to pictures to make funny captions for social media and to add clarifying text for viewers. Many online tools support adding texting to pictures, but Kapwing remains a top choice for creators. From any device with a browser, you can upload various picture files types, then add stylish text to pictures for free. Change the font, size, color, and background color, then try animations and effects to make text pop.
How do I add text to a JPEG image?
To add text to a JPEG image, you’ll need a software tool with intuitive text editing capabilities that also supports JPEG files. This popular picture file type is a standard image format that contains image data. After uploading a JPEG image to a software tool, creators can add text boxes on top of the image to begin creating a caption. Kapwing is a popular solution for completing this task. The intuitive user interface makes it easy to upload JPEG images, then add text with the text tool, featuring a vast font collection and settings to change the size and color.

What's different about Kapwing?

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Kapwing is cloud based, which means your videos are wherever you are.
Kapwing works hard to help make the content you want, when you want it.

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Mary P.
News Writer / Executive Producer
A brilliant content creation tool for social media that has a tonne of features available even in the free version. Kapwing is an incredible tool for social media content creation, be it GIF's, images, videos, it has a suite of tools to create awesome looking content in minutes.
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Tom F.
Co-Founder in Marketing
Kapwing is great for various reasons. There's a lot of features for both images and video, all of which are extremely easy to use. I also like that the Kapwing staff responds quickly to user feedback and input. If you create content, even using high end software, there's likely a reason for you to still use Kapwing for something.
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Rosa W.
Media Production Partner
Kapwing is pure genius. It takes a number of small, easy video tasks, and makes them easier. No need to download software just to reverse or resize a video.
Millions of people every month choose Kapwing to create, edit, and share content across the internet. Kapwing is loved and trusted by employees of companies large and small.
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