Digital photography & design software forum: Add text to a batch of images outside the image

by: whittoncarolyn August 16, 2011 2:02 PM PDT

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Add text to a batch of images outside the image

by whittoncarolyn - 8/16/11 2:02 PM

I need a software to add the same text to a batch of images and place this text either above or below the image, not on it. What I want to do is add source citations to images that contain text that needs to remain readable. This software should be free or very low cost and very user friendly or easy to use for a group of seniors.

So far I've found too expensive software, such as the full version of Photoshop. Or software such as the widely available Photoshop Elements. Elements will batch add watermarks, but these appear on the images, not outside it. And the length of watermarks is limited so many abbreviations have to be used to fit in all the info. Additionally, Elements will add captions in a batch, but also on the images. And only if the description field is filled in separately for each image at the time the image is created, rather time consuming. Also the caption method will not wrap from one line to the next, so the citation falls off the image unless smaller fonts are used. Neither of these methods are ideal.

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