There are plenty of ways to add a caption to a photo or any other image. In this article, we will focus on the three most available. If you want to know more, you can find an in-depth guide on how to add captions to photos, which covers other methods for different platforms.
Method 1: Adding Captions in a Text Processor
If you are wondering how to caption a photo without the installation of any photo editors, you can resort to Microsoft Word. Its capability to process images is limited but quite sufficient to add creative captions to your photograph. Here’s how to do it:
- Upload a picture. Run the program, create or open a document. Then drag the image you need into the program window.
- Add a text field. Click on your picture to select it. Then go to the References section and click Insert Caption.
- Input your caption. In the appeared window, go to the Caption field and enter your text. Then click OK.
- Save the result. Go to the File menu and click Save As. You can export your work either as a text file or as a PDF document.
Method 2: Adding Captions Online
Another way of adding captions to photos without software installations is to use an online platform. Kapwing is a video editor at its core but includes all the necessary features to add any text to your photos. Here’s how you can do it:
- Upload your image. Go to the Kapwing website, log in, and create an empty project. Then you can either click Add Media and open your image via the file browser or simply drag a picture to the window. Kapwing supports PNG, JPG, GIF, and other image formats.
- Input your text. Click the Text button on the left side of the window and click Add Text. A text block will appear, and you can freely move and reshape it. Place it where you need it and input the text.
- Stylize the caption. Highlight your text. On the right side of the window, you will find a toolbar, where you can change the font, color, and alignment of the text, or add effects. Play around with settings to make your text more creative.
- Export the result. When you’re happy with the look of your image, click Export Project, choose JPG as an out format and select preferable resolution. Click the Export as JPEG button.
Method 3: Adding Captions With an Image Editor
If you want to use a photo editor to add captions to images, then we recommend trying PhotoWorks. It is available for Windows 7 and above and requires no constant internet connection to run. To add a caption with this program, follow these steps:
- Install and launch. Download the installation file and run it. Follow the on-screen instruction to set up the program. When it is done, launch the application from an icon on your desktop.
- Open the image. Click Open File and navigate to the needed picture to open it. Alternatively, you may drag and drop the photo in the program window.
- Add a caption. Go to the Text & Frames tab and choose Text. Input your caption into the text field in the right part of the window. Then you can move and resize the appeared text box as needed.
- Stylize the text. Choose a text style from the Styles tab. Or you can create your style by altering parameters from the Settings tab. You can change font, size, color, texture, and make other alterations.
- Save the Changes. Click Apply when the text looks as you want. Then click the Save button and export the captioned image.
Now you know how to caption a picture in three easy ways. It’s up to you to pick one. For bare-bones text, you can use MS Word. For more creative editing, it is better to use a photo editor. You can work online and achieve great results with Kapwing. Or you can install and run PhotoWorks, not only you can add creative and catchy text, but you can also edit and significantly enhance your image along the way in a few clicks.