When it comes to pictures with words, captions are a popular way to take an image an add a little bit of personalization to it. Bloggers use captions all the time to help them make their featured images pop, stand out as unique, and be communicative of the topic in question. Photographers use them to date a location, give a little background information and sometimes sign them. Others use them to make social media pictures more engaging by adding on inspirational quotes or sayings, and authors can use them to add credits or annotations to images that are then inserted into books/eBooks. If you are interested in adding captions to photos, keep reading as we have compiled 3 very easy ways on how to add captions to photos below.
Why Are Captions Important?
While most people don’t really think much about captions, whether a photo should have one or not, nor do many people pay conscious attention to them, they do play a vital role. They convey information about who is doing what in the picture, where the picture has taken place, and sometimes why the photograph was taken. Captions are paired with fascinating photographs will tell a story, spark interest, and engage the reader. Without them, we would draw our own conclusions about every photograph we come across, some of which may be incorrect. If you are looking for new ways to add captions to images, this article is for you.
How to Caption a Photo With Photo Editors & JPEGS!
- Add a Permanent Caption On JPEG Files. Anyone who has ever saved an image file, taken a photograph, or downloaded an image from online, knows that the majority of photographs are saved in the JPEG format. This stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and is a standard image format that compresses the image data while still maintaining reasonable image quality. With this format, comes a built-in caption option. To caption a picture in its JPEG format, simply right-click the image, click on details, and change the title under the description section. This section is known as meta-data and contains the date of when the picture was taken, what it’s resolution is, and camera model information.
- Use PhotoWorks – An Intelligent & Powerful Photo Editor. If you are looking for new methods to add captions to photos, but also want to have access to filters, effects, and image correction tools, than definitely check out PhotoWorks. While it is so much more than a picture caption maker, it offers a lot more customization than other programs, just simply because you can change the text font, color, style, angle, width, and opacity. Plus, you can easily change where you want your caption to go on the image by dragging the text box to the desired location. To add a caption using PhotoWorks, just head on over to the caption tab once you open up the program and load up your image. Remember to save before you exit!
- Use Google Photos – A Platform for Storing Photos & Doing Minor Photo Edits. One of the major advantages to having a Google account is being able to back up and store all of your photographs to the cloud with Google Photos. If you are someone who actively backs your photos up and stores them using Google Photos, then you can also add captions to images while in your account. Simply log in, choose the desired photo and hit the “I” for the information panel. Now, just add in a title. Volia, you have a caption. Same instructions for those using the IOS and Android application of Google Photos.
Conclusion: Creating More Than Just a Captioned Photo.
While you can simply add in a caption within the meta-data on a photograph, it’s a lot more fun to customize how that caption will look, where it will be placed, and how large it appears on the image. With PhotoWorks, you can easily customize the caption and make it more personalized, attention-grabbing, and engaging than with any other method. While you do have to download the program, it is easy to learn and navigate with it’s tab-interface and it gives you access to professional editing tools and creative effects that might come in handy when you want to do more with a photo than just adding in a caption or two.