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I have an electric "picture frame" to display pictures - no way to show picture titles.
It's possible to use GNU image to overlay a title to the top or bottom of each picture (cuts off a bit of the picture).
But is there a program that will do this more easily?

Perhaps overvlay the file name of the picture, or provide for typing in the title?

Thanks for any help.


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I know you can do it from the command line with Imagemagick. It's easy enough that you could make a batch file to do it automatically once you've got the parameters right.

http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/annotating/#annotating

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Thanks for your reply.
Since I'd like to add a title to each individual picture I am looking for a program with a graphic interface which may be easier. I remember having Imagemagick - graphic - on an earlier release of Mepis so am trying to see if that is still available somewhere. I don't remember any of its capabilities.
Later.....
I found and installed GraphicMagick from here:
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binar ... rlse4#unix

The instructions include only how to run this program from a terminal.

I was able to write a description on a photo and save it.
But I also found it easy to make the picture freeze (altho able to do other tasks).
To close the revised picture if that happens I had to log out.


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Hey blinxer,

Have you looked at the convert command?
http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-tex ... t-command/

Of course, you can always add text using Gimp...here's a you tube video showing how to do this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQBQJQ643ow

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janthree wrote:
Hey blinxer,
Have you looked at the convert command?
http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-tex ... t-command/


As suggested I tried this and found it works for me.


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#Janthree

Many thanks. One of the most useful tips I've come across.
Now lots of photo work to do.

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I use Kolourpaint to edit photos. It is similar to Irfanview, maybe better.

Actually, it may be more similar to Neopaint. Whichever, it filled a big gap when I left winders.

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Caesar2 wrote:
I use Kolourpaint to edit photos. It is similar to Irfanview, maybe better.

Just tried this graphics program - works fine - select color, draw box, then type. Thanks.


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