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Adding Text to a Photo
December 15, 2021
11:51 am
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Q: Chris…..I didn’t realize how far behind I am with google photos changes. This morning I watched one of your videos about editing a photo. You clicked on the “edit” button and a menu of options appeared. One was a squiggly line that allowed you to draw an arrow and then add test to the photo. I can’t find that squiggle anywhere. How can I do that? Where’s the squiggle? How can I add test to a photo without first having to go to snapseed?

A: And, now they’ve moved it once again!

You are on Android right? Because this only works on the Android version.
First tap on the Edit button then scroll to the right and you will see the word “Markup” – that’s where Text is.
I just made two new short videos about this – they’re not uploaded yet. Be on the lookout for videos #725 and 726.
December 15, 2021
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Sue: How sad!! I’ve switched to iPhone

Chris: Oh No.
Well – it’s probably best to stick with Snapseed then. But, you can also add text with the Apple Photos app. It’s a bit of a hidden feature:
Using Apple Photos
  1. Open the photo you want to add text to
  2. Tap Edit
  3. Tap the 3-dot menu in upper right
  4. Choose Markup
  5. Tap the + in lower right
  6. Tap Text
  7. Double tap the word Text that appears on your photo
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