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Printing Captions
August 10, 2015
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Q: When I print to my plain paper printer the captions come up just as I configured them.  When I export pictures with captions,  they do not show up on the thumb drive which I use to transport them to Walgreens for printing.  I presume I am using Windows Print Viewer because I have not added any other viewer.  Are the captions imbedded in the file and will they show up when Walgreens print them?  If not, what course of action do you suggest for me to be able to get good quality pictures with captions?

A couple of times I saw options to send the photos to Walgreens and several other venders over the Internet for printing.  They are not showing up now or at least I cannot find them.  If I can find them again, will the captions print or are they lost in the export?

If I buy photo paper for my Cannon Printer will the prints be more or less permanent?  If not is there some way to coat them to make them last?


A: When you print, using Picasa’s Print command, there is an option to print captions. When you export the pictures to a thumb drive and take them to Walgreens, the captions are indeed there – embedded in the metadata of the .jpg file – but the Walgreen’s print process does not have the option to print those captions. Indeed, I haven’t found any other printing process that does. Maybe someone else reading this will know of one????

Yes, you could get good paper and print yourself, but I always prefer the services. You can find the “Order Prints” command, with all the printing services on the File Menu of Picasa.

One way to be sure you get the captions printed is to add them as Text on the picture using Picasa’s Text tool:

  1. Open the picture using Picasa
  2. Click the Text Tool
  3. Click the button to Copy Caption – that simply retypes your caption as text on the picture.
  4. To put the caption on a blank line below the picture, use the Border tool on the last tab of edit tools
        Here’s an article for more detail:…..-pictures/

Here’s another article about Ordering Prints and other gift items from your photos:…

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