Caption Pro embeds text (or another image) into a caption bar which is placed below the pixels of the original image. This process keeps all the pixels in the original image unchanged. Including the caption in the pixels means that that it can be seen in any application on any platform or in hard copy.
Text captions can also be edited after application, so if any detail of the caption needs amending, the entire caption does not need to be re-applied. The size of captions is automatically adjusted to fit them into the specified space – no more wondering what font size to use.
Two-part captions give flexibility and captions can be obtained automatically from a number of sources, such as Photo Gallery, Picasa and Windows Photos. More details here.
Caption Pro can also adjust the aspect ratio of the image so that it can be seen in its entirety even when the platform or hard copy constrains the aspect ratio of the image.
Captioning can be in any language supported by Windows, including Asian languages.
A picture may be worth a thousand words but a few words about a picture can add greatly to its impact. Social media recognise this and all provide captioning and comment facilities for uploaded images. Face recognition addresses the problem of identifying people in a photo. But problems arise if you want to move images out of their social media setting. You can download the picture, but you can seldom download any associated text.
Phone and tablet vendors recognise the importance of adding text to photos, and all provide some native capability in their products. However, they all write on top of the photos, which may be fine for some images, but not for all of them. In the pre-digital area, annotations were commonly underneath a photo in an album, or on the back of individual prints.
If you use a personal computer you may have included information about pictures in file or folder names, or even in metadata. Many institutions advise this as a way of preserving information about a digital picture, but if you move the pictures to a tablet or phone, this information is not easily accessible – all you see are the pixels.
Like to try it out for free? Download here .
Do you need to caption multiple files from a tablet, mobile or Windows machine you can’t install on?
Contact Aleka to arrange access to our captioning server and see here for details of how to access Caption Pro from a Mac, tablet or phone.
I am a keen photographer, both on holidays and around town. I have found Caption Pro a great tool for keeping precious notes with each photo. For my holiday photos they make a ready holiday diary. At the same time, being able to select individual captioned photos allows me to easily create a personalised collection to copy or email to family and friends.
I have also used Caption Pro to add captions to family history photos, and value the feature that the caption does not overwrite the photo and that it can be easily edited.
…an absolute gem that I have been looking for for years..
This is a program that is specifically designed to add text into a caption area below the photo. It’s very simple to use and does the job quite nicely. It’s commercial software but has a free trial period so that you can test it out. There is also a web version allowing you to caption photos that you upload.
- Apply Simple Captions to Multiple Files
- Add Title & Location to Multiple Photos
- Caption from Tablet or Mobile Using Server
- Setting Multi-Line Captions with Windows App
- Setting Multi-Line Captions with Web App