Are you familiar with the Preview app? Preview is the default application on Mac computers to view image files and most people don’t know that it comes with a few practical editing tools. You can use these tools to add text over your photos… here’s how:

1 Open the App

Open your photo in Preview.

2 Bring up the Toolbar

Go to the View menu, and select “Show Markup Toolbar”

3 Use the Text Tool

Click on the text tool (at the end of the toolbar) and then click on the photo to create your text! You can also adjust the font, color, and size. 

4 Save

Once you are satisfied with how your text looks, go to the File menu and click Save. However, if you don’t want to save over your original image, then click Duplicate instead and that will create a new file.

It’s that easy! And there’s more… you can add shapes in any color. You can change the opacity of a shape to make it see-through. You can also crop or resize your image! If you’re interested in learning how to do any of those things, just let me know with a comment below and I’ll post about them soon! 


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