Wednesday, February 26, 2020

How to add text with a solid background to a photo using Google Photos - 610

It was a long time in coming, but Google Photos now can add text right to a photo. At least, the Android version of Google Photos can do that. It's called the "Markup" tool and it's pretty simple.

Even if you know how to add text to photos with Google Photos, yuo should watch this short video because I add a very important little tip!

Notice how the words in the picture  have a dark background. That is SO important to allow the words to be readable. I've found a way to accomplish it with the new Google Photos markup tool.

Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at She has been in computer training and support since 1983. She is now a Product Expert for the Google Photos Forum, owner of the blog, and author of Mrs. Geek's Guide to Google Photos
She loves to teach! If you want to learn, you’ve come to the right place.


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  8. Adding text with a solid background to a photo can be a great way to enhance your images and make them more visually appealing. The process can be a bit daunting if you're not familiar with photo editing software, but fortunately, Google Photos makes it easy and accessible for everyone.

    The step-by-step instructions provided in the tutorial are clear and concise, making it easy to follow along and add text with a solid background to your photos. The use of screenshots also helps to clarify each step, which is especially helpful for visual learners.
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  9. This is such a useful tip! I think it's great that we can now easily add text with a solid background to our photos on Google Photos. Fantastic tutorial, thank you for sharing this! :)
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