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Author Topic: Adding text to an image  (Read 1946 times)

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Adding text to an image
« on: February 04, 2012, 04:13:45 PM »
Initially thought this may have a place in coding snacks but not sure if it fits so I am just opening the thread in General Software.

Using an offline tool, user provides an image (like soccer pitch jpg attached) and chooses a combination of rows and columns (4, 3 or 4, 4 etc.) then a list of names (perhaps a csv list provided by user or even a manually entered one) that are dropped one by one into the cells to output a jpg.
Exaggerating a bit, may be this is like a watermarking tool but one that supports more than one string.

Any ideas? TIA

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Re: Adding text to an image
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 05:31:21 PM »

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Re: Adding text to an image
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 05:51:22 PM »
Thanks, will use it (or may be other image mapper?) if nothing else is found. Imagemagick might be an option too

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Re: Adding text to an image
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 09:16:15 PM »
Umm, I think this could probably be done quite easily - and nicely - via ScreenShot Captor, using text objects. They are quite flexible to use. You wouldn't need to provide a combination of rows. Just type the text in, to either opaque or transparent objects - (say) 1 object for each column - then align the column objects and their text and scale the text to fit using the font size. I'm a relatively novice user of SSC, so I suspect there could probably be even better ways of doing it in SSC if you were an experienced user.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2012, 11:54:53 PM by IainB, Reason: Minor corrections. »

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Re: Adding text to an image
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 12:08:14 AM »
Thanks, trying it tomorrow, haven't really used SCC much but this possibility and some of the newer features mouser has added make it even more intriguing and attractive.

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Re: Adding text to an image
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 12:28:08 AM »
Definitely try Screenshot Captor for general screenshot use, but it's not going to do what you want here.
This would be a good time to learn a bit of python though -- perfect kind of thing for a little Python project.
Reminds me of the kind of thing I wrote Python Proto Cards to do.

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Re: Adding text to an image
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 12:53:57 AM »
Thanks mouser, you make a good point about learning

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Re: Adding text to an image
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 03:29:28 AM »
Wot, not something like this? (change colours to suite taste)
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Soccer (football) pitch (IB01).jpg


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Re: Adding text to an image
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 12:42:09 PM »
^ Cool, thanks :) I think I am going to play with it while exploring the other options.