One of the things that technology has tried to do is improve the lives of the people of the world. This is essentially true for communications which has become faster and more efficient because of wireless networks and mobile technology. People could make calls across the globe with the right device and a stable connection. Now, if you want to go further, you’ll find that even the way people express themselves has become easier and faster. This is done through clear voice calls, multimedia messages, and video calls.

Among the three mentioned, multimedia messages is an easy way to get the idea across the table. You take a photo of something, send it, and then say that’s what you want for dinner. Naturally, your wife will make that. However, it can go further than that. You can take a photo, add text to that photo and become clearer on what you like.

1. Messenger

If you’re wondering why Messenger by Facebook is at the top of this list, then you probably haven’t used the image sending features of this app. It generally allows you to take a photo, do some doodles or ad texts which is very helpful if you’re communicating with someone over work or school related things.

Image you’re going to post something for your story, you take a photo and do edits and then you add captions and texts. This is essentially writing on the image so Messenger’s multimedia capabilities allows for writing and editing. Often, there’s a chance to neglect some amazing features because you use them every day but this is actually a great capability provided by Facebook. This app is available via Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.

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2. Instagram

Now, you may be thinking that Instagram’s editor doesn’t allow you to add text to the photos. Well, you’re right. However if you look at the story editor of Instagram, you’ll see that you can add text to images that you capture or want to post. If you’re going to be posting on your Instagram, this is one way to add text to your images.

The text tool is pretty comprehensive because it has font sizes, font types, colors, highlights, and free form positioning. This app is available via Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.

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3. WhatsApp

Here’s another messaging app that allows you to add text to images. WhatsApp allows you to take a photo and add text to this photo that you’ll be sending over to the other line. This is absolutely great for describing images, and explaining exactly what you want. This can also be a great way to make a reaction for something that words and emojis cannot truly express.

This app is available via Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store.

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4. Font Candy

Another great app for typing or writing on images is Font Candy. You upload your own image to the editor and edit as you wish. This is perfect for images that have inspiring messages, quotations, and humorous memes. The font editor is great because you get to play around with the settings such as size, positioning, alignment, colors, and font style. You can also add mask layers to fonts so it’s not just in bold and block colors.

This app is exclusively available via the iTunes App Store. The premium version only goes for $1.99 per week.


5. PicLab

If you wanted more freedom and creativity in editing photos, as well as texts on photos, then you may need to get Piclab. This is a great app for enhancing images, removing blemishes, and adding texts to the final output. This helps you make your images social media ready or presentation worthy. The app has a wide library of fonts to choose from. You really won’t go wrong if you chose this app as your writing on photos app.

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6. Phonto

One of the best apps for text on images is Phonto. It has over 200 fonts for your creative needs so you can really make the image pop out with the right caption or words. This app has several templates and pre-made artworks for you to choose from. Of course you can also add your own images to the mix so you can really customize your output.

This app can make your images social media ready in just a matter of minutes.

This app is free to download via the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.

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7. Over

Over is a great photo editor app. It has lots of templates which you can use for writing on images and pictures. It has a good selection of fonts and styles which you can use for all your creative needs.

This app has more than 10,000 graphics, fonts, and images to choose from. You’ll never get tired of creating and writing on your images with the Over app.

This app is available via the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store for iOS devices. You can get this app for only $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year.

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Bottom Line

You would really have to agree with the saying that a picture is worth thousand words. However, you won’t disagree when you add a few more words to the photo to make it have a thousand and one words. Definitely, these apps that allow you to write on pictures and images are essentially useful because you can pinpoint the exact object or subject you’re describing just by writing an arrow or encircling the element inside the image. For a lot of people this saves time and effort from having to explain and describe something through messaging.

Pro tip: this is essentially useful for work and collaborations to get the output that one really is intending to have.