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Old 01-15-2003, 03:10 PM
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Software to add "shapes" (circles, arrows, text) to photos. Any recommendations?


I am looking for some software (client/server, not web-based) to do basic "illustration" sort of stuff for photo's. Basically, I need to add circles, lines, arrows, text, and things like that.

(It's for training. I need to "point things out" on pictures..)

For example:

1. Load the image. (Standard jpg, gif, bmp, tiff, etc..)
2. Using a toolbar, I would drop a big white circle around a section of the photo to "highlight" it.
3. Add an arrow pointing to something on the picture.
4. Add some text to explain what something is.

The program MUST be easy-to-use (ie: not photoshop) as it will be used by non-technical people. A perfect solution would be a program that just has one toolbar with various shapes that the user can drag onto the picture and then add some text.

Thanks for any help!



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Old 01-15-2003, 03:13 PM
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Doesn't PowerPoint have this capability? (I've always used Photoshop for graphics needs, Excel to create the graphs and pie charts I wanted - my own experience with PowerPoint is kind of limited.)

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Old 01-15-2003, 04:04 PM
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how about MS Paint?

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Old 01-15-2003, 06:33 PM
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Re: Software to add "shapes" (circles, arrows, text) to photos. Any recommendations?

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I am looking for some software (client/server, not web-based) to do basic "illustration" sort of stuff for photo's. Basically, I need to add circles, lines, arrows, text, and things like that.

(It's for training. I need to "point things out" on pictures..)

For example:

1. Load the image. (Standard jpg, gif, bmp, tiff, etc..)
2. Using a toolbar, I would drop a big white circle around a section of the photo to "highlight" it.
3. Add an arrow pointing to something on the picture.
4. Add some text to explain what something is.

The program MUST be easy-to-use (ie: not photoshop) as it will be used by non-technical people. A perfect solution would be a program that just has one toolbar with various shapes that the user can drag onto the picture and then add some text.

Thanks for any help!
PaintShop Pro by Jasc is one of the easiest to use. Also inexpensive -- think it's going for about $79 right now.
One of the most user-friendly graphics applications.
http://www.jasc.com
You can also do it with the full version of adobe acrobat.
There's also software designed to do markup/annotation:
http://www.cimmetry.com/cimweb.nsf

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Old 01-15-2003, 08:23 PM
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OT: mrzippy, weren't you electric in another life?

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Old 01-15-2003, 08:30 PM
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Grab paper and a marker

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Old 01-16-2003, 06:37 AM
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MS paint is cheap and good enough isnt it?
Have you tried it!

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