I enjoy reading meaningful quotes on the photos shared over the social media. Whether I scroll through Twitter or Instagram feeds, I am bound to stumble upon them. So you noticed I didn't mention Facebook. That's because I don't use it often. Recent reports state that over 50 million Facebook accounts got compromised due to a security flaw, and that made me wary of the social network.
Websites like 9gag and imgur carry a massive dump of photos with quotes and funny messages. Who makes them? And how do they do it so quickly? Smartphones have made it incredibly easy to add quotes to the pictures. So if you want to share such images with your thoughts written over them, we will help you do that using select apps for Android phones.
So let's check them out.
Phonto is a simple but powerful app that allows you to add a quote to an image with a nifty set of controls. There are over 200 fonts to choose from, and you can upload your more fonts too.
Once you have selected font and typed your quote, you can change the size, position, and color of the font easily. You can also dress up your images the way you want using thought bubbles and badges. If the quote is rather long, you can reduce the font size and adjust the angle to place it appropriately. You can change line and letter spacing and add color to the background with the tap of a button.
The app is free to use and contains ads which can be removed by making an in-app purchase.
While Phonto is userful for adding text and customizing fonts, it falls short in some areas. This is where Textgram comes in. You can create graffiti and use a ton of filters, frames, and stickers to decorate a photo.
What I like is the ability to create templates that I can reuse later. Here is a sample template.
There are also plenty of editable shapes and objects to choose from. Depending on the image, you can select the one that suits the overall message you intend to deliver. Of course, the app bundles usual features like changing fonts and its size.
Textgram is a freemium app that comes with ads and a store where you can buy more stickers, backgrounds, and fonts.
PixelLab is a convenient app to add and edit quotes to pictures. There is support for regular text, and then there is support for the 3D text. There are also tons of effects like shadow, stroke, and mask. The app comes with limited but popular templates that you have probably seen your friends use every now and then.
You can add stickers, shapes, and arrows to highlight or draw attention to particular parts of the picture or quote. What is better than an arrow? Drawing. If you own an Android phone with a large screen, you can easily use the draw feature to get creative with your fingers.
The app also includes some additional features like contrast, hue, saturation, and brightness settings that are usually found in image editing apps. And hidden deep in the settings is a list of readymade quotes in English and French. There are quite a few categories to choose from and it is meant for one of those days when you are looking for inspiration.
The interface might seem a little busy or complicated initially, but you will quickly get the hang of it. PixelLab is free to use and comes with ads that can be removed with an in-app purchase.
Geulgram differs from the above apps since it comes with a social media feed. You can write text on a picture from your Gallery or use a simple colored background. When you are done, add it to your feed for fellow Geulgram users to see. This is a good way to inspire and get inspired and see what others are doing with the app.
Tap Writing On Beautiful Photo to select one of the preloaded nature-inspired photos to add your quote. There is a crop tool with a built-in preset for Instagram. Once you are done customizing the image with the font, color, and shapes, you can also add the date and your signature. Cool, eh?
Additionally, you can blur or apply a shadow effect to the quoted text once you have selected your favorite font type and size.
The interface is neat and easy to use. Geulgram is free but contains ads, and is no way to remove them.
5. Designs 1
Designs 1 or New Designs (they keep changing their name) is one of the most popular text editing apps on the Play Store. There are many background designs to choose from categories such as sports, players, animals, festivals, and abstract. Are you a football fan? They got your back.
Once you select a background or your own image, you can begin adding and customizing your text using different fonts, stickers, and frames. There is a drawing tool you can use to draw on top of images.
You can expect some of the image editing features like hue, saturation, opacity, and RGB to be present. There are about 20 preset effects that you can apply. Think of them as filters such as sharpen, sepia, blur, and so on.
Designs 1 is ad-supported and comes with in-app purchases.
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Keep Calm and Keep Quoting
Sharing images with quotes and thoughts on them is a great way to tell the world what you think and where you stand in the society. It is also a really cool way to showcase your talent as a wordsmith or spread smiles with your sense of humor.
Whatever your purpose may be, one of the above Android apps will help you write quotes on pictures in no time. Just download them and get started.
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