Wednesday, February 1, 2023


Put text on your photos and make the text stand out

Google Photos Markup Tool

By Chris Guld, Geeks on Tour
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.

A special trick

Even if you know how to add text to photos with Google Photos, you should watch this short video because I add a very important little tip! Notice how the words in the picture  have a subtle dark background. That is SO important to allow the words to be readable without putting them in a box. I’ve found a way to accomplish it with the new Google Photos Markup tool. If you use an iPhone, the built-in Photos app has a similar markup tool, but you need to use the box tool to create a background because the highlighter stays on the top layer.

Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at She and her husband, Jim, produce a free weekly YouTube show called What Does This Button Do?  They have been Fulltime RVers, popular seminar presenters at RV Rallies, and regular contributors to, for many years. 



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