Can text be turned into a nice jpeg?

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Putting up a website.
User will be met with a slide show on the home page.
In addition to conventional photos, we'd like to add quotations, but make them look really classy.  For example,
         "We hold these truths to be self-evident,
                 that all men are create equal."
                            Thomas Jefferson

My thought is that this will involve a word processing application with a text editor (like MS Word) that allows user to provide fancy backgrounds (like Photoshop.)

We need this to be freeware.
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I use PDFCreator when I need to print to a JPG file. It has options to print to several different formats.
Do what you want in a word processor or any software and print to PDFCreator.
I used Word to create the text with Insert tab ―> Word Art.

Save ad PDF...

Open PDF in Gimp

Remove background and save as PNG.

Now you can overlay the .png file over any background...
will work as far as removing background and converting?
>>will work as far as removing background and converting?

Unfortunately, the plug-in to open PDF files in does NOT seem to work. But if you print PDF as .jpg as akb suggests, then you can use to remove the background. You will then have to save this .jpg file as .png to conserve the transparent background.

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