How to modify text in a png image

Hi,
I have a PNG image  which has something written on it in English Letters.
I want to modify those letters... Without making it look ugly.
How can i do it... Are there any free tools.... or any other easy way out..

Thanks
Rohit BajajAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEConnect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
> I want to modify those letters...
> i want to move a text from one image to another.... Or The image itself inside has text + pic and i want to exhanage this pic with some other pic and text with some other text...

There's a critical point that you need to understand. A PNG file is in what's called raster graphics format. It doesn't have letters/text. It's just a bunch of pixels. What you want to do sounds easy...just modify some "letters"...just move some "text" from one image to another...but it is not easy, because there's no easy way to isolate the pixels that represent the letters/text. It is in no way like modifying letters/text in Word or moving letters/text from one Word doc to another. What you're trying to do may not be achievable...at least, not without an unreasonable amount of effort. Regards, Joe
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Paul MacDonaldConnect With a Mentor Director, Information SystemsCommented:
You'll need an image editing program and a little skill.  Paint.net is a good, free image editing program, and I'm comfortable recommending it.
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Rohit BajajAuthor Commented:
HI,
Thanks for that... I will try but currenlty i have only access to mac... Also one more thing....
What if i have two images... and say i want to move a text from one image to another....
Or The image itself inside has text + pic    and i want to exhanage this pic with some other pic and text with some other text...
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JamesonJendreasConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Another free option would be GIMP, which I believe is available for Mac, Linux and Windows.
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Paul SauvéConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
png files do not support layers, so you will have to use an image editor to remove the text

i do not use Mac, but:
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Or The image itself inside has text + pic    and i want to exchange this pic with some other pic and text with some other text...

this has to be done in 3 steps
  1. open the image;
  2. add the text as an overlay;
  3. save the result with a new name or as a file with layers
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
If you can post a sample, it would be easier for us to tell you how easy that is.

The software recommended above is great, but what you use is not really important.
If you have a busy background it quickly becomes a job for a professional, or it will either look bad or you will spend too much time on it (or you will spend too much time on it and it will still look bad).

HTH,
Dan
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viki2000Commented:
If it is not a secret picture and we speak about only one or two, then give it to us, we are the professional Photoshop guys.
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
were chompin' at the bit here ;-)
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SunBowCommented:
I agree with Joe- pictures and photos do not contain text, they use pixels..

If you care less of retaining (bleed through) then I agree with Paul:  use overlay perhaps like obvious  caption. Otherwise it works better to find and copy original file w/o the text overlay.

If no big secret then place existing file here for those chomping at bit- likely some lurkers as well.

You cannot modify letters here and there, only pixels. You can choose alternate file type such as gif or jpeg but issue remains, so why bother if more compact.
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viki2000Commented:
Hi Bajaj,

Maybe is time for a feedback.
Either you close the question or we will suggest to be closed.
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