Adding text to an image in photo editing

philsimmons
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I am running Windows 10 on my computer.  I have two excellent photo editing programs (Corel Paintshop Pro 2019 and Cyberlink Photo Director 9).  They are both a lot more than I need, but Microsoft stopped supporting their simple photo editing program so I had to move on.   I am trying to insert a text layer over an existing image.  The image has a pale pink background, so I need to have the text layer be transparent.  I can't figure out how to do that.  Both programs allow me to insert text, but neither allows me to select the font I want (even though the font is listed in the drop down font selection menu).  Can you please help … or direct me to a simpler program that will allow me to do this?

Thanks,

Phil
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Commented:
if i just want to add tekst, i use Paint -  a standard windows program
you open the picture by right clicking it, and select open with - paint
then you select the area where the tekst needs to come, and draw a rectangle or circle , or what you want
select the color of your tekst, and start typing in it
if it's not what you want, you can delete it, or use ESC , and restart; sometimes CTRL+Z is handy to to go back several operations

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Thank you, Nobus!  Paint works great for inserting the text and getting the font I want.  The only thing I can't figure out how to do is going back and moving the text box once I've created it.  How do I select the box and move it?
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you can only go back with the method i described (CTRL+z) while the imageis still open. once you close it - you can't change it, so Always keep the Original, by saving it as namexxx1 or such

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Thanks.
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enjay !

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