Add text to your photos for free.

Instantly make standout graphics when you add text to images using Adobe Express. Start with thousands of free fonts and text styles at your fingertips. No experience necessary.

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How to add text to your photos.

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1. Select image.

Pick from thousands of free Adobe Stock images or upload your own to the Adobe Express online editor.

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2. Add text.

Select Text to add in a text box. Choose from thousands of licensed, free Adobe Fonts to get started. Type in your text, drag and drop it anywhere on your photo, and resize.

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3. Continue editing.

Add animation to your text, icons, shapes and more or keep editing. Download your new photo project with text as a PNG file to save and share.

Endless color combinations to choose from.

Find thousands of licensed fonts from Adobe Fonts right in Adobe Express to add to your photos. Match the mood of your messaging with ready-made color palettes inspired by your design or choose your own. Have your own branded or handpicked fonts? Upload them directly into your design to make use of them.

Stylish font combinations for any image.

Take your image to the next level when you mix and match font styles and effects. Use the Text menu to browse through our ever-growing collection of text template styles for social posts, headers, logos, events, seasons, and more. Tweak your text even more by adding shadows and outlines to emphasize your message.

Make your captions stand out with animation.

Capture your audience’s attention with scroll-stopping animation effects. Select your text or any element in your design, then make them float, drop in, and more in just a few clicks. Using Adobe Express, you can choose the text animation effect that best suits your overall image.

Tons of free templates, video, and audio assets to start from.

Turn your newly edited image into a stunning flyer, social post, album cover, profile photo, and unlimited other designs. Explore our template library to get started. Then, add other pre-loaded design assets, fonts, icons, or GIFs to personalize your image. There are endless creative opportunities to elevate your designs.

Frequently asked questions.

Does the size or quality change after adding text to the photos?
You can start your project using the original size of your photo so you can then download your final design without changing the size or quality. Open the Adobe Express editor in your browser, then start a new project using the “Upload media” option to import your photo in its original quality to the editor and start editing directly.
Are the texts adjustable or customizable?
Adobe Express makes it both fun and easy to adjust and customize the text on your photos. You can choose to make text adjustments as small as spacing or font styles, or as impactful as curved or animated text if you prefer. You won’t need to worry about resizing each piece of text if you wish — Adobe Express automatically scales your text for you whether it’s sizing up or down.
Can I add text to a screenshot online?
Absolutely. Easily upload screenshots right from your desktop to your Adobe Express project and customize it with text in seconds.
Can I add text to videos with Adobe Express?
Yes, you can easily add text to your videos in the same free Adobe Express online editor you use to add text to photos, create static social media posts, flyers, and more. Customize the text on your video in all the same ways as you can with an image.
Can I use Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, we have a free plan available for anyone. Enjoy everything you need to stand out, including dozens of quick action tools, thousands of templates, photo editing and effects, and much more. Explore our plans and pricing for details.