Add text to your photos

Because words deserve to look good too.

PicMonkey’s text tool was designed with one goal: to make your words awesome.

Get the best-dressed text

Our flexible font tool makes you typographer-in-chief of your images. Explore our text effects and learn how to get more from your verbiage.

Access all your fonts

We’ve got fonts for any occasion, but if your heart’s set on one of your own, don’t fret: you can access all your fonts right in PicMonkey.
Unlock all the fonts >

Text effects

Stand out with a trifecta of text effects: Drop Shadow, Knockout, and Inner Shadow. Each one adjusts to perfection using simple sliders.
Deck your text >

Design a watermark

Take credit for your work with a custom watermark. Our personable fonts and smart color picker offer a wealth of ways to assert yourself.
Make your mark >

Inspirational quotes

A picture’s worth a thousand … you get it. Add text to photos to compliment your favorite quotations. As Abraham Lincoln once said: “YOLO!”
Say it >

Customized greeting cards

Hallmark, schmallmark: use our text tool to create customized greeting cards and graphics, and say exactly what you’re thinking.
Greet it >

Text mask

Plain text is sooooo passe. Fill text with an image instead, for a look that’s fresh, exciting, and—thanks to PicMonkey—totally attainable.
Mask it >

Add text to a photo

Make a striking graphic statement in just a few minutes by adding text to an image. Here’s how:

  1. Open your chosen photo in PicMonkey and click the Text tab. You’ll see a list of fabulous fonts: pick one of ours, or choose from your computer by clicking “Yours.”
  2. Click the “Add Text” button. A box appears on your photo with the words “Type your text here.”
  3. Adjust font size, color, and alignment in the Text palette. You can even rotate the text box by grabbing the corner handles.

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Mac OS X, Windows, Linux
PicMonkey IOS 8 and up Photo Editor
PicMonkey Android 2.3 and up Photo Editor