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Adding a text block to processed images

How to add a text block containing a metadata extract to images processed in a channel.

Adding a text block

Where: Channel | Pixel Edit | Text Block tab


A text block can be added to the actual image data by expanding the image canvas. You can also put a logo within the text block, either to the left of the text or below it. In the text extraction field you can either enter the text as it should occur, or you may use metadata field codes to extract text from a specific field within the image. To do that, click on Insert Code for a comprehensive list of all the fields you can extract information from.

Click Select Font to choose a typeface and size, and optionally set another text color. You can also change the canvas color to better accommodate the text.

By ticking Always put text block on the longest side, Color Factory will automatically place the text block on the longest side of the image, whether vertical or horizontal.

ASCII conversion: If the images have been captioned on a Macintosh, you may have to convert the character set to display correct characters in the text block. This is not an issue if the file contains XMP metadata only, but it may be a concern when dealing with files containing IPTC metadata.

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