Instagram Adding Text To Your Pictures With Phonto

When it comes to Instagram adding text to your photos is one of the most sought after features. There are a buch of apps that try and help, but even though most are free, they only offer a few fonts until you go for the in-app purchases.

So I tried them out and found one that is not only completely free, but comes with a ton of fonts and capabilities that the paid apps don’t. It’s called Phonto, and I am going to walk you through how to use it to add text to your Instagram images.

Why Add Words to Instagram Pictures?

A social network like Instagram is a perfect vehicle for delivering your ideas via images. Curent findings shows that images with text on them get more attention and interaction than text or images alone. Put simply, it can be share-candy.

Quick Tip:
Follow this easy tutorial to use the Instagram and Phonto apps together on your iPhone to make images that carry a message.

Using Phonto with Instagram Tutorial

Phonto is a free app for the iPhone. Phonto is also available on Android, and this tutorial will probably be helpful for those users as well. This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of how and why to use Instagram.

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Step 1: Take Picture With Phonto

Open the Phonto app and tap the camera icon at the bottom center to open the camera.

Step 2: Open Image Into Phonto

Tap Use and the picture will open in the Phonto layout screen.

Take your photo with Phonto, then open it in the layout screen.

Take your photo with Phonto, then open it in the layout screen.

Step 3: Square Image

Once the image is open, tap the icon button in the bottom left on the red tool bar (it will be three lines). Select Square Crop, turn Auto Fit to on, adjust the picture to your taste, and tap Done.

Step 4: Add Some Text

Tap anywhere on your picture and the Add Text button appear. Tap it and it opens the text editor.

Square your image and add some text.

Square your image and add some text.

Step 5: Move and Style Your Text

With the Phonto type tool you can easily move and scale your text to suit you. Then change the font, color and other styles as well. Want more than one text block? Just do step 4 again to add more.

Step 6: Open in Instagram and Share

When you have the image ready, tap the share icon on the lower right red toolbar. Then tap Open in Instagram. From there, you know what to do!

Move, scale and style your text, then open the composite image in Instagram.

Move, scale and style your text, then open the composite image in Instagram.

That’s all there is to it!

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