iPhone Friday – using Phonto to add text

Today, on this very snowy MARCH day (when will winter ever be over? – my wee daffodils are buried under the snow!) I plan to share my favourite way to add text to an iphone photo – Phonto, but first a pic of our walk to school this morning

App of the Week – Phonto

Here are a few of my images using Phonto to add text

There are lots of fonts already available to use with Phonto, but my font-celebrity friend Kimberly Geswein shared how to download and install ANY font available for download.  (Kimberly is a talented font designer, with over 25 million downloads of her fonts on dafont.com alone!)

She wrote a blog post about how to do it using the Dropbox app. It takes a wee bit of effort, but it is worth it, especially if you are tired of Comic Sans or Papyrus

The best thing of all for me is that not only can I install any of Kimberly’s lovely fonts, but I am especially keen on a font called Contrary Mary – because it’s my own handwriting – literally!!! (it’s had over 22,000 downloads!)

You can also add shapes such as speech bubbles (as shown above) and use plain backgrounds as well as photos.

So although you probably won’t have your own personal font, I am sure you can imagine lots of fun to play with and be creative, even if you just use the pre-installed fonts.

Do you add text to your iPhone pics? Which app do you like to use?

To finish this week’s iPhone Friday, a few more images from the past 7 days through my instagram feed

(feel free to follow me on Instragram – I’m Janmary – hint!)

If you want to join in by linking up to any of your iphone images this week, you can add your link below, or use the hastag #iPhoneFriday on your instagram photos.

4 comments on iPhone Friday – using Phonto to add text

  1. Kimberly
    22/03/2013 at 1:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Font celebrity in the house! haha, you’re too cute! Thanks for the shout out! And you’re quite the jewelry celeb yourself!

  2. Sabrina
    22/03/2013 at 3:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing these apps :) Does Phonto also do watermarks? What is your recommendation for adding watermarks to iPhone photos?


  3. Marcia (123 blog)
    22/03/2013 at 5:52 pm (2 years ago)

    You are too cute!!! I have the font thing (of my own handwriting) on my 38 things list but either it’s not cute enough or something because no one wants to do it :)

  4. Marcia (123 blog)
    22/03/2013 at 5:53 pm (2 years ago)

    My little K wants to know what “that boy’s name is” (your son)

    I told her I’d write you a note :)


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