I'm looking for software to create digital versions of and caption individual photos from albums and paper prints. Can anyone suggest any products that might do this?

  • Might I suggest Irfanview. Can be used for annotating photos & documents
    – Peter
    Oct 30, 2021 at 21:27
  • IrfanView can connect to a scanner and images can be edited but individual prints usually have to be rotated and you have to guess the angle to straighten them - the preview box doesn't give enough resolution to do it accurately. Then you have to define a cropping box and add the required text if you want to add a caption. A lot of work! Oct 30, 2021 at 22:36
  • For software recommendations there is the Software Recommendations Stack Exchange.
    – PolyGeo
    Oct 30, 2021 at 23:20
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    This is an awfully broad requirement -- can you narrow it down at all?
    – user6485
    Nov 3, 2021 at 10:45

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Affinity Publisher is pretty intuitive- create a page, create a picture box, or a text box, then place or resize or superimpose whichever of these, drag and drop photo or text from desktop or file, then export to various formats. If also have Affinity Photo then can edit photo within same window.

If on a Mac, then Mac preview allows more limited adding text, boxes, arrows etc to a photo, then export similarly as jpeg, pdf etc.


There is a review of software for this purpose on HubPages. Caption Pro seems to work OK.

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