Although it lacks the advanced editing capabilities of PowerPoint, CorelDRAW or GIMP, Microsoft Paint can add text to your photos. Use it to add text boxes anywhere in the picture and customize the text by changing the font family, color and size.
Click the File button and select Open from the menu. Select the image you want to edit and click Open to open it in Microsoft Paint.
Click the button that looks like the letter A in the Tools group to select the Text tool.
Click and drag on the picture -- or inside a shape -- to create a new text box. Select the font family and size from the Font group and then select the text color from the Colors group. Type the text into the text box.
Click outside the text box to exit editing mode and then press Ctrl-S to save the changes to the picture.
Optionally, add a shape to the photo if you want to create an eye-catching effect. Click the Shapes button in the Shapes group and select one of the shapes. If Paint is maximized on the screen, the shapes are displayed in a box in the Shapes group; the Shapes button does not display.
Click and drag on the image to create the new shape. Use the resize handles to resize the shape. Drag the shape to a different position on the picture to reposition it.