How to Put Labels on Pictures

By Lyan Uaha

Use the Paint utility on any Microsoft Windows-based computer to label a picture. Labeling pictures is especially useful when you want to mark different parts of a picture to highlight their importance. Putting a label on the picture does not have to block the part of the picture below the label.

Step 1

Click "Start," type "Paint" in the Search box, and then press "Enter."

Step 2

Press "Ctrl-O" on your keyboard when the Paint window opens.

Step 3

Navigate to the location on your computer where the picture on which you want to put a label is stored on the dialog box that opens, and then double-click the filename to open it.

Step 4

Click "Text" button, marked with an "A," on the Paint toolbar.

Step 5

Point the mouse cursor at the place on the picture where you want to put the label, and then click and drag the cursor to form a text box.

Step 6

Type the text that you want in the label. When you are done, click somewhere outside the text box.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can toggle text box transparency so that your label blocks or doesn't block the image beneath it. Click on the boxes in Paint's toolbar that show a cylinder, and sphere and a cube: The top box causes the text box background to become opaque and the bottom box causes it to become transparent.