How to Add a Caption Directly Onto a Picture in a JPEG File

By Kirk Bennet

If you work with images in your business or need to add some images to your company website, you can add captions to provide extra information about your images. Adding captions in Web pages involves using HTML and CSS. However, to easily add a caption that will stick with your image wherever you place it on the Web page, you can add the caption directly onto the JPEG picture. All editions of Windows 7 include a tool that you can use to add a caption in a JPEG file.

Click "Start | All Programs | Accessories | Paint" to launch Microsoft Paint.

Press "Ctrl-O," select the JPEG file, and then click "Open" to open the image in Paint.

Click the "Text" icon in the Tools group at the top of the Paint window.

Click and drag on the JPEG image to insert a text box.

Select a color for the text in the Colors group at the top, and then select the font, font size, and font effects in the Font group.

Type the caption in the text box. Hover the cursor over the top or bottom line of the text box, and then click and drag the box to position it on the image.

Press "Ctrl-S" to save the JPEG image with the caption.