Best way to make a simple graphic for slide show

Hoping you guys can help me. I am trying to hurriedly put together a simple slide show for a family reunion. I just need some letters on a screen in a decent typeface against a colored background. I have a PC. I was thinking I could do it in Microsoft Paint, and then just save it as a jpeg file? Then, put it among my photos which are already sorted in order.

I rarely use Microsoft Paint. I tried to do it, but I can’t seem to find a way to move the block of text around, after I type it in and make it the right size and color. Am I missing something? I am an old Macintosh person from literally years ago… I used to be able to just “select” or click on a block of text and then move it around with my mouse. I guess I am OLD. Can you guys recommend an EASY program to do this?? I need something that is available online FREE or perhaps some Microsoft program that my computer would already have.

Thank you so much.

-Footsox

I would do this in Word. First create a text box and expand as large as you want. Enter your text in what ever size and font you want. Play with colors, graphics like stars, etc.

Copy the whole text box to Paint, crop as needed and save.

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Canva might work for what you need if you don’t have access to MS Word.

https://www.canva.com/

Phaz

MS Paint and Paint 3D both create “dumb” objects that can’t be edited later - e.g., changing what’s in a text box or the font, color etc. The result is that the created “text” is just uneditable graphics. But you can still use the rectangle select tool to move any piece of graphics around to where you want it.

If you want a good free full-featured document creation package (a la MS Office), there are several to choose from. I use LibreOffice.

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If you want a good free full-featured document creation package (a la MS Office), there are several to choose from. I use LibreOffice.

And if you want a drawing program rather more powerful than MSPaint, try Paint.net. Or The Gimp - it’s even more powerful but has a nastier learning curve.

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And if you want a drawing program rather more powerful than MSPaint, try Paint.net. Or The Gimp - it’s even more powerful but has a nastier learning curve.

Paint.net doesn’t see to be going anywhere (except GoDaddy) for me.

And I can testify to the steep learning curve of Gimp. Pretty atrocious.

Try here for Paint:

https://www.getpaint.net/

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Try here for Paint:

https://www.getpaint.net/

Thanks! Looks interesting. I’ll have to try it out.

And if you want a drawing program rather more powerful than MSPaint, try Paint.net. Or The Gimp - it’s even more powerful but has a nastier learning curve.

Paint.net doesn’t see to be going anywhere (except GoDaddy) for me.

Well, that’s an example of why it was stupid for Microsoft to name a software development tool line “.net”.

The link you want is https://www.getpaint.net/