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Add Custom Text to Images with Optidash's Typesetting

Optidash introduces Typesetting: the ultimate tool for integrating text into images. Customizable, easy-to-use, and effective!

We all know images speak louder than words. But what if you could make your images communicate even more powerfully by seamlessly integrating text? Optidash, your trusted API for cutting-edge image processing and optimization, has just unveiled a very useful feature that does exactly that. Introducing Typesetting - a dynamic new tool designed to elevate your visual content to the next level.

What Is Typesetting

Typesetting by Optidash is not just another text overlay feature. It’s a comprehensive solution that allows API users to add and customize text on their images with unparalleled precision and flexibility. From meticulous text positioning to a wide selection of fonts, colors, and effects, Typesetting ensures your messages are not just seen but felt.

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  1. Advanced Text Positioning

    Place your text exactly where you want it, pixel-perfect every time.

  2. Extensive Font Selection

    Choose from a wide range of fonts to match your brand’s tone and style.

  3. Customizable Color Options

    Pick the perfect color for your text to complement your image or brand palette.

  4. Padding, Border, and Shadow

    Add depth and dimension to your text with customizable padding, borders, and shadows.

  5. Alpha Transparency Control

    Adjust the transparency of your text for subtle or bold visual effects.

How Typesetting Can Transform Your Content

Optidash’s Typesetting feature is more than an add-on; it’s a versatile tool that opens up a myriad of possibilities for digital content creation. Here are just a few use-cases to spark your imagination:

  1. User-Generated Content

    Empower your users to personalize their images with captions, quotes, or annotations.

  2. Social Media Posts

    Create eye-catching, branded content that stands out in crowded feeds.

  3. Product Promotions

    Highlight new arrivals, sales, or special offers directly on product images.

  4. Event Announcements

    Announce events or important dates in style with beautifully integrated text.

  5. Alternative to Watermarks

    Protect your images with stylish, less intrusive text-based watermarks.

How to Implement Typesetting via the API

Every setting that controls the typesetting functionality needs to be defined under a new text key at the top level. To avoid any encoding problems, the actual text content has to be converted into base64 format. This base64-encoded string must then be used as the value for the text parameter.

Here is an example of a JSON request showcasing all the typesetting parameters available:

    "text": {
        "text": "SGVsbG8gV29ybGQK",
        "size": 80,
        "weight": "bold",
        "font": "DejaVu Serif",
        "style": "italic",
        "color": "#ff5a00",
        "opacity": 0.5,
        "align": "top-right",
        "padding": 50,
        "letter_spacing": 15,
        "background": "00000080",
        "border_size": 3,
        "border_color": "ffffff",
        "shadow_size": 20,
        "shadow_offset": [10]

Our typesetting documentation has been updated to equip you with all the necessary details to begin using this feature.

Why Optidash

Optidash is more than just an image processing and optimization API; it’s a partner in your creative journey. With our state-of-the-art technology, commitment to innovation, and responsive customer support, we ensure that your digital content not only meets but exceeds modern standards. Visit our homepage to learn more about how our comprehensive suite of image processing tools can transform your digital content strategy.

Wrapping Up

In a world where visual content is king, Optidash’s Typesetting feature offers an invaluable tool for making your images uniquely impactful. By combining technical sophistication with ease of use, Typesetting ensures that your visual content not only captures attention but also communicates your message effectively. Join us in exploring the endless possibilities of image personalization and make your mark in the digital landscape.