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Phonto - Text on Photos

By youthhr

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Phonto is a simple app that allows you to add text to pictures.

・ More than 400 fonts are available.
・ You can install other fonts.
・ Text size is changeable.
・ Text color is changeable.
・ Text gradient is changeable.
・ Text's stroke color is changeable.
・ Text's shadow color is changeable.
・ Text's background color is changeable.
・ Text is rotatable.
・ Text kerning is changeable.
・ Line spacing is changeable.
・ Curved text.
・ Perspective text.
・ Parts of text are erasable.
・ Image theme is changeable.
・ Items (Balloon, Rectangle, Star, Heart) are available.
・ Background image is changeable.
・ You can use not only pictures, but also plain images to write text.
・ You can share photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
・ URL scheme: phonto://

Try Vont app, if you want to add text to videos. Vont is a free app that is available on the App Store.

Phonto supports only English (US), Chinese and Japanese, so when the priority of Chinese (or Japanese) in your setting was higher than English, Phonto would be launched as Chinese (or Japanese) mode.

To solve this problem…
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Choose 'English' in 'General' > 'Language & Region' > 'iPhone Language'.
3. Turn back your 'iPhone Language' to your favorite language.

Using iTunes, you can copy font files between your computer and Phonto on your iOS device.

1. Select your iOS device from the Devices section of iTunes.
2. Click the Apps tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
3. Select "Phonto" in the "File Sharing" section.
4. Drag and drop .ttf or .otf font files into "Documents".
5. Restart Phonto.

More detail about how to install fonts.

Instagram: @phontograph
Twitter: @phontograph
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What's New in Version 4.8.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Suggestions for New Features!

Hello, this app is great. I also have suggestions for new features. My first most feature is secondary stroke, basically it strokes the first stroke and put this free because I paid for 3D feature, and I don't want to pay again. My second feature is that you can stroke the shadow feature. I saw many of thumbnails using this. My third feature is you can change the color of the picture, for example; color is red, you want to make it blue, then you have hold press the color to access the color changer, then use the hue bar to make it go to different colors by moving it left, or right. You can make this one paid and put this one in the filter. My fourth feature, and it's my favorite, is that everyone can share their creations and can advertise their own fonts, it can be found in the home screen of the app. You can also add free, or paid stickers. That's all I have.

I love this app. It is amazing and versatile. I get it MY way every time.

I use it all the time.
It has a large variety of scaleable fonts. I haven’t used it but you can add other fonts. Preset colors can be changed with sliders for red green and blue as well as opacity (alpha) and saved for future use. Angle the text. Curve the text. Show the text in perspective (3D).
Increase or decrease letter spacing.
Increase or decrease line spacing.
Create a set of colors (pattern) and apply it as a vertical or horizontal gradient or use it Letter-by-letter or word-by-word.
Outline option thickness and color is variable.
Shadow options can be varied by color, thickness, angle, blur and alpha (transparency).
Backgrounds in various shapes that can be scaled in x and y independently. I used a solid Background with cutout Text so the picture would show through as the letters. Loved it!
Various underline styles.
Add images and cut them out in various shapes including speech and thought bubbles.
Everything can be moved and manipulated independently.
You can import and save as .png. All the text I use in other apps is done with this program. Great for your own style of collages. You can also restore just the previous state if you want to make changes to the last project. There are various filters to apply and many share options.
There’s more. . .

Surprisingly Killer App

At first it appeared way to simple to be useful. Don’t let first impressions allow you to miss out on a fantastic App. This can do amazing things like creating collages of photos with text. Text can be fully scaled and 3D text feature is amazing. The move/size feature allows for fine tuning to exact dimensions and location. Easy to save. Custom text colors can be saved along with outlined text. Short learning curve with big results. I used this to replace Adobe App for iPad that wasn’t being supported in iOS 11. I keep finding more and more everyday and this is my goto App now. I tested 7 Apps from different developers and this one stood out way above the rest.

Phonto - Text on Photos
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.8.4
  • Size: 68.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Phonto Image Pack$1.99
  2. Text Style Kit$0.99
  3. Phonto Filter Pack$0.99
  4. Ad-Free version$1.99
  5. Bubble Generator$0.99