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-{{:​image_archive:​filter:​text.png?​nolink }} The Text Tool has a special ability. ​ It can place text into the image from direct input as well as from descriptor text.  One classic usage would be a copyright notice – taken directly from the data base.+{{:​image_archive:​filter:​text.png?​nolink }} The Text Tool has a special ability. It can place text into the image from direct input as well as from descriptor text.  One classic usage would be a copyright notice – taken directly from the data base.
  
-The upper section of the panel defines the text to be displayed. ​ The default insert text is the system descriptor “Copyright.”   ​The descriptor name is always bracketed with paired percentage (%) signs to look like this:  **<​nowiki>​%%descriptor%%</​nowiki>​**. ​ Descriptor values can be typed manually and bracketed so.  You can also click the “Insert” button and open the Insert Descriptor window which lets you conveniently choose from a list of available descriptors. ​ Of course, you will have to make certain that the “Copyright” field or any other descriptor field actually contains text.  Alternatively,​ you can simply type over the default descriptor with regular text input. ​ For multi-line text, type “\n” to force a line break. ​ Right-clicking in the Text field opens a contact menu via which you could alternatively access the Insert Descriptor window as well as the option to insert special characters.+The upper section of the panel defines the text to be displayed. The default insert text is the system descriptor “Copyright”The descriptor name is always bracketed with paired percentage (%) signs to look like this:  **<​nowiki>​%%descriptor%%</​nowiki>​**. ​ Descriptor values can be typed manually and bracketed so. You can also click the “Insert” button and open the Insert Descriptor window which lets you conveniently choose from a list of available descriptors. ​ Of course, you will have to make certain that the “Copyright” field or any other descriptor field actually contains text.  Alternatively,​ you can simply type over the default descriptor with regular text input. ​ For multi-line text, type “\n” to force a line break. ​ Right-clicking in the Text field opens a contact menu via which you could alternatively access the Insert Descriptor window as well as the option to insert special characters.
  
-The middle section of the Text panel defines the font, style, shading, and shadow color. ​ Using the shadow effect is recommended for better readability when text is superimposed on an area with light and dark background. ​ The shadow color should be a strong contrast to the font color, for example use a black shadow for a white text color or vice versa.  ​+The middle section of the Text panel defines the font, style, shading, and shadow color. ​ Using the shadow effect is recommended for better readability when text is superimposed on an area with light and dark background. The shadow color should be a strong contrast to the font color, for example use a black shadow for a white text color or vice versa.  ​
  
 Font size remains constant for all picture sizes (thumbnail, zoomed, image viewer). ​ The text will only be scaled if it otherwise would not fit into the picture. ​ To turn this feature off, uncheck the box “Scale Text to Image Size”. Font size remains constant for all picture sizes (thumbnail, zoomed, image viewer). ​ The text will only be scaled if it otherwise would not fit into the picture. ​ To turn this feature off, uncheck the box “Scale Text to Image Size”.
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