Phonto - Text on Photos 4+

Photo & Typography


    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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.

Twitter: @phontograph
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What’s New

Version 4.9.42

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
114.2K Ratings

114.2K Ratings

bry2011 bry31211 ,

PHONTO: Review

Hello. I am writing a review for the app PHONTO. This app is great; I have been editing pictures of my dogs with the lovely text options, and I also have been adding cute symbols that this app provides. I also love that it gives you filters to put on pictures, along with plain color backgrounds that you can change to Ombré colors. This app is great, and I know people who have made businesses of writing and adding things to pictures, which I think is spectacular, so shoutout to those people! I have used this app (like I said) to edit and add things to pictures of my dogs, and now I have been making wallpapers for my grandparents, aunt, mum and dad. They love them, and it is a great use of material. I am not sure if there is a text limit but I doubt it; I have put over 5 things on a picture and there was no text limit, so that’s perfect.
For a watermark, I use the barcode font and just write my name. Nobody questions it, and it is practical and easy to add on, because you can just add it into the corner and it serves as “decoration.” I hope this review helps, thank you for reading!

DrKyashi ,


I rarely write reviews (unless incessantly asked by those pop-ups in certain 'thirsty' apps😒). But Phonto has been a game-changer for me! If you are looking for a mini, but fully loaded graphics program to edit photos and images, create logos and avatars, for promoting or marketing, or just for fun — this app is a workhorse!🤩 To be fair, the interface can be clunky, but that's less by design and attributed more to the user.😉 Perhaps a readily available quick tutorial would be beneficial in explaining each of the select functions, especially the "Style" option which has SO many additional features under the 'sub' "Color" and 'sub' "Style" functions! It took a while to find and explore all of the features, but completely worth it. 🏆BONUS: I recall paying a ONE-time nominal fee to remove adds and unlock additional features. And it's STAYED that way! Again, unlike some other apps who only seem to thrive on continually charging more and more for "in-app" features/purchases. Thanks, Phonto! You created a stellar app and you're doing an excellent job!🏅

peteybot ,

I love Phonto!!

I love Phonto so much. I have and will recommend this to friends until i run out of breath. For mobile editing, Phonto is literally a top 3 app. Like it's literally essential for photo editing. Anyway, back to business. Don't let my five stars fool you, there ARE things to be done, but regardless this app is unmatched. I have one request and one bug fix to discuss. We'll start with the bug. Small bug but still worth fixing. When I am in the color pattern menu and I've decided on my pattern, when I click "Done" the app acts like I clicked the button next to it where it prompts a screen that asks me to choose between ombré or character-by-character patterns. In order to successfully leave the color pattern screen I have to click the edge of the screen, past the done button lol. Also, I would like to request something. It would be very very VERY helpful to insert a feature into the app where we can create folders for our fonts (fonts can be in multiple folders btw). It just helps a lot when you have a ton of fonts in your library. Thanks for reading! Much love. 💗

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