Labeling Images

Labeling refers to drawing text and markers on a displayed image. The displayed labels can be copied with the image for use in graphics arts software or other applications. Adding labels uses the Label Toolbar, which is a standard Command Toolbar. The toolbar opens with Marking Mode active.

Label Toolbar


  1. Activate the Label command: Use the Measure > Label menu command or click the button.

  2. Be sure the drawing preferences are set as desired. If not, click to set them.

  3. Be sure you are in Marking Mode (the mouse pointer will recapitulate the button). If not, click to activate Marking Mode.

  4. To Add labels,

    Move the mouse pointer to the place where you want to create a label and click the mouse. The Change Label Text Dialog opens to request text for the label.

    Enter the label's text into the edit field. Click [OK] to close the dialog and add the label to the image.

  1. To Change the text of an existing label, click the button on the Label Toolbar.

  2. To Delete any label, do one of the following:

    Enter Delete mode by clicking . Then click the mouse on each label you want to delete, or

    Hold down [Shift] while in Add mode and click the mouse on each label you want to delete.


Labels are a non-permanent overlay of the displayed image. In other words, they do not stay with the image data when you save the file. After you have marked labels on an image, you can copy the screen bitmap to the Windows clipboard using the Edit > Copy command in the Image window's pull-down menu, then paste into other software using Edit > Paste.

To set label preferences, click on the toolbar to open the Label Preferences dialog.

Examples of Labeling Images shows the detailed procedure of marking labels on an image.

Related Topics

Label Preferences dialog, Label Text dialog, Examples of Labeling Images, Image Windows