Center Text In Composite Onto Image


#1

Hi there,

Is it possible to center the text in the Composite Onto Image action? The text seems to be aligned to the left and I did not find how to change that.

Thanks!


#2

I’m not familiar with that KM action.

I don’t know your reason why you would like to center the text. But let me tell you, from a typographic point of view, there is virtually no case where you’d like to center-align your text (as opposed to left aligned).

Center-aligned text usually only happens…

  • with texts set by 10-year-old first-time-Word users
  • in child’s poems
  • to some extend in other poems

I’m giving you this advice boldly as someone who works in the typesetting/editorial domain for 19 yers now. Feel free to ignore it :wink:


#3

Tom, I don't doubt your expertise and experience as a typesetter/editor, but aren't signs a case where almost always the text is centered? Look at these examples:


#4

Labals are a completely different kind of thing, of course.

Haven’t considerd this, my fault. Thanks for the hint, Michael.

PS:

Just realizing now that the Composite Onto Image action is probably always related to labels. (As said, I didn’t know that action.) So, I guess, my reply is indeed not applicable to the OP’s issue. (But it may still serve as a hint for most general-purpose typesetting cases :wink: )


#5

I'm not a typographer but I'm a professional multimedia designer for 23 years now. And I just need to center text on a bunch of images. Simple as that :wink: I could use Photoshop or any other graphic design software but I prefer to integrate the process in Keyboard Maestro. To save time and money :wink:


#6

Composite the text at the desired horizontal position, in the entire width of the image ( 0 ➤ IMAGE(Width) ) and then use the Edit ➤ Format ➤ Text menu to center the text.


#7

Thank you Peter! This is exactly what I was looking for…


#8

Sorry again. I related “Center text” to “center-align text” (i.e. lines of the text are centeraligned to themselves), and due to an allergy to center-aligned text, in combination with my usual Friday-evening Cocain overload, I posted that stupid reply (without even having a look at the action in question).

:wink:


#9

Hey @Tom, no problem!