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I am developing a blog and I want to put in title images like this:

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Can anyone suggest good desktop application that does this? It shouldn't be difficult to use.

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Quick note: What you want to do isn't considered good style. To maintain accessibility on your site, you should always add an alternative text to those images, consisting of the actual text. Actually, you don't want to use those at all. CSS can also help you style buttons without the need for images (which are really hard to maintain). –  slhck Sep 1 '11 at 10:19
    
Yes. You are right...right now i am doing the same..but you cant use CSS every time..[i40.tinypic.com/wummhj.jpg] i cant get this effect using CSS..Thanks for commenting. –  Confused Sep 1 '11 at 10:25
    
someone downvoted my answer, but check out imagemagick.org/script/convert.php for an example of programmatically generating those types of images –  Foo Bah Sep 3 '11 at 3:38
    
@Foon Bah: Thanks for the answer but your answer is quite irrelevant..i wont do PHP coding just for getting buttons..css is always better option... –  Confused Sep 5 '11 at 11:06

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Unless you're using unusual fonts or styling, then you should be able to achieve button styling using CSS. This CSS button designer should help if you're not familiar with CSS.

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Great Link.Automatic CSS designer is Cool...but i am strictly looking for images.Thanx.. –  Confused Sep 1 '11 at 10:24
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+1 for CSS link. –  Confused Sep 1 '11 at 10:43
    
Thanks for the upvote - I guess something like Web Button Maker (antssoft.com/ultrabutton/index.htm) is what you're after - I haven't used any of this software though so unfortunately can't give a proper review or recommendation. –  Stuart McLaughlin Sep 1 '11 at 14:02
    
Thanks Stuart i will check this 1 out.. –  Confused Sep 1 '11 at 16:36

You could use Paint.NET to create the images you want, it's a free photoshop-like Windows app, but if you're on Mac OS I don't know any free app's besides GIMP, which is kind of gimpy.

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You can create buttons with CSS or images of buttons with graphics editing software like Adobe Photoshop or GIMP, the latter of which is free. Either way, it can be very involved work in some cases. You might also consider having a professional graphic designer or web developer do it for you, if you're shorter on time than money.

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Have you looked into Imagemagick? The convert tool can generate that button.

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How does a conversion tool solve this issue? –  KronoS Sep 2 '11 at 6:24
    
I interpreted the question as how to create the button. Have you looked at the convert tool? the -draw flag lets you render text. For example, look at imagemagick.org/script/convert.php –  Foo Bah Sep 2 '11 at 12:27

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