Render text onto an image

Scikit-image currently doesn’t feature a function that allows you to write text onto an image. However, there is a fairly easy workaround using scikit-image’s optional dependency matplotlib.

import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
from skimage import data

img =

fig = plt.figure()
fig.figimage(img, resize=True)
fig.text(0, 0.99, "I am stefan's cat.", fontsize=32, va="top")
annotated_img = np.asarray(fig.canvas.renderer.buffer_rgba())

For the purpose of this example, we can also show the image; however, if one just wants to write onto the image, this step is not necessary.

plot text

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.189 seconds)

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