Images and text labels
With Kuula you can edit and enchance your photos with elements called Addons. There are three kind of addons - images, text and hotspots. This article is dedicated to images and text, while Hotspots are covered in a separate one.
To see an what you can create with the Kuula editor, check this:
You can add elements to your post when uploading of a new photo or by editing any of the existing ones. To edit an existing post click on the edit (pen) icon in the toolbar located in the top-right (desktop) or bottom (mobile) of the screen or by clicking the Edit button next to a post thumbnail on your profile.
The addon buttons are located in the panel that shows up when you enter the editor.
The first type of Addon is an image you can place anywhere in your photo. To add one, click on the Image button and a dialog will appear where you can choose a image:
If you are a Kuula PRO subscriber, you also have the possbility to upload your own images:
Once added, you can adjust the position of the image by dragging it around the screen. Using the Size, Rotation and Opacity sliders on the right side panel you can adjust the way the image is displayed.
The Scale to Zoom checkbox, if checked, will lock scaling of the image when you zoom in and out in the photo. Images have this option unchecked by default, but you can try it to see what you prefer by toggling the checkbox and using your mouse wheel - or double tap on touch screens - to zoom in and out.
if the Render as 2d is checked, the image will always render directly facing the users. It's hard to explain, but easy to understand when you see it - so just tick that box and move the image around to see what happens.
With the text addon, you can simply add a piece of text overlayed anywhere in your post. It can be used to describe elements in the photo, add comments and put labels on things.
Click on the green Text button in the editor to add a text. A label will show up in your photo and the editor will switch to the text editing mode.
In the text editor you can change the font using the T button. There are over 800 Google Fonts to choose from, so you have almost infinite creative possibilites!
The best way to find your favourite font is to browse the Google Fonts website first, find the font you like and then choose them from the list in the editor.
Size, color, alignment
You can also change the color of the text using A, the background, using paint bucket or toggle bold with B and change the font size and text alignment (left, center or right)
If you want to adjust the position of the text in the photo, simply drag the text around.
In the Settings section at the bottom of the editing tools panel, you will find a checkbox where you can select if the image "Contains branding":
This is optional and you do not need to use this function for any type of images or text, but it can come handy if you want to publish the tour on MLS.
Tours on MLS cannot contain any branding, realtor or agent information. You can mark addons that contain such information by selecting the check box. This way they will not appear in links that are exported as MLS links.
Saving your work
When you feel satisfied with all the addons and edits, hit the green SAVE button in the top-right to save your changes. That's it - your post is ready to share!
If you ever need to change any of the addons, just jump back into the editor, do the changes and hit SAVE again.