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Overlay Text on Image using Vision Development Module


The example demonstrates how to overlay a text on an IMAQ image.


With the function 'IMAQ Overlay Text' a text can be projected onto an IMAQ image.

The overlay text can be modified in many ways. In this example the text can be changed in text and background color, the text size and text position.




  • LabVIEW 2012 Base Development System (or compatible)
  • Vision Development Module 2012 (or compatible)


  • No hardware is necessary to use this example VI


Steps to Implement or Execute Code

  1. Adjust the overlay settings
  2. Run the VI


Additional Information or References

IMAQ Overlay Image with Text LV2012 NIVerified.vi - Front Panel.png


IMAQ Overlay Image with Text LV2012 NIVerified.vi - Block Diagram.png


**The code for this example has been edited to meet the new Community Example Style Guidelines. The edited copy is marked with the text 'NIVerified'. Read here for more information about the new Example Guidelines and Community Platform.**

Ashish Naik
Automotive Business Development Manager
National Instruments UK