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What's the best way to put a title on top of an image?

I'm exploring the following options.

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The image and title will be user submitted which make things a little bit harder.

The specific question is, what's the criteria I should use to pick one over the other.

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    I don't understand what's being asked? Are you asking for a "poll"? That is typically off-topic on Stack Exchange sites. Surely you know that. – Scott Aug 26 '19 at 20:45
  • I recon that came out poorly. It's not exactly a poll but a question on how to use a title over an image. – OscarRyz Aug 27 '19 at 12:56
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Why squeeze it? As a phone screen can scroll down as much as needed, i would eliminate the dilemma and just move the title BELOW the picture. That way you'll always have black text on a white background and without this ever touching the actual picture.

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  • That's what I've seen. Another option I saw in google.com/travel is to add a black gradient on the background i.stack.imgur.com/T1wSn.jpg – OscarRyz Aug 27 '19 at 13:33
  • Yeap, faded gradient also a good option because it provides contrast behind the white text. – Lucian Aug 27 '19 at 15:02
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Now that I'm paying attention, I've seen a lot of sites use a faded gradient below the text. It works well with clear images and of course with dark ones:

using faded gradient below text

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Contrast between the image and the text is the primary concern. Images 1 and 3 effectively deal with this. (The second choice ought to be eliminated as there will be times when this solution fails spectacularly.)

A second concern, not addressed in the examples, are longer titles. You could use a band but consider, in your design, that the title may be 3 or 4 lines.

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