Caption is a short piece of text under a picture in a book, magazine, or newspaper that describes the picture or explains what the people in it are doing or saying (

Caption is used to give further information related to a picture or simply just to make it to look better. Caption is commonly placed below the picture itself.

The nature of caption:

  1. It can be found above, below or beside a picture or a photo.
  2. It provides information about what is the picture or photo about.
  3. Mostly, caption texts are short.

There are some types of caption, they are identification bar, cutline, summary, expanded, quote and group identification. I will elaborate them one by one.

  1. Identification Bar

It is a kind of caption which only mentions the subject in a photo or a picture.


2. Cutline

It is a kind of caption which mentions the subject in a photo or picture together with the activity that he/she does.


3. Summary

It is a kind of caption which mentions the subject in a photo or a picture together with his/her activity, the time, the location and the reason why he/she does it.


4. Expanded

It is the longer version of summary caption. It includes the how the activity is done.


5. Quote

It is a caption which contains somebody’s word related to the picture or photo that has been quoted .


6. Group Identification

This caption is used to identify when subjects are more than one.


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