Regarding http://wiki.freepascal.org/fcl-image#Drawing_text As a user of 64bits Windows 10, the example is obsolete and misleading. Should be corrected or removed. Used unit ftfont, needs freetype-6.dll installed. The library is not provided by the installation of fpc nor Lazarus. The library is not easy to be found and got. Manual installation is not safe and is not easy in deployment of the software.