How to overlay text on image when working with cv::Mat type

I am using opencv 2.1. In my code I have a few images stored as Mat objects initialized like this:

Mat img1 = imread("img/stuff.pgm", CV_LOAD_IMAGE_GRAYSCALE);

I can display them properly using imshow() after my matrix operations are done. Now I want to add some text on the image to describe what has happened. Looking at the documentation it seems like cvPutText() would be the function I need. But when I try something like this:

cvPutText(result, "Differencing the two images.", cvPoint(30,30), &font, GREEN);

I get the following compile error: error: cannot convert ‘cv::Mat’ to ‘CvArr*’ for argument ‘1’ to ‘void cvPutText(CvArr*, const char*, CvPoint, const CvFont*, CvScalar)’

What do I need to do to be able to add some text when displaying this image?


I was looking at the wrong place. I found the answer in the newer OpenCV documentation for cpp. There is a new function called putText() that accepts cv::Mat objects. So I tried this line and it works:

putText(result, "Differencing the two images.", cvPoint(30,30), 
    FONT_HERSHEY_COMPLEX_SMALL, 0.8, cvScalar(200,200,250), 1, CV_AA);

Hope this helps someone.