iOS Tip 170 - Markup, Write Draw on Photos

How to Markup, Write, & Draw on Photos with iPhone or iPad

The excellent Markup ability in iOS allows iPhone and iPad users (with iOS 10) to write, draw, and markup on any photo or picture stored on their device. This offers a nice way to highlight or emphasize something on an image, and while it can be used for fun it’s equally as useful for professional users as well to annotate images.

Photos in iOS
The Markup ability exists in Photos app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, here’s how you can access and use this great feature:
    1    Open the Photos app and choose the picture you want to markup, draw, or write onto
    2    Tap the photo again to reveal the toolbars, and then tap the Edit toolbar button (it looks like three sliders now, it used to say “Edit”)
    3    Now tap the “(•••)” button to show additional editing options
    4    Choose “Markup” from the additional editing options
    5        1    Use the markup tools to draw, write, emphasize, and scribble on the photo using the available options:
    ◦    Drawing (the pen icon) – draw with your finger using any of the colors shown on screen, you can also adjust the thickness of the lines
    ◦    Emphasize (the magnifying glass over a letter icon) – emphasize or magnify a portion of the picture
    ◦    Write text (the T text icon) – place text on the picture and type using the regular iOS keyboard
    ◦    Colors – choose which color to use
    ◦    Undo (the reverse arrow icon) – undo the prior markup
   6   When finished, tap on the “Done” button to finish marking up and drawing on the photo
   7     Tap “Done” again to complete editing the picture and save the changes to the picture