How to draw (mark up) photos in Photos on Mac (macOS)


The Photos app on Mac includes a set of drawing tools called “Markup», Which can be used to add drawings, scribbles, sketches, handwritten text, annotations and other elements to any picture.

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Like many other features in Mac, the editing toolbox is subtle and easy to overlook. The instructions below will show you how to access the toolkit and use it for drawings in photos.

You can draw on any photo or image in the Photos app, whether it was copied to Photos from an iPhone or digital camera, or imported directly into the app. If you have a desire to try out the functionality, make a copy of the picture or image on which you are going to paint, or select the photo that you are not sorry to ruin.

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How to use editing tools to add pictures to photos in the Photos app on Mac

1. Open the app “Photo” on Mac and select the image to which you want to add a picture or edit.

2. Click the “Edit»(Button with sliders) in the upper right corner of the toolbar.

How to draw on photos in the Photos app on Mac (macOS)

3. Now select the option “Extensions»At the top of the panel.

How to draw on photos in the Photos app on Mac (macOS)

4. From the drop-down menu, select “Markup”

How to draw on photos in the Photos app on Mac (macOS)

5. Use the tools to paint directly on the photo. The menu contains various brushes, pencils, tools for creating shapes, editing line widths, adding text and editing a font, as well as a color palette.

How to draw on photos in the Photos app on Mac (macOS)

6. After you finish drawing, press the “Save” in the upper right corner of the app.

How to draw on photos in the Photos app on Mac (macOS)

7. Click “Done”to save the drawing to a snapshot.

You can save the image to the app gallery, export it, share your creation with your friends, send in a message, etc.

With a suite of editing tools, you can also add annotations to attachments in emails in the app “Mail”… In a programme “Photo” the iPhone and iPad have a similar set of tools, although they are accessed in a slightly different way.

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