Starting with iOS 11 standard app “Notes” has become much more convenient than in previous versions, however, we will tell you about a function that will certainly delight you indescribable. From now on, with or without Apple Pencil, you can draw directly over images!
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Previously, images and sketches existed hand in hand, but never intersected. Now, thanks to the new feature, you can do whatever you want. For example, you store blank sheets lined for guitar tablature in the folder “Files”… You can now drag and drop them into “Notes” and, using Apple Pencil (or without it), sketch chords directly on the corresponding rulers. It is also a great opportunity to paint on a mustache on a photo of your work colleague.
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How to paint over images in Notes
Draw over images in “Notes” very simple. All you need to do is open the image in the note and click on the pencil icon.
When the Markup tools open, the image fills the entire screen, as if you were labeling a PDF document. In practice, there is no feeling that you have switched to some other editing mode. It seems like the image is just zoomed in to make it easier for you to edit it.
By the way, about PDF. In Notes, you can draw on top of both images and PDF documents. Moreover, you can undo the changes at any time. When you open a picture for editing, a black thin marker is used by default. This is not very convenient in cases when, for example, you need to mark something with a felt-tip pen of a different color on several images at once.
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How to add a photo (image) to a note on iPad or iPhone
There are two ways to transfer a picture to the Notes application. For example, you can click on the icon with the camera image, in the context menu that appears, tap on the item “Select a photo or video”, then select the desired image and click on Add…
However, it’s much easier to just grab and drag a picture into an existing note. You can drag and drop an image from almost anywhere, including from web pages in the Safari browser, from the Photos app, from another note, and from a preview created with a screenshot tool. Wherever you see the picture, you can drag it to Notes.
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How to change the “paper” in a note (ruled or squared) on iPad or iPhone
IN “Notes” there is a function that allows you to select the type of “paper” for notes. This feature will prove to be very useful for Apple Pencil owners. By default, just a blank sheet opens, however, by going to Settings → Notes → Ruler and cage, you can choose ruled or checkered paper. Moreover, for each option, three options are offered (with a cage or ruler of different sizes).
When you select “paper” for a new note, nothing happens to the existing notes. If you want, you can change the background for any note, but this will take time. Now that in “Notes” there is an opportunity to choose stationery, users will certainly want to add their own. So far, this option is not provided, but who knows, maybe it will appear in some of the next iOS releases.