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How to Markup Screenshots in iPhone and iPad

by Emma Justine Web Designer

Do you ever feel like fixing a screenshot with a comment or explanation for better understanding so that when you see it the next time, you do not have to wonder why you took that screenshot?

There are a lot of third-party applications to help you do so, but the iPhone and iPad have an inbuilt ‘Markup’ feature that does the same for you. Markup lets you easily edit any screenshots you want with texts, colors, etc. Not only this, but it also enables you to sign any documents you wish to, virtually.


But not many people are aware of this amazing inbuilt tool in their devices, and they install third-party applications.

Below we will discuss this feature and how it works on your iOS devices.

Steps to Markup Screenshots on iPhone and iPad

Markup tool is present in the editing section of the Photos app. You can add Markup to your screenshots with the following steps:

  1. Go to the Photos App on your ‘Home Screen’ and open the screenshot you want to edit.
  2. On the top right corner of the screen, tap on edit.
  3. Now, a ‘triple-dot’ icon will appear on the top right, tap on the same.
  4. Click on the ‘Markup’ button.
  5. The next screen will appear where you’ll see a bunch of tools to be used. The first four tools can be used to include or undo drawings.
  6. ‘Lasso Tool’ present in the same palette is used to select and move the drawings anywhere according to your desire.
  7. ‘Ruler Tool’ is used to draw straight lines in your screenshot.
  8. Next, there is a color palette that consists of a lot of colors for you to choose from.
  9. This is not it; apart from these tools, it has a ‘+’ icon right next to the tools which offers you additional tools to experiment with- for example, add texts, add signatures, and a lot more.
  10. If anything goes wrong with your editing, you can reverse your creation with the help of the ‘Undo’ button present at the top of the editing screen. If you’re done with your creation and are satisfied with it, you can save the screenshot by tapping on the ‘Done’ button on the top right of the editing screen.

You can save an original unedited copy of the screenshot along with the edited one or just a single edited copy, as per your preference.

Another Approach to Markup Screenshots on iPhone and iPad

There is another way of Marking up a screenshot if you’ve freshly snapped it. For doing so, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Take a screenshot and tap on the ‘Preview’ button on the bottom of the screen.
  • Opening the screenshot from the ‘Preview’ does not save a copy to the Photos app directly.

Markup feature offers the same tools as it provides in the Photos app of the device even if you directly open the screenshot window.

Source: How to Markup Screenshots in iPhone and iPad


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About Emma Justine Advanced   Web Designer

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