Marking Up a Photo

In this lesson from Photography with the Camera app on the iPhone we look at how we can markup a photo including drawing on it, adding a magnifier, and adding shapes to it.

Marking Up a Photo
The first thing you’ll need to do is tap on the thumbnail in the lower right corner. When you do this, swipe to the left and right to get the the photo you want to mark up. To mark it up, you need to tap on the eclipse or three dots in the lower right corner. When you do this you are going to have various options. These option will change depending on what third-[arty apps you have installed. One of the options though is Markup. Tap on this to mark up your photo.

When you tap on the Markup option, you are going to see your various tools across the bottom. This includes markers, pencils, as well as other tools. To use any one of them, you just tap on it. To change the color of your tool, such as the ink color for the marker, tap on the color at the bottom right. You’ll be able to chaise your color from there. Once you have your tool selected and color chosen, you can start marking up your photo.

To undo what you’ve just drawn, you tap on the undo icon in the upper left corner.

The eraser only erases anything you’ve drawn, it does not erase anything on the photo itself.

If you want to move something you’ve drawn, you use the selection tool, it looks like a lasso. Once you select it, you draw around anything you’ve marked up and it will select what you’ve marked up. From there you can drag it around to move it. This tool, like the eraser, does not select anything in the photo itself.

You can also apply a magnifier and add shapes and text. To do this tap on the + to the lower right. A menu will pop up with various options including Test, Signature, Magnifier, and various shapes. Tap on any one of these to use the tools.

That’s how we markup our photos camera app on the iPhone.

See this lesson in Action
If you want to see how this works in action, I show you how this all works in the video above.

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