Mark up images and PDFs
Marking up an image is easy. Just tap one of the icons located along the lower right and left sides of the screen to expand and collapse the Markup Toolbar and Style Menu, respectively.
Note: When using the Quick Markup Camera feature, tap More Tools at the top of the screen to access this full set of tools.
Once you've created or opened up an image or PDF in Skitch, tap the Arrow tool (tap the Pan tool to mark up PDFs) to display the Markup tools. Once you've added markup, tap the red circle on the left side of the screen to expand the Style Menu.
Using the Markup Tools
Use the Arrow tool to point out an exact spot or item on an image or PDF with arrows:
- Select the Arrow tool.
- Hold and drag to the spot on the image you want the arrow to point. The arrow points and stretches in the direction you drag.
Line & Shape tools
Use the Line & Shape tools to call attention to specific areas.
To mark up your image or PDF with lines and shapes do the following:
- Select the Line & Shapes tool icon to show all of the available shapes
- Select the icon corresponding to the shape you want to use (lines, circles, and squares)
- Hold and drag over the area of the image where you want the shape to appear
Use the Text tool to add text to your image or PDF:
- Select the Text tool icon
- Click the spot where you want the text to appear. A text cursor appears.
- Type the text you want to display
- To edit the text or change the text format, select the text you want to edit to bring up the options slider or click inside the text box to edit text
- Use the switch to toggle between plain or outlined text
Pen & Highlight tools
Use the Pen tool to freehand draw with digital ink. Use the Highlighter tool to add a transparent color overlay.
To draw and highlight areas on your image do the following:
- Select the Pen & Highlighter tools icon to show the available tools
- Select the Pen tool icon to freehand drawings, or the Highlighter icon to highlight anything with transparent ink.
- With either tool, hold and drag over the image to draw with digital ink.
Use Stamps to quickly give visual feedback about parts of an image. This is a good way to let others know what aspects of the image you like, dislike, or need more information about. You can add short text notes to stamps as well.
Add a stamp:
- Select the Stamp tool icon. A menu of the available stamps will be displayed.
- Select a stamp you want to use
- Click anywhere on the image or PDF page to add the stamp
Add text to a stamp:
- Select the stamp you want to add text to. The stamp editing options will be displayed around the stamp.
- Select the Stamp tool text icon, identified by the letter "a". This icon will change to a text field.
- Start typing to add text to the stamp. You may add up to 16 characters.
Add a pointer to a stamp:
- Select the stamp you want to add a pointer to. The stamp editing options will be displayed around the stamp.
- Select the + icon. The + icon will change to a solid blue anchor point, and a pointer will appear on the left side of the stamp.
- To rotate the pointer to another spot on the stamp, hold and drag the blue anchor point to any point around the stamp.
To add Emoticons to an image or PDF:
- Tap the Emoticon icon. A menu of the available Emoticons is displayed.
- Select the Emoticon you want to use.
(available only for images)
Use the Pixelate tool to blur portions of an image you don't want to share, such as faces or other personal information:
- Tap the Pixelate icon
- Hold and drag over the area you want to pixelate.
Color & Stroke options
Select a color for your text, arrow, and shape markups.
Select a stroke size for your text, arrow, and shape markups.
More editing options
In addition to the Markup tools, Evernote provides other ways you can change the general layout of your images. You can access these options by tapping the tools located near the top of the screen.
The following editing options are available:
- Undo: Undo the last markup added or modified.
- Remove all markups: Removes all markups on a particular image or on a PDF. For PDFs, this means that markups made on every page in a PDF are removed. Tap Clear All Annotations from the Options drop down at the top of the screen.
- Rotate (only applies to images): Rotates the current image (or PDF page on a Mac) 90 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise. Tap Rotate from the Options drop down at the top of the screen.
Crop & Resize tool
(available only for images)
Crop tool: Use this tool to select only the part of the image you want, and remove the rest
- Select the Crop tool icon (Android: Select Cropfrom the Options menu.) On a Mac, a toggle switch lets you alternate between the Crop and Resize tools.
- Hold and drag over the area you want to include in the image. Once you release your finger, everything outside of the selected area will be removed.
Resize tool: Use this tool to enlarge or reduce the image size
- Select the Resize tool icon (a toggle switch lets you alternate between the Resize and Crop tools)
- Select the percentage or enter the dimensions you'd like to enlarge or reduce the image size to
Please note that the Resize tool is currently available on the Mac.
Mark up PDFs
Once you've opened a PDF in Skitch, tap the Pan icon to mark it up with Skitch tools. Make it easier for your friends and co-workers to review all your PDF markups by prepending an optional markup Summary page as the first page of the PDF you plan to share.
The markup summary displays the following information:
Markup count: A running count of the number of times each type of markup is used in a document.
Markup summary: Cropped areas of a PDF that show precisely where on a page each markup appears. This makes it easy for others to quickly review and reference your ideas and comments, without having to search through the entire document.
To include a markup summary, select the Share (Send) button at the top of the screen and select Share with Summary from the drop down menu.