Create a Skitch image

Create a Skitch image

Create a Skitch image

Skitch makes it easy to capture and mark up photos and PDFs. You can create Skitch images in one of six ways:

  1. Take a photo using the Skitch Camera
  2. Select an existing image from your device
  3. Create a Skitch image from a webpage or a map
  4. Paste an image from the device clipboard
  5. Create a Skitch image from a blank page
  6. Open a PDF in Skitch from another app
 

Take a photo using the Skitch Camera

The Skitch Camera comes with a Quick Markup feature that automatically adds an arrow and a text field to a photo right after you've taken it. This feature is enabled by default, but can easily be disabled from Skitch Settings at anytime.

To capture a new image in Skitch (with Quick Markup enabled), do the following:

  1. Select Camera from the swipe menu at the bottom of the screen
  2. Tap anywhere on the screen to focus the image and point the transparent arrow towards that focal point. To discard your photo and retake it, tap the Exit (X) button at the top of the screen, and select Discard changes.
  3. Tap the Shutter button to snap the photo. The color of the arrow changes to pink and a text box appears.
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Quick Shot mode options

If you're happy with the photo, wait until the transparent Arrow turns solid pink, tap the Add text field, and type some text. You can use the default "Look!" text or type your own message.

 

Note: When the Quick Markup Camera is disabled, Skitch does not automatically add any markups, so you are free to use any of the available Markup tools and Styles to mark up your image.

 

Select an existing image from your device

You can use Skitch to mark up any existing photos and images on your device. Skitch creates a copy of any photos in your device, so the originals stay perfectly intact.

Select an existing image

To view and select an existing image from your device, do following:

  1. Select Photos from the swipe menu at the bottom of the screen to see your Camera Roll along with a list of other photo Albums on your device.
  2. Select an image or photo from any of the listed Albums.
 

Create a Skitch image from a webpage or a map

Skitch makes it easy to mark up webpages and maps you want to remember or share with others. In order for Skitch to display a map of your current location, you'll need to grant Skitch access to your current location when prompted to do so.

 

Capture a location on a map

To snap a picture of an area of a map, do the following:

  1. Select Map from the swipe menu at the bottom of the screen
  2. Tap Nearby if you'd like to search a location near where you are or tap Address if you'd prefer to bring up a map for a specific address
  3. Swipe around the page until you see the section of the map you'd like to capture
  4. Tap Snap to capture what is displayed on the screen

 

Capture a screenshot of a webpage

To snap a picture of a webpage, do the following:

  1. Select Web from the swipe menu at the bottom of the screen
  2. Tap Search if you'd like to search for the page in Google or tap Web Link if you know the URL for the webpage
  3. Scroll up and down the page until you see the section of the page you'd like to capture
  4. Tap Snap to capture what is displayed on the screen
 

Paste an image from the clipboard

If you've copied an image to your device clipboard from another app, such as Safari, you can bring it into Skitch to mark up.

To create a Skitch image from an image in your device clipboard, do the following:

  1. Select Draw from the swipe menu at the bottom of the screen
  2. Tap Clipboard (which appears next to the Blank page option when there is a valid image saved to your clipboard).
 

Create a Skitch image from a blank page

To create a Skitch image from a blank page do the following:

  1. Select Draw from the swipe menu at the bottom of the screen
  2. Tap Blank Page and start drawing using the Markup Tools.
 

Open a PDF in Skitch from another app

To create a Skitch image from a PDF, do the following:

  1. From any app where you can view PDFs, tap the Options or Share button and select Open in... or Share
  2. Select Open in Skitch
  3. From the sidebar in Skitch, select the pages you'd like to mark up

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