Annotating iOS 10 screenshots using Markup in Photos app

Annotating iOS 10 screenshots using Markup in Photos app

In iOS 10 you can annotate your screenshots within the Photos app, using the Markup editor.
I only found this by accident the other day, but it’s a very useful tool if you’re taking screenshots for iOS App Testing and/or Website Testing on iOS 10 devices.

Apparently, this Markup editor has been around in iOS for a while, but used to just be within the Mail app – but now it’s available in the Photos app and the Messages app.

Here’s how to use the Markup editor in Photos app

  • Take screenshot in the usual way
  • Go to Photos app
  • Select the screenshot by pressing it
  • Press the sliders icon to edit it
  • Press the circle with 3 dots inside it to choose an app/editor to edit Photo
  • Choose Markup
  • Within the Markup editor, you can choose from the following tools:
    • Brush tool – to draw on photo
    • Magnifier tool – to magnify part of the photo
    • Text tool – to add text to the photo
    • Also colour selectors, text/font tools and undo
  • With Brush tool, handy feature that allows you to make your squiggly box or circle into a proper one – ideal for highlighting part of the photo

More info on the Markup editor

2017-01-10T21:24:10+00:00December 2nd, 2016|Categories: iOS, iOS App Testing, iOS10, iPad, iPhone, iPhone 7, Mobile, Mobile Testing, Website Testing|Tags: , , , , , |