Markup Your Pictures in Photos

With the Photos app in macOS Sierra you can markup your photos with shapes, text and drawings without leaving the app. You can use this to add to your photos before sharing them. You can revert back to your original at any time.

Comments: 11 Responses to “Markup Your Pictures in Photos”

    David Dammer
    3 years ago

    Great posting!! Even though I’m a long-time user of Macintosh, and I am considered expert in both OS X and iOS, this posting reveals a lot especially about the new pictures are on the Mack OS and how they are handled in how you can manipulate them, because as usual the new iOS and the new OS don’t come with any instructions, you have to look them up. Kudos, keep up the good work!! :-)

    Bertha Carnegie
    3 years ago

    I accidentally saved the word “text” in markup. how can I delete it?

    3 years ago

    Bertha: Edit the Photo again. Then click the Revert to Original button at the top.

    Fred Nelson
    3 years ago

    “Markup” is a great addition to Photos, but I like to have a blank slide for my title and for a brief explanation of the next group of pictures. How can this be done without writing over a photo which distracts from the text?

    3 years ago

    Fred: If you want to make slideshows with title slides, I would use either Keynote or iMovie — they both do this very well.

    Becky
    3 years ago

    Cool! But how exactly does one get those extensions? I have never heard of them, nor do I know how get them to in Photos. When I click on Extensions, there is not anything there

    3 years ago

    The Markup extension should be there by default. Are you using macOS Sierra? It is new to Sierra. To add more extensions, you need to install apps that have Photos extensions.

    David Marquette
    3 years ago

    Can I create a “mask” that could be saved and applied to different photos repeatedly? For ex, a grid of diagonal lines to superimpose over a photo to guide a new painter creating a replica oil painting on canvas.

    3 years ago

    David: That’s very different than what is going on here. You can certainly do that, in a variety of ways though. The best method depends on your skills. If you have Photoshop skills, then you can make each image in Photoshop and then put it in a slideshow. If you have animation skills, then an animation app will do this easily. There are dozens of others, probably. You could even make the overlay in a graphics app and then use Keynote to make the slideshow.

    David Marquette
    3 years ago

    Thank you. Using a Keynote or PowerPoint template is the approach that I’ll try. Btw, thx for all the good advice you give. Always helpful.

    Patricia O'Toole
    3 years ago

    I am so grateful for Markup. I use to use Elements to do that, but this is so much easier. Thank you, Gary for all your tutorials. For the past five years or more, our senior citizen group has been relying on you to train newcomers to learn Apple products. We are still recommending your website.
    The only improvement that I would like to Markup would be that you could make curved wording when appropriate, I am 86 and still learning.

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