How to draw on photos using Markup on your Mac

Markup is a great tool for the Mac Photos app that offers multiple ways to spice up your photos. Markup has been available on macOS for a while, but with the release of macOS Sierra, Apple finally made it essential part of the Mac Photos app. That means you can quickly customize your photos without even switching apps.

With Markup, you can sketch, doodle, draw, circle an area of interest, and write on your pictures right on your Mac. This eliminates the need for a third-party app or program to be installed on your machine.

The Markup editing toolkit is hidden in the Photos app, so the editing process may not be known to many folks. With that in mind, we believe that we can help you out.

In this tutorial, we will go through the steps to draw on photos on your Mac. Before we dive in, make sure that you now have a modern version of macOS (macOS Sierra or higher).

How to draw on photos on your Mac

Step one: First off, you need to open the Photos app on your Mac and then head to any image you wish to draw on using Markup editing toolkit

Step two: Once you are done, hit the Edit button at the top right of the toolbar and you will enter the editing screen on your Mac. Head to the editing options on the right-hand side of the editing window and look for Extensions

Step three: Next up, you now simply need to click on Extensions at the bottom and make sure that you select Markup from the drop-down menu

Step four: You will see a list of Markup editing tools in the upper right corner of the Markup window, including brush, pen, front adjustments, color options, and more. Now simply select your editing options and play around with your photos

Step five: Once you are done, make sure you hit the Save Changes button in the top right corner of the screen to save your work and select Done to complete the task.

Your drawing will be saved to the Photos library on your Mac, and you can share it to your preferred social media feeds or email it.

How to use Markup in Mail app for Mac

You can use Markup to annotate your email attachments in the Mail app for your Mac, like adding a note or a signature. If you need help, check out our step-by-step guide below.

Step one: Open the Mail app on your Mac and then head to an email that contains an attachment you wish to use with Markup

Step two: Next up, you now need to click on the attachment and select Markup from the pull-down menu

Step three: From the list of editing tools, select your options. Once you are satisfied with your work, hit Done.

Also read: How to use Drag and Drop feature in iOS 11 (iPad only)

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