How to Enable Markup Extension on Mac

Wouldn't it be great if you could access all the Markup tools from a supported third-party app to design your documents or decorate images more conveniently? Yeah, it would really be. Read on to enable Markup extensions on your Mac to give a big push to your creativity!

“Markup” is like a gem on macOS! It’s an artistic tool to let you design your documents and adorn your memorable shots with élan. Yet to put your hands on this feature? Enable Markup extension on your Mac to get the best out of the wide range of fantastic tools.

You can beautifully annotate images and also sign documents in style. Moreover, there is an option to use a number of colorful backgrounds as well. Enough gossip, let’s give it a try!

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How to Enable Markup Extension On Your Mac

Step #1. Launch System Preferences on your Mac.

Click on System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Now, select Extensions icon.

Click on Extensions in Mac System Preferences

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Step #3. Next, you need to click on Actions in the left-hand column.

Step #4. All the extensions installed on your Mac will be listed in the right-hand column.

Next, click on the checkbox next to Markup to enable the extension.

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Enable Markup on Mac

That’s done! Now, go ahead to create a masterpiece.

How to Use the Markup Extension on your Mac

Once you have enabled Markup extension, accessing Markup tools is pretty simple from supported apps.

For instance, if you are using Photos app, simply open an image and then click on the Edit button at the top right corner.

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Click on Edit in Photo on Mac

Next, click on the three dots placed horizontally at the top right corner and then select Markup.

Click on Three Dots in Photo in Photos App on MacUse Markup on Mac in Photos App

Now, use all the editing tools to annotate the image, draw on it, change the background and more.

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You can access this feature almost the same way from apps like Mail, Pages, Microsoft Word, Pixelmator, and Notes. You need to simply hover the mouse in the editing section and then select the downward-pointed arrow in the top-right corner. Next up, click the arrow and select Markup option from the popup menu.

How to Disable Markup Extension on Mac

At any time, you don’t want to use Markup you will be able to disable it with ease.

Step #1. Open System Preferences on your Mac.

Click on System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Click on Extensions.

Click on Extensions in Mac System Preferences

Step #3. Click on Actions from the left sidebar.

Click on Actions Under Extenstions in Mac System Preferences

Step #4. Now, uncheck the box next to Markup.

Disable Markup on Mac

Have your say:

What’s your take on Markup and what are the improvements you want to see in it? Toss up your thoughts in the comments.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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