How to Use Markup Editor in Photos App in macOS Sierra [Complete Guide]

You can easily find and use Markup editor in Photos app on your Mac running macOS Sierra. Refer this complete guide to help you out!

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I know macOS Sierra is loaded with a lot of exciting features like Siri, Apple Pay on the web, Auto-Unlock, Picture-in-Picture mode and more. But, do you know that there is a pretty nice feature called “Markup” hidden in Photos, which has been designed to let you edit your favorite shots to your heart’s liking? If you love giving your images cool look, you would really like having a go at it.

I have already made a post on how to use Markup in Photos and Messages in iOS 10. And now, it’s time to do the same for macOS Sierra. Let’s try it out!

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How to Find and Use Markup Editor in Photos App in macOS Sierra

How to Use Markup Editor in the Photos App in macOS Sierra

How to find the Markup editor in the Photos app

Step #1. Open the Photos app on your Mac.

Step #2. Next, you have to locate the photo you want to edit. Then, double-click on it.

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Step #3. Now, you need to click the edit hamburger menu at the top right corner.

Step #4. Click on Extensions at the bottom of the menu.

Step #5. Click on Markup.

Now, follow the below-mentioned tips to make the best use of the Markup editor and give your photo an amazing look:

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Draw Your Photos

  • Just click the pen or pencil button at the upper left corner and draw your photos to your best liking.

Change Your Text Format

  • Click on the text icon which looks like an italicized uppercase A.
  • Then, adjust your text with the drop down menu options.

Change the Thickness or Texture of Your Lines

  • Simply click the pen or pencil button at upper left corner.
  • Click the icon with three lines.
  • Now, you have to choose the thickness or the texture you wish to use.

Change the Color of Your Lines

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  • Click the pen or pencil button at the top left corner.
  • Click the square which is beside the uppercase A.
  • Click on your favorite color to select it.

Add a Border to Your Photos

  • Click the circle icon on top of a square from the menu.
  • Click the rectangle inside a rectangle option from the bottom left of the menu.
  • Then, you need to click and drag in order to adjust the borders

Add Shapes to Your Photos

  • Click the circle icon on top of a square from the menu.
  • Click the shape you want to use.
  • Now, adjust the shape as desired.

Add a Callout to Your Photos

  • Click the circle icon on top of a square from the menu.
  • Click on the lowercase at the bottom right of the menu.
  • Now, you will have to click and drag to adjust the callout

Adjust Border Color

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  • Click the circle icon.
  • Click the rectangle inside a rectangle option from the bottom left of the menu.
  • Click the white square with the red line to choose the color options.
  • Click the color you like.

Add Text to Your Photos

  • Click the T icon to add text to your photo.

Save Your Changes

  • Once you are done, click on Save Changes at the upper right corner.

That’s it!

You can use these tips to get the best out of Markup. I’m sure you are going to give more of your favorite photos awesome look.

What’s your take on Markup? Let us know your feedback in the comments below, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Also, make sure to try our app on your iPhone and iPad.

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