One feature that I have always appreciated in the Mail app for iOS is Markup, which allows you to draw and add text over photos and documents. Thanks to its superb functionality, I wanted it in other apps like Photos and Messages.
Fortunately, Apple has not only added Markup in Messages and Photos apps in iOS 10 but also made it a lot better to help you edit your favorite images or spice up messaging.
How about using Markup in Messages or Photos on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 10? Let's have a quick look!
How to Use Markup in Photos and Messages in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad
Use Markup in Photos App
Step #1. Starting off, launch Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step #2. Tap on the edit icon (three lines with three dot icons) at the top right corner on your iPad. The edit icon is at the bottom on iPhone.
Step #3. Next up, tap on the extension button (which looks like three dots inside a tiny circle) from the bottom right corner.
Step #4. You need to tap on Markup from the bottom left corner to access the feature.
Note: Markup will convert Live Photos into still photos to edit them perfectly. If you don't want to turn Live Photos into still ones, you can duplicate it to turn it into the still photo. To do so, go back to photos app → select the Live Photos you want to duplicate, tap on the share icon at the bottom left corner, and finally tap on Duplicate as Still Photo.
Step #5. Tap on Ok in the popup to proceed.
Step #6. Up next, you have a lot of options to edit your photo to your best liking.
- There are eight color options available for drawing and text.
- When drawing, Markup helps you make shapes look more specific.
- There is also an option to apply magnifying glass.
- Whereas the blue circle lets you change the size of the scope, the green one zooms in and out.
- You can tap on the Text icon to write text over the photo. Besides, you have the option to use emoji as well.
- Tap on the signature icon from the bottom left corner (below colors) to apply signature over the image.
- Text format has three formats, a size slider, and indention setting.
Step #7. Once you have edited the image, tap on Done from the top right corner to save the changes.
Use Markup in Messages App
Step #1. Launch Messages app, choose the contact to whom you wish to send an image, now tap the camera icon to access photos.
Step #2. Select the photo and tap on it to add markup.
Step #3. To edit the photo using Markup follow the process from Step #4.