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Agreed, iOS 11 is not lashed with too many grand slams, but it has got enough to bowl you over. And, you need to try the OS to believe how neat it really looks! One of the coolest features that I have come across in the latest iOS version is the all new avatar of the screenshot. Using screenshot markup tool in iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad, you can elegantly annotate the captured screens. Even better, you will add text and even signature to the screenshot to make it more appealing.

There are multiple brushes to let you scribble to your heart's liking. As you can easily erase the unwanted parts, you don't need to worry about making mistakes. With the undo/redo button, you will have more control over your creativity. Did I say; you can also use the magnifier to highlight certain parts of the screenshots. Sounds interesting, right? Let's walk along with me through this complete guide to annotate screenshots using Markup tool in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad.

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How to Use Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

How to Annotate Screenshots using Markup Tool in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Quick Navigation:

Use Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. First off, head over to the screen which you want to capture.

Note:

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  • If you are using the physical keyboard with your iOS 11 devices, you can use ⇧⌘3 (Shift+Command+3) shortcut to capture a screenshot—as usual.
  • However, if you take a screenshot with ⇧⌘4 shortcut (Shift+Command+4), the screenshot will directly open with Markup editor. It's the all new way to snap a screen and quickly open it with the editor.

Step #2. Next, press and hold the Home button and sleep/wake Button to snap the shot.

Take Screenshot on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #3. You will see the thumbnail of the screenshot at the bottom left corner of the screen. Tap on it.

Tap on Screenshot Thumbnail in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #4. Next, you have multiple editing options to fine tune your screenshot.

Screenshot Markup Tool Options in iOS 11 on iPhone

Crop the Screenshot: To crop the screenshot, just move the frame inwards using your fingers.

Crop Screenshot using Markup Tool in iOS 11

Scribble on the Screenshot: To scribble on the pic, choose the preferred brush and then bring your creativity to life.

Scribble iPhone Screenshot using Markup tool in iOS 11

Choose Color: Tap on the color button and then select the desired color.

Change Brush Color in Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11

Erase the Unwanted Things: There is also an erase tool that allows you to remove the things you don't like. Simply, tap on the erase tool and then move your finger on the part which you want to remove.

Use Eraser in Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11 on iPhone

Undo/Redo: Unknowingly deleted a cool scribble? No problem, you can easily undo/redo actions. Check out the forward and backward buttons at the top right corner. Tap on the arrow to undo/redo.

Perform Undo-Redo Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11

Step #5. Once, you are satisfied with the editing, tap on Done at the top left corner followed by Save to Photos/Delete Screenshot.

Use Markup Tool in Screenshot in iOS 11

Add Text to Screenshot in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Tap on the screenshot thumbnail. Then, tap on the “+” button at the bottom right corner.

Tap on Plus Sign in Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11

Step #2. Now, select Text in the menu.

Tap on Text in Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11

Step #3. Next, tap on text box.

Tap Inside the Text Box in Markup Tool

Step #4. Now, you need to choose the preferred text font, increase/decrease text size and also choose the desired alignment.

Edit Text in Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11

Step #5. In the end, tap on Done at the top left corner → tap on Save to Photos. (If you are not happy with it, tap on Delete Screenshot.)

Add Text to Screenshot in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Add Signature to Screenshot in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Having snapped a screenshot, tap on the thumbnail. Then, tap on the “+” button at the bottom right corner.

Tap on Plus Sign in Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11

Step #2. Tap on Signature.

Tap on Signature in Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11

Step #3. If you have already added signature while using Markup on your device, you will get the option to add it.

Add Signature to Screenshot in iOS 11

If you hadn't added it before, just add the signature as usual.

Add Signature in Markup Tool in iOS 11

Highlight Part of Screenshot using Magnifier in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Tap on the “+” button at the bottom right corner.

Tap on Plus Sign in Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11

Step #2. Now, select Magnifier in the menu.

Tap on Magnifier in Screenshot Markup Tool on iPhone

Step #3. Next, drag it to the part which you wish to highlight.

Use Magnifier in Screenshot Markup Tool in iOS 11

If you want to delete or duplicate the magnifier circle, tap in the middle and choose Duplicate/Delete.

Using Magnifier in Screenshot Markup Tool

Step #4. In the end, tap on Done at the top left corner → Tap on Save to Photos.

Highlight Part of Screenshot using Magnifier in iOS 11 on iPhone

Use Markup Tool in Photos app in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Photos app on your iOS device → Select the photo you wish to edit → Tap on Edit at the top right corner.

Tap on Edit Button in Photos App on iPhone

Step #2. Next, tap on more button (three horizontal lines) at the bottom.

Tap on More Button while Editing Photo on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Markup button.

Tap on Markup Button in iPhone Photos App

Step #4. Now, follow the steps mentioned above to use all the Markup tools to manipulate your image.

Use Markup Tool in Photos app in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Wrapping up

It's really great to fine tune screenshots using markup tools. Now, it's become more straightforward.

Earlier, the sound of camera and flash used to let you know that you have taken a screenshot. And to see how well you have captured the screen, you had to go to Photos app and then take a couple of steps to bring up Markup. That was certainly not so convincing.

What do you think of screenshot markup tool? Share your feedback in the comments below.

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