In the Photos application on Mac, there is a set of drawing tools called Layout, which can be used to add drawings, doodles, sketches, handwriting, annotations, and other elements to any picture.

Like many other features in Mac, the set of editing tools is not striking and easy to miss. The instructions below will tell you how to access the toolkit and use it for drawings in photographs.

Draw on your Photos

You can draw on any picture or image in the Photos application, regardless of whether it was copied to the Photos app from an iPhone or digital camera or imported directly into the application.

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Draw on an Image in Photos App

If you have a desire to try out the functionality, make a copy of the picture or image on which you are going to draw, or select the photo that you are not sorry to ruin and let’s start:

  • Open the Photos application on Mac;
How to Draw in Photos App on a Mac?
  • Select the image on which you want to add a picture or edit;
  • Click the “Edit” button in the upper right corner of the toolbar;
How to Draw in Photos App on a Mac?
  • Now select the “Extensions” option (three dots on the top panel);
  • In the drop-down menu, select Markup;
How to Draw in Photos App on a Mac?
  • Use painting tools directly on the photo;
How to Draw in Photos App on a Mac?
  • After you finish drawing on a picture, click the “Save” button in the upper right corner of the application;
How to Draw in Photos App on a Mac?
  • Click Done to save the picture.

Conclusion

You can save the image in the application gallery, export it, share your creation with friends, send as a message, etc. Using a set of editing tools, you can also add annotations to attachments in emails in the Mail application.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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