Use Markup to add comments or draw on a photo in Photos on Mac
Use Markup to write or draw on a photo, or to add shapes or a signature to it.
In the Photos app on your Mac, double-click a photo, then click Edit in the toolbar.
Click the Extensions button , then choose Markup.
Use the tools that appear in the toolbar to mark up the photo.
To adjust a markup, move the pointer near the edges, then drag the blue handles.
Sketch : Sketch a shape using a single stroke. If your drawing is recognised as a standard shape, it’s replaced by that shape; to use your drawing instead, choose it from the palette that’s shown.
Draw : Draw a shape using a single stroke. Press your finger more firmly on the trackpad to draw with a heavier, darker line. (This tool appears only on computers with a Force Touch trackpad.)
Shapes : Click a shape, line or arrow, then drag it where you want. To resize the shape, use the blue handles. If it has green handles, use them to alter the shape.
Highlight : Click the Shape button, then click the Highlight button. Drag the highlight where you want. To resize it, use the blue handles.
Enlarge : Click the Shape button, then click the Loupe button. Drag the loupe to the area you want to magnify. To increase or decrease the magnification, drag the green handle; drag the blue handle to change the loupe size. You can place multiple loupes on a photo to magnify specific areas.
Tip: To further magnify an area, create another loupe (press and hold the Option key while you drag an existing one), then position it over the other loupe, using the alignment guides to adjust its position.
Text : Click the Text button, type your text, then drag the text box where you want.
Rotate right : Click the Rotate Right button to rotate the photo to the right. Continue clicking to keep rotating.
Rotate left : Click the Rotate Left button to rotate the photo to the left. Continue clicking to keep rotating.
Crop : Drag the corner handles until just the area you want to keep is shown within the frame’s border. You can also drag the frame to reposition it. When you’re ready, click Crop.
To change the attributes of selected drawings, shapes, text and signatures, do any of the following.
Change the line style: Click the Shape Style button .
Change the line colour: Click the Border Colour button .
Change the fill colour: Click the Fill Colour button .
Change the font or font style: Click the Text Style button .
Click Save Changes.
To change a marked-up photo later, select it, then click the Extensions button and choose Markup again.