Mark up files on Mac
You can use Markup in Quick Look and Quick Actions to write, sign, draw on, crop, and rotate images and PDFs.
Use the tools to mark up an image or a PDF.
The tools that are available vary depending on the type of file.
To duplicate any shape, text, or signature, press and hold the Option key while you drag an item; use the yellow guides to align the items.
If you don’t like your changes and want to start over, click Revert.
Sketch a shape using a single stroke.
If your drawing is recognized as a standard shape, it’s replaced by that shape; to use your drawing instead, choose it from the palette that’s shown.
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.
Click a shape, 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.
You can zoom and highlight shapes using these tools:
Loupe : 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.
To further magnify an area, you can create additional loupes and stack them, using the yellow guides to align them.
Highlight : Drag the highlight where you want. To resize it, use the blue handles.
Type your text, then drag the text box where you want.
Highlight selected text.
If signatures are listed, click one, then drag it where you want. To resize it, use the blue handles.
To create a new signature:
Using your trackpad: Click the Sign tool, click Create Signature if shown, then click Trackpad. Click the text as prompted, sign your name on the trackpad using your finger, then click Done. If you don’t like the results, click Clear, then try again.
If your trackpad supports it, press your finger more firmly on the trackpad to sign with a heavier, darker line.
Using your computer’s built-in camera: Click the Sign tool, click Create Signature if shown, then click Camera. Hold your signature (on white paper) facing the camera so that your signature is level with the blue line in the window. When your signature appears in the window, click Done. If you don’t like the results, click Clear, then try again.
Change the thickness and type of lines used in a shape, and add a shadow.
Change the color of the lines used in a shape.
Change the color that’s used inside a shape.
Change the font or the font style and color.
Rotate the item to the right. Continue clicking to keep rotating.
Rotate the item to the left. Continue clicking to keep rotating.
Hide part of an item. 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.
When you’re finished, click Done.
Your changes can’t be undone after you close the Quick Look or Quick Actions window.
You can also use Markup in various apps, such as Mail, TextEdit, and Photos.