Forum Thread: How to Edit a Screenshot on iPhone, iPad

Here's a fast way to draw on a screenshot on your iOS device.

Since iOS doesn't let you do this natively, you will need to download a third-party app.

There are a few options, but if you're like me and want a beautifully designed, easy-to-use app, I recommend spending a couple dollars on Atom Draw - it's a beautiful app with no ads or in-app purchases.

You can also do a quick search for free alternative apps, but most of them are clunky, filled with ads, and just gross.

Step 1: Take a Screenshot

To take a screenshot anywhere on your iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch):
• Press and hold the power button, and then tap the home button.

The screen will flash white, and a screenshot will now be saved in your Camera Roll, inside Photos.

Step 2: Open the Drawing App (Atom Draw) and Import (+) The Screenshot You Just Took

A good drawing app will let you quickly add a photo. Atom Draw makes it simple with big fat buttons, so you can jump right in to editing your screenshot.

Step 3: Edit & Draw on Your iPhone Screenshot

You can do things like:
• Blackout
• Draw Lines or Arrows
• Circle something important
• Make Notes / Annotate

Zoom right in, pick the right color and brush size, and write on that screenshot!

Step 4: Save and Share the Screenshot

When you've finished your work of art, save the screenshot and share it out to social media or email or text, or WHEREVER!

That's It. You Are Now a Screenshot Editing Master.

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2 Responses

If this step would be followed carefully, it would be noticed that a four header arrow appears rather than the small cross. This is because upon pasting the image into the Paint Work Area, the image is still selected / highlighted by default. Therefore, clicking the Select Tool would be necessary.

Great post ..! Probably new users don't know how to draw on a screenshot on iOS device. You have described with images and step by step it will increase the experience of Apple device. Keep writing..!!!

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