How can you markup photos on the iPad


  1. Open the Photos app and choose the photo you want to annotate or draw onto (NOTE: students can take a photo, or search and save a photo)
  2. Tap the photo to reveal the toolbars, and then tap 'Edit '
  3. Now tap the “(•••)” button to show additional editing options
  4. Choose “Markup” from the additional editing options
  5. Use the markup tools to draw, write, emphasize, and scribble on the photo using the available options:
    • Drawing (the pen / highlighter / pencil icons) – draw with your finger using any of the colors shown on screen, you can also adjust the thickness and opacity of the lines
    • Eraser - erase drawings
    • Lasso - trace around the drawings you have marked up on the photo to select them and move them on the image
    • Undo (blue icon far left) -
    • Plus (blue icon far right) -
      • Emphasize (the magnifying glass over a letter icon) – emphasize or magnify a portion of the picture
      • Write text (the T text icon) – place text on the picture and type
      • Draw shapes
      • Signature - insert a pre-saved signature
  1. Click done to save changes to the image/photo


You might ask your students to …..


  • Science: Take a photo of science experiment set up and  annotate (label equipment label and highlight safety)
  • Math: Take a photo of real life object and mark up angles/shapes/area
  • Art: Take photo of ordinary objects and bring them to life
  • Languages: Label objects/people/place in the photos using appropriate language
  • English: Open a photo of a scene from movie/play and annotate characters, plot, techniques.
  • Humanities: Open a photo of  wartime poster and annotate
  • HPE: Label a photo of a sporting stance or parts of a human body system.
  • T&E: Take a photo of a robot and label the input sensors, processor and output components

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