How to annotate screenshot using iPhoto freeware (three basic tasks)

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Alina Popescu, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Alina Popescu

    ~BD~ Guest

    Hello Alina

    There's an Apple facility which does *exactly* what you want!

    *I* use it! :)

    Details here:

    Try it - *you* might like it too!

    ~BD~, Mar 29, 2014
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  2. Alina Popescu

    J. Clarke Guest

    And yet Apple runs a freeware operating system with a proprietary shell
    stuck on top of it.
    J. Clarke, Mar 29, 2014
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  3. User error.
    John McWilliams, Mar 29, 2014
  4. Alina Popescu

    J. Clarke Guest

    Apple's operating system consists of two major components, "Darwin" and

    Darwin is an open source operating system derived from BSD Unix and the
    Mach kernel with additions from OpenStep and other sources. Aqua is a
    closed source GUI that runs on top of Darwin.

    Apple no longer distributes ISOs of Darwin separately from OS/X--if you
    want to compile and use it without buying OS/X you have to pull down a
    huge stack of individual components from the Apple site--but it remains
    open source. There is a community that produces ISOs--they're about
    three releases back from current Apple production though.
    J. Clarke, Mar 29, 2014
  5. Alina Popescu

    Sandman Guest

    For annotating photos at least. Skitch sucks as a photo editor and photo
    manager, the things iPhoto is made to do well. :)
    Let Evernote know. While curved arrows really shouldn't be a dealbreaker in
    itself, I'm sure they would at least listen to all suggestions.
    You can do both. When you select the circle tool, you can click it on the
    bottom right and draw a circle, rectangle, rectangle with rounded corners
    or a line. In the bottom left corner you see the current color and can
    click it to pick another, plus change the thickness of the items.
    So don't use it.
    Not sure what a curved arrow brings that a straight doesn't, feature-wise.
    Skitch isn't made by Apple, but by Evernote.
    It seems you found the rectangle and color functions within the span of
    writing this post :)
    No worries.
    Sandman, Mar 29, 2014
  6. Alina Popescu

    Sandman Guest

    It isn't, and only does so if you share it with a caption, which is added
    to a grey box at the bottom, under the image (not obscuring the image) This
    box also carries the SKitch logo in the right corner. If you share without
    caption, this isn't added.
    Of course not.
    Or boss, or co-workers, or anythign else.
    That's ridiculous.
    Or not share it with a caption.
    Sandman, Mar 29, 2014
  7. Alina Popescu

    Sandman Guest

    Connect your iPad to your Windows computer, it shows up under portable
    devices, and you can browse it and copy the files to your computer
    It's very easy.
    Nope, not needed - functionality built in right into Windows and iPad.
    Sandman, Mar 29, 2014
  8. Alina Popescu

    Sandman Guest

    You also have Quartz, OpenGL and Cocoa in between the two as well. It's not
    just Darwin + Aqua. :)
    Sandman, Mar 29, 2014
  9. Alina Popescu

    Sandman Guest

    Not with iTunes, no. But you can just connect it and Windows will be able
    to browse the photos and copy them.
    Sandman, Mar 29, 2014
  10. I also downloaded Skitch onto my ipad mini after reading this
    thread and I agree with you that the logo only occurs if you
    caption the Skitch markup JPG.

    I like Skitch, but the one thing I can't get it to do on the
    ipad mini is save to the ipad itself.

    The best I can come up with is to mail it to myself, and
    then save it to the ipad from my email program.

    Is there a way to save the file directly from Skitch so
    that it can be used in other programs on the ipad?
    Bartek Czarnecki, Mar 29, 2014
  11. Alina Popescu

    ~BD~ Guest

    Thank you. :)

    I had no prior knowledge of that!

    ~BD~, Mar 29, 2014
  12. I don't have problems with the straight arrow as I can just pencil
    in any shaped arrow I want with my finger using the pencil tool.

    My only issue is that I can't seem to save the resulting file
    directly from Skitch on my ipad mini!

    So, for example, I couldn't mail two marked up jpegs simply because
    you can't save even one.

    Is there an easy way to save the marked up file from Skitch
    to the ipad?
    Bartek Czarnecki, Mar 29, 2014
  13. Alina Popescu

    Erilar Guest

    I've only begun to play with it, but "share" just sends it to "camera roll"
    on the iPad, whence Dropbox adds it because I have the latter set to do
    that. For me, dropbox just opens on my own laptop.
    Erilar, Mar 29, 2014
  14. Alina Popescu

    Erilar Guest

    I don't recall having problems with iTunes. IPhoto, yes :cool:. Pages and
    many other programs, plenty!
    Erilar, Mar 29, 2014
  15. Alina Popescu

    Erilar Guest

    Erilar, Mar 29, 2014
  16. Alina Popescu

    Erilar Guest

    Dropbox is easy to use; it's pretty automatic if you set it up that way.
    Erilar, Mar 29, 2014
  17. Alina Popescu

    Sandman Guest

    Of course, when you tap the share button, and then select share, it shows
    the iOS7 share function, where "Save image" is the first choice in the
    lower row, and a series of other choices in the upper, depending on your
    installed apps.

    This share function is new in iOS7, so maybe you're running an older
    version of iOS and there's a difference there?
    Sandman, Mar 30, 2014
  18. Alina Popescu

    Sandman Guest

    Share -> Save Image, done.
    Sure you can.
    Sandman, Mar 30, 2014
  19. Alina Popescu

    Guest Guest

    connect the ipad to the computer via usb and drag the photos and videos.

    the ipad shows up like any other digital camera. you can use windows
    explorer or any photo asset manager you want, such as lightroom.
    you don't need any additional software, although you may want
    additional features over what you have already. explorer is about the
    worst choice for managing photos.
    Guest, Mar 31, 2014
  20. Alina Popescu

    Guest Guest

    what pc these days doesn't have a usb port?

    if you mean the ipad doesn't have usb, then you're wrong. not only does
    the ipad have usb but it comes with a usb cable.
    itunes will not wipe out anything unless you tell it to. you told it to.
    it only erased it because you said yes when it asked you if it should
    erase the ipod. don't say yes and it won't erase anything.

    Guest, Mar 31, 2014
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