Along with opening up the personalization gateway with the addition of home screen widgets and providing a better way to keep apps organized with the introduction of “App Library”, iOS 14 has also added several interesting improvements, including the “New Markup Color Tools”. With features like eyedropper tool, opacity slider, and hex value support, you can now edit screenshots, photos, and choose different fonts and opacity thicknesses with more precision . If you haven’t used the new markup color tools in iOS 14 on iPhone and iPad yet, follow us to get started!

Use the new markup color tools on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

Whether you want to create a nice note, edit your photos, add a nice personalization to screenshots, or even insert a digital signature into a PDF document, the markup tool has a role to play. With the inclusion of several precision tools, it now gives you more flexibility to create attractive designs or annotate PDFs.

1. To get started, access the Markup icon from apps like Photos, Safari, and Notes. You can also access it from a screenshot and a share sheet.

2. I’m going to talk about it from the Notes app. Just open a note, then tap the Markup icon basically.

3. Next, press the color button in the lower right corner of the screen to reveal all new color tools.

4. You should see three tabs at the top: Grid, spectrum and cursors. The Opacity slider is located at the bottom. Interestingly, there is also an option to save custom colors. To do this, press the “+” button basically.

One of my favorite additions to markup tools is the super handy eyedropper tool located in the upper left corner of the screen. What makes this tool so user-friendly is the ability to choose a color from any source on the screen.

Another notable feature is the ability to select colors by hexadecimal values or using the number option in each RGB value using sliders or doing it numerically.

5. At the end, be sure to press Do in the upper right corner of the screen to finish.

6. Once you have selected the color of your choice, you can use it to annotate a screenshot or PDF, write notes, etc.

Use Markup Color Tools on iPad and iPhone

With a single choice grid featuring a total of 120 colors, markup color options seemed quite limited in iOS 13. With the addition of a few notable tools like eyedropper and hex support, markup appears to be a full package now.

What do you think of the new markup color tools? Feel free to share your valuable thoughts on them and also let us know what changes you want to see there.

Recently, we covered several equally interesting iOS 14 topics, such as launching apps using the back key gesture, preventing apps from having your precise location, and managing third-party access to the Pictures app. Check them out if you want to explore iOS 14 related topics.