Skitch is all about making visual communication quick and effortless. Our latest version for Mac has some exciting new updates that make Skitch even better at achieving this goal. Let’s take a closer look at at Skitch 2.6.
Sometimes you need a little more space at the edges of your image. Adjustable Canvas lets you add as much room as you need to easily point out what’s important, and it’s incredibly simple to use.
To add extra room in the margins, just hit the plus sign on any edge. Or even better – if you annotate beyond the edge of your image, the canvas will automatically expand to give you more space. The Crop/Resize tool can also be used to add a specific amount of margin – just stretch the guides to the dimensions you need and click Apply. Please note that Adjustable Canvas is only available for images and screenshots in this release.
More Precise Shapes
Annotating your images with shapes is great for drawing attention to an area within your image, but sometimes you need finer control. In this release, shapes have a much smaller minimum size, allowing you to use them with greater precision. As you circle a link on a web page or draw a rectangle where you would like your new logo placed, you can be sure to include only the information you intended in your shape.
You can now hold down the Shift key while drawing shapes to create perfect squares and circles, and also while drawing arrows and lines to make them snap to 45 degree rotations. It’s a great feature for communicating design changes – when straight lines are always straight and arrows are all at the same angle, annotations are cleaner and easier to read.
Our team is always looking for ways to make Skitch even faster to use, and this time we’ve added an option to make Screen Snaps more streamlined. In the app’s preferences, you can hide the advanced screenshot options panel by unchecking Show advanced options after a screen snap. This results in a screen snap that takes only one click – so you can get right to annotating it in an instant.
Skitch now creates a special type of re-editable PNG file. While it will appear as a normal image in an email or document, it can be opened and edited in Skitch. With Skitch PNGs the people you’re working with can quickly adjust annotations to add their two cents’ worth, or directly copy text annotations to incorporate your changes.
Fixes and Polish
Skitch 2.6 for Mac is full of improvements across the app that result in a smoother, more stable experience. We’re proud to bring you this latest version of Skitch, and we hope you love using it as much as we do. Let us know what you think!