Over the weekend, Federico asked for a little help with doing screenshots on iOS.
I followed up with some simple steps on Twitter, but I wanted to document them in more detail based on some follow up questions I got.
Use OmniGraffle as a screenshot template
Before you get started, make sure you have OmniGraffle downloaded to your iOS device. The examples I used below are from my iPad.
- Take the screen shot you want to use as a template and save it to your Photos library.
- Open Photos and find the screenshot and copy it to your clipboard.
- Open OmniGraffle and create a new document.
- Make the canvas size the same size as the iPad screen shot.1
- Create a new layer on the OG document.
- Paste the picture on the new layer and use the object's geometry to set it to the center of the canvas.
- Create a new layer and make sure it's above the locked screenshot layer.
- Now you can mark up the screenshot and not change the original screen shot.
Now as you make comments or notes on your screenshots, you can edit/update them without having to remake the entire screenshot like you would in an app like Skitch.
This tip came from Ken Case on how to create a loupe view in OmniGraffle Pro.
2048x1536 for iPad Air. ↩