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Users can add photos and images to their boards. This is particularly useful for visual brainstorming, creating vision boards, or simply for personalizing the space.

To use the described feature on an iPadOS or macOS device, first extend the shelf on the left side of the screen. On an iPhone, the shelf extends from the bottom instead. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Accessing the Phot Item: Tap on the photo item located in the shelf. This will cause the item to animate and move to the center of the canvas.
  2. Add a photo: After the blank photo item is added to the canvas, a dialog is raised offering three choices to add a photo using the photo library, the files app or taking a photo with the camera. Users may select and add multiple photos from the library and file system.

Photo Tips

  • View/Markup Photo: Double tap the photo to bring up a quicklook window.  Users may share and markup the photo if desired.  Note:  Markuped photos will save their changes to the photo on the canvas.
  • PNGs: When adding a PNG that has transparency, the image will not be bordered automatically.
  • Removing Photo Borders: There's also a setting in the board's settings to toggle photo borders.
  • Adjusting Photo Quality: There's also a setting in the board's settings to change the quality of the photo.  Note:  The higher the quality the larger your file size will grow.
  • Creating Similar Items: To quickly create an item similar to one you've just made, use the keyboard shortcut ⇧⌘N.
  • Connecting Items: To connect items, long-press on an item until it glows. Then, drag a string/connector to another item. Alternatively, select two items and connect them using the pin button in the navigation bar. There's also a setting in the board's settings to choose the type of connections.
  • Drag and Drop/Pasting Photos: Users can add photos by dragging and dropping or pasting them.  Learn about this for iPadOS from Apple Support.
  • Automation:  Use shortcuts to automate adding photos to boards.
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