Sharing information over the web is a part of everyday life. If you have a desktop screen shot or any sort of image and you want a quick way to show people this image it can be quite hard. Skitch is a really fun application that is designed so you can quickly take photos, change them as your see fit and then share them over the Internet. Skitch is really popular app, and deservedly so. I will probably be using this application for a long time.
Lets Share Photos
Skitch is a combination of a paint application, image capture application and a image uploader application all in one. Using this application is very simple. You take your photo, this can be either from your iSight, desktop or an image on your computer. You can then re-size, change and modify this photo. The final step is to upload it to your Skitch account. The uploading method is all automatic, you don’t have to worry about making sure you upload your image correctly. Once as you have uploaded this image you can then share it with your family and friends. Its a quick way of conveying information.
Actually using this program at first is quite complicated. For example this application is not a normal app. For example it doesn’t look like a normal app, it hasn’t got any of the normal Mac features. But as you start to use the application it becomes easier to use. For example all of the drawing tools are on the left hand side. You pick the tool you want, and you can then annotate the image as you see fit. The right hand side contains a couple of tools. Such as the screenshot image, and an image from your iSight.
There is a lot of features in this app. For example you can do a lot of simple things with your image, add arrows, add text etc. But the main feature of this application is to upload it to the net. Once as you have signed up (for free) you get an account. Once as you press upload in the application it will upload your images to the Internet. You can then keep this for later or share it with your friends. For example you could take a screenshot, whack a big red arrow and circle on it highlighting an important piece of information and then upload it to the Internet so your friends can view what you were on about.
I like this application. It goes into the keep pile. But there are a couple of problems with this app. For example it doesn’t look like a Mac application. As a result it never feels quite right in using it. As well as this there could be more image editing features. It is supposed to be basic, but it could be more complex.
This application is free and you really should try it out. It may at some point become a paid application although I haven’t heard any news about this changing.
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Mac OS X 10.4.6+
A great way of modifying and uploading images
Little slow, you have to learn the interface