Skitch lets you annotate your images

runs on Mac
screenshot of Skitch

How many times do we hear that a picture is worth a thousand words? Too many, no doubt. While a photo or drawing can help to point something out or demonstrate a problem, often the picture by itself isn't enough. After all, books and newspapers add captions to photos for a reason: the picture doesn't necessarily always tell the whole story.

If you're using pictures to tell a story, you might want to take a look at Skitch. This tool lets your take a screenshot of a web page or desktop application, and then add your own annotations to it. A picture's good, but when you add an arrow and a note—look at this widget, right here—and everybody will know what the excitement is all about. Or grab an image from your machine and have at it. Your annotations—circles, arrows, text—are all held in a layer separate from the image itself, so you can drag them around the canvas without messing-up the underlying picture. And it's easy to save your new-and-improved image to the desktop or upload it to any server.

Skitch is a Mac application. It runs under OS X version 10.4.6 and later. It's a Universal Binary, so it should be equally at home on PowerPC and Intel-powered Macs. The current release is a public beta, so it may behave in unexpected ways.

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