How to Highlight a Screenshot: It's Not as Complex as You Think

Tuba Sarosh
August 4, 2022
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September 19, 2023
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If you’re wondering how to highlight a screenshot and make your guides and documents way better, here’s how Scribe can help you with that and much more.
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Sometimes the best way to show how to do something is to... literally show someone.

That's where screenshots come in.

Screenshots are fantastic productivity boosters that let you share processes and data quickly and conveniently. They facilitate the “automation of repetitive tasks” to ensure you don’t have to repeat the same process over and over (and over) again when someone asks how it’s done. 

Plus, people tend to retain 65 percent more information when you pair written content with images. 

So, if you’re like us, you probably use screenshots several times a day to create guides, training materials and business documents. 

Taking the screenshot is easy, but it’s only half the story. When you have something specific to call out, a screenshot highlighting feature is a must.

Scribe is an easy-to-use tool that turns any workflow into a step-by-step guide. Basically, it takes the screenshots and writes the instructions for you. In just a few clicks, you can highlight, annotate and even add arrows or text directly within each screenshot. 

In this article, we’ll teach you how to highlight, edit and take a screenshot to the next level with Scribe. 

How to highlight a screenshot

Here’s how you can create a yellow highlighter effect on your screenshots with Scribe.

Why use Scribe to highlight a screenshot?

Scribe is your one-stop-solution that helps you turn any process into a step-by-step guide, complete with texts and screenshots. Each step has its own screenshot automatically added, with written instructions on what you did, and a highlighted image. You can annotate your Scribe to add: 

  • Highlight
  • Text
  • Arrows
  • Redactions

And more!

So, if you’re overwhelmed with work and often find yourself sitting at your desk even on weekends, try using Scribe. (Like we did… Phew!)

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