How to Create Engaging Images for Articles and Documentation

 Hannah Wiginton

When writing documentation or articles, images can keep a reader engaged from the beginning of the article to the end. Check out this neat tool to add visual notes to your articles and docs.

When writing documentation or blog articles, images can keep a reader engaged from the beginning of the article to the end.

It’s worth the effort to put a little more time into adding context to your images.

To do this, I use my favorite screen capture and image editing tool:

Screenpresso

It has a variety of helpful features to add depth and explanation to your screenshots and other images.

You can add:

  • Arrows
  • Numbered circles
  • Magnifier
  • Shape Outline
  • Callout bubble text
  • Highlighting
  • Freehand shapes
  • Braces
  • Image in Image

You can also format the image:

  • Resize
  • Crop
  • Cutout
  • Canvas Size
  • Border
  • Shadow
  • Extract text from image

Screenpresso takes advantage of the Print Screen button on your keyboard. As long as the program is running in the background, anytime you click Print Screen, an icon pops up ready to take a screenshot.

It automatically detects your screen and outlines it in a red box. Simply click and your screenshot is captured and added to the Screenpresso box.

screenpresso demo

Try it out for your next project!


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