Use Graphics in Notes

Notes isn’t restricted to text: you can embed photos and videos in a note, draw in notes, or even scan documents!

Add Photos or Videos

macOS and iOS offer different ways of importing photos and videos into Notes.

Add Photos and Videos to Notes in macOS

The easiest way to add a photo or video to a note on a Mac is to drag in one from the Finder or Photos or paste in one that you copied from elsewhere. Here are some other ways to add graphics to a note in macOS:

  • Continuity Camera: You can use an iPhone or iPad to capture a photo directly into Notes on a Mac. This feature is called Continuity Camera. Here’s how it works:

    1. While in a note, choose File > Insert from iPhone or iPad > Take Photo (what you see here depends on ...

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