Have you ever tried to explain to a friend (ummm or your parents) how to navigate a website or app? Perhaps you need to explain measurements to a contractor over email. Or maybe you just want to create a cute Internet meme. Describing something visual without using visual aids can be a challenge, so this week we're talking about one of my all-time favorite ways to use Evernote: Annotating Images!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, an annotated picture is worth ten times that in its efficiency of communication. For example, if I were to send you email instructions trying to explain how to upload a photo to Facebook, it would take several lines of text explaining where on the page to look for certain buttons and in what order to do things, and you still might not quite get it. But if were to send you an annotated photograph I don't even need an explanation in the body of the email for you to understand exactly what to do.
This is just one example of how annotating images makes life and business easier. I've used Evernote to annotate images for use in Powerpoint presentations, to illustrate training steps in an employee procedures manual, to create before and after photos of client projects for social media, to sell items online and a host of other things. Here are a few others I've created.
This item is one of many that a client was selling online. I took a photo of each piece of furniture, pulled it into Evernote, and added annotation to each one so those looking at the images didn't have to click to get complete information.
The image below I sent to a fellow who was interested in renting our mountain house for a weekend. He was concerned about whether he would have enough room to maneuver his boat trailer in our driveway. So I took a screen shot from Google Maps, pulled it into Evernote, annotated it and emailed it to him. (Yes I tend to use pink text but there are a lot of other colors too!)
Ok, this next one I just wanted to make to send to my husband because he's a sucker for cute baby animals. What's not to love about that??
I could go on and on but I'm sure you can think of some great uses for image annotation using Evernote that will make your personal and business life easier! If so leave your ideas in the comments section!
Success & Simplicity,
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