New Curved Arrow Design + Callout Arrow

We just released a new design for Markup Hero's Arrows and Callout Arrows! They come with a nice, natural curve that you can edit and customize. These are gonna make your screenshots and markups look extra good.
New Improved
5 months ago

Select Area Screenshots in Chrome! 📸

You can now take Select Area Screenshots of any website with our Chrome Extension! You will see the improvements immediately. Download the latest version here.
Also make sure to check out our how-to video walkthroughs for just about every feature in Markup Hero. Start with our Chrome Extension video on Scrolling Screenshots.
New Select Area Screenshots
Improved Fixed
5 months ago

Windows Desktop App Fix

We fixed an issue with screenshots on the latest version of Windows 11. We also improved image quality and upload speed using WebP images. Download the latest version here:

NEW: Screenshot to Notion & Annotate

Our Notion integration is here! Screenshot to Notion & Annotate is a free extension from Markup Hero that supercharges Notion with instant website and scrolling screenshots embedded directly into a Notion page + you can add annotations. This tool is super useful for any Notion power user.
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Also, check out our new how-to video walkthroughs for just about every feature in Markup Hero. Start with our new Screenshot to Notion & Annotate video.
New Improved
8 months ago

Faster Chrome Extension + WebP Image Optimization

We drastically increased the speed of screenshots and image uploads on our Chrome Extension using WebP images. Get the latest version here!

Check out the new how-to video for our Markup Hero Chrome Extension.
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12 months ago

New Organization Features 🗄️

You can now multi-select markups in your history to add to Collections or bulk Delete.
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Expiring Links ⏱️, Blank Canvas 🎨 and Inserted Image Borders 🖼️

Here are the latest features we have released:
  1. Create unique Expiring Links ⏱️ to selectively share a private markup: 
    1. Start by setting the permission to Private then clicking the Share button
    2. Create up to 10 unique links with different expiration days/times
    3. When someone views your expiring link, you will be notified
    4. When a link expires, the link reverts to private and is no longer visible
  2. Start with a Blank Canvas 🎨 if you just want to start a simple markup for notes. From select the color and then click Blank Canvas. You can also add Blank Pages to markups as well.
  3. Option to add colored Borders to Inserted Images 🖼️. When an inserted image is selected you can toggle the border on and off, change the color, and change the thickness.
We hope you find these updates useful! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions at

Essential Notifications 🔔

You can now get email notifications when essential events happen on your markups:
  • When someone views your markup
  • When someone duplicates your markup
  • When someone collabs on your markup
  • When someone collabs on a markup you collaborated on
We send each of these email notifications a maximum of once per 24hrs per markup per user. To manage your notification settings please go to
New Improved
over 1 year ago

New 🌐 Chrome Extension 🌐

We’ve just released a brand new version of our free 🌐 Chrome Extension. It includes serious improvements to the quality and speed of screenshots. There is also a new option to take Paginated Scrolling Screenshots too! Full update:

1. Improved quality of all screenshots
2. Improved speed of screenshots
3. Ability to stop scrolling screenshots mid scroll
4. Ability to take Paginated Scrolling Screenshots

Download as JPG

You can now download markups from the canvas as PNG & JPG, as well as export as PDF.
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New Shortcuts ⌨️ Annotate with blazing speed 🦹

We’ve released a very useful update to Markup Hero today:
  1. Keyboard Shortcuts ⌨️ - Now you can control most of the annotation tools and canvas functions with keyboard shortcuts. Switch to any annotation tool with a single key. Zoom, copy, share and download, all with shortcuts. Try it today and annotate with blazing speed!
New Improved Fixed
over 1 year ago

Team Members ⚽, Invoices 🧾 & more

We’ve released a host of important updates to Markup Hero in the past 24 hours:
  1. Team Members ⚽ - Now you can add and manage team members from your own account. This feature includes centralized billing and basic permissioning. Add your first team member on us using the code 1MONTHFREE if you are on a monthly plan or 3MONTHFREE if you are on an annual plan.
  2. Invoices 🧾 - You can now download your invoices from your account and keep your accounting team happy. Visit Account > View Invoices to browse and download.
  3. Collab 👯 - Bug Fixes - Allow others to collaborate on markups with you with our new Collab feature. This allows any Hero or Superhero user to add annotations to your markup if you share the link with them. Their annotations will have their own unique layer. Each markup allows for up to 20 collaborators. As the owner of the markup you can always remove any collaborators. By default only your annotations show to a viewer. To learn more about collaboration click here.
We’ve also improved PDF export, signature rendering, cropping, and zoom making it all faster and more reliable.
Improved Fixed
over 1 year ago

Copy Image, Download Image, Crop & Zoom Canvas Bug Fixes

We fixed a couple bugs and improved the quality of copy and download image.
Improved Fixed
over 1 year ago

Improved Canvas Performance

We've significantly improved the performance of our annotation tools on large canvases. We've also fixed a couple bugs along the way. Happy annotating!
New Improved
over 1 year ago

Now you can COLLAB 👯

We’ve released a powerful new feature on Markup Hero:
  1. Collab 👯 - Allow others to collaborate on markups with you with our new Collab feature. This allows any Hero or Superhero user to add annotations to your markup if you share the link with them. Their annotations will have their own unique layer. Each markup allows for up to 20 collaborators. As the owner of the markup you can always remove any collaborators. By default only your annotations show to a viewer. To learn more about collaboration click here.
We’ve also improved PDF import making is faster and more reliable.

Multiselect 🐭 Super Power

We’ve released a powerful new feature on Markup Hero:
  1. Multiselect 🔍 - Now you can select and edit multiple annotation objects at once using Multiselect! Drag and select multiple objects then bulk edit position, rotation, color, font size and line thickness all at once. You can even cut ctrl x, copy ctrl c, and paste ctrl v with the Multiselect tool.

ZOOM 🔍: Finally it’s here

We’ve released new features and improvements on Markup Hero:
  1. Zoom 🔍 - Now you can ZOOM! This was a big one for us. Use cmd + or ctrl + to zoom in and cmd - or ctrl - to zoom out on any markup. You can also Fit to width, Fit to height, or show the markup as Actual size.
  2. New Toolbar UI 🧰 - We’ve consolidated all the tools into a single, easy-to-use dropdown. We will soon add keyboard shortcuts to switch between tools like a pro.
New Improved Fixed
about 2 years ago

Combine Markups ➕ Draw Straight 🖊️ & more

We’ve released new features and improvements on Markup Hero:
  1. Combine & Duplicate Markups ➕ - Now you can paste a Markup Hero Share Link into the URL input on to duplicate it OR paste it into the URL input on Add Pages to add that markup to another markup as a new page(s).
  2. Draw Straight Lines w/ the Pen & Highlighter 🖊️ - Hold SHIFT while while drawing with the Pen or Highlighter tool to make a straight line.
  3. Resize To Fit Text 📝 - Select any Textbox or Callout Arrow Textbox and double click the left side or right side transformer box to automatically fit the textbox width to the text.
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We’ve also fixed a couple pesky bug along the way.
New Improved
about 2 years ago

New Callout Arrow 🏹

We’ve released new features and improvements on Markup Hero:
  1. Callout Arrow - We’ve combined our text box and arrow to create super fast way to callout feedback on any markup. Find the Callout Arrow under the Arrow tool dropdown.
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  2. Copy / Paste Improvements - Pasting an annotation object onto a new page or markup now places it in the center part of your screen for easy access to reposition.
New Improved
about 2 years ago

Rotate Canvas 🔄 & more

We’ve released new features and improvements on Markup Hero:
  1. Rotate Canvas - It’s finally here! You can now rotate any page using the new Rotate Canvas feature.
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  2. Crop Canvas - We’ve improved the Crop Canvas feature to be easier to use across devices. You can now both expand and shrink the canvas area with ease.
  3. Snap Rotation - Annotation objects now snap to the nearest 45 degree angle to make clean consistent markups when using the free rotate feature.
New Improved
about 2 years ago

Now 🔗 Add Links 🔗 to you annotations and more!

We’ve pushed out good number of updates that we think you’ll find ✨ useful on Markup Hero ✨.
  1. Reorder Pages - Drag pages on the right hand nav to reorder pages within you markup.
  2. Add Links - Add URLs to any text box. Then long press or right click on the text box to open the URL(s) in a new tab. Any viewer of the markup can click on the text box and either open the URL(s) in a new tab or even copy all the text to your clipboard.
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  3. Copy Text - Anyone can now simply copy text from your text box annotations. As a markup owner long press or right click on the text box to open the context menu. As a markup viewer simply click on the text box to open the context menu and select Copy Text.
  4. Cut, Copy & Paste Annotation Objects - Now any annotation object can be cut, copied and pasted easily across markups. Just select the annotation object and use cmd X, cmd C, and cmd V.
  5. Drag & Drop to Insert Image - Drag and drop any image (JPG, PNG, SVG etc) from your finder into your markup page to insert images.
Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for using Markup Hero. Happy annotating!
Improved Fixed
over 2 years ago

Google Drive Integration - Resolve Loading Errors

We've fixed a couple pesky bugs with our Google Drive integration and now provide better error handling when issues do arrive. Please see our detailed help doc for more information.

Mac desktop app bug fix 🖥️

We have updated our Mac desktop app to fix a sizing / crop bug. If you are using our Mac desktop app make sure to download the latest version today. We natively support both Mac with Intel and Mac with Apple M1.
New Improved
over 2 years ago

Offline screenshots are here 🖥️

We've updated our desktop app! The release includes an option for offline screenshots that copy straight to your clipboard when you don't need to save or add annotations. Download the latest version here.

New Improved Fixed
over 2 years ago

Windows 11 Support Is Here 💻

We have updated our desktop app to support both Windows 10 & Windows 11! If you are using Windows make sure to download the latest version today.
Improved Fixed
almost 3 years ago

Improved Scrolling Screenshots 📸

We've significantly improved our 📸 Scrolling Screenshot 📸 feature in our free Chrome Extension to better capture all types of websites. We've also improved the speed and performance of the Chrome Extension, including auto naming screenshots with the web page's title. Make sure to try out the extension next time you want to screenshot a website or even your desktop.
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Note: If you already have the extension, this update will require you to approve the new permission requirements from the Chrome Web Store.

Add signatures 🖊️ plus improvements to PDF handling

We just released some useful updates to Markup Hero we wanted to let you know about:
  1. Add Signatures 🖊️ - Easily add signatures to your markups. Simple click our 'Add Signature' button, type your name and select your signature. Voila! You've just signed your first markup and it's ready to export.
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  2. PDF Improvements 📄 - We've made real improvements to our PDF uploader — both to the processing speed and quality of renders. Try it out by uploading a PDF!

Change 🍰 annotation object order & nudge

Midweek feature updates to Markup Hero!
  1. Object Order 🍰 - Change the layer order of any annotation object you add to a markup with our new context menu! Right click (touch devices: long press) on any annotation object and select Send to back or Send to front to change the layer order of that object.
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  2. Object Nudge ↕️ - You can now nudge / move objects up, down, left and right by 1px when selected using your arrow keys to get them to just the right place and make your annotations look pro! Hold shift + up, down, left or right to move objects by 5px.
New Improved Fixed
about 3 years ago

Insert SVGs 🖼️ , copy annotation text & cursor improvements

Happy Friday annotation heroes and superheroes! Today we released some new features and improvements to Markup Hero.
  1. Insert SVGs 🖼️ - You can now insert SVG graphics along with PNGs and JPGs into your markups using the insert image feature!
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  2. Copy annotation text ⌨️ - When selecting text annotations you've added to a markup you can now copy the text using CTRL C on Windows and CMD C on Mac.
  3. Cursor improvements ↔️ - When editing a text annotation you can use your keyboard left, right, up, and down arrows to move within a text box without triggering a move to the next / previous page in a markup.
New Improved
over 3 years ago

Scrolling Screenshot - Chrome Extension - Version 1

We've updated our Chrome Extension to now have scrolling screenshot feature! This is the first iteration of our scrolling screenshot and we plan to continue to improve it.

Chrome Extension Update

We have also updated the Chrome Extension shortcuts to improve conflicts with other tools and apps as well as added a quick `Screenshot Tab` feature with improved image quality. Get started by installing the extension today!
New Improved
over 3 years ago

Sort Markups into Collections

We've updated tags to now be collections. As a Superhero, you can now add and sort your markups into collections from your history. Begin by dragging the markup thumbnail image to start organizing!

In the future we plan on making shared collections as well.

Markup Titles with Search

As a Superhero, you can now add titles to your markups and search your titles within your history.
New Improved
over 3 years ago

Preview thumbnail integrations with various apps

Markups shared in the following apps will now render your latest annotations as the preview image along with you custom title:


Improved meta tags and og meta tags for shared markups

Markups will now display your custom title in when viewing them on the web

Improved Google Drive Authorization

We've improved our Google Drive integration authorization flow for browsers that block pop-ups. Install the our Google Drive app for free.

Manage your team

You can now invite and manage members to your team. Early access to this feature is exclusive to AppSumo and is live now!

Custom domain & branded share links

You can also add a custom domain & branded share links to certain Superhero team accounts. Early access to this feature is exclusive to AppSumo and is also live now!

Custom hotkeys for desktop screenshot app

Our new improved desktop app 1.1.2 for Mac & Windows has customizable keyboard shortcuts to take screenshots and open your markups. Download the update here!

Crop & expand canvas

As a Superhero you can now crop and expand the canvas.
Improved Fixed
over 3 years ago

PDF conversion & rendering

We made significant improvements to the service that converts and renders PDFs. This should help speed up uploads and keep image heavy PDFs working smoothly.

Export as PDF

With a Supehero plan you can now export markups as PDFs!

Blur Tool

Many of you have asked about this feature, and it's finally here. Superhero's can now blur markups to obfuscate sensitive information. We even flatten the blur into the markup file so it's secure and can't be edited. Upload something and try it out.

Increased max file size from 8MB to 50MB for Superhero plan

We've increased the upload limit for Superhero's to begin accommodating larger PDFs.

Chrome Extension

We've released the first version of our Chrome extension so that you can take screenshots straight from your browser and on Chrome OS. Install the Markup Hero extension for free from the Chrome Web Store.

Google Drive Integration

You can now annotate & draw on Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, PDFs & images straight from your Google Drive. Install the app for free.


  • Markup thumbnails now render markup and annotations you added to screenshots, images, PDFs, and websites in your history.

Add Pages

  • You can now Add Pages to any markup. To add a page(s) click the Add Pages button at the bottom of any markup.

New Improved Fixed
almost 4 years ago

Major Update

  • We've added a support for editing markups on mobile and tablet! Happy annotating.
  • We've added a Delete Object button to clearly show you when and how to delete an object while editing.
  • We've reworked history to be easier to navigate. It's now accessible through the Markups button on the nav. View your history here.
  • Superhero accounts can now add tags to organize their markups as well as star important markups for quick access in history. Upgrade here to try it out!

Line Tool

  • We've added a Line Tool and also made the share, copy, download, and duplicate buttons accessible without an extra click on smaller desktop devices.

Sharing Permissions

  • Every markup now has link share permissions which determine whether a link can be viewed by others. By default, link share permissions are set to public. Private link settings are only available for Superhero accounts. Read more here.

Subscriptions Live

  • We released our new Superhero pro plan. Superhero gives you access to all our features including unlimited uploads, markup edits, and history. It will soon include custom privacy and sharing options as well. As a big thank you we are giving early adopters a free year of Superhero with no credit card required. Message us on Intercom to get your free promo code.

Add Images to Markups

  • You can now insert images into your markups! On any screenshot, multipage image upload, or PDF you can insert images by clicking the Insert Image button or pasting an image from you clipboard using CTRL V / ⌘V.

Tools Improvements

  • We've expanded the text size range to allow for smaller and larger fonts. To adjust font outside the default size presets you can simply drag the corner of the text box to scale up and down to fit your needs.

Tools Updates

  • We've added the ability to toggle the rectangle and oval tool to be outlined or filled. So now you can toggle the text, rectangle, and oval.

New Tools

  • We've added a highlighter tool to make it easy to highlight text on any image or pdf markup.

Minor Updates

  • You can now paste a link to an image to create a new markup. Try it out here.

Minor Updates

  • We released an update to our Slack app to include PDF annotations. Now you can annotate any image or PDF straight from Slack channels and direct messages. Learn more and install the app for free here.

PDF Annotations

  • Markup Hero now supports PDFs and multipage markups. Upload PDFs to annotate, and upload multiple images at once to create a multipage markup. Try it out here.

Slack Integration

  • Markup Hero released an official Slack app allowing you to annotate images directly from Slack with a click. Learn more about the Markup Hero Slack app and its easy installation here.

Release Log

  • Markup tool settings are now saved locally so that you continue marking up images and screenshots with your most recent selected tool, font weight, line thickness, and color.

New Improved
about 4 years ago

Minor Updates

  • Users can now delete markups they own or created. To delete a markup open the hamburger menu > click on the 3 dots to the right of any of your markups in the My Markups history tab > select Delete markup.

Integration Improvements

  • Integrations improved for Slack, Telegram, iMessage, Discord, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn – all shared links now show the screenshot with all markup included in the image preview along with link to view/edit the markup

Minor Updates

  • Markup text now has a background to make it easier to read and stand out. Easily toggle it on and off with a click.

Minor Updates

  • Tool tips
  • Profile avatar dropdown for faster navigating
  • Quick access to whats new, this page!

Integrations Released

  • Markup link shares now show preview images in Slack, Discord

Minor Update

  • Fix line thickness on window scaling for circle, square and pen tool

Minor Update

  • Copy image to clipboard and paste directly into the /new screen

New Improved
about 4 years ago

Beta Release

  • Save history panel open/closed to user session
  • Add auto-load pages to markup history panel
  • Duplicate images to edit

Improved Fixed
over 4 years ago

Minor Updates

  • Redo/Undo buttons w/ hotkeys
  • Mobile browser optimizations
  • Desktop app v1.1 with UX redesign and secure signing on Mac/Win

New Improved
over 4 years ago

Release Notes

  • View history of created markups and markups shared with you
  • Rotate objects to make markups in your own creation style
  • Take screenshots and add markup from anywhere anytime

Minor Updates

  • Copy link to clipboard on other browsers
  • Add color pallet to drawing tools

New Improved
over 4 years ago

Alpha Release

  • View history of created markups and markups shared with you
  • ​Duplicate shared markup and make your own edits
  • Resize text with a drag of your mouse
  • ​Change color for any tool and text
  • ​Increase thickness for tools and text

Major Update

  • History panel for my markups and shared markups
  • Image scaling

Minor Updates

  • Resize text with a drag of your mouse
  • ​Change color for any tool and text
  • ​Increase thickness for tools and text

New Improved
over 4 years ago

Release Notes

  • Make arrow editable
  • Account login/logout/signup

New Improved
over 4 years ago

Release Notes

  • Type, arrow, box, circle, pen tools
  • Upload image
  • URL to screenshot
  • Screenshot desktop app v1 Mac/Win

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