I'd like to use the pen more.

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  1. bluegrass

    bluegrass Well-Known Member

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    I can think of all sorts of things to do with the pen but I don't know the best way to go about doing them. One thing I'd like to do is make notations on jpg photos. The only way I figured out how to do them was to insert a photo into OneNote and than hand write some notes on the photo. It seems that in most cases a yellow shows up best. I than resize the photo in OneNote to fill as much of the screen as possible and use SnagIt to mark off and capture the photo again and save it as a jpg.

    Has anyone else found good and/or unique uses for the pen? If so, could you give a little detail of how you accomplished it?
     
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    For annotating photos, perhaps try paint? Photoshop? Something along those lines.
     
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    I use it a ton just for web browsing - much more accurate than with my fingers. Been through multiple batteries already :p
     
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    @ctitanic, your handwriting is way too legible. Makes mine look worse than chicken scratch.
     
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    ctitanic Well-Known Member

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    practice my friend, practice!
     
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    Well, I knew that's how you get to Carnegie Hall. Didn't realize it was the key to good handwriting as well. :)
     
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    For those that don't own SnagIt you can use the snipping tool as well and it has native Ink Support....
     
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    ctitanic Well-Known Member

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    The only problem is that it's only for Desktop.
     
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    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

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    True....but that does change in Windows 10 :)
     
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    ctitanic Well-Known Member

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    True, a year from now ;)
     
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    Only for those who are faint of heart :cool: Living life on the edge...running Windows 10 on a production machine....
     
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