Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Drawing with Chrome Canvas

The challenge of finding just the right whiteboard drawing app or image annotation tool is real. There are so many options out there and it can be tough to find just the right one to work on the device you are using (iOS, Android, Chrome OS, PC, Mac). Even more important, if you are a multi-device user, is finding one that syncs to any device you log into at any moment. If there was just one that would work on all devices, live sync without having to click save or download, and be basic and easy to use. If you already live in a Google Chrome world then I might have the app for you! Chrome Canvas is a basic annotation style whiteboard app that is easy to use and 100% web-based (yep, works on all platforms, even outside Chrome!) and syncs to your Google Account. You can start with just a plain white canvas or import an image and annotate on that. Head over to canvas.apps.chrome and give it a try!

Start with a Blank Canvas:
  1. Head over to canvas.apps.chrome.
  2. Choose “New Drawing”.

  3. Choose the pen style you want:

  4. Choose the size and opacity of the line  you wish to draw.

  5. Choose the color you wish to draw with.

    There are default colors.

    You can also choose a custom color or use the HEX#.

  6. Create away!

Start with an Image:
  1. Head over to canvas.apps.chrome.
  2. Choose “New from image”.
  3. Browse to the image you wish to annotate.
  4. The canvas will now be the size and shape of the image.

  5. Annotate away!

Download Your Creation:

  1. This is real easy. Just click the 3 dots in the upper left corner.
  2. Choose “Export Drawing”.

  3. DONE! 

Go and give Chrome Canvas a try.  See what you can create!

If you want these directions in a Doc click HERE!