Skitch is a graphic software tool designed to help users take screenshots and edit them by adding arrows and text annotations.
It boasts a clean and intuitive layout that gives you the possibility to capture the screen in a full mode or manually select the region using your mouse.
Plus, the tool lets you upload images from your computer into the workspace for editing them, provided that the file format is JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, or TIFF, as well as create a new image from scratch using the built-in drawing tools.
Skitch allows you to insert arrows, embed text messages, add ellipses, rectangles, rounded rectangles, and lines, as well as highlight the important information and pick the preferred color.
Other important features worth mentioning are represented by the possibility to use a pen for drawing free-hand designs, apply preset stamps, pixelate the selected area, crop the pictures, and resize them. On the downside, you cannot capture an active window and customize the text messages.
Last but not least, you can paste the edited image in other third-party utilities by simply dragging and dropping it onto the desired tool, print or save the screenshots to PNG, BMP, JPG, PDF, or TIFF file format, zoom in or out, undo or redo your actions, use hotkeys (they cannot be reassigned), as well as perform basic editing operations (cut, copy, paste, delete).
During our testing we have noticed that Skitch carries out a task quickly, offers very good image quality, and no errors showed up throughout the entire process. However, it eats up CPU and memory, so the overall performance of the computer may be affected.
All in all, Skitch seems to be the right choice in case you are looking for an easy-to-use program that lets you highlight important data from your projects using several editing tools. The intuitive layout makes it an ideal tool for both rookies and advanced users.