Point out what you mean! Get a picture > place a pointer > zoom in > share. It's that easy!

"PointOut is a free app for iPhone and iPad that supports multiple types of image annotations and canvas layouts. You can add pointers, borders, split the canvas in multiple sections (each zoomed on a specific image detail), and tweak colors and thickness for every element. It's a powerful image annotation app with more options and controls than the simple (but also excellent) Pinpoint. But, I'm primarily interested in PointOut's diagram-like loupe, added in the latest update and which matches exactly what I need for my iOS screenshots." –

> get a picture
You can paste image from the system's clipboard, use the most recent image (last taken photo/screenshot), take a picture, or pick the image from your Photo Library. Use 3D Touch Quick Actions, or URL Schemes, to do it even faster.

> place a pointer
Pick a Layout and choose one of the pointers. You can turn some of the pointers off, too.

> zoom in
Use the pinch gesture or touch the scale bar to quickly set the chosen image scale. You can also change other various things – canvas size, colors, filters, shapes, borders ...

> share
Post the image directly on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or use the Share Sheet to do other nice things with it.

Visit for lots of examples and How-To's.

"I’ve been using PointOut personally for these past few weeks and it’s not an app that I use every day, but it is something that is very useful when trying to explain anything to anyone. I open it more often that I expected to and it’s one of those things that you don’t know you’ll miss until you don’t have it anymore." –

What’s New

Version 1.7.1

* Ready for iPhone X

* Drag&Drop for the iPad (iOS 11) - drop an image into PointOut and drag it out from PointOut anytime you want.
* Higher quality, animated iMessage stickers.
* "Share to Instagram" replaced with "Save to Photos". Publishing to Instagram is available through the Share Sheet.
* Some other minor tweaks and fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

ItsDartstx ,

Use it every day

This app has become a staple for me since I take a lot of pictures of parts I've tested at work. Now I can easily point out features of test parts so the receiving engineer doesn't have to zoom in to see. The main thing I'd like to see added is to have more than 3 magnifying glasses added as I often take pictures of 4 or more separate parts. The work around for this is to set up your 3 view windows/magnifying glasses then save and open your saved pic and continue adding viewers as needed which now leaves me with a 3rd copy of the same picture. I'll allow it since it's a version 1.x app and hopefully they fix this and maybe have an option to automatically lock the pic in place after selecting a pic to load, often I have went to move a view window and moved the whole pic instead, a simple toggle in settings could fix this. Bonus star for the added emoji arrows.

NeogenIsis ,

I want to love it but...

The arrows are really annoying and frustrating as I just can’t get them to stay where I put them. It makes the app useless unless you just wan’t to have a few pics on it and don’t plan to use it as it is meant to be used. I truly hope this is fixed. I’ve been waiting or a year or so. Nothing new yet.

SuperFancyKetchup ,

Used to be great. Now it’s worthless

This WAS a fantastic sticker app for iMessage. Now it’s a bogus independent app for pictures. Way to complicate and ruin something that was useful and easy to use. 1 star for not crashing and 1 star for what it used to be.


Marek Moi
23.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Caffè Ristretto $1.99
  2. Caffè Doppio $2.99
  3. Caffè Trippio $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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