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The new Smart Drawing feature intelligently recognizes when you draw a square, rectangle, oval or circle and transforms it in to a clean, movable object. The feature also works with arrows.

Ember for Mac

Realmac Software announced Thursday an update to its recently released screenshot capture app Ember. Version 1.1 of the digital scrapbooking tool is set to introduce a new smart drawing capability that will take your shoddily drawn annotations and neaten them up.

Now, when viewing captured screenshots, beyond the usual cropping, rotation and text tools, Ember boasts the clever new drawing feature. Previously, you could only add annotations, lines and shapes to your snaps by drawing them in freehand. The new Smart Drawing feature compliments this by intelligently recognizing when you draw a square, rectangle, oval or circle and transforming it in to a clean, movable object. The feature also works with arrows.

Ember for Mac (Version 1.1) - Smart Drawing

Ember’s Smart Drawing tool in action

The upcoming feature can be toggled on and off, either by tapping on the Smart/Freehand Drawing button, or by holding down the ALT key on your keyboard. As to why you would want to use unsightly freehand wiggles, that is another matter.

Realmac Software shared a video of how the Smart Drawing tool works on its official blog.

The free feature update, part of version 1.1 of Ember, is expected to arrive in the Mac App Store on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Ember is $49.99 in the Mac App Store. You can read our review here.

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  1. I am surprised this feature hasn’t shown up earlier. I believe this was demonstrated back in the 60′s by Douglas Engelbart, using a light pen on a CRT monitor. I’ve always wanted this in an iPad app too.

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