Photoshop: Annotation tool like Acrobat

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is it possible to have the annotation tool like in adobe Acrobate?
Adding a maker or a pen for quick drawing.
And the possibility to make them visible or hide in the panel annotation.
all these to take quick annotation on the fly when getting debrief behind screen...
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Howdy Florent,

You're looking for drawing capabilities in addition to the text capabilities of the Notes tool (found under the Eyedropper, SHIFT+i a couple times)?  Wouldn't it be easier to just add a blank artlayer to Photoshop and draw on that?

Trying to understand,
David
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Okey, that is good idea, however it is additional kind of annotations, that 'Scrawl' panel. So maybe better it would be to combine it into one together with 'Annotations' panel as mostly people would use both of them at same time I guess, not always though.

I don't see any improvement about regular 'Annotations' panel, is that maybe that little 'eye' icon next to recycle bin? I don't have it in my latest update CC 19.1.4, how that work when you click it?
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yes maybe in the same panel it would be better.
As for the 'eye' icon, I put it as an improvement as it is not here yet.
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But what happens when you click that 'eye' icon? For now I see a text content in 'Notes' panel, so 'eye' icon is not needed to display that is already seen - it is why I am asking what else will be the result of clicking on that 'eye' icon?
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florent topin

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Juste hide it. So you can work on you project without having icon note visible on an image.
And unhide it if you need to see them.
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Ah right normally I don't use 'notes', but I assumed you can hide them easily. But no, you are right, you can not! I have no idea why I thought there is option for it, probably because it is so intuitive it should be there. Well, that's another good idea then!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Photoshop: Make annotation compatible between Acrobat.

We would request that annotation objects be able to read as text in both photoshop and acrobat. Currently annotations created in acrobat are not supported in photoshop.
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Howdy Phil,

I added this to the feature request as well.

Thanks,
David
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You are another user that say you can not read AR annotations in Photshop. I just tested it in C6 EXTENDED and CC 2018 and everything works well. I could create a note in AR, save document, then open in Photoshop and be able to do everything I can normally do with notes in Ps CS/CC.

I could even access their content by scripting (check other post here), and change / use it.
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no problem with that, juste wanna improve the tool in photoshop only
i will posta pict
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here is what I mean = 
A new panel for the annotation : "SCRAWL".
Its a tool like in acrobat ,where you can draw quickly annotation.
All this without making a artlayer in the layer panel.
It draws allover artboards and outside of it too.
In the panel there is the pen, the eraser, some color (maybe a color picker too) and a size ajuster.
It can be show or hide. An improve I also put on the normal annotation panel ( the one with text).
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It might be nice, annotations used to be post-it like inside the document area.
See how it used to work originally: https://designertoday.com/Tutorials/Photoshop/709/Annotating.a.file.Adobe.Photoshop.Tutorial.aspx 
not sure on what prompted the change to a separate panel.
But your request meets also the request of non-printing groups, like guides, that could have different shapes, like in illustrator.
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So I was right, notes can be hidden. I just forgot you can do it by shortcut if you bound it to proper menu item. And true, that would be convenient to have that 'eye' icon on the 'Annotations' panel next to 'Recycle Bin' icon, that would do the same just by click on.
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