Troubleshooting Blurry Images

On old iPads (like first- and second-generation models), Notability blurs images in a note to reduce strain on the iPad's processor. This blurring can't be disabled because doing so would impact Notability's performance, but there are a couple of ways to work with images on older devices.

View an Image in the Figure Editor

  1. Tap the text tool in Notability's toolbar.
  2. Tap an image to select it.
  3. Tap Edit in the menu that appears above the image.

Images are not blurred in the Figure Editor. The disadvantage to this approach is that notes written outside of the Figure Editor can't be viewed inside the figure editor. However, the Figure Editor has some helpful tools that are not available outside of it, such as circles, squares, and triangles.

Convert an Image into a PDF

  1. Open a note with a blurred image.
  2. Move and resize the image as needed, as you won't be able to move or resize the image after converting it into a PDF.
  3. Tap in the top left corner of the screen.
  4. Tap Share… in the list of destinations that appears.
  5. Choose PDF as the note's format.
  6. Tap Share Note.
  7. Tap Notability in the list of apps that appears.
    If Notability is not listed, scroll to the right in the list of apps, tap More, and enable the toggle next to Notability.
  8. This sends the note back into Notability as a PDF. The note's images will not be blurred because the blurring process does not affect images in PDFs.
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