How to draw on your PC screen

A real-time drawing function

Bandicam Users can simultaneously draw lines, boxes, or highlights while recording in 'Screen Recording' mode. This function is useful to create YouTube videos, tutorial videos and online lectures.

Bandicam Screen Recorder, Drawing



How to draw on your computer screen using Bandicam

  1. Download/install Bandicam and start Bandicam.

  2. Choose 'Rectangle on a screen mode' or 'Fullscreen Recording mode'.

  3. Click the 'Pencil' icon to use the drawing function.

    Bandicam, drawing function

    • Click the pencil icon or press Ctrl + Alt + D to show the drawing mode tools in the recording window.
    • If you press the ESC or Delete key, or double-click the Eraser icon, you can delete all the drawing at once.
    • Click the 'Select Color' and 'LineWidth' to specify the color and size of the pen, highlighter, line, arrow, box, numbering and text functions.

List of Bandicam drawing shortcuts

  • Ctrl + Alt + D : Show/Hide the Drawing tool
  • Ctrl + Alt + 1 : Cursor mode (You can move the mouse cursor without drawing)
  • Ctrl + Alt + 2 : Pen
  • Ctrl + Alt + 3 : Highlighter
  • Ctrl + Alt + 4 : Line
  • Ctrl + Alt + 5 : Arrow
  • Ctrl + Alt + 6 : Box
  • Ctrl + Alt + 7 : Numbering
  • Ctrl + Alt + 8 : Text
  • Ctrl + Alt + 9 : Eraser
  • Ctrl + Z : Undo
  • Ctrl + Y : Redo
  • Shift + Line/Arrow/Box : When you draw a line while holding the "Shift" key, you get a straight line etc.
  • Delete : You can remove all the drawing at once.
  • ESC : You can remove all the drawing and end the drawing mode.

Additional Tips

1. How to move the recording screen while drawing.


  • Method 1) Press the Delete key or "double-click the eraser icon" to delete the work -> Click the cursor -> Move the recording screen

    Move the recording screen while drawing

  • Method 2) Press the ESC key or use the "Ctrl + Alt + D" shortcut to turn off drawing mode tool -> Move the recording screen.

    Move the recording screen while drawing


2. How to zoom in and out while screen recording.

Users can record while zooming in or out of the computer screen by using the Windows Magnifier together with Bandicam. » See more

Windows magnifier



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