Softpedia Editor's Review for Snagit
The ultimate screen capture tool.
Written by Elena Opris on November 26th, 2012
Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for Snagit
Snagit is a tool that you can use to easily take a snapshot of your screen, edit it, and then send it to an application or website.
It is designed for users with any experience level, as you can clearly notice when initiating the software. Two video clips are available in the Snagit Message Center, for both novices (to learn how to get acquainted with Snagit) and power uses.
The Snagit interface (which is user-friendly and attractive) is mainly divided into five parts - menu bar, quick launch, related tasks, profiles, and profile settings.
Here, you can choose one of the basic capture shortcuts called Profiles - all-in-one, full screen, copy to clipboard (with or without preview), web page as PDF with links, free hand, or menu with time delay.
Below that section you can change the profile settings for a capture - mode and input, output, and effects. Once you have configured this, press the Print Screen key or click the red button. A selection tool that crosses the screen appears, so you can easily choose the part of the screen you want to capture, by using the click-and-drag method.
In the Snagit Editor you can apply touchups to your captures, organize and share them with your friends. You can completely customize Snagit Editor, batch convert images, assign flags (e.g. important, idea, personal), use the library to organize captures, use canvas, add callouts, arrows and stamps, and more.
You can easily get lost in this software. Its user guide and video tutorials are wonderfully built. On the downside, the Editor takes a while to apply effects.
All in all, Snagit definitely deserves to be taken into consideration, whether you already know how to use this type of program or not.
Here are some key features of "Snagit":
· Create custom graphics easily by taking multiple captures and putting them together.
Spotlight and magnify:
· Draw attention to a specific part of your image. Just select the portion you want and Snagit will blur and darken everything else.
· Add effects to your image, even if you don't have a design degree. Draw attention with arrows, add a text callout or torn edge effect…just to name a few.
· All of your captures are automatically saved to your Library with the most recent viewable all the time. Save time by quickly finding all your past captures.
· Along with saving your capture, Snagit also stores information so you can find it again later. Search for your captures by date, website, or a custom flag that you create and assign.
· 2.4 GHz single core processor (2.4 GHz dual core required for video).
· 1 GB of RAM (2 GB required for video).
· 125 MB of free hard disk space.
· Internet Explorer 8.0 or later.
· .NET 4.0 or later required for video.
· Video capture on Windows 7 requires Windows 7 supported video and audio hardware.
· Video capture on Windows 7 N requires the Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N.
· Snagit add-ins for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook works with Office 2000, Office XP or later.
· Snagit requires Active Accessibility 2.0 to capture links from web pages.
· 30 days trial
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Redesigned OneClick.
· Redesigned the Snagit Message Center.
· Added support for two-factor authentication in the YouTube output.
· Added additional Japanese file name components for automatic file naming.
· Re-added support for resizing multiple images through batch conversion.
· Improved the performance of scrolling captures in Microsoft Outlook emails.
· Fixed a bug where Snagit Editor would crash after uploading a video to YouTube.
· Fixed a bug where Snagit could not back up and restore a library larger than 4 GB.
· Fixed a crash bug caused by grouping and ungrouping several vector objects on the canvas.