The problem with many screen capture tools is that, while they can often be customised to switch between capturing in full screen, windowed or custom modes, it can be awkward to continually configure them as required. This is an issue that SnagIt addresses by offering eleven preset capture modes that can be activated with simple keyboard combinations. The program can be used to capture anything you see on screen - and in the case of the option to capture entire web pages, even things you can't see - and the captures are automatically stored in the program interface ready for further editing or converting to various image formats.
Image editing options are basic, but more than enough to cater for basic screenshot editing. From cropping and scaling to adding text and drop shadows, all of the tools you could need are close to hand. If you frequently perform the same actions with your screen captures - such as resizing them to particular dimensions, adding the same text label and saving them in a specific formats - this can be saved as a keyboard shortcut for easy access.
Captures can be shared with others by posting them directly to Flickr, your blog or sending them via instant message or email. The fact that captures are automatically saved means that there is no need to remember to do so manually, but if you do want to help to keep things organised, detailed tagging options are available. For those difficult to capture moments, a timer can be configured to give you time to ensure that onscreen furniture is correctly positioned before a screenshot is taken for you.
This is an incredibly versatile tool that can be completely customised to suit your needs. It can be made as simple or as complicated as you need it to be, and for this it is to be applauded.
What's new in v2018.1 (see the full changelog for more info)?
- Added snapping for objects on canvas.
- Better support for auto-selecting PowerPoint and Word windows during capture.
- Changes to wording and layout in trial and unlocking workflow.
- Floating properties in Snagit Editor now always shows font name.
- Added extra-low frame rate setting for video recording.
- Can again use the enter key to start a crosshair selection.
- Adjusted some dark theme button and tab colors.
- Deploying with a theme will launch Snagit with that theme selected.
- Fixed an issue in Snagit Editor where tool switching created a new quick style.
- Added function to recognize your USB webcam when internal webcam is corrupted.
- Fixed menu in video tab of capture window to show default microphone device.
- Fixed an issue where Snagit Editor was not writing to some hidden setting files.
- Fixed several Smart Move issues when using Undo and Redo.
- Fixed an issue where it was not possible to capture the cursor on Windows 7 64-bit.
- Snagit Editor no longer needs to be manually focused for Ctrl-C to work on first launch.
- Other bug fixes and performance improvements.