How to Capture Anything on Your Screen with Snagit

Snagit screen capture software has been part of my toolkit for longer than I can remember. When I was looking through past TechTips, I realized I’ve never written about it.

Snagit Editor

Many of you probably already know and use this versatile software program. The current version is 2018, so even if you have used this software tool for a while, it might be a good idea to glance through my comments below to make sure you’re utilizing all of the current functionality. If you do have a prior version, it also might be worth upgrading.

Over the last few years, TechSmith has added a lot of new features and functionality to the platform. So below I am highlighting the capability of the program. It’s no longer just a screen capture program.

Screen Capture

Many organizations use the screen capture function to insert screenshots from their agency management system into their procedure and workflow guides.

–All-in-One Capture®

Simply click and drag the crosshair to get the perfect screenshot every time. All-in-One Capture grabs your entire desktop, a region, a window, or a scrolling screen. Grab any webpage, application or capture video — all with a single hotkey or click.

–Scrolling Screen Capture

Take a full-page, scrolling screenshot. Snagit’s screen capture tool makes it simple to grab vertical and horizontal scrolls, infinitely scrolling web pages, long chat messages, and everything in between.

–Grab Text

Extract the text from a screen capture or file and quickly paste it into another document for edits. Easily copy information without retyping all the text.

Screen Recording

A much better way to capture workflow processes within any software platform, including agency management systems, is to use this screen-recording function.

–Screen Recorder Software

Snagit’s screen recorder lets you quickly record yourself working through steps. Or, grab individual frames out of the recorded video. Save your video file as an MPEG-4 or animated GIF.

–Record Webcam

Toggle between webcam and screen recording during a video. Use the recorder to add a personal touch with teammates or clients, no matter where they are.

–Record Audio

Include audio in your videos from either a microphone or your computer’s system audio.

–Create Animated GIFs

Turn any short recording (MP4) into an animated GIF and quickly add it to a website, document, or chat. Snagit comes with default and custom options to create the perfect GIF, every time.

–Trim Video Clips

Remove any unwanted sections from your screen recordings. Cut any section at the beginning, middle, or end of your video. This is not a full video editing suite but does give you the basic functionality to trim your recorded video.

–Record iOS Screen

The TechSmith Capture App lets you record your iOS screen with just a few taps and instantly share it back into Snagit for trimming.

Image Editing

Using the included editor, you can annotate screen captures with professional markup tools. Add personality and professionalism to your screenshots with a variety of pre-made styles. Or you can create your own.

–Document Steps

Quickly document steps and workflows with a series of numbers or letters that automatically increase.

–Blur Out Information

Hide or mask sensitive information in an image. Obscure account numbers, addresses, or other information in screen captures that you share publicly.

–Smart Move

Automatically make objects in your screen captures movable. Rearrange buttons, delete text, or edit other elements in your screenshots.

–Text Replace

Snagit recognizes the text in your screenshots for quick editing. Change the words, font, colors, and size of the text in your screenshots without having to redesign the entire image.

–Magic Wand Tool

Use the Magic Wand tool to select an area on your image based on color. Quickly remove a background or replace the color in objects such as text or logos throughout a screenshot.

–Snagit Stamps

Personalize your images with stickers specifically designed for screenshots. Get the latest stamps straight from Snagit or download previous stamps.


Find all your past captures without wasting time digging for them. Your screen captures are automatically saved to your library. Tag captures to keep your projects organized.

–Resize Images

Get your images to the correct size, right down to the pixel. Use the Resize option to enter new dimensions to scale the size of the image.

The program costs $50 for an individual license, with discounts available for five or more licenses purchased at the same time. I found the best place to acquire the software is on the TechSmith website.

How do you screen capture software within your organization? What tips or tricks have you discovered that save you time and effort?

Steve Anderson provides information to insurance agents about how they can use technology to increase revenue and/or reduce expenses. He speaks professionally to hundreds of agents each year on the future of technology, the social web, and how insurance agencies can establish their Internet presence.

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