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Snagit Review: The Best Screenshot Tool for Computer

Snagit is one of the best software to take screenshots on Windows or Mac. It is one of the many products from the Techsmith team which comes with a lot of features that helps users take different kinds of pictures of their monitor. It include full-screen capture, window mode, scrolling capture, selected area screenshot, panoramic, etc. including the advanced modes such as menu capture, free hand, object, clipboard, multiple areas, etc. These are very few in the list, and you can do a lot of things using this Techsmith tool.

As we are personally using this software for years now, we could provide an in-depth Snagit review to our readers. This software is our go-to resource in any kind of situations where we want to print our Windows screen. There is no much better way than Snagit for grabbing the screenshot of the monitor easily and effectively. Without explaining too much and boring you, we are directly jumping into the review of this Techsmith creation, the Snagit.

Snagit Interface

When reviewing the Snagit, it is crucial to mention the advanced interface the software has. To be honest, the beginners may require a little tutorial to easily start using the interface. It doesn’t mean it is extremely difficult and badly crafted. It is just due to the advanced functions implemented on the tool which all are helpful one way or another. As you can see in the above screenshot, there are a lot of functions on the default tab, and there are more than that hiding behind other sections of the Snagit.

If you got a little experience with the software, you are never going to search for the “best tool for taking screenshots.” Honestly, it is one of the most versatile solutions for having any kind of screenshots of your Windows or Mac computers. No matter if you need a screenshot of a section or the entire window, the Snagit can easily help you. The cutting edge window mode will never capture anything outside the highlighted window on your screen. And above all that, you can use the default “print screen” button for capturing the screenshots. It will replace the default Windows clipboard screen capture function.

Coming to the Snagit Editor, in one word, it is a slimmed Photoshop or a picture editor. You could do whatever you wanted with the image. You can read more in the below sections. All are placed quite well and nothing difficult at all.The

The Snagit OneClick is also such a useful feature of the software. It simply adds a sticky part on your screen which could be easily accessed by hovering it. All the basic necessary functions are sorted there for quicker, easier access to the features anywhere, anytime. Before having a look at the features, see the simple GIF taken from the Snagit website to let you know how the screenshot is captured using the software

Take screenshot using Snagit (Credit: Snagit)

Features of Snagit

Here we will list some of the most catchy features of the Snagit screen capture tool. It will help you to get a quick idea about the software for making a decision about it.

Image capture

There is no need to say that the Snagit is an amazing image capture tool available out there. Any of your operating system versions such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac Osx 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher will support running this software. To capture an image of the screen, you just have to press the “Prtscn” or “Prt Scr” button on your keyboard. By default, Snagit will open the region selection tool which can be used to capture a particular portion of the screen. In simple words, the Image capture made completely easy and awesome in Snagit.

Video capture

Besides the normal screen capture, the Snagit can also let you cast your Windows or Mac screens. Just switch the capture mode to video in the main screen, and it will start recording your display in selected mode. There are two modes available, the window and region modes. These are enough for a great review or a demo of your presentations.

Mobile capture

If you wanted to enjoy the Snagit functions on your mobile devices such as Android or iOS smartphones. You can use the TechSmith Fuse for the purpose. With minimal functions, the Fuse will provide all the necessary features for taking and sharing your screenshots easily and effectively. No more need to search for an extra application to help you with this. Snagit is here.

Numerous capture modes

There are numerous capture modes on the software. It include Region, Window, Fullscreen, Scrolling window, Panoramic, Menu, Clipboard, File, Object, Freehand, Multiple areas, Scanner/Camera, etc. These modes are useful for different purposes. For example, if you want to capture a single window by ignoring all other actions on the screen, the “window mode” is the solution. To capture a huge web page, the “scrolling mode” can help.

A vast collection of effects

Besides the normal editor coming with the Snagit, there is an option to select pre-set effects for the captured images. You could apply numerous effects including Border, Shadow, Caption, Color replacement, Edges, Trim, Rotate, Watermark, etc. to the screenshots. All of them can be configured further using the tool. Give a try to it and find it yourself.

Create Animated GIF

Even if the video screen capture is there on the Snagit, we may always don’t need a long video with huge size. In such situations where you have to capture a short video of a selected portion, the Animated GIF feature can help you. You can simpy take a motion screenshot of the Windows or Mac screen and can save it in a GIF format. Simple, effective and only consumes a very small space on the hard drive.

An amazing editor

The Snagit Editor is one of the best features of the software. It is an inbuilt editor comes along with the capture software which automatically fetches the captured images to the dashboard and let you directly edit it. The editor is a mini Photoshop with almost of the features like a professional image editor. You could add Borders, Shadows, Outlines, Shapes, Stamps, Arrows, etc. in different designs which are completely customizable. If you are often writing tutorials for your blog or preparing presentations for your office needs, you will find this editor as a heaven. Try it yourself and feel the easiness and professionalism the Techsmith team put on this tool.

Seamless sharing features

It is always necessary to share your creations with the outer world. Either on a public website or to a friend personally. Knowing this, the Snagit team has included numerous options to seamlessly share screenshots. The sharing options include File, FTP, Email, Dropbox, Google Drive, Printer, Powerpoint, Excel, OneNote, Camtasia Studio, Photoshop, Paint, etc. I think it is more than enough for sharing your content.

Pros

  • A complete set of screen capture features
  • Quick access options
  • Numerous effects and filters
  • A powerful editor
  • Seamless sharing options
  • GIF capture feature
  • Snagit free version is available (As a trial)

Cons

  • Not completely free

Verdict

No more search for the “Snagit video capture review.” Here is it. After having thorough check throughout the software, we’ve found it as one of the best solutions to record or capture your screen. No matter which mode of screenshot you need, the Snagit has all the features needed by you. Snagit cost is around $49.95 for a single-user personal license. They have numerous plans and pricing as you can see in the following pricing table.

If you would like to give it a try, you can download the Snagit trial version or can directly purchase a license. One thing we can say is you will never regret after buying this tool. You can visit their website from the link given below. Alternatively, wait for our article on the difference between Snagit and snipping tool.

Note: This is the “Snagit 13 review” which is the latest release. Even if you need the Snagit 12 review, you can utilize this article for it. There is no much difference in it other than few feature upgrades.

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Muhammed Swalih

A simple guy who loves Blogging, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc. By the way, he likes to read a lot and acquire knowledge from various sources online.

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