SnagIt

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 289 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    4,522,553
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 14, 2005
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    70.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,041
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Photo Editors

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1 stars

"Not for the above average user"

September 14, 2014  |  By Goodtimebyall

 |  Version: Snagit 12.2.0.1656

Pros

None that I can list.

Cons

No option to select location of install OR where the captured information is streamed too.

Summary

This is strictly for the small time user. I have terrabytes of storage on my NAS. But Snagit has NO options for sending the capture data to any where BUT the C:\ drive. I need a program that will allow me HOURS of conference time. And my C:\ drive is NOT the place save it.

While I am not "power windows user", I am still much more than you average user. But the only way to change the location of where the capture data is placed to muck around with NTFS junction points. And this is not something I want to do with my main working PC.

On would think that this being the 12 version, they would have worked an option for this.

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5 stars

"Once Again Snagit Sets The Bar Higher!"

May 19, 2014  |  By mistertee

 |  Version: Snagit 12.0

Pros

There's never been a shortage of screen capture utilities out there and I've experimented with many of them. In all fairness, there are several that have improved over the years and can certainly get the job done. But that said, IMO nothing rivals Snagit in terms of functionality, user experience/workflow, support and esthetics/cosmetics. The new Version 12 adds a number of versatile new features and elegant UI improvements making the overall capture experience more streamlined than ever before. Yes, I probably sound like a Snagit sales rep (I'm not!) but after trying so many competitive products over the years I'm convinced that Snagit continues to hold the position of Top Dog. If nothing else I'd suggest that you check out the trial version and see what you think.

Cons

Snagit costs a bit more and that might be a deciding factor for some users. Still, if static or video screen captures are something you frequently use there's definitely some ROI to be gained with Snagit's streamlines workflow.

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4 stars

"all in one tool. must have for any designer / developer"

May 12, 2014  |  By thebizdude

 |  Version: Snagit 11.4.3.280

Pros

*Pinpoint accuracy with the cross hair function
*Ability to edit photo size after initial capture
*Ability to edit video and cut not desired sections
*Organization area called the library
*Easy to use, and integrates with major Office products
Ability to connect mobile devices via Fuse

Cons

*although TechSmith put a lot of tools on here, would always like more :)
*a couple of formats for media are not available but the main ones are (and is not a need - just a want)

Summary

Snagit is a screen or area capturing software which can work with various image types as well as video. The software is really much more than that. It is an all in one solution for editing and customizing of the media which was captured allowing for one tool to prepare the material that you need for app development, business presentation, general reporting or web design (just to name a few). With a nice free trial, anyone can validate the software before purchase; it is a sure fire win for most anyone needing this type of software. Prior to using SnagIt, I have used other brands of this type of software but each has limitations when you compare against the sheer power of the TechSmith solution. CNET reviewed an older version of this software and called it "the Swiss army knife" of photo editing tools.
With the cross hair accuracy during capturing it is easy and very precise to select exactly which part(s) of the image (video) you desire. Many times, during capturing, it is a small area such as a boarder you are trying to cut out. With the cross hair and magnification at the focal point of the target area - it can be pin point accurate. Notably, the tool has a smart feature which will highlight objects during selection so if you wanted to capture a message box, it will auto select the message box - if that is not the desired area simply move the cursor. The scrolling feature is also a nice addition compared to other software sampled. While capturing a region, often there is a scrolling section that is needed. For example, a webpage or email window, may need to be captured. With the scrolling feature, when selected, the Snagit tool will automatically scroll and capture the entire region for you. To take all of this image capturing and editing a step further, once the image have been captures, you have the option to resize the capture prior to moving the file to the Snagit editor. This saves time (if you are like me) and just miss the starting point of the picture. Now, instead of restarting, I am able to finish the capture and adjust my starting line(s).
The highlight of version 12.0 is the new ability to edit video. With the built in tools, you can remove sections of videos in seconds. After the capture, simply move the markers on the timeline to the desired "ends" of the section to remove and click "cut". It is that simple, and now the section which did not belong has been removed. This is great for Vloggers, video-casters, or editing of any video in general. TechSmith nailed this one - and has put themselves way ahead of the pack when it comes to inexpensive all in one packages.


Since receiving a copy of this software - I have been able to complete editing, callouts, special effects (both canned and custom) for my blog and other sites. Plus, with Snagit's comprehensive library organizer, labeling and sorting for my blog has been much easier. When it comes to time - I do not have much free time left and this tools easy to use GUI has made it much easier for project completion. The software is designed for both advanced and novice users and is a must have for anyone who captures video, or images.

Techsmith's Snagit has also become the official tool for "The Business Dude's" blog (www.thebusinessdudeblog.com).

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1 stars

"The install crashed Chrome."

January 22, 2014  |  By sf_jeff

 |  Version: Snagit 11.4.0.176

Pros

Who cares at this point??

Cons

I was in the middle of a bunch of important activities using chrome and the snagit install decided to just take matters in its own hands and shut everything down without asking permission. What? Did Microsoft buy them?

Summary

Not trustworthy.

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1 stars

"where are my files?"

October 13, 2013  |  By sw1jms

 |  Version: Snagit 11.2.0.101

Pros

good basic program but....

Cons

I cannot find where they keep the video on my computer which to me is very important. There is no information to show where they are in Explorer anywhere that I can find.

Summary

It is a shame as this has potential.

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1 stars

"With every update the Mac version gets worse"

September 30, 2013  |  By MacUser1212

 |  Version: Snagit 11.2.0.101

Pros

I used to love this tool and recommended it to everyone as my favorite Mac tool. Now I have to find another product for screen captures.

Cons

Every time TechSmith updates the product to a new version functionality gets lost. Just look at this thread in their Help Community: http://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/where_are_my_arrows There are 44 comments and they never solved the problem.

Summary

Don't buy Snagit for Mac!

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5 stars

"One of the best productivity software!!"

September 26, 2013  |  By Jimkl1983

 |  Version: Snagit 11.2.0.101

Pros

All the tools needed to take screenshots and add annotations.
Perfect for briefs and to resize images quickly.

Cons

none so far

Summary

Perfect tool of office use.

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1 stars

"Bloated and unfriendly, life is easier without it"

September 02, 2013  |  By MarkBiomedical

 |  Version: Snagit 11.2.0.101

Pros

cute name, catchy sales pitch

Cons

Right from the start, you are in a video library of help, every tiny task you want to do has a video. Instead of being intuitive, it is like you purchased an airplane and have to learn to fly.
The most basic and obvious feature, screen capture and edit is so bloated and unfriendly I have no time. Much faster to not use this software.

Summary

Uninstalled, remove all files

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4 stars

"Useful and easy to use"

April 29, 2013  |  By assign1234

 |  Version: Snagit 11.2.0.101

Pros

>Easy to use
>Good image and video capture

Cons

Could only find options for limited formats of video-MP4

Summary

Useful and easy to use but would have been nicer to have had support for more video formats.

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2 stars

"If I knew then what I know now...."

March 24, 2013  |  By howardferns

 |  Version: Snagit 11.2.0.101

Pros

Free trial. Moderately useful program.

Cons

Scrolling capture didn't work for me, that's the main reason I tried Snagit. I made the mistake of not making a new folder for it when I downloaded it, and it filled my Program Files with loads of stray files that remained after I uninstalled the program. Most of these I could only tell from the date in their properties. Worse still it left an enormous number of registry keys, so I had to spend a long time on regedit deleting keys for Snagit and Techsmith.

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General
Publisher TechSmith
Publisher web site http://www.techsmith.com/
Release Date April 14, 2005
Date Added April 14, 2005
Version 7.2.2
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98
Additional Requirements 90 MHz proc., 16MB RAM, 20MB hard-disk space
Download Information
File Size 70.8MB
File Name snagit.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,522,553
Downloads Last Week 3,041
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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