SnagIt

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 289 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8
  • Total Downloads:
    4,522,553
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 26, 2006
  • 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

Editors' Review

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Capturing screenshots may not be glamorous, but SnagIt can turn the chore into a walk in the park. SnagIt lets you capture any part of your screen, from a partial image to the entire contents of a scrolling window. You can grab images of Web sites and software applications or pictures from scanners and digital cameras. You even can capture video and record screen action in AVI format.

Editing tools let you manipulate and enhance captures using effects (such as Brightness, Hue, and Saturation), filters, and borders. You can add arrows, substitute colors in the captured image, or create dark or light backgrounds with a single click. Version 8 adds several interactive features such as saving Web pages with HTML links, adding hot spots and rollover states to objects and areas, and exporting files in SWF and PDF formats.

This program outdoes itself in features, so it may take a while to figure out the menu structure, but the GUI additions in version 8 are a welcome addition. Unfortunately, the latest update is just as slow to start as the last version. Even with its package of powerful options, we found SnagIt a flexible and easy-to-use program. Balloon tips, wizards, and an online video tutorial make it simple for beginners, and its sophisticated capabilities will satisfy advanced users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 17 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 289 votes

    • 5 star 168
    • 4 star 54
    • 3 star 13
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 37
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5 stars

"Its one of the best tools that I have across."

August 07, 2009  |  By Abhro1Subho

 |  Version: SnagIt 8

Pros

I cannt think without Snag-it for any document preparation.

Cons

The trial period is only for 30 days.

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5 stars

"Capture ANYTHING on your screen"

April 18, 2006  |  By merlot_1

 |  Version: SnagIt 8

Pros

Anything you see, you can save in your SnagIt Catalog and view at your liesure, or e-mail it to your friends. Create your own wallpaper or screensaver. LOTS of features, try it, you will be happy!

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5 stars

"Cool!"

March 29, 2006  |  By Technichen

 |  Version: SnagIt 8

Pros

I've been using it for a couple of years

Cons

Small bugs

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5 stars

"Easy to Use"

March 23, 2006  |  By MarketingGirl

 |  Version: SnagIt 8

Pros

Great product, very functional.

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5 stars

"Great Utility Gets Better With Each Upgrade!"

March 22, 2006  |  By mistert

 |  Version: SnagIt 8

Pros

Snagit has always been an excellent capture utility. I truly thought the application had peaked with Version 7 but somehow they've managed to top it with Version 8. The icon based interface is awesome and they've made huge improvements to the editor. If ever there was a time to try Snagit, it's now. Be sure to check out all of the bonus stamps, symbols and pre-defined capture profiles that can be downloaded from their support site!

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5 stars

"If you help others with tecnology or create documentation - You NEED this tool!"

March 22, 2006  |  By blunoser

 |  Version: SnagIt 8

Pros

This tool has so many USEFUL features it is well worth the cost. With less than a day's worth of use, I have been able to save nearly 2 hours of editing documentation! Pluses include:

Capture:

(+) screen regions (flexible or fixed), not just active windows or full screen

(+) a scrolling window (e.g web page, plus keep links)

(+) objects on a screen/in window

(+) freehand, elipse, rounded rectangle, triangle, polygon shape selection

(+) multiple input formats (directX, video, scanner, menus, program file, DOS screen, Multiple areas of the screen)

(+) add effects, edit capture is a breeze (arrows, highlights, etc.)

(+) timed auto captures (great for process or program steps)

(+) input filters (image scaling, image resol'n, watermarks, borders, edge effects, captions, color options)

(+) even captures audio during video grabs(though I have not tried either yet)

Output:

(+) basically anywhere and way you want to, including: Printer, Clipboard, File, Email, Snagit's Catalogue, FTP, Instant Messenger, a Program, or even Multiple outputs.

Cons

Hard to come up with much on this utility, but there are some minor things:

(-) catalogue viewer won't display PDF, MHT, or SWF files (a very minor con)

(-) $40 is a little steep for a "small" utility, but if you help others or write documentation (help/how-to's/step-by-steps/etc.) then this is great time-saver.

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5 stars

"Wow"

February 16, 2006  |  By ZagZagg

 |  Version: SnagIt 8

Pros

Great stuff. The best for keeping track of recipts and info. I keep a large folder filled with info I have captured. The editing and refining tools work wounders. The video feature is a goodie aswell.

Cons

Not as far as I can tell

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4 stars

"Good while it lasted"

February 13, 2006  |  By tammyp1

 |  Version: SnagIt 8

Pros

The best part about SnagIt is that it is so easy to use . The interface is simple and clear .

Cons

the trail does not last for 30 days as desribed . it only lasts for 3 days .

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1 stars

"its crap"

February 09, 2006  |  By umar_badshah

 |  Version: SnagIt 8

Pros

nothing

Cons

everything in it

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5 stars

"Wonderful Screen Capture Capabilites - Excellent!!"

January 31, 2006  |  By Zeppo

 |  Version: SnagIt 8

Pros

I've used SnagIt 7 (upgraded to version 8) for some time capturing Windows Media Player (avi) audio+video movies, lectures, demonstrations, etc.

Of course, SnagIt can capture everything that doesn't move or play as well.

One can save setups, such as audio/video captures, as profiles so doing a certain kind of capture is just a click away. Great software program.

Cons

None - it does everything I want to do.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher TechSmith
Publisher web site http://www.techsmith.com/
Release Date January 26, 2006
Date Added January 26, 2006
Version 8
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 70.8MB
File Name snagit.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,522,553
Downloads Last Week 3,041
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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