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Date Added:
January 26, 2006
Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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Product ranking:
#11 in Photo Editors
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

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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    "Once Again Snagit Sets The Bar Higher!"

    May 19, 2014   |   By mistertee

    Version: Snagit 12.0


    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.


    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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