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.
SnagIt is a convenient and efficient tool for sidestepping the time-consuming limitations of the Copy, Paste, and Print screen commands. Use SnagIt to collect, edit, and share content from the computer and Internet. Activate your captures through a toolbar built into Microsoft Office, and customize images with SnagIt's powerful, yet intuitive graphics editor. Save time, enhance your communications, and illustrate your ideas with this award-winning, easy-to-use software solution. With more than seven million users and four PC Magazine awards, SnagIt is the everyday computer tool for beginners, experts, and everyone in between.
Version 8.0 offers an overhauled interface, enhanced editing features, the ability to capture Web Pages with Links, and new interactivity functionality.