SnagIt

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    4,522,553
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.95 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 at least SnagIt makes it simple. 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 figuring out the menu structure may take a while, 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 flexible and easy to use. 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

    4.3

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • 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

"Very useful tool!!"

May 22, 2011  |  By Arru_Bhargav

 |  Version: SnagIt 8.2.3

Pros

i use this tool for test images..!!

Cons

I use this tool for testing the images, design, and content of the website.
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5 stars

"AWESOME PROGRAM"

May 17, 2008  |  By creynold

 |  Version: SnagIt 8.2.3

Pros

THIS PROGRAM WORKS WONDERS FOR TEACHING. IT MAKES GATHERING VIDEOS AND IMAGES NECESSARY FOR TEACHING A BREEZE. A LOT OF OTHER FACULTY USE IT AFTER SEEING IT IN ACTION ON MY COMPUTER. I LOVE THIS PROGRAM.

Cons

VIDEO QUALITY COULD BE BETTER, BUT IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME AND MY STUDENTS.

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4 stars

"Very helpful - exactly what I needed"

May 16, 2008  |  By antmarkson

 |  Version: SnagIt 8.2.3

Pros

Makes capturing and cropping an image much easier than Ctrl+PrintScreen, which forces you to dump the entire screen into a photo editing program and then crop.

Cons

The program requires a small toolbar which takes up browser space.

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4 stars

"One of The Best VIDEO CAPTURE utility"

April 23, 2008  |  By krausemd

 |  Version: SnagIt 8.2.3

Pros

OK, some people have noticed that pressing Alt+PrtScn captures the screen. Duh. That's not what a screen capture utility is for. Streaming content providers have gotten much better at preventing you from downloading embedded content. I've used this software for a number of years and loved it. This version makes it easy to capture directly to Windows office programs like PowerPoint, Word. Easy to capture text. You can adjust most aspects of the video capture including FPS, compression.

Cons

The reason I'm not giving this a 5/5, is the price is a bit high, and there is a cheaper, simpler interface option that captures with equal quality - CapWizPro - not as feature rich, but still has the basic options like FPS and compression, and if you're an experienced user, it's not much hassle to get the output into different applications -

I don't like the way SnagzIt automatically installs its button on your MS Office application's toolbar without asking - what else is it doing?

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5 stars

"Best screen print software available!"

April 16, 2008  |  By diwheeler

 |  Version: SnagIt 8.2.3

Pros

The product links right up with the Print Screen key so you always have access to choosing what you need an image of... you don't have to take any extra steps. Also, you have many options of what you want to do with the output (i.e. print, past to Word, clipboard, etc.).

Cons

I really can't find anything negative - the price is great and the product works as advertised! Imagine that??!!

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5 stars

"Better than hypersnap"

April 10, 2008  |  By krussell75

 |  Version: SnagIt 8.2.3

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5 stars

"A very useful utility"

April 04, 2008  |  By okanlele

 |  Version: SnagIt 8.2.3

Pros

This allows me to capture the screen, the program window or even record what I'm doing on the screen for my online tutorials. Theway it applies the effect and sets up the toolbar is really rocks. All the things become easy with this program.

Try it yourself and you will see that what I said is true ^-^

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5 stars

"Works as I would expect - quickly and efficiently"

February 22, 2008  |  By JGHowland

 |  Version: SnagIt 8.2.3

Pros

Allows me to capture, save, and modify/highlight what I see on my screen and then easily add them to other documentation.

Cons

Not always the easiest to set up or start if I'm doing a complicated project.

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4 stars

"Like it!"

February 07, 2008  |  By Omega Weapon

 |  Version: SnagIt 8.2.3

Pros

I really like SnagIt, one of the greatest screen-capture utilities in the market.

Cons

2 reasons :

Overpriced : $39.95 : 29.95 would be enough

Way Complicated

Currently, I am using a small screen-capture utility called "Screen Capture Professional" and it's really great because I can't buy SnagIt.

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5 stars

"Great for me"

January 08, 2008  |  By dj7034

 |  Version: SnagIt 8.2.3

Pros

I would be working on photos and would put grids on them but couldn't print with print screen key. I used a drawing program and put a golden mean grid on top and it also wouldn't print. I came across this by accident and found their is so much more you can do with it.

Cons

none yet

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.2.3
Version 8.2.3 supports sending screen capture directly to your favorite apps.
General
Publisher TechSmith
Publisher web site http://www.techsmith.com/
Release Date July 27, 2007
Date Added July 27, 2007
Version 8.2.3
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista
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 $49.95

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