Snagit is a powerful screen capture tool that offers more than the standard built-in options with most versions of Windows, all while allowing a greater deal of customization and editing after you've snapped your images. It's a perfect tool for anyone who regularly compiles tutorials or creates reviews of Web sites or software.
Exceptional range of customizable tools: Snagit offers a number of powerful tools, including hot key commands, customizable screen range and capture setting, and even smart-lock to determine what part of a screen to capture. You can snap a window, a form in a window, and even a menu drop down for that window, all with quick settings that appear from the software's drop down.
Edit and save images quickly: Every image you snap goes to a central folder, but at any time you can open an editing interface that allows you to crop, resize, rotate, or otherwise edit images before saving them in the format of your choice. You can also see exactly how much space is being used by these images, and cycle through the different dates on which you capture images -- all in a very smooth, streamlined interface.
Can be overwhelming for basic tasks: If all you want to do is capture an image on the screen, the Windows 7 and 8 snip tool is probably plenty for you. Snagit can feel a bit overwhelming in some settings, throwing videos, help tips, and excess menus out, even for basic tasks. That, along with the somewhat intrusive quick bar can cause problems if all you want are some basic screen captures.
For power users who frequently need to take specific screen shots, Snagit is a great tool and worth the price after your 30-day free trial expires. Check it out.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Snagit 12.0
TechSmith Snagit helps you transform the level and quality of your communication with video and images. You can quickly provide better feedback, encourage teamwork, and change the way you work together to get things done. You can capture any image and enhance it with effects or create a quick video of your computer screen. Easily customize any screenshot with effects to fit your needs. You can choose the spotlight or magnify effect to highlight a given area, or draw attention to a specific point using Snagit's variety of markup tools. You can also create quick videos by recording your screen and quickly trimming out the parts you don't need. All of the content you create with Snagit can be easily shared with anyone.
What's new in this version:
- Added a light theme so you can now choose the color of the Snagit Editor interface
- You can now choose the auto-save destination for your files
- Improved scrolling capture functionality
- Other critical and minor bug fixes