Snagit

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

Version:
10.0
File Size:
70.5MB
Date Added:
May 11, 2010
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $50.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
4,492,284
Downloads Last Week:
3,867
Product ranking:
#12 in Photo Editors
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Calling TechSmith's SnagIt a screen capture tool is a bit like calling a Swiss Army Knife a knife. Yes, it's first and foremost a screen capture tool, and a very good one at that. But SnagIt offers a lot more than free gadgets that also capture screen images. In fact, it's much more of a graphics toolkit optimized for capturing and using onscreen images and information than a screen grabber. SnagIt is advanced enough to enhance productivity for business users and other professionals, but it's also easy for home users to start right up with. If you regularly copy images, Web pages, and screen views to save, embed, share, and use in other ways, SnagIt is well worth trying. It's free to use for 30 days.

The first thing we realized when we downloaded and opened SnagIt is that it offers a lot of options, even during setup. SnagIt includes specific add-ons and output tools for each Office application; choosing the custom installation option let us keep from installing features we don't use. A Disk Cost counter tracked the space SnagIt used, too. The next thing we noticed is that SnagIt comes with lots of help, especially when you click "I'm New to SnagIt" when the setup wizard finishes. A video tutorial, online manual, and simple yet intuitive interface make SnagIt easy to pick up. SnagIt not only offers multiple ways to capture screen images, Web pages, and other data and elements but also to use your captures, such as the built-in SnagIt Editor, OneClick operations, SnagIt Printer, and various output profiles. There's even a freehand option that lets you draw your selection. A system tray menu let us quickly access SnagIt's features and settings.

There's an old cartoon in which a wee lad has just downed five or six ice cream sodas. He says to the man behind the counter, "And now I want to thank you very, very much." The look on the guy's face sums up how software makers feel about the sweat of their brow. SnagIt offers a lot more than just a vastly superior screen capture tool. It's worth the price.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Snagit 11.0.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 289 votes

    • 5 star: 168
    • 4 star: 54
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 17
    • 1 star: 37
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 38 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 6
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    "Not for the above average user"

    September 14, 2014   |   By Goodtimebyall

    Version: Snagit 12.2.0.1656

    Pros

    None that I can list.

    Cons

    No option to select location of install OR where the captured information is streamed too.

    Summary

    This is strictly for the small time user. I have terrabytes of storage on my NAS. But Snagit has NO options for sending the capture data to any where BUT the C:\ drive. I need a program that will allow me HOURS of conference time. And my C:\ drive is NOT the place save it.

    While I am not "power windows user", I am still much more than you average user. But the only way to change the location of where the capture data is placed to muck around with NTFS junction points. And this is not something I want to do with my main working PC.

    On would think that this being the 12 version, they would have worked an option for this.

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