Snagit

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 291 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.0
  • Total Downloads:
    4,599,581
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 27, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    74.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,897
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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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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4 stars

"Cool, first was a bit complicated"

September 16, 2012  |  By Vicky8609

 |  Version: Snagit 11.0

Pros

I used usual capturing tools, so Snagit was my first try. First, it was a bit unusual, then I got used to and still prefer it over other programs.

Cons

none. Works fine, no bugs or error messages.

Summary

It's easy and with lots of handy features!

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5 stars

"Easy to use, functionality +, fantastic graphics editor"

September 16, 2012  |  By TripodGal

 |  Version: Snagit 11.0

Pros

The title says it all, really. I've been using Snagit for several years now, and it just keeps getting better and better. Every version comes out with more features that lend to it's functionality. Aside from the screenshot feature, the graphics editor is just awesome and SO easy to use. I literally use mine every day. I have a web design and social network management business, and I would be lost without Snagit. I use it to create custom graphics every day for clients. For instance, when Facebook switched to the Timeline layout, I used the Snagit graphics editor to create all the banner graphics for my clients business pages. Since it allows you to work in layers and add text, I was able to come up with a custom graphic unique to each client that they absolutely loved very quickly. At that time I had over a dozen public pages to do, and did them all in one day. I've also used it to create hard-copy print flyers and magazine ads. The DPI adjustment feature is very helpful with those.

Cons

No "cons" to really report. I never have any problems or glitches with this software. I will mention one little detail to take note of if you use the graphics editor and have to re-install this into a new computer... I recently upgraded to a 64-bit PC with WIN 7 from using Vista. Apparently Vista Home Premium came with fonts that are not offered standard with WIN 7. When I installed Snagit into my new PC, I noticed that some of my fonts were missing. When I contacted TechSmith, they said that Snagit uses whatever fonts are installed in your MS OS. I didn't realize that, and had not backed up my fonts before the hard drive gave out on my old PC. So I had to spend quite a bit of time tracking down fonts and installing them into my new PC to use in the Snagit Graphics Editor. Quite a few fonts that I use regularly do not come in WIN 7. I'd like to see Snagit come up with a way to back up the fonts in their software, so that they can be transferred from one PC to another.

Summary

Once you start using this, you'll quickly grow to love it. It's the one piece of software that I cannot do without. I originally bought it for the screenshot feature, and discovered that the graphics editor was the easiest to use on the market. I tried out several other brands of software before I found Snagit, and I give
TechSmith huge KUDOS for making this SO easy to use. The rest that I tried...well, I would have had to take weeks worth of classes just to learn how to use them. I really cannot say enough good about this software, and I recommend it all the time when folks ask HOW I create such great graphics on my web sites and social network pages. TechSmith definitely gets an A+ for this one. I'd give it 10 stars if I could!

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4 stars

"Use Sagit all day everyday"

July 10, 2012  |  By mlwheeler3536

 |  Version: Snagit 11.0

Pros

Works great, never had an issue.

Cons

None. Captures everything I have asked it to

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5 stars

"I Love Snaggit"

June 27, 2012  |  By ejvmev

 |  Version: Snagit 11.0

Pros

Quick captures

Cons

More pricey than I expected

Summary

We use Snaggit at work and I just couldn't handle not having it at home anymore. I was dismayed it cost as much as it did, but I plan to buy it after my free trial is over. I just use it too much. It's a wonderfu tool I find I can't live without.

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4 stars

"Easy tool to do screen captures"

May 08, 2012  |  By M-C-123

 |  Version: Snagit 11.0

Pros

Very easy to use.

Cons

Somewhat pricey.

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5 stars

"Wonderful tool...capture anything!"

April 25, 2012  |  By allisonblues

 |  Version: Snagit 11.0

Pros

Multiple capture modes
Ease of use
Image editor saves past captures so you can easily refer back to them
Image editor has many useful tools to be able to quickly point out areas of interest

Cons

none that I've found

Summary

I love the different types of captures that can be used. 95% of the time, I use the all-in-one which can quickly capture the entire screen, a select window or a hand drawn selection. You can also capture text, menus with time delay and quickly capture a scrolling view of an entire webpage (even with links). The fact that the editor saves past images has proven valuable on multiple occasions. I use this tool everyday for emails and professional documentation. I could not live without it!

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1 stars

"Snagit it is full of snags."

March 28, 2012  |  By vnaughton

 |  Version: Snagit 11.0

Pros

Basic features work.

Cons

I was dumb enough to believe that the upgrade would solve the scrolling window capture problems.

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5 stars

"cant live without tool"

March 26, 2012  |  By dobrodan

 |  Version: Snagit 11.0

Pros

price
frequency of updates

Cons

feature overload?

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5 stars

"One of the most used programs I have ever owned"

March 18, 2012  |  By Pinklady529

 |  Version: Snagit 11.0

Pros

Everything I could ask for in an imaging capture program

Cons

So far have had nothing negative to say about it period

Summary

I literally use this program every day and several times a day at that. You can capture anything, even things that you can only see in a popup bubble when you hover over it. In text capture mode you can capture text in situations where you cannot copy text. Once you capture that text you can edit words and add to words and these words become searchable. If you need to capture everything on the page but you have to scroll down to see it all, it has a scrolling capture mode as well. This baby lets you do things that you never even thought about doing, it's a life saver in many cases, at least it has been for me. I couldn't live without it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.0
Video Capture: Using .mp4 video format you can now create screen videos for demos or quick reviews, and share them instantly to YouTube, Facebook, and more! New Stamps: Add some flair to your screen captures with new and improved stamps! Centered Canvas: When your capture pops up in the Snagit editor the canvas now automatically creates a border around your image, giving you plenty of room to add annotations, arrows, and other effects. Easier Resizing: Whether you resize by pixels, inches, centimeters, or percentage... it's easier than ever to edit the size of your capture for a smooth finish every time. Share Instantly: Share videos to Camtasia Studio, YouTube, and more. Send images to Facebook, Evernote, and more.
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Publisher TechSmith
Publisher web site http://www.techsmith.com/
Release Date February 28, 2012
Date Added February 27, 2012
Version 11.0
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 8.0 or later, .NET 4.0 or later required for video, 2.4 GHz single core processor (2.4 GHz dual core required for video), 1 GB of RAM (2 GB required for video), 125 MB of free hard disk space
Download Information
File Size 74.89MB
File Name snagit.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,599,581
Downloads Last Week 1,897
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $49.95

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