Grab Text

Capture text from your anywhere on your screen and paste to other programs.

Grab Text is only available on Snagit 2018 or later. Click here to upgrade.

Capture Text

  1. In the Capture window, click to select the Image tab.
    sw13cap-imagetab.png
  2. In the Selection dropdown, select Grab Text.
    sw2018cap_grabtextselection.png

    You cannot use some options when selecting with Grab Text.

  3. Click the Capture button or press Print Screen.
    sw13cap-capturebuttonsolo.png
  4. The orange crosshairs appear. Click and drag to select the desired area on the screen.

The capture opens in Snagit Editor where you can preview and copy the text.


 

Find Text in a Capture

Find, copy, and paste text from a captured image.

Grab Text Selection

Choose to capture text from a specific location in your capture.

To improve accuracy and quality of Grab Text, try using this method.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Selection tool.
    sw2018edit-modifiedselectiontool.png

  2. Click and drag on the canvas to select the text.
    sw2018edit-grabtextselection.png
  3. Right-click on the selected area and select Grab Text.
    sw2018edit-grabtextmenu.png
  4. In the text window, click Copy All.
    sw2018edit-grabtextcopyall.png

You can paste the text into a text editor such as Notepad or an email.

Grab Text Tool

Capture all the recognizable text in your image.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Grab Text tool. sw2018edit-modifiedgrabtexttool.png
    The tool is not visible by default. Select More > Customize Toolbar.
    sw2018edit-customize_tools_Grab_Text.png

  2. In the text window, click Copy All.
    sw2018edit-grabtextcopyall.png

You can paste the text into a text editor such as Notepad or an email.

Change Selected Text

Change text in your images. Fix typos, change the font, or change the color of the text.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Selection tool.
    sw2018edit-modifiedselectiontool.png
  2. Click and drag on the canvas to select text.
  3. Right-click the selection and select Edit Text.
    sw2018edit-EditText.png
  4. Click the text box to edit the text.
    sw2018_editingtextcursor.png