Edit with Tools

The Snagit Editor toolbar consists of image editing tools to annotate, edit, and enhance image captures:

  • Draw attention with arrows, text, shapes, highlighter, and callouts.
  • Make precise selections on the canvas with the Selection tool. Use auto-fill to fill in removed areas.
  • Build infographics, mindmaps, and presentation slide graphics with shapes and lines.
  • Hide sensitive information with a blur or cover up with a shape.
  • Add stamps such as cursors, mobile device frames, proofreader's marks, or fun annotations.
  • Add a sequence of numbers or letters to label steps within a capture.
  • Remove areas with the Crop or Cut Out tools to show only the relevant content in an image.

The annotation tools are only available for image captures. Share your video to Camtasia to enhance it with annotations and effects.

Getting Started with Tools

  1. Click to select a tool from the Snagit Editor toolbar.
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  2. The properties for the selected tool appear in the Properties panel on the right-side of Snagit Editor.
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  3. To select the tool properties, complete one of the following:
    • Click to select a style from the Quick Styles. The Quick Styles contain presets or custom styles.
    • Edit the settings for the tool in the Properties panel.
  4. The method for drawing the quick style on the canvas depends on the tool selected. See Tool Types.

Customize the Snagit Editor Toolbar

Customize the editing toolbar for quick access to your favorite tools, effects, and share destinations. You can add, remove, or arrange the options on the toolbar.

  1. In Snagit Editor toolbar, click More and select Customize Toolbar.
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  2. The Toolbar Customization dialog appears.
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    • To add an option to the toolbar, drag the option from the dialog onto the desired location on the toolbar.
    • To remove an option from the toolbar, drag the option off of the toolbar.
    • To rearrange options on the toolbar, drag the option to the desired location on the toolbar.
    • Select Restore Defaults to set the toolbar back to the default configuration. 
  3. After customizing the toolbar, click Done.
  4. In the toolbar, you can choose to show icons and text labels or icons only. To change this option, right-click on the toolbar and select Icon and Text or Icon Only.

Tool Types

Magnify
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Magnify an area on the canvas to highlight or show the details.

Magnify
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Magnify an area on the canvas to highlight or show the details.

Arrow

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Add an arrow to call attention or highlight an item in the image.

  • Click and drag on the canvas to draw an arrow.
  • For a curved arrow: Click and drag the yellow handle to add a curve.

Blur

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Add a blur to hide or mask sensitive information in an image.
  1. Drag the slider to adjust the blur amount.
  2. Click and drag on the canvas to draw the blur.

Callout

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Add a callout to call attention or highlight an item in the image. A callout includes an annotation plus text.

  1. Click the Outline or Fill dropdown and complete one of the following:
    • Click to select a color from the preset colors or from the color palette.
    • Click the Eyedropper tool and then click to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
    • Enter a HEX or RGB value into the field.
  2. Click and drag on the canvas to draw the callout.
  3. Enter text within the callout.
  4. Use the handles to control the following:
    • To resize the callout, drag the white handles.
    • To add an extra callout tail, drag the blue handle out.
    • To rotate the callout, drag the green handle.
To move the callout body around the callout tail, drag the anchor point.

Crop

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Removes unwanted areas from the edges of an image.

  1. Blue handles and grid lines show the selected image area to crop. Drag corresponding blue handles in to crop different sides of the image.
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  2. Click the Crop button to save the changes.

Cut Out

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Deletes a vertical or horizontal section out of an image and joins the two pieces together.

  1. Select a horizontal or vertical style. A line appears on the canvas.
  2. Click and drag on the canvas to select the area to remove.
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Eraser

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Erases any flattened area in an image to expose the canvas.

Fill

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Fills a flattened area in an image with another color.

  1. Click the Color dropdown and complete one of the following:
    • Click to select a color from the preset colors or from the color palette.
    • Click the Eyedropper tool and then click to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
    • Enter a HEX or RGB value into the field.
  2. Click to apply the fill color to a location on the canvas.

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

See Grab Text.

Highlighter
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Highlights a rectangular area in an image.

Line

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Add a straight or curved line to an image.

Magnify
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Magnify an area on the canvas to highlight or show the details.

Move
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Select any object to move on the canvas. Enable Smart Move to instantly make multiple objects selectable and on your screen. Also identifies text that can be replaced or deleted. See Smart Move.

Pen

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Draw freehand lines on an image.

Selection

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Selects parts of an image. After making a selection on the canvas, you can cut, copy, move, delete, edit, or apply effects to the selection.


Click the Selection tool and the tool properties appear on the right-side of Snagit Editor. Before selecting an area on the canvas, adjust the following properties:

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Shape

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Add a shape or frame to an image. You can choose the shape outline and fill color.

  • To resize the shape, drag the white handles.
  • To rotate the shape, drag the green handle.

Stamp
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Annotate an image with Snagit's default stamps or download more from the TechSmith website.

Add a Stamp

  1. In the Quick Styles, select a stamp from the Stock Stamps or from My Stamps.
  2. Click the canvas to add the stamp.
    • To move the stamp, click and drag to move the stamp to the desired location.
    • To resize the stamp, click and drag a white handle in or out.

Download Stamps

  1. In properties, click the Download More button. The TechSmith website opens.
  2. Click the Download link for the stamp set you wish to download.

Step
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Adds a series of numbers or letters in sequence to an image.

Text
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Add captions, headings, or other text to an image.

Select the outline and fill colors for your text. You can also choose text alignment, text size, and text font. To edit text, double click on the text box to type the desired text. See Grab Text.

 

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