Add Effects

Add an effect to enhance an image. Effects can be applied to the entire image or a selection.

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

Add an Image Effect

  1. Click the Effects button.
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  2. The Effects panel opens. Click an effect.
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  3. The effect properties open and a preview of the effect is shown on the canvas. Edit the desired properties.
  4. Click the Apply button to apply the effect to the image.

TIP: Save a customized effect under Quick Effects

To save the effect settings for future use, click the Add to Quick Effects button. The new effect is added to the top of Quick Effects.

  • To change its location within Quick Effects, click and drag to move it to a new location.
  • To delete it, right-click on the effect and select Delete from Quick Effects.

Remove Effect from Image

Select Edit > Undo to remove the last applied effect. If you need to remove multiple changes, select Undo multiple times.

Apply a Quick Effect

Quick Effects are found at the top of the Effects panel in Snagit Editor.

  1. Click the Effects button.
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  2. The Effects panel opens. Hover over a Quick Effect.
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  3. A preview of the Quick Effect appears on the canvas. Click to apply the Quick Effect.

Snagit Effect Types

Border

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Add a border to the outside of an image. You can change the line width and color before you apply this effect.

Edges

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Add an edge effect to one or more sides of an image. You can change the location, style, size, border, and shadow before you apply this effect.  

Page Curl

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Add an effect that peels up the corner of an image. You can change the location and size before you apply this effect.

Shadow

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Add a shadow effect to a side or around the entire image. You can change the location, color, and size before you apply this effect.
Perspective

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Distorts an image to give the appearance of being viewed from a different angle. You can change the type of distortion, horizontal amount, vertical amount, border, and shadow before you apply this effect.

Filters

Apply a filter effect over the entire image. You can choose one of the following types of filters before you apply this effect:

  • Soften
  • Sharpen
  • Opacity
  • Monochrome
  • Gray Scale
  • Invert Colors

Color Adjustment

Enhance or correct the color and tonality (lightness, darkness, and contrast) in an image. You can choose to change the following properties of color before you apply this effect:

  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Hue
  • Saturation
  • Gamma

Color Replacement

Swap two colors in an image or replace one color with another color. You can choose multiple groups of colors to swap by clicking the before you apply this effect.

Spotlight and Magnify

Draw attention to an area in an image by highlighting and enlarging the area.

After choosing an area on your image with the Selection tool, select Spotlight and Magnify under Effects. You can choose the style, turn on/off drop shadow and canvas resize, or adjust the position of the selection on the screen before you apply this effect.

Watermark

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Overlay text, a logo, or copyright information on an image for identification or to discourage unauthorized use. You can choose the image you want to use, the position and size of the image on the canvas, and change the Underlay/Overlay settings before you apply this effect.

 

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