Quick Styles and Themes

  • Set up a Quick Style to automatically remember your custom tool style for future use.
  • To create a set of Quick Styles across the tools based on a preselected color palette, see Create a Theme.
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Apply a Quick Style

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The tool properties open. Click to select a Quick Style.
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  3. The method for drawing the quick style on the canvas depends on the tool selected. Follow the instructions outlined for using tools.

Save a Quick Style

After editing the tool properties, you can save the custom tool properties as a Quick Style for future use.

To save the style to a specific theme, choose the theme from the menu at the top of Quick Styles before choosing the tool.
  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The tool properties open. Edit the desired properties.
  3. As you edit the properties, a new Quick Style appears at the bottom of the existing styles.
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  4. Click the sw13edit-addquickstyleicon.png icon to save the new Quick Style.
  5. To change its location within Quick Styles, click and drag to move it to a new location.
To delete a quick style, right-click on the style and select Remove Quick Style. The Quick Style is permanently deleted from the selected theme.

Create a Theme

Themes consist of unique Quick Styles for each project, organization, or style guide you work with. Snagit helps you set up a theme based on the selected color palette. You can add more styles or edit the theme at any time.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The tool properties open. Click the sm4edit-themegear.png icon and select the New Theme option.
  3. The New Theme dialog appears. Click the Colors dropdown to select a color to use to automatically generate Quick Styles for the theme.
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    • 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.

      To add the color to the theme's My Color palette, click the Add button.
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  4. Press the ESC key to exit the color selection.
  5. To add another color, click the Add button. Continue until you have added the desired theme colors.

    Theme Color Tip

    It is recommended to select 4-8 colors for generating the new theme.

  6. Enter a descriptive name in the Theme name field.
  7. Click the Create button.

Snagit automatically generates a set of Quick Styles based on the colors selected. The new theme is available in most tools.

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Edit a Theme

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The tool properties open. Click the sm4edit-themegear.png icon and select Edit.
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  3. The Edit Theme dialog appears. Complete the desired edits.
  4. Click Save.

    IMPORTANT:

    Editing a theme overwrites your existing Quick Styles in the theme. To maintain your existing styles, you can edit the Quick Styles individually. See Save a Quick Style.

Export a Theme

Export a theme to improve project collaboration or maintain a corporate style guide or brand.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The properties for the selected tool appear in the Properties panel on the right-side of Snagit Editor. In the Theme dropdown, .select the theme to export. Click the sm4edit-themegear.png icon and select Export Theme.
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  3. Choose a location and enter a file name. Click Save.

Snagit saves the theme as a .snagtheme file. You can send the file to others to import into Snagit.

You must have Snagit version 4.1 or later installed to import a theme.

Import a Theme

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The properties for the selected tool appear in the Properties panel on the right-side of Snagit Editor. Click the sm4edit-themegear.png icon and select Import.
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  3. Browse to select the .snagtheme file and click Open.

Snagit adds the theme to the list of available themes.

 

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