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. Select a style from the Quick Effects or click the sm4edit-effectpropertyicon.png button on an effect to customize the settings.
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TIP: Save a customized effect under Quick Effects

As you edit the properties, a new effect appears at the bottom of Quick Effects. Click the sw13edit-addquickstyleicon.png icon to save the effect for future use. 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 Remove Quick Style.

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. 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 of 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 of 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 of 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 of this effect.

Reflection

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Add a mirror-like reflection to an image. You can choose the size and opacity of this effect.

Color Filters

Apply a filter effect over the entire image. You can choose to change the following properties of color with this effect:

  • Grayscale
  • Sepia Tone
  • Invert

Fade

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Apply a gradual dimming to the edges of an image. You can choose the size and intensity of this effect.