Save Capture Settings with Presets

Set up a preset to automatically remember your capture settings. Use presets to:

  • Save commonly used capture settings.
  • Eliminate the setup time before each capture.
  • Quickly switch between capture types based on the task at hand.
  • Reduce the editing required by automatically adding effects or selecting the share location.

Snagit provides some default presets to get you started. Click the Presets button in the Capture window to show the list of presets.

Presets button

Add a Preset from the Current Settings

Quickly add a new preset based on the currently selected settings on the tab.

  1. In the Capture window, click the Add Preset dropdown.
    Add Preset dropdown
  2. Select the New preset from current settings option from the dropdown.
  3. A new preset is added to the saved presets list. Type a name for the preset and press Enter.
    Type a preset name
  4. To assign a hotkey, click Add Hotkey.
  5. Press the desired key combination on the keyboard to set the hotkey.

To learn how to use the new preset, see Caputure with a Preset.

Add a New Preset

Use the New Preset option to select the desired settings to create a new preset.

  1. In the Capture window, click the Add Preset dropdown.
    Add Preset dropdown
  2. Select the New preset option from the dropdown.
  3. The New Preset dialog appears. Select the desired settings on the All-in-One, Image, or Video tab.
    Edit Preset dialog
    • All-in-One tab: Set up a preset where you can choose to capture an image or a video on-the-fly.

    • Image tab: Set up a preset that captures an image with additional settings such as effects and sharing destinations.

    • Video tab: Set up a preset that records a video with additional settings such as audio and a webcam.

    Snagit only saves the settings on the currently selected tab. If you switch between tabs, the settings from the other tabs are not included in the current preset.

  4. Click the Save Preset button.
    Save Preset button
  5. A new preset is added to the saved presets list. Type a name for the preset and press Enter.
    Type a preset name
  6. To assign a hotkey, click Add Hotkey.
  7. Press the desired key combination on the keyboard to set the hotkey.

To learn how to use the new preset, see Capture with a Preset.

 

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