Image Tab Settings

The Image tab allows you to customize the image capture settings to meet your needs. Automatically add effects, share directly to a destination, add a time delay, and other customizations.

Image tab

The Image tab settings include:

To get started in capturing an image with the selected settings, see Capture an Image or What Do You Want to Capture.

Basic Settings

Option Description
Copy to Clipboard Copy the capture to the Clipboard for quick pasting into another program or location after capture.
Preview in Editor

Open the capture in Snagit Editor to preview, edit, and share the image.

Disable this option to skip previewing and editing the capture in Snagit Editor. Select a Share option in the Capture window, to automatically share to your destination.

Capture Cursor

Include the cursor in the capture.

For image captures, the cursor is captured as a vector image that can be moved, edited, or deleted from the image.

Capture Delay

Delay the start of the capture to allow for additional setup time to open a menu or set up items on the screen. Select from the following Capture Delay options:

Selection Settings

Selection defines the area or type of content to capture on the screen. Snagit provides selection options designed to capture difficult to capture items such as menus and content not visible in a window without using the scroll bars.

Option Description


region example

Capture a portion of the screen.


Capture an image of the entire screen.

If you have multiple monitors, the Fullscreen option only captures one monitor.


expose example

Capture an open window, dialog, or area in an application on your screen.

Scrolling Window

scroll example

Capture the entire contents of a web browser or application window including the content that extends beyond the visible area in the window.


panoramic example

Capture a continuous area within a window by manually panning or scrolling the window’s contents.


menu example

Capture a dropdown or cascading menu.


Capture a still image from a built-in webcam or another camera device.


An alternative method to scrolling capture to quickly capture an entire web page.

Effects Settings

Automatically apply effects to the image capture.

  1. Select an option from the Effects dropdown.
  2. Click the Properties button to set the effect properties.
  3. To add another effect to the image capture, select the Add another effect option. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
Option Description


border effect example

Add an outline border around an image.


shadow effect example

Add a shadow effect to a side or around the entire image.


edge effect example

Add an edge effect to one or more sides of an image.


perspective effect example

Distorts an image to give the appearance of being viewed from a different angle.


reflection effect example

Add a mirror-like reflection to an image.
Color Filters Apply a filter effect over the entire image


fade effect example

Apply a gradual dimming to the edges of an image.

Share Settings

Select an output to send the image to after capture.

  1. Select an option from the Share dropdown.
  2. To share to multiple destinations, select the Add another destination option.

If the Preview in Editor option is enabled, you must click the Finish button in Snagit Editor to send the capture to the selected destination.
Finish button

Snagit Outputs Description

Send the capture to an FTP server using file transfer protocol. Upload the capture to TechSmith’s hosting service which provides a URL or embed code for quick sharing.
Camtasia Import image captures to use as assets in a video project.
Mail Insert the capture into a new email message.
Messages Insert the capture into a new message.
Google Drive Upload the capture to Google Drive for image hosting.
Airdrop Send the capture to another Apple device through AirDrop.
Twitter Post a tweet to your Twitter account that includes a link to the capture.
TechSmith Relay Upload an image to TechSmith Relay.
Dropbox Upload the capture to Dropbox for image hosting.
Facebook Post a capture onto your Facebook timeline.

Save Settings as a Preset

To save the capture settings for future use, select Add Preset dropdown > New preset from current settings.


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