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.

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

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.



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.


window example

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

Scrolling Window

scrolling window 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 the content on the Clipboard.


Capture the content in a file.


freehand example

Capture an area drawn with the cursor such as round edges or irregular shapes.


Capture an object on the screen.

Multiple Area

capture multiple areas example

Capture multiple areas on the screen in a single capture.


Capture an image from a connected TWAIN-compliant device such as an optical scanner or digital camera.

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.


border example

Add an outline border around an image.

Apply a filter effect over the entire image.


shadow example

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


Add a custom caption or time stamp to the image.

Color Replacement Swap two colors in an image or replace one color with another color.
Scale Image Change the size of the image to specific dimensions or a percentage.


sharktooth edge example

Add an edge effect to one or more sides of an image.
Trim Remove the extra area from the top, bottom, or side of an image.
Color Adjustment Enhance or correct the color and tonality (lightness, darkness, and contrast) in an image.
Rotate Image Automatically rotate an image (in degrees) after capture.


watermark example

Overlay text, a logo, or copyright information on an image for identification or to discourage unauthorized use.
Image Resolution Change the DPI resolution of the image to adjust the dots per inch. The Windows default is 96 DPI.

Share Settings

Select an output to send the image to after capture.

  1. Select an option from the Share dropdown.
  2. Click the Properties button to set the share properties.
  3. To share to multiple destinations, select the Add another destination option. Repeat steps 1 and 2.

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 OutputsDescription
File Save an image capture to a file location.

Insert the image capture into a new email message.


Send the capture to an FTP server using file transfer protocol.


Send the capture to a printer.

Microsoft Word Insert the image capture into a Microsoft Word document.
Microsoft PowerPoint Insert the image capture into a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slide.
Microsoft Excel Insert the image capture into a Microsoft Excel workbook.
Microsoft OneNote 2013 Insert the image capture into a Microsoft OneNote 2013 notebook. Upload the capture to TechSmith’s hosting service which provides a URL or embed code for quick sharing.
Camtasia Studio Import image captures to use as assets in a video project.
Google Drive Upload the capture to Google Drive for image hosting.
TechSmith Relay Upload an image to TechSmith Relay.
Dropbox Upload the capture to Dropbox for image hosting.
OneDrive for  Business (My Places) Upload the capture to Microsoft OneDrive for Business to access it at any time across computers or devices.

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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