Image Filters

Apply a filter effect over the entire image.

Effects are only available for image captures. Share your video to Camtasia to enhance it with annotations and effects.

Add an Image Filter Effect

You can only apply one filter at a time. To apply multiple filters, repeat this process for each filter.

  1. Click the Effects button.
    Effects button
  2. The Effects panel opens. Click the Filters effect.
  3. The effect properties open and a preview of the effect is shown on the canvas. Select a filter from the dropdown menu. See Filter Options.
  4. Click the Apply button to apply the effect to the image.

TIP: Add to Quick Effects

To save the effect settings for future use, click the Add to Quick Effects button.

Filter Options


Drag the slider to soften or blur the details in the image.


Drag the slider to adjust the contrast in an image. Use this filter to improve the focus in blurry images.

Opacity Drag the slider to adjust the percentage transparency of the image.
Monochrome Apply a dithered black and white filter to the image.
Grayscale Convert the image from color to shades of gray.
Invert Colors Replace the colors in an image with its inverse colors, similar to a film negative.


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