Add a callout to call attention or highlight an item in the image. A callout includes an annotation plus text.

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Add a Callout

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select the Callout tool.
    Callout tool
  2. The tool properties open. Select a style from the Quick Styles or edit the properties to create a custom callout.
  3. To select the callout color, click the Outline or Fill dropdown and complete one of the following:

    Color options

    • Click to select a color from the preset colors or from the color palette.
    • Click the Eyedropper tool and then click to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
    • Enter a HEX or RGB value into the field.
  4. Click and drag on the canvas to draw the callout.
  5. Enter text within the callout.

TIP: Add to Quick Styles

As you edit the properties, a new Quick Style appears at the bottom of the Quick Styles. Click the Add icon icon to save the custom style for future use.

Edit a Callout

  1. Click to select the callout on the canvas.
  2. To move the callout, click within the callout and drag it to a new position on the canvas.
  3. Use the handles to control the following:
    • To resize the callout, drag the white handles.
    • To add an extra callout tail, drag the blue handle out.
    • To rotate the callout, drag the green handle.
    • To move the callout body around the callout tail, drag the anchor point.


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