Snagit Editor Preferences

To open the Snagit Editor Preferences, select Snagit Editor > File > Editor Preferences. To learn more about the Editor options, view the following:

General Tab

Show OneClick Displays the quick capture options as a tab at the top of the screen. The quick capture options display when you hover the cursor over the blur bar.
Snagit theme

Choose between the two Snagit interface color themes: Light or Dark.

See Change your Snagit Theme Tutorial

Show me onboarding Show the Getting Started and What's New checklist in the upper-right corner of Snagit Editor.
Show TechSmith notification feed Show Snagit news, updates, and tips in the upper-right corner of Snagit Editor.
Send anonymous usage data Send anonymous data on Snagit usage to help TechSmith improve future versions.

Editor Tab

Editor background color

Select the canvas background color.

Consider changing the background color to increase the contrast between the application and the capture previewed on the canvas.

Recent files thumbnail size Select the size of the capture thumbnails in the Recent Captures Tray.
Automatically expand the canvas to fit objects Automatically increase the size of an image when pasting or dragging objects outside of the current image.
Escape key closes Editor

Set the hotkey to close Snagit Editor to the Escape key.


This option is disabled by default. To exit Snagit, select File > Exit Snagit Editor.

Show cursor quickstyle popup Display a preview of the tool style next to the cursor on the canvas.
Show Toolbar Labels Choose to display icons and text labels or icons only in the Snagit Editor toolbar. 

Outputs Tab

Disable image transparency on clipboard Some application, such as web-based email, may not support transparency in pasted images.
Paste images as HTML for Outlook Express Paste images into Outlook Express using HTML to allow the image to display correctly.
Embed images when sending email (Outlook / Outlook Express only)

Snagit inserts the image directly into the body of an email message. Embedding images requires the email client to use the HTML format.

When disabled, this option attaches the image to an email message.

Library Tab

Maximum recent files Enter the maximum number of captures to display at a time in the Recent Captures Tray. Enter a number 1-15.
Automatically save new image captures in the Library By default, Snagit automatically saves new captures in the library. If this option is disabled, any unsaved captures are closed and deleted when you close Snagit.
Automatically save new video captures in the Library By default, Snagit automatically saves new captures in the library. If this option is disabled, any unsaved captures are closed and deleted when you close Snagit.
Prompt before deleting files Display a message prompt before deleting files in Snagit.
Library location By default, the library files are located in this folder: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\TechSmith\SnagIt\DataStore\. To change the location, click the Browse button.

Advanced Tab

Always keep Editor running in the background Snagiteditor.exe remains running in Windows Task Manager even if you close Snagit Editor. Enabling this option allows captures to open more quickly.
Delete cropped content

Automatically delete the content cropped out of an image.

Automatically flatten pasted images

In Snagit Editor, you can edit any objects on the canvas that have not been flattened. Once an object has been flattened it is a permanent part of the image and cannot be edited.

Mobile Sharing

You can import images and videos from a mobile device into Snagit Editor. Turn on this option to allow sharing between a mobile device and Snagit. See Import an Image or Video from a Mobile Device.

  • Keep original image dimensions: Snagit automatically resizes mobile images for better viewing in Snagit Editor. Enable this option to import mobile images at the original dimensions.
  • Connection Name: TechSmith Fuse remembers each connection and allows you to choose which instance of Snagit to send the mobile images or videos. You can customize the name of each connection to be sure you are sending the files to the correct computer running Snagit.


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