Add captions, headings, or other text to an image.

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Add Text

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select the Text tool.
    Text tool
  2. The tool properties open. Select a style from the Quick Styles or edit the properties to customize the text settings.
  3. To select the text 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 to draw a text box on the canvas.
  5. Enter text within the text box.

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 Text

  1. Click to select the text box on the canvas.
  2. To move the text box, click within the text box and drag it to a new position on the canvas.
  3. Use the handles to control the following:
    • To resize the text box, drag the white handles.
    • To edit the font, color, or text size, click and drag to select the text or double-click to select all text. Use the options in the text editing toolbar on the canvas to edit the text.
    • To rotate the callout, drag the green handle.


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