Advanced Preferences

To open the Snagit Preferences, select Snagit > Preferences > Advanced tab.

Option Description
Scale down retina images when sharing

If you open an image captured on a Retina display on a regular monitor, the capture appears twice as large as the same content captured on a regular monitor. This option scales down retina image captures when you:

  • Share an image with Snagit outputs.
  • Drag images from Snagit Editor into another location.

If you frequently switch between sharing the original image and sharing the scaled down image, hold the Shift key when dragging the image from Snagit into another location. Holding the Shift key when dragging pastes an image opposite of the default behavior selected for this option. For example, if this option is enabled, holding the Shift key pastes an image of the original size captured.

Always create new canvas at this size


Sets the default image dimensions when you select File > New Image (Command-N). If you enable this option, the dialog to enter custom dimensions for a new image will not open.

Always use black and white menu bar icon Select this option if you do not want to display the red Snagit menu bar icon when recording a video capture.
Autosave location

Unsaved image captures are stored as .snagproj files and video captures as .mp4 files in: User name/Documents/Snagit/Autosaved Captures.


Click the Choose button to select another location.

Drag and paste format Set the default file format when dragging captures from Snagit Editor into another application or location.
Turn On/Off 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.
  • Port: Port number for connecting TechSmith Fuse to Snagit.


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