Create Presets

Presets automatically remember your capture settings. Use presets to:

  • Save commonly used capture settings.
  • Quickly switch between capture types based on the task at hand.
  • Automate which effects are added or locations where captures are shared during the capture process.

Capture with a Preset

  1. In the Capture window, click the Presets button. The list of available presets expands.
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  2. Hover your cursor over the desired preset until a red Preset Capture button appears. Click the button to start the capture.
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Pro Tip: Click the Add Hotkey (Windows) or Add Shortcut (Mac) fields to enter a key combination to set as the hotkey. Use the hotkey to start a new capture with your preset settings.

Create a Preset

Quickly add a new preset based on currently selected settings.

  1. In the Capture window, click the Add Preset dropdown.
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  2. Select the New preset from current settings option from the dropdown. A new preset is added to the saved presets list.
    You can also choose to add a preset by selecting Add a New Preset and then manually pick the capture settings to add to the preset in the window that opens.
  3. Type a name for the preset and press Enter.
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  4. To assign a hotkey, click the Add Hotkey (Windows) or Add Shortcut (Mac) fields.
  5. Press the desired key combination on the keyboard to set the hotkey.
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Edit a Preset

  1. In the Capture window, click the Presets button. The list of available presets expands.
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  2. Click the sw13cap-propertiesicon.png icon to the right of the preset name and select one of the options in the dropdown.
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Arrange the Preset List (Windows)

  1. Hover your cursor over the desired preset until the sw2019-presetmoveicon.png icon appears.
  2. Click and drag the icon to move the preset up or down in the preset list.
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Share Presets

Import and export Snagit Preset files (.snagpresets) to share your capture settings with others.

Import a Preset

  1. In the Capture window, select File > Import Presets.
  2. Select a Snagit Preset file (.snagpresets) and click Open. Control+click to select multiple presets.

Snagit adds the imported presets to the Saved presets list.

Export a Preset

  1. In the Capture window, click the Presets button.
    sw2019-presetsbutton.png
  2. The list of available presets expands. Click the sw13cap-propertiesicon.png icon next to the preset to export and select Export.
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  3. The Save As dialog appears. Select a location.
  4. Enter a file name.
  5. Click Save.