Add Effects

Add an effect to enhance an image. Effects can be applied to the entire image or a selection.

Effects are only available for image captures. Share your video to Camtasia to enhance it with annotations and effects.

Add an Image Effect

  1. Click the Effects button.
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  2. The Effects panel opens. Complete one of the following apply an effect:
    • Select a style from the Quick Effects.
    • On Windows: Click to select an effect. Customize the settings on the dropdown and click Apply.
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    • On Mac: Click to select an effect. Click the sw2019-effectpropertyicon.png button to customize the settings.
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TIP: Save a custom effect as a Quick Effect

  • Windows: Click the Add to Quick Effects button.
  • Mac: As you edit the properties, a new effect appears at the bottom of Quick Effects. Click the sw2019-addquickstyleicon.png icon to save the effect for future use.

Remove Effect from Image

  • Windows: Select Edit > Undo to remove the last applied effect. If you need to remove multiple changes, select Undo multiple times.
  • Mac: In the Effects panel, click a blue effect to turn off the effect. To turn off all effects, click the No Effects Quick Effect.

Apply a Quick Effect

Quick Effects automatically remember your custom effect settings for future use.

  1. Click the Effects button.
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  2. The Effects panel opens. Hover over a Quick Effect.
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  3. A preview of the Quick Effect appears on the canvas (Windows). Click to apply the Quick Effect.

 

Snagit Effect Types

Border

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Add a border to the outside of an image.

Edges

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Add an edge effect to one or more sides of an image.

Page Curl (Windows)

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Add an effect that peels up the corner of an image.
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Shadow

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Add a shadow effect to a side or around the entire image.
Perspective

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Distort an image to give the appearance of being viewed from a different angle.

Reflection (Mac)

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Add a mirror-like reflection to an image.

Filters (Windows)

Apply a filter effect over the entire image. You can choose one of the following types of filters in the dropdown before you apply this effect:

  • Soften
  • Sharpen
  • Opacity
  • Monochrome
  • Gray Scale
  • Invert Colors

Color Filters (Mac)

Apply a filter effect over the entire image. You can choose to change the following properties with this effect:

  • Grayscale
  • Sepia Tone
  • Invert

Color Adjustment (Windows)

Enhance or correct the color and tonality (lightness, darkness, and contrast) in an image. You can choose to change the following properties with this effect:

  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Hue
  • Saturation
  • Gamma

Color Replacement (Windows)

Swap two colors in an image or replace one color with another color. You can choose multiple groups of colors to swap by clicking the sw2019-AddColorReplace.png before you apply this effect.
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Spotlight and Magnify (Windows)

Draw attention to an area in an image by highlighting and enlarging the area.

After choosing an area on your image with the Selection tool, select Spotlight and Magnify under Effects.

Watermark (Windows)

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Add text, a logo, or copyright information to an image for identification or to discourage unauthorized use.

Fade (Mac)

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Apply a gradual dimming to the edges of an image.