Grab Text

Capture text from your anywhere on your screen and paste to other programs.

Capture Text

  1. In the Capture window, click to select the Image tab.
    sw2019-imagetab.png
  2. In the Selection dropdown, select Grab Text.
    sw2019-grabtextselectionmenu.png

    You cannot use some options when selecting with Grab Text.

  3. Click the Capture button or press Print Screen (Windows) or Shift+Ctrl+C (Mac).
    sw2019-capturebutton.png
  4. The orange crosshairs appear. Click and drag to select the desired area on the screen.

The capture opens in Snagit Editor where you can preview and copy the text.
 

Find Text in an Image

Find, copy, and paste text from an image.

Grab Text from a Selection

Capture the text from a specific location in your image.

To improve accuracy and quality of text recognition, use Grab Text selection.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Selection tool.
    sw2019-selectiontool.png

  2. Click and drag on the canvas to select the text.
    sw2019-grabtextselection.png
  3. Right-click the selected area and select Grab Text.
  4. In the text window, click Copy All.
    sw2019-grabtextdialog.png

    On Mac, enable the Make Plain Text option to remove the formatting before copying the text.

You can paste the text into a text editor such as Notepad or an email.

Grab all Text

Capture all the recognizable text in your image.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Grab Text tool.
    sw2019-grabtexttool.png

    The tool is not visible by default. Select More > Customize Toolbar. Drag the Grab Text menu item into the toolbar.
    sw2019-customizetoolbargrabtext.png

  2. In the text window, click Copy All.
    sw2019-grabtextdialog.png

You can paste the text into a text editor such as Notepad or an email.

 

Change Selected Text

Fix typos, change the font, or change the color of the text in your image.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Selection tool.
    sw2019-selectiontool.png
  2. Click and drag on the canvas to select text.
  3. Right-click the selection and select Edit Text.
  4. Click the text box to display the floating menu and make edits to the text.
    sw2019_edittexttoolbar.png