Introduction to Snagit Library

Snagit automatically saves your capture history to the library including any files opened or edited in Snagit Editor.

 

To access the library from Snagit Editor, click the Library button at the top of Snagit Editor.
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Captures are categorized by:

  • Capture Type (Images, Videos, Animated GIFs)
  • Recent Captures (Windows): Captures taken in the past four weeks and any files viewed or saved in Snagit
  • Date (Year and Month)
  • Applications: All applications Snagit captured
  • Websites (Windows): All websites Snagit captured
  • Tags: List of tags manually assigned to captures in Snagit

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Browse for Captures

Captures are categorized by date (month and year), applications, websites, or tags.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Library button.
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  2. The Library opens. Click a category in the Search pane to view the captures within that category.
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Search for Captures

Search for captures and filter by file name, tags, application, website captured from, or text in annotations (Mac only).

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Library button.
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  2. The Library opens. Enter a search term in the Search field.
    • Windows: Click *All matched captures or click a category in the Search pane to filter the search results.
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    • Mac: The search results appear in the library. Click a category in the Search pane to filter the search results.
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  3. To open a capture in Snagit Editor, double-click the capture in the library.

 

View Captures in the Library

  • Click the s20-detailsview.png Details View button or the s20-thumbnailview.png Thumbnail View button to switch the view for captures in the library (Windows only).
  • To change the preview size of thumbnails in the library, click a capture (Windows only) and drag the Zoom slider.
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  • Snagit captures other information during capture. To view this metadata:
    • Windows: Right-click and select Details.
    • Mac: Control-click and select Get Info.
  • To open a capture in Snagit Editor, double-click the thumbnail in the library.

 

Add a Tag

Add tags to captures to help group or find captures easily at a later time. In the Search pane, click the Tags category to view a list of all the tags currently applied to captures.

Tags are only visible in Snagit.

  1. In Snagit Editor, select a capture in the tray or in the library.

    CTRL+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac) to select multiple captures.

  2. Click the Tag button.
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  3. Enter a new tag or click to select an existing tag from the list.

 

Remove a Tag

  1. In Snagit Editor, select a capture in the tray or in the library.

    CTRL+click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac) to select multiple captures.

  2. Click the Tag button.
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  3. Click a tag assigned to the capture and press the Delete key.

Library Tips

The library offers quick access to other options:

  • Export
    Change the size or add an effect, such as a border, to a set of images. Select the images and click the Export button. See Convert Images.
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  • Translate
    Extract text from text annotations or callouts into a .xliff file to send to a translator. Import the translated file into Snagit to generate translated text annotations and callouts. Select an image with text annotations or callouts and click the Translate button. See Translate Text.
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  • Create Video from Images
    Record a video using a set of images to show a process or a series of steps. Narrate and annotate using Favorite tools to emphasize areas in the images. Select the images. Right-click an image and select Create Video from Images. See Create Video from Images.
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  • Combine Images
    Combine a series of images in a template to create a technical guide or visual aid. Select the images. Right-click an image and select Combine in Template. See Create Image from Template.
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This help topic is for Snagit version 2020. If you have a previous version, upgrade to the latest version of TechSmith Snagit or view the help for another version in the Previous Versions section.

 

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