Save Capture Settings as 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.
  • Automatically add effects or share captures to a specific location or application.

Capture with a Preset

  1. In the Capture window, click the Presets button.
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  2. The list of available presets expands. Hover the 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: To assign a keyboard shortcut, click the Add Hotkey (Windows) or Add Shortcut (Mac) fields and press the desired key combination on the keyboard.

Add a New 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.
    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. A new preset is added to the saved presets list. Type a name for the preset and press Enter.
    s2020-namepreset.png
  4. To assign a keyboard shortcut, click the Add Hotkey (Windows) or Add Shortcut (Mac) fields and press the desired key combination on the keyboard.
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Edit a Preset

  1. In the Capture window, click the Presets button.
    s2020-presetsbutton.png
  2. The list of available presets expands. Click the s2020-propertiesicon.png icon to the right of the preset name and select one of the options in the dropdown.
    s2020-presetproperties.png

Arrange the Preset List (Windows)

  1. Hover your cursor over the desired preset until the s2020-presetmoveicon.png icon appears.
  2. Click and drag the icon to move the preset up or down in the preset list.
    s2020-presetmove.png

Share Presets

Import and export Snagit presets (.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 (Windows) or Command+click (Mac) 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.
    s2020-presetsbutton.png
  2. The list of available presets expands. Click the s2020-propertiesicon.png icon next to the preset to export and select Export.
    s2020-presetproperties.png
  3. The Save As dialog appears. Select a location.
  4. Enter a file name.
  5. Click Save.

 

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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