Capture a Scrolling Area

Snagit can capture the entire contents of a web browser or application window including the content that extends beyond the visible area in the window.
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There are two ways to capture a scrolling area:

  • Scrolling arrows:Automatically scroll a window horizontally, vertically, or in both directions to capture the entire contents of the window or web browser.
  • Panoramic Scrolling Capture: Manually pan or scroll to capture the desired area in the window or web browser.

 

Capture with Scrolling Arrows

  1. Open or set up what you want to capture.
  2. In the Capture window, click the All-in-One.
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  3. Click the Capture button or press Print Screen (Windows) or Control+Shift+C (Mac).
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  4. The orange crosshairs appear. Move the cursor over the window.
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    Click an arrow to take a capture of the horizontal scrolling area, vertical scrolling area, or the entire scrolling area.

    If the scroll arrows do not appear, try Panoramic Scrolling Capture or make sure Scrolling Capture is enabled on Snagit Mac by selecting Snagit > Snagit Preferences > Capture tab > Capture Permissions > Fix Capture Permissions.

The capture opens in Snagit Editor where you can preview, edit, and share the capture.

 

Capture with Panoramic Scrolling

  1. In the Capture window, select the All-in-One tab.
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  2. Click the Capture button or press Print Screen (Windows) or Control
    +Shift+C
    (Mac).
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  3. The orange crosshairs appear. Click and drag to select an area within a window on the screen. See Selection Area Tips.
  4. Click the Panoramic Capture button.
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  5. On the Panoramic toolbar, click the Start button.
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  6. Use the window scroll bars or mouse wheel to scroll the content you want to capture. Snagit captures anything shown within the selected area. See Scrolling and Panning Tips.
  7. To stop a Panoramic Capture, click the Stop button on the Panoramic toolbar. If the toolbar is hidden, click the Capture window icon in the taskbar.

The capture opens in Snagit Editor where you can preview, edit, and share the capture.

 

Selection Area Tips

  • Resize the web browser or application window to a larger size so it is easier to view the content as you scroll or pan during capture.
  • Do not include the scroll bar in the selection.
  • Consider excluding irrelevant content in the capture such as blank margins, online ads, etc.
  • Disable floating toolbars before capture.

Scrolling and Panning Tips

  • Scroll smoothly. Do not scroll too fast or slow.
  • Scroll or pan one direction at a time. Try not to zigzag.

 

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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