The Library stores assets for reuse across your Camtasia projects to help you quickly create consistent looking videos. Download or save intros, animated backgrounds, icons, lower thirds, music, groups, annotations, and more to the Library.
Camtasia offers two types of Libraries:
- Camtasia Libraries: The Library installed with Camtasia contains royalty-free assets to add a professional look to your video such as intros, lower thirds, animated backgrounds, etc.
- User Libraries: Create custom Libraries to organize assets based on a project, video type, asset type, or a company's video guidelines.
To add an asset to your video, drag the asset to the desired location on the timeline or right-click the asset in the Library and select Add to Timeline at Playhead.
|Create a Custom Library||
|Add an Asset or Group to a Library||
Asset or Group From Timeline:
Selection From Timeline:
Click the + icon and select Import Media to Library or drag the desired assets into a Library or folder.
Click the Download More Assets link. See Download TechSmith Assets.
|Add a Folder to the Library||
To add a nested folder, click and drag the desired folder into another folder.
|Move Assets or Folders within a Library||
|Move Assets or Folders to Another Library||
|Delete an Asset or Folder||
Right-click the asset or folder in the Library and select Delete.
Deleting assets will break any existing projects that contain the asset on the timeline. The asset displays "missing" in the Media Bin.
To update the asset in the project, right-click the missing asset and select Update Media. Choose the desired asset on your computer.
Search within a Library or across all Libraries to find assets based on file names.
|Search for Assets in Library||
|Download More Assets||To download additional assets, click the Download more assets link at the bottom of the Library. See Download TechSmith Assets.|
|Sort Assets||Right-click a folder or asset in the Library and select Sort By. You can sort by name, type, date added, date used, or reverse the order.|
|Preview an Asset||Double-click the asset in the Library. A preview window appears.|
Share a Library
To maintain a consistent video style across a project or organization, share your Library assets with others. Camtasia packages the Library assets in a Library zip file (.libzip).
Or, create a Camtasia Package (.campackage) to back up and share your Camtasia resources such as templates, shortcuts, libraries, themes, and presets to another user or computer. See Package and Share Camtasia Resources.
If you have Camtasia 2019 installed, your user Libraries are automatically imported into Camtasia 2020 during installation. To import Libraries from previous versions, complete the steps below.
|Export a Library||
|Import a Library||
Camtasia adds the assets to the selected Library.
This help topic is for Camtasia version 2020. If you have a previous version, upgrade to the latest version of TechSmith Camtasia or view the help for another version in the Previous Versions section.
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