Recent Captures Tray

The tray shows the recent image captures, video captures, and other files opened or edited in Snagit Editor. Select a thumbnail in the tray to view the full image on the canvas in Editor.

  • Click the Recent button to show or hide the tray.
  • To view additional recent captures, click the Library button at the top of Snagit Editor.


Save a Capture

Snagit automatically saves any unsaved image captures as a .SNAG file (Windows) or a .SNAGPROJ file (Mac) and any unsaved video captures as a .MP4. To save image or video changes, select File > Save or Save As.

To learn more about Snagit's autosave feature, see this support article.


After the file is saved, an orange sunburst appears when there are additional unsaved changes.


Remove a Capture from the Tray

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

Click the Close icon on a thumbnail to remove it from the tray.


  • Windows: Select Edit > Editor Preferences > Library tab > Remove all items from the Tray when closing Editor. This removes all captures in the tray when Snagit Editor is closed.
  • Mac: Right-click a capture in the tray and select Close Other Captures. This removes all captures in the tray except the currently selected capture.


Removing the capture from the tray does not delete the file. Click the Library button to find and open closed captures.

Delete a Capture

To permanently delete a file, right-click a thumbnail in the tray or in the library and select Delete (Windows) or Move to Trash (Mac).


Create from Tray

Press Control+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac) to select multiple images in the tray. Right-click the selected images in the tray to select one of the following options:

  • Create Image from Template: Combine a series of images in a template to create a technical guide or visual aid. See Create Image from Template.
  • Create Video from Images: Record a video using a set of images to show a process or a series of steps. See Create Video from Images.


Tray Tips

  • To change the size of the thumbnails in the tray, right-click the thumbnail and select Thumbnail Size > Small, Medium, or Large (Windows only).
  • To view the capture metadata, right-click the thumbnail and select Details (Windows) or Get Info (Mac).


This help topic is for Snagit version 2021. 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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