Capture an Image

Capture a screenshot of anything on your screen with Snagit.


  1. In the Capture window, select the All-in-One or the Image tab.
    All-in-One tab
  2. Click the Capture button or press Print Screen (Windows) or Control+Shift+C (Mac).
    Capture button
  3. The orange crosshairs appear.

    When selecting the area, use the magnifier for pixel accuracy. To hide the magnifier, press the M key.

    Complete one of the following to select the area to capture:
    • Fullscreen: Click the Fullscreen button to capture the entire screen.
      Fullscreen button
    • Window: Move the cursor over the window to capture. When an orange dashed border appears around the window, click to select the highlighted area.
      Window selection example
    • Region: Click and drag to select the desired area on the screen.
    • Scrolling: To capture content that extends beyond your screen, click the scrolling arrows. See Capture a Scrolling Area.
  4. To edit the selected area, complete any of the following:
    • To adjust the size of the selection, drag the handles.
    • To enter a specific size, type custom dimensions in pixels into the Width and Height fields.
    • To move the selected area on the screen, click and drag the selection to the desired location.
  5. If you set up your capture from the All-in-One tab, click the Image Capture button.
    Image Capture button

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

Capture Settings

Option Description
s2020-copytoclipboard.png Copy the capture to the Clipboard to quickly paste into another program or location after capture.

Open the capture in Snagit Editor to preview, edit, and share the image or video.

Disable this option to skip previewing and editing the capture in Snagit Editor. Select a Share option in the Capture window, to automatically share to a destination.


Include the cursor in the capture.

  • For image captures, the cursor is captured as a vector image that can be moved, edited, or deleted from the image.
  • For video captures, it is recommended to capture the cursor to help show where the action occurs on the screen.

Delay the start of the capture by 5 seconds to allow for additional setup time before capture for items such as dropdown menus.

After clicking the Capture button, a countdown appears on the bottom-right corner of the screen.


Additional Options (All-In-One)

Click the additional options icon to expand the share options for All-In-One capture.


Select an option from the Share dropdown to share the capture. To learn more about Share outputs, see Share Captures.

  • If the Preview in Editor option is enabled, you must click the Finish button in Snagit Editor to send the capture to the selected destination.
  • If the Preview in Editor option is disabled, the capture is automatically sent to the selected destination after capture.

Only outputs that support both image and video file formats are available in the All-In-One tab. For more sharing destinations, click the Image tab, Video tab, or share a capture from Snagit Editor.

To discover new ways to capture with Snagit, see Common Snagit Captures.

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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