Snagit Editor Overview

Use Snagit Editor to preview, edit, and share your captures.

Open Snagit Editor

  • Click the Open Editor button in the Capture window.
  • In the Notifications area, right-click the Snagit icon and select Open Snagit Editor. (Windows only)


Snagit Editor Overview




View and organize your capture history.

See Introduction to Snagit Library.



Working area to preview and edit captures.

Tips for Working on the Canvas

  • To edit movable objects on the canvas at a later time, save images as a SNAG or SNAGPROJ file.
  • Drag one of the handles on the edge of an image to create more working space on the canvas.
  • Save images with a transparent background. See Transparency Tips.
  • To change the background color in the canvas (Windows only):
    • Right-click the canvas and select Canvas Color to open the color selector.
    • Or, select Image > Canvas Color.
  • Enable or disable canvas snapping to align objects and text boxes:
    • Select Image > Canvas Snapping.
    • Or, right-click on the canvas and select Canvas Snapping.


Click to select an editing tool. Annotate, edit, and enhance image captures. You can customize the order and tools available in the toolbar.

See Introduction to Tools.



Share captures to online file storage, social media, or other business apps.

See Share Captures.


Quick Styles

Apply or save custom-made styles.

See Quick Styles and Themes.



Adjust the properties to customize a tool.

See Tools Properties.


Effects Panel

Click the Effects button to view the image effects available.

See Add Effects.

8_34x34.png Recent Captures Tray

The tray shows the recent image captures, video captures, and other files opened or edited in Snagit Editor. The thumbnail selected in the tray appears on the canvas in Snagit Editor. See Recent Captures Tray to learn how to save, delete, or remove capture from the tray.



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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