Snagit Themes and Quick Styles

Maintain a consistent style in the annotations, arrows, text, and other tools used across your images for a project, website, or within your organization.

  • Theme: A set of custom Quick Styles in Snagit based on a preselected color palette. See Create a Theme.
  • Quick Styles: Customize the properties for a tool and save it as a Quick Style for future use. In a theme, Quick Styles are automatically generated or you can customize and add individual Quick Styles to the theme. See Save a Quick Style.
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  • Share Styles: Export themes to share a set of Quick Styles with others. See Share a Theme.

Tools are only available for image captures. Share your video to Camtasia to enhance it with annotations and effects.

 

Create a Theme

Themes consist of unique Quick Styles for each project, organization, or style guide you work with. Snagit helps you set up a theme based on the selected color palette. You can add more Quick Styles or edit the theme at any time.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The tool properties open.
    • Windows: Click the Theme dropdown and select the New Theme option.
    • Mac: Click the s2020-themegear.png icon and select the New Theme option.
  3. The New Theme dialog appears. Click the Colors dropdown to select a color to use to automatically generate Quick Styles for the theme.
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    • Click to select a color from the preset colors or from the color palette.
    • Click the Eyedropper tool and then click to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
    • Enter a HEX or RGB value into the field.

      To add the color to the theme's My Color palette, click the s21-AddColorButton_Small.png button.
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  4. Click the s21-AddColorButton_Small.png to add another color. Continue until you have added the desired theme colors.

    Theme Color Tip

    It is recommended to select 4-8 colors for generating the new theme.

  5. Click the Font tab and select a desired font from the dropdown.
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  6. Click s21-DropShadowCheckBox.png to enable or disable drop shadows for tools.
  7. Enter a descriptive name in the Theme name field.
  8. Click the Create button.

Snagit automatically generates a set of Quick Styles based on the colors selected. The new theme is available in most tools. To edit individual Quick Styles in the theme, see Save a Quick Style.

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Edit a Theme

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The tool properties open.
    • Windows: In the Theme dropdown, click the s2020-themegearicon.png icon next to the theme and select Edit.
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    • Mac: Click the s2020-themegear.png icon and select Edit.
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  3. The Edit Theme dialog appears. Complete the desired edits.
  4. Click Save.

    IMPORTANT:

    Editing a theme overwrites your existing Quick Styles in the theme. To maintain your existing styles, you can edit the Quick Styles individually. See Save a Quick Style.

 

Save a Quick Style

After editing the tool properties, you can save the custom tool properties as a Quick Style for future use.

To save the style to a specific theme, select the theme from the menu at the top of Quick Styles before you create the new Quick style.
  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The tool properties open. Edit the desired properties.
  3. As you edit the properties, a new Quick Style appears at the bottom of the existing styles.
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  4. Click the s2020-addquickstyleicon.png icon to save the new Quick Style.
  5. To change its location within Quick Styles, click and drag to move it to a new location.

    Tip: Save frequently-used Quick Styles to the Favorites tool.

    Click the s2020-favicondisabledsmall.png icon on the style to save to Favorites. The icon appears yellow when a Quick Style is saved to Favorites.
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To delete a Quick Style, right-click on the style and select Delete Quick Style (Windows) or Remove Quick Style (Mac). The Quick Style is permanently deleted from the selected theme.

 

Apply a Quick Style

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The tool properties open. Click to select a Quick Style.
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  3. The method for drawing the Quick Style on the canvas depends on the tool selected. Follow the instructions outlined for using tools.

 

Export a Theme

Export and share a theme to maintain consistency throughout visuals in a project, website, or throughout your organization.

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The properties for the selected tool appear in the Properties panel on the right-side of Snagit Editor.
    • Windows: In the Theme dropdown, click the s2020-themegear.png icon next to the theme and select Export.
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    • Mac: Click the s2020-themegear.png icon and select Export Theme.
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  3. Choose a location and enter a file name. Click Save.

Snagit saves the theme as a .snagtheme file. You can send the file to others to import into Snagit.

You must have Snagit Windows version 13.1 or later or Snagit Mac version 4.1 or later installed to import a theme.

 

Import a Theme

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
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  2. The properties for the selected tool appear in the Properties panel on the right-side of Snagit Editor.
    • Windows: Click the Theme dropdown and select Import.
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    • Mac: Click the s2020-themegear.png icon and select Import.
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  3. Browse to select the .snagtheme file and click Open.

Snagit adds the theme to the list of available themes.

 

Download a Theme

Pre-made themes are available for download from the TechSmith Assets website. See Download TechSmith Assets for Snagit.

 

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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