Stamp Tool

Annotate your image with stamps from a variety of categories.

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In this tutorial:

Note: Stamp and other tools in the Snagit Editor toolbar are available to annotate images. To draw your viewer’s attention while you record video, try Screen Draw. To enhance video you have already recorded, share your video to TechSmith Camtasia.

Add a Stamp to an Image

  1. Click the Stamp tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Stamp tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.

  2. In the Quick Styles, select a stamp category from the dropdown or enter a search term. Click to select a stamp.
    Business stamp category in Quick Styles
  3. Click the canvas to add the stamp.

Click and drag to move the stamp.
Move stamp example video

Click and drag a handle to resize the stamp.
Resize example video

  1. When you are finished with the Stamp tool, click the Move tool in the toolbar to select, move, edit, or delete objects you added to your image.
    Move tool

Note: Stamps from previous versions of Snagit are available to download for free from the TechSmith Assets website. See Download Stamps.

Download Stamps

The TechSmith Assets website has hundreds of free stamps to add a fun, polished, professional touch to your content.

  1. Click the Stamp tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Stamp tool
  2. In the Properties panel, click the Download More button.
  3. The TechSmith Assets website opens. Locate the desired stamp set and click the Send to Snagit icon.
    Send to Snagit button on the Assets site
    Snagit adds the stamp set into the relevant stamp category: Stamp tool > Quick Styles > Stamp dropdown > select category.
    Stamps downloaded into the relevant category in Snagit

To learn more about downloading assets, see Download TechSmith Assets for Snagit.

Create Custom Stamps

Import image files such as JPGs, PNGs, and GIFs to use as stamps, or save an image captured or created with Snagit as a custom stamp (Mac only).

Import a File to Stamps

  1. On Windows, select Stamp tool > Organize Stamps button > Add Stamp button. On Mac, select Stamp tool > Import Stamps.
  2. Browse to select an image and click Open.
    Snagit adds the image to My Stamps (Windows) or Custom (Mac).
    custom stamp in My Stamps

Save As Stamp (Mac only)

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a capture in the recent captures tray.
  2. Select File > Save As Stamp.
    Snagit adds the image to Custom.

Tool Properties

Edit the properties to customize the tool.

Tip: Save tool customizations as Quick Styles.

After you edit tool properties, save your customization as a Quick Style for future use. See Quickly Access Favorite Styles and Tools.

Stamp properties on Windows

Click to select a shadow direction. To turn off the shadow, click to deselect the shadow direction.
Shadow control

Advanced Shadow Properties
Click the dropdown arrow to access additional Shadow properties:
Advanced Shadow Properties

  • Color: Select a color for the shadow.
  • Angle: Set the direction of the shadow extending from the tool.
  • Distance: Increase/decrease the distance between the tool and the shadow.
  • Opacity: Increase/decrease the transparency of the shadow.
  • Blur: Increase/decrease the clarity of the shadow.

Drag the slider to adjust the transparency level.
Opacity slider

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2024. Previous versions may look or function differently.