Recent Captures Tray

The tray shows the recent image captures, video captures, and other files opened or edited in Snagit Editor.

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In this tutorial:

Select a thumbnail in the tray to view the full image on the canvas in Editor.
Recent Captures Tray

  • Click the Show Recent/Hide Recent (Windows) or Recent (Mac) button to show or hide the tray.
  • To view additional recent captures, click the Library button at the top of Snagit Editor.
    Library button

Save a Capture

Snagit automatically saves any image capture as a SNAGX file and any unsaved video capture as a MP4 in the Snagit Library. To learn more about automatically saved captures, see this support article.

To save image or video changes, select File > Save or Save As. For more information, see Best Practices for Saving Your Snagit Files.

If you save an image as a different file type such as JPG or PNG, both the SNAGX and the saved file appear in the tray.

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

Pin a Capture to the Tray (Windows)

Click the Pin icon to anchor a capture thumbnail to the left side of the tray for quick access. New captures are added to the right of pinned captures in the tray.
Pin icon

Click the Pin icon again to unpin a thumbnail from the tray.

Remove a Capture from the Tray

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

  • 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: Control+click a capture in the tray and select Close Other Captures. This removes all captures in the tray except the currently selected capture.

Note: Removing the capture from the tray does not delete the file. Click the Library button to find and open closed captures. See Introduction to Snagit Library.

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:

Combine Images

Click and drag an image from the tray to add it to the image on the canvas.
Combine images example

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).
  • Drag and drop thumbnails, either pinned or unpinned, to move them in the tray.
  • To view the capture metadata, right-click the thumbnail and select Details (Windows) or Get Info (Mac).

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