Turn Your Screenshots into a Video

Record and narrate a video to provide additional context for an image or series of images.

tutorial

Create Video from Images

  1. In the tray or library, Control+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac) to select images to show in the video.
  2. Select Create button > Video from Images or File > Create Video from Images.
    Create dropdown
  3. The Recording toolbar appears.
    Video from images recorder toolbar
    Click and drag images to reorder in the tray.
    Reorder images in tray example
  4. Click to select recording options from the Recording toolbar:
    • Video Background Color: Select a background color to display in the video. The background appears in the final video. Use dark or light colors such as dark blue, black, or white to improve contrast in the video.
      Video from images color picker on Windows Video from images color picker Mac
    • Cursor: Record the cursor.
      Record cursor button
    • Microphone Audio: Record the audio from your computer’s built-in microphone or from a connected USB microphone.
      Record microphone button
    • Webcam: Record live video from the connected or built-in webcam. Click the Webcam button to toggle the webcam on/off. Click the dropdown to select the camera device and webcam display settings:
      Webcam options
      • Picture-in-Picture: The webcam displays as a small video in the corner of your video. To change the Picture-in-Picture position, click the dropdown and select an option. To change the size of the Picture-in-Picture, drag a corner of the webcam preview in or out.
        Resize picture-in-picture example
      • Fullscreen Webcam: The webcam fills the entire video display area. Screen video is not recorded when the fullscreen webcam option is enabled.
      • Shape: Select Circle, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Square, or Rounded Square shape for your webcam recording.
  5. To begin recording, click the Record button or press Shift+F9 (Windows) or Control+Shift+Space (Mac).
    Start recording button
  6. To change the image shown in the video, click the Next Image or Previous Image buttons.
    Next and previous image buttons

    Tip: Use the left or right arrow keys.

    Use the left or right arrow keys to change the image shown in the video.

  7. To pause recording, click the Pause button or press Shift+F9 (Windows) or Control+Shift+Space (Mac).
    Pause recording button
  8. Draw attention to an area by adding arrows, shapes, and other annotations from the Favorites tool while recording or during a pause.
    • Click to select a Quick Style saved in your Favorites.
      Favortie quick styles and tools example

      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.

    • Click and drag in the recording area to add the annotation.
  9. Adjust the zoom and/or dimensions of the image on the Canvas if desired (Windows only).
    Adjust the zoom or dimensions of the image
  10. To stop the recording, click the Stop button or press Shift+F10 (Windows) or Control+Shift+V (Mac).
    Stop recording button

The MP4 video file appears in the tray.

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2023. Previous versions may look or function differently.