macOS Permissions

Learn how to enable permissions for Camtasia on macOS 10.14 or later.

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Permissions are required for TechSmith Camtasia to capture video and access the OS Photo Library. A dialog appears the first time Camtasia runs on macOS 10.14 or later.
Enable system preferences for Camtasia

To open the Camtasia System Permissions dialog again, click Camtasia 2022 > Preferences > General tab > Camtasia System Permissions.

Enable Permissions in Camtasia

  1. In the Camtasia System Permissions dialog, click Edit System Permissions or the Enable button for a permission.
  2. The Security & Privacy > Privacy tab dialog appears. Click the corresponding Camtasia version checkbox in the right column to allow the permission.
    Open security & privacy system permissions
  3. After a permission is enabled, a prompt to exit Camtasia appears. Click Quit & Reopen or click Later to manually restart Camtasia at a later time after all desired permissions are enabled.

Note: It is recommended to enable all permissions before restarting Camtasia. If you do not restart after permission changes, Camtasia may display unpredictable behavior.

Manually Edit Permissions

  1. Open Mac System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy tab.
  2. Click the permission type in the left column.
    Open security & privacy system permissions
  3. Click the corresponding Camtasia version checkbox in the right column to allow the permission.
  4. If Camtasia is running and a permission is allowed, a prompt to exit Camtasia appears. Click Quit & Reopen or click Later to manually restart Camtasia at a later time after all desired permissions are enabled.

Note: It is recommended to enable all permissions before restarting Camtasia. If you do not restart after permission changes, Camtasia may display unpredictable behavior.