Eraser Tool

Erase flattened areas in an image to expose the Canvas.

tutorial

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Eraser Tool

Note: The eraser tool only erases flattened or original areas in an image.

  1. Click the Eraser tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Eraser 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. Select a Quick Style or edit the tool properties to customize the tool. See Tool Properties.
  3. Click and drag to erase parts of the image on the Canvas.
    Example of using eraser in Snagit Editor
    Tip: Select a smaller eraser width and zoom in on the Canvas to precisely erase parts of the image.

Note: Select Image > Canvas Color (Windows) or Image > Change Canvas Color (Mac) to change the eraser color. If the Canvas color is set to transparent, you will see a checkerboard pattern as you erase. For more information, see Remove a Background.

Tool Properties

Edit the properties to customize the tool.

Tip: Save your customizations as a Quick Style for future use. See Quickly Access Favorite Styles and Tools.

Eraser properties on Windows Eraser properties on Mac

Width
Drag the slider or enter a value to adjust the width of the eraser.
Width slider

Opacity
Drag the slider to adjust the transparency level.
Opacity slider

Antialias (Windows only)
Enable this option to smooth the edges of the erased area.
Example of eraser with and without antialias