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Fill an Area with Another Color

  1. Click the Fill tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Fill 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. The settings available for the selected tool appear in the Tool Properties panel. To select the fill color, complete one of the following:
    • Select a fill color from the Quick Styles.
      Fill Quick Styles
    • Click the Fill dropdown and select a color from the preset colors or from the color palette.
      Fill color selection
      If you want the image to match the background on any page or if you want portions of the image to display any content behind the image, select transparency fill (checkerboard pattern).
      transparent fill
      Transparent, gray, and white backgrounds
    • Click the Fill dropdown and enter a HEX or RGB value into the field. Click the Mode button to switch between HEX and RGB values.
      Hex or RGB field
    • Click the Eyedropper button and then click to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
      Eyedropper tool
  3. Click to apply the fill color to a location on the Canvas.

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.

Fill properties on Windows Fill properties on Mac

Eyedropper
Click the Eyedropper button and then click to select a color from anywhere on the screen.
Eyedropper button

Fill
Click the dropdown and select one of the following to set the color:

  • Click to select a preset or color from the palette.
    color selection
  • Enter a HEX or RGB value into the field.
    HEX field

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

Tolerance
If Snagit fills too little or too much of an area on the Canvas, press Ctrl+Z (Windows) or Command+Z (Mac) to undo the previous fill and drag the Tolerance slider to adjust the fill amount.
Tolerance slider