Edit Your Captures

Learn how to edit images with Snagit Editor's powerful tools and effects.

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Use Snagit Editor to preview, edit, and share your captures.

Note: This tutorial introduces options to edit images. To learn about options for video, see Edit a Video.

Open Snagit Editor

  • Click the Open Editor button in the Capture window.
    Open Editor button
  • In the Notifications area, right-click the Snagit icon and select Open Snagit Editor. (Windows only)
    Snagit icon in Notifications

Snagit Editor Overview

Snagit Editor


View and organize your capture history.

See Introduction to Snagit Library.




Working area to preview and edit captures.

Tips for Working on the Canvas:

  • To edit movable objects on the canvas at a later time, save images as a SNAGX file. See Best Practices for Saving Your Snagit Files.
  • Drag one of the handles on the edge of an image to create more working space on the canvas.
  • Save images with a transparent background. See Remove a Background.
  • To change the background color in the canvas:
    • Right-click the canvas and select Canvas Color to open the color selector.
    • Or, select Image > Canvas Color.
  • Enable or disable canvas snapping to align objects and text boxes:
    • Select Image > Canvas Snapping.
    • Or, right-click on the canvas and select Canvas Snapping.


Click to select an editing tool. Annotate, edit, and enhance image captures. You can customize the order and tools available in the toolbar.

See Snagit Tools.


Share captures to online file storage, social media, or other business apps.

To quickly copy a capture to paste into another application, click Copy All.

See Share Captures.


Quick Styles
Apply or save custom-made styles.

See Quickly Access Favorite Styles and Tools.


Adjust the properties such as color, font size, or shape to customize a tool.

See Snagit Tools.


Effects Panel
Click the Effects button to view the image effects available, such as an image border, torn edge, information about the capture, or color adjustment.

See Add Effects.


Recent Captures Tray
The tray shows the recent image captures, video captures, and other files opened or edited in Snagit Editor. The thumbnail selected in the tray appears on the canvas in Snagit Editor.

See Recent Captures Tray.

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