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Note: Line and other tools in the Snagit Editor toolbar are available to annotate images. To draw your viewer’s attention while you record video, try Screen Draw. To enhance video you have already recorded, share your video to TechSmith Camtasia.

  1. Click the Line tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Line 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 draw on the Canvas to draw the line.

    Tip: Draw a horizontal or vertical line.

    To draw a perfectly horizontal or vertical line, press and hold Shift as you click and drag.

  4. Complete any of the following to edit the line:
    • Click and drag to move.
    • Click and drag a white handle to resize.
  5. When you are finished with the Line tool, click the Move tool in the toolbar to select, move, edit, or delete objects you added to your image.
    Move tool

Tool Properties

Edit the properties to customize the tool.

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.

Line properties

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

Click to select a shadow direction. To turn off the shadow, click to deselect the shadow direction.
Shadow control

Advanced Shadow Properties
Click the dropdown arrow to access additional Shadow properties:
Advanced Shadow Properties

  • Color: Select a color for the shadow.
  • Angle (Windows only): Set the direction of the shadow extending from the tool.
  • Distance: Increase/decrease the distance between the tool and the shadow.
  • Opacity: Increase/decrease the transparency of the shadow.
  • Blur: Increase/decrease the clarity of the shadow.

End Style
Click the dropdown to select an end style or arrow head for the line.
end style examples

Note: Some tool properties in Snagit Windows are not fully supported in Snagit Mac. See Snagit File Format Compatibility.

Line Style
Click the dropdown to select a line style.
line style examples

Drag the slider to adjust the transparency level.
Opacity slider

Bezier Curve
Click to enable the Bezier Curve checkbox. On the Canvas, click and drag the white handles to adjust the curve.
bezier curve

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