Magnify Tool

Enlarge and highlight an area in an image.

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Note: Magnify 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.

Magnify example

  1. Click the Magnify tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Magnify 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 select the area to magnify on the Canvas.
  4. Drag the white handles to adjust the size of the magnify selection.
  5. Click and drag the anchor point to move the magnified area to another location in the image.
    Drag anchor point to offset
  6. When you are finished with the Magnify 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.

Magnify properties on Windows Magnify properties on Mac

Change the color outlining the magnified area.
Outline dropdown

Select a shape for the magnified area.
Shape dropdown

Drag the slider or enter a value to adjust the magnification percentage.
Magnify slider

Line Width
Drag the slider or enter a value in pixels to adjust the width of the outline around the magnified area.

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