Snagit Hotkeys Guide

Quickly reference the shortcuts in Snagit and learn how to customize the capture shortcuts.

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Customize Capture Shortcuts

Select the following to view the keyboard shortcuts available for customization:

  • Windows: Capture window > File > Capture Preferences > Hotkeys tab.
  • Mac: Snagit > Preferences > Keyboard tab.

Capture Shortcuts

Note: Snagit shortcuts are tested on a QWERTY keyboard. Some shortcuts may not work with the keyboard you use. To configure your own shortcuts for your keyboard, see Customize Capture Shortcuts.

OptionWindowsMac
Selected Capture Mode/Global CapturePrint ScreenControl+Shift+C
All-in-One Capture-Control+Shift+O
Image Capture-Control+Shift+S
Mission Control Capture (Mac)-Control+Shift+M
Expose (Window) Capture (Mac)-Control+Shift+W
Menu Capture-Control+Shift+E
Repeat Last CaptureTo set a shortcut for this option, select Capture window > File > Capture Preferences > Hotkeys tab.Control+Shift+R
Video Capture-Control+Shift+V
Video Selection GuidesGG
Start RecordingShift+F9Control+Shift+Spacebar
Pause/Resume RecordingShift+F9Control+Shift+Spacebar
Stop RecordingShift+F10Control+Shift+V
MagnifierMM
Cancel CaptureEscEsc
Show/Hide Capture HelpF1H
Capture Fullscreen-F
Capture Multiple Regions-Hold the Command key
End Multiple Image CaptureRight-click screen-
Scroll HorizontallyHR
Scroll VerticallyVD
Scroll DiagonallyBX
Move Crosshairs 1 PixelArrow keys-
Capture 1:1 Aspect Ratio (Square)Hold the Shift key-
Region (16:9 Aspect Ratio)Click and drag to select an area on the screen. Hold the Ctrl key to lock the selection to a 16:9 aspect ratio. -
Region (4:3 Aspect Ratio)Click and drag to select an area on the screen. Hold the Ctrl+Shift key to lock the selection to a 4:3 aspect ratio.-
Take a CaptureEnter-
Start a Region SelectionShift+Enter-

Snagit Editor Shortcuts

OptionWindowsMac
Open Editor-Command+Shift+E
Enter Full Screen-Command+Control+F
Open Preferences-Command+comma
Hide SnagitCtrl+Shift+XCommand+H
Quit Snagit-Command+Q
New ImageCtrl+NCommand+N
New from ClipboardCtrl+Shift+NShift+Command+N
Create Image from TemplateCtrl+Alt+COption+Shift+C
OpenCtrl+OCommand+O
Close SnagitAlt+F4Command+W
Close CaptureCtrl+F4
Ctrl+W
Shift+Command+W
Close All-Option+Command+W
SaveCtrl+SCommand+S
Save AsCtrl+Shift+SShift+Command+S
Save All-Option+Command+S
PrintCtrl+PCommand+P
UndoCtrl+ZCommand+Z
RedoCtrl+YShift+Command+Z
CutCtrl+XCommand+X
CopyCtrl+CCommand+C
Copy AllCtrl+Shift+COption+Command+C
PasteCtrl+VCommand+V
DuplicateCtrl+D
Ctrl+click (Move, Stamp, Step tools)
Shift+Command+D
DeleteCtrl+DeleteDelete
Select AllCtrl+ACommand+A
Deselect AllCtrl+DCommand+D
Invert SelectionCtrl+Shift+IShift+Command+I
Bring ForwardCtrl+Shift+F-
Bring BackwardCtrl+Shift+B-
GroupCtrl+Shift+G-
UngroupCtrl+Shift+U-
Jump to Next Frame-Right Arrow
Jump to Previous Frame-Left Arrow
Jump to Beginning-Command+Return
Jump to End-Shift+Command+Return
Next Image (Video from Images)Right ArrowRight Arrow
Previous Image (Video from Images)Left ArrowLeft Arrow
Draw a Perfect Square or Circle
More or Draw an Object in a Line
Hold the Shift key while dragging.Hold the Shift key while dragging.
Draw Over Objects-Hold the Option key while dragging.
Canvas Snapping-Hold the Option key while moving or resizing objects.
Crop to Canvas-Command+K
Trim-Shift+Command+X
FlattenCtrl+TShift+Command+T
Flatten AllCtrl+Shift+TControl+Shift+T
Actual SizeCtrl+0Command+0
Zoom to Fit-Command+Shift+0
Zoom InCtrl+Plus SignCommand+Plus Sign
Option+scroll down
Zoom OutCtrl+Minus SignCommand+Minus Sign
Option+scroll up
Resize an Image-Shift+Command+R
Rotate an Image-Command+R
Switch to Library-Command+1
Show/Hide Effects Panel-Command+2
Show/Hide Properties-Command+3
Show/Hide Recent Captures Tray-Option+Command+T
Next Capture in Tray-Command+[
Previous Capture in Tray-Command+]
Open Share History-Option+Shift+S

Tools Shortcuts

On Windows, shortcuts are assigned to the first ten positions in the Snagit Editor toolbar. Press Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+9 to select the tool in that position.
Snagit toolbar

OptionMac Shortcuts
FavoritesControl+R
Arrow and LineControl+A
TextControl+T
CalloutControl+D
ShapeControl+U
StampControl+I
FillControl+F
MoveControl+V
SelectionControl+L
BlurControl+B
SimplifyControl+Y
Magic WandControl+W
CropControl+C
Cut OutControl+X
PenControl+P
HighlighterControl+H
StepControl+S
EraserControl+E
MagnifyControl+M