Snagit Hotkeys Guide

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

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In this tutorial:

Customize Shortcuts

Complete the following to view the keyboard shortcuts available for customization and to make changes:

Windows
  1. In the Capture window, select File menu > Capture Preferences > Hotkeys tab.
  2. Select the desired shortcuts.
  3. Check Allow Snagit to override other hotkey assignments to avoid shortcut conflicts with other applications when running Snagit.
  4. Click OK.

Click Restore Defaults to reset to the default shortcuts.

Mac
  1. In Snagit Editor select Snagit menu > Preferences > Keyboard tab.
  2. Click the button for the keyboard shortcut you wish to change.
  3. Complete one of the following options:
    • Press the desired key combination on the keyboard to assign a new shortcut.
    • Click the red arrow icon Cancel shortcut change icon to cancel the change.
    • Click the X icon Delete shortcut icon to delete the assigned shortcut.

Shortcuts are saved automatically.

Click Restore Shortcuts to reset to the default shortcuts.

Tip: Change the Capture Hotkey in the Capture Window.

In the Capture window, click the shortcut field under the Capture button and press the desired key combination on the keyboard. To learn more, see Change the Global Capture Hotkey.

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 Shortcuts.

OptionWindowsMac
Selected Capture Mode/Global CapturePrint ScreenControl+Shift+C
All-in-One CaptureControl+Shift+O
Image CaptureControl+Shift+S
Mission Control Capture (Mac)Control+Shift+M
Expose (Window) Capture (Mac)Control+Shift+W
Menu CaptureControl+Shift+E
Repeat Last CaptureTo set a shortcut for this option, select Capture window > File > Capture Preferences > Hotkeys tab.Control+Shift+R
Video CaptureControl+Shift+V
Video Selection GuidesGG
Start RecordingShift+F9Control+Shift+Spacebar
Pause/Resume RecordingShift+F9Control+Shift+Spacebar
Stop RecordingShift+F10Control+Shift+V
Enter/Exit Draw ModeCtrl+Shift+DControl+Shift+D
Select Arrow Screen Draw ToolAA
Select Square Screen Draw ToolSS
Select Step Screen Draw Tool,
Restart Step Numbering
11
MagnifierMM
Cancel CaptureEscEsc
Show/Hide Capture HelpF1H
Capture FullscreenF
Capture Multiple RegionsHold 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

Tip: Create Other Keyboard Shortcuts with Presets.

Create a keyboard shortcut for each of the different captures you commonly take. See Save Capture Settings as Presets.

Snagit Editor Shortcuts

OptionWindowsMac
Open EditorCommand+Shift+E
Enter Full ScreenCommand+Control+F
Open PreferencesCommand+comma
Hide SnagitCtrl+Shift+XCommand+H
Quit SnagitCommand+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 AllOption+Command+W
SaveCtrl+SCommand+S
Save AsCtrl+Shift+SShift+Command+S
Save AllOption+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 FrameRight Arrow
Jump to Previous FrameLeft Arrow
Jump to BeginningCommand+Return
Jump to EndShift+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 ObjectsHold the Option key while dragging.
Canvas SnappingHold the Option key while moving or resizing objects.
Crop to CanvasCommand+K
TrimShift+Command+X
FlattenCtrl+TShift+Command+T
Flatten AllCtrl+Shift+TControl+Shift+T
Actual SizeCtrl+0Command+0
Zoom to FitCommand+Shift+0
Zoom InCtrl+Plus SignCommand+Plus Sign
Option+scroll down
Zoom OutCtrl+Minus SignCommand+Minus Sign
Option+scroll up
Resize an ImageShift+Command+R
Rotate an ImageCommand+R
Share LinkCtrl+Shift+LOption+Command+L
Switch to LibraryCommand+1
Show/Hide Effects PanelCommand+2
Show/Hide PropertiesCommand+3
Show/Hide Recent Captures TrayOption+Command+T
Next Capture in TrayCommand+[
Previous Capture in TrayCommand+]
Open Share HistoryOption+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

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2023. Previous versions may look or function differently.