Introduction to Snagit Library

The Snagit Library stores your capture history, including any files opened or edited in Snagit Editor.

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In this tutorial:

Library Overview

To access the library from Snagit Editor, click the Library button at the top of Snagit Editor.
Library button

Library overview

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Search Pane
Search for captures and filter by file name, tags, application, or website captured from (Windows). See Search for Captures.

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Tag
Add tags to help group or find captures easily at a later time. See Organize Your Captures.

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Create
Click to select Image from Template or Video from Images option.

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Sort
Sort captures by date modified, date created, name, or size. Click a heading to sort or to reverse the sort order.

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Share
Share captures to common sharing locations such as the cloud, a document, social media, or send a link. See Share Captures.

To quickly copy a capture to paste into another application, click Copy All (Mac only).

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Thumbnail Size
Change the preview size of thumbnails in the library. Click the percentage (Windows only) and drag the Zoom slider.

Note: If your library appears empty, you may need to convert your captures from a previous version of Snagit. For more information, see Convert Your Previous Captures.

Search for captures and filter by file name, tags, application, or website captured from (Windows).

  1. Enter a search term in the Search field.
    Search field
  2. The search results appear in the library. Click a category in the Search pane to filter the search results.
  3. To open a capture in Snagit Editor, double-click the capture in the library.

Browse Captures

Click a category in the Search pane to view the captures within that category. Captures are categorized by:

  • File type: Images, Videos, Animated GIFs
  • Favorites (Mac): All captures manually selected as favorites
  • Applications: All applications Snagit captured
  • Websites (Windows): All websites Snagit captured
  • Tags: List of tags manually assigned to captures in Snagit

Note: Month and Year categories will be restored in an upcoming version of Snagit 2022.

Search pane with categories

Organize Your Captures

Add a Tag

Add tags to captures to help group or find captures easily at a later time. To view a list of all the tags currently applied to captures, click the Tags category in the Search pane

  1. In Snagit Editor, select a capture in the tray or in the library. To select multiple captures press Control+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac).
  2. Click the Tag button.
    Tag button
  3. Enter a new tag or click to select an existing tag from the list.

Note: Tags are only visible in Snagit.

Remove a Tag

  1. In Snagit Editor, select a capture in the tray or in the library. To select multiple captures press Control+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac).
  2. Click the Tag button.
    Tag button
  3. Click a tag assigned to the capture and press the Delete key.

Library Tips

  • To open a capture in Snagit Editor, double-click the thumbnail in the library.
  • Store your captures to the cloud, move your library, or merge multiple libraries. See Manage the Library.
  • Snagit captures other information during capture. To view this metadata:
    • Windows: Right-click and select Details.
    • Mac: Control+click and select Get Info.
  • Apply a change to group of images such as changing the file format, applying effects, or changing the filenames. See Batch Convert Images.