Turn Your Screenshots into a Video

Record and narrate a video to provide additional context for an image or series of images.

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Create Video from Images

  1. In the tray or library, Control+click (Windows) or Command+click (Mac) to select images to show in the video.
  2. Select Create button > Video from Images or File > Create Video from Images.
    Create dropdown
  3. The Recording toolbar appears.
    Video from Images recording toolbar
    Click and drag images to reorder in the tray.
    Reorder images in tray example
  4. Click to select recording options from the Recording toolbar:
    • Video Background Color: Select a background color to display in the video. The background appears in the final video. Use dark or light colors such as dark blue, black, or white to improve contrast in the video.
      Video from Images background color picker
    • Cursor: Record the cursor.
      Cursor Capture button
    • Microphone Audio: Record the audio from your computer’s built-in microphone or from a connected USB microphone. Click the dropdown to select a device.
      Microphone on/off button and options dropdown
    • Webcam: Record live video from the connected or built-in webcam. Click the Webcam button to toggle the webcam on/off. Click the dropdown to select the camera device and webcam display settings. To learn more about webcam options, see Record a Picture-in-Picture Video.
      Webcam button and options dropdown
  5. To begin recording, click the Record button or press Shift+F9 (Windows) or Control+Shift+Space (Mac).
    Start recording button
  6. To change the image shown in the video, click the Next Image or Previous Image buttons or press the left or right arrow keys.
    Next and previous image buttons
  7. To pause recording, click the Pause button or press Shift+F9 (Windows) or Control+Shift+Space (Mac).
    Pause recording button
  8. Draw attention to an area by adding arrows, shapes, and other annotations from the Favorites tool while recording or during a pause.
    • Click to select a Quick Style saved in your Favorites.
      Favorite quick styles and tools example
    • Click and drag in the recording area to add the annotation.
  9. Adjust the zoom and/or dimensions of the image on the Canvas if desired (Windows only).
    Adjust the zoom or dimensions of the image
  10. To stop the recording, click the Stop button or press Shift+F10 (Windows) or Control+Shift+V (Mac).
    Stop recording button

The video appears on the canvas to review, edit, and share.

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