Create Video from Images to Demonstrate or Share Information

Demonstrate a process or series of steps by narrating and drawing on screenshots or images in a video.


Create a video from a series of images

Create a video from screenshots or images and include narration and markup. This is great for documenting a process or sharing information.

To get started, click the Create button and choose Video from Images or select images from the recent captures tray or the library, then right click and choose Create Video from Images.

If you're looking to record a video of what's happening on your screen, check out our tutorial Screen Capture Video.

Using the create image from template button in the Snagit editor

Select images to use in your video

Press Control + Click (On Mac: Command + Click) to select specific images from the recent captures tray. Or hold Shift to select a series of images.

The Snagit recent captures tray with the control button to select multiple captures

Choose recording settings

In the recording toolbar, choose to record microphone audio, show the cursor, and turn the webcam on or off.

You can also change the color of the canvas to make your images stand out. When everything is set, click Record.

Draw on images as you record

As you narrate your video, use the tools in your Favorites to draw attention to certain elements of an image. 

The drawing action is recorded and shown in the final video. After drawing an annotation, select it to move, resize, or delete it.

Move from one image to the next

Use the arrow keys in the recording toolbar to advance to the next image, or go back to a previous one. Or, click any image in the tray to jump to it.

Pause or stop the recording

If you need a moment while recording, click the Pause button and then resume recording when you’re ready. When you’re done, click the Stop button.

The Snagit recording toolbar with the cursor over the stop button

Make quick edits

Snagit places the new video at the front of the Recent Captures tray and on the Canvas where you can watch it and make simple edits using the playhead.

Share your video

When everything is ready to go, use Snagit’s outputs to save the video as an .mp4 or share it to a destination of your choice, like or a messaging app like Slack!

The Snagit share dropdown menu