Capture Your Screen

Capture a screenshot or video of anything on your screen with Snagit.

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Capture types

This topic provides a brief introduction to help you take your first capture with Snagit. For more in-depth information about captures, see the following topics:

Open the Capture Window

  • On Windows, click the Snagit icon in the taskbar or notifications area.
    Snagit taskbar icon
  • On Mac, click the Snagit menu icon icon in the menu bar.
    Snagit Capture window for Mac
  • In Snagit Editor, click the Capture button.
    Capture button

Capture Window Overview

In the Capture window, select the capture type and settings to capture anything on the screen.
Capture Window with label numbers

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All-in-One tab
Quickly Capture an image, video, or panoramic capture. See Take Your First Capture.

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Image tab
Customize the settings to capture an image. Automatically add effects, share directly to a destination, and more. See Capture an Image.

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Video tab
Customize the settings to capture a video. Set up audio or a webcam device for video. See Record a Video with Snagit.

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Presets
Save frequently-used capture settings as a preset to increase capture speed and efficiency. Click the Presets button to open the list of presets. See Save Capture Settings as Presets.

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Capture button
Click the Capture button to start a capture with the current settings selected on the tab. You can also start a capture using the global capture shortcut, press Print Screen (Windows) or Control+Shift+C (Mac). See Change the Global Capture Hotkey.

Take Your First Capture

  1. Set up what you want to capture on the screen.
  2. In the Capture window, click the All-in-One tab and click the Capture button or press Print Screen (Windows) or Control+Shift+C (Mac).
    Capture Window
  3. The orange crosshairs appear. Click and drag on the screen to select the area to capture.
    Capture crosshairs
  4. The All-in-One toolbar appears. Select an option:
    Al-in-One toolbar
    • To capture an image, click the Image Capture button.
      Image Capture button
    • To capture a video, click the Video Capture button. Select the recording options and click the Record button. See Record a Video with Snagit.
      Video Capture button
    • To capture a scrolling area, click the Panoramic Capture button. See Capture a Scrolling Area.
      Panoramic Capture button

The capture opens in the Snagit Editor where you can preview, edit, and share the capture.