Capture an Image

Capture a screenshot of anything on your screen with Snagit.

tutorial
  1. In the Capture window, select the Image tab.
    Windows image capture tab
  2. Click the Capture button or press Print Screen (Windows) or Control+Shift+C (Mac).
    Capture button
  3. The orange crosshairs appear.
    When selecting the area, use the magnifier for pixel accuracy. To hide the magnifier, press the M key.

    Complete one of the following to select the area to capture:
    • Fullscreen: Click the Fullscreen button to capture the entire screen.
      Fullscreen selection button
    • Window: Move the cursor over the window to capture. When an orange dashed border appears around the window, click to select the highlighted area.
      Select window example
    • Region: Click and drag to select the desired area on the screen.
    • Scrolling: To capture content that extends beyond your screen, click the scrolling arrows. See Capture a Scrolling Area.

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

Note: If you set up your capture from the All-in-One tab, click the Image Capture button.
All-in-One image capture button

Capture Settings

OptionDescription
Selection
Selection dropdown example
Selection dropdown optionsAdvanced selection options
Select the capture area or type of capture.
Effects
Effects dropdown
Effects dropdown options
Automatically apply an effect to your capture.

To add multiple effects, select Add another effect.

To remove the last added effect, select Remove this effect.
Share
Share options dropdown
Share dropdown options

Automatically share your capture to the desired destination after capture.

To learn more about share destinations, see Share Captures.

If the Preview in Editor option is enabled, you must click the Finish button in Snagit Editor to share the capture.
Finish button in Snagit Editor after effects are applied

If the Preview in Editor option is disabled, the capture is sent to the selected destination.

Note: Only destinations that support image file formats are available in the Image tab. For more sharing destinations, click the Video tab or share a capture from Snagit Editor.
Preview in Editor
Preview in editor option
Open the capture in Snagit Editor to preview, edit, and share the image or video.

Disable this option to skip previewing and editing the capture in Snagit Editor.
Copy to Clipboard
Copy to clipboard option
Copy the capture to the Clipboard to quickly paste into another program or location after capture.
Capture Cursor
Capture cursor option
Include the cursor in the capture.

For image captures, the cursor is captured as a vector image that can be moved, edited, or deleted from the image.
Time Delay
Time delay option
Time delay toggle options
Delay
Delay the start of the capture by a number of seconds to allow for additional setup time before capture for items such as dropdown menus.
After clicking the Capture button, a countdown appears on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Capture countdown timer

Interval
Set an interval of time where Snagit continuously captures images of the selected area on the screen.
You can optionally choose to discard identical captures if nothing on the screen has changed.
Delay interval options
Note: The Capture button is displayed as a Start/Stop button when this option is selected.
Start and stop capture buttons

Schedule
Schedule a date and time for Snagit to take a capture of the selected area on the screen.
Note: The Capture button is displayed as a Start/Stop button when this option is selected.
Start and stop capture buttons

See Common Captures with Snagit for more details.
Additional Options (All-In-One tab)Click the additional options icon to expand the Selection and Share options for All-In-One capture.
All-in-One capture tab more options

To discover new ways to capture with Snagit, see Common Captures with Snagit.