Quickly Access Favorite Styles and Tools

Snagit makes it easy to save your custom styles and favorite tools and effects for quick access while editing.

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In this tutorial:

Quick Styles

Each Snagit tool has a variety of default Quick Styles to quickly and easily annotate your image captures. Create your own customized styles and save them as Quick Styles to use again.
Examples of default and customized quick styles

To save a Quick Style:

  1. In Snagit Editor, click to select a tool.
    Snagit Editor toolbar
  2. In the Tool Properties panel, edit the desired properties. To learn more about the properties for each tool, see Snagit Tools tutorials.
  3. As you edit the properties, a new Quick Style appears below the existing styles. Click the plus icon icon to save the new Quick Style.
    Click + icon on Quick Style
  4. To change its location within Quick Styles, click and drag to move it to a new location.

To delete a Quick Style, right-click on the style and select Delete Quick Style.

Tip: Share your Quick Styles.

To share your Quick Styles with others to maintain a consistent look, see Snagit Themes.

Quick Effects

Snagit includes a variety of preset Quick Effects. When you customize an effect, save it as a Quick Effect for future use.
Default Quick Effects on Windows Default Quick Effects on Mac

  1. In Snagit Editor, click the Effects button.
  2. Click to select an effect and edit the settings. See Add Effects.
  3. To save a Quick Effect, complete one of the following:
    • Windows: After you edit the settings, click the Add to Quick Effects button in the settings dropdown.
    • Mac: As you edit the settings, a new effect appears at the bottom of Quick Effects. Click the Add Quick Style or Effect icon on Mac icon.


Save frequently-used Quick Styles and Quick Effects (Mac only) to Favorites. Favorites offer quick access to a wide variety of tools, styles, and effects in one location while editing.

  1. Create a Quick Style or Quick Effect (Mac only).
  2. Click the star icon icon on the Quick Style or Quick Effect. The icon appears yellow when a Quick Style is saved to Favorites.
  3. To remove a Quick Style or Quick Effect from Favorites, click the yellow star icon on the style or effect.
    yellow star icon

Tip: Add Favorites to annotate Videos from Images.

Add Quick Styles such as arrows and shapes to your Favorites to draw on the screen while recording a video from images. See Turn Your Screenshots into a Video.

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