Remove Parts of an Image

Remove unwanted objects, spacing, or information from an image.

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Remove parts of an image to focus attention on other areas or to hide objects and shapes.

Snagit offers several ways to remove parts of an image including:

Cut Out Horizontal or Vertical Sections

Cut out vertical or horizontal sections to remove unwanted space, objects, and information.
Cut out image example

  1. Click the Cut Out tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Cut out tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.

  2. Select a Quick Style to determine the direction and edge style of the cut.
    Default cutout quick styles
  3. A line appears on the Canvas. Click and drag on the Canvas to select the area to remove.
    Cut out canvas example

Note: For Cut Out styles with straight edges, Snagit seamlessly stitches the sections together. For other edge styles, Snagit leaves a gap. The size of the gap is not editable.

Fill Objects with Color to Hide Them

Replace a color with another color from your image to hide objects and shapes.
Fill with background color to remove shapes example

Note: To change a color in an image to transparent, see Remove a Background.

  1. Click the Fill tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Fill tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.

  2. To select the fill color, click the Eyedropper button and then click to select a color from anywhere in the image.
    Eyedropper Select color with eyedropper
  3. The Eyedropper cursor changes to the Fill cursor. Click the color in the image that you want to replace.

The fill color replaces the existing color in the image with the selected color. For more information, see the Fill Tool.

Select and Delete Areas

Quickly select and delete unwanted parts or objects in an image.
Select and delete object example

  1. Click the Selection tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Selection tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.

  2. In the Tool Properties, choose a selection shape: Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, or Freehand.
    Selection shapes
  3. Select a Background Fill option to fill the area when the selection is moved or deleted:
    • Transparent: Fills the area with transparency to display the Canvas underneath.
    • Auto-Fill: Automatically fills the area based on the content surrounding the selection.
  4. Click and drag to draw the selection on the Canvas.
  5. Press the Delete key to remove the selection.

Tip: Invert the selection to select everything else.

To delete or edit everything except the selected area, right-click (Windows) or control-click (Mac) the canvas and select Invert Selection.

For more information, see the Selection Tool.

Erase Manually

Freehand erase the image to reveal the Canvas below.

  1. Click the Eraser tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Eraser tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.

  2. Select a Quick Style or edit the tool properties to customize the tool.
  3. Click and drag on the areas to erase.
    Erase an image example

For more information, see the Eraser Tool.

Crop Edges from an Image

Crop to trim away edges of an image to focus attention.

  1. Click the Crop tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Crop tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.

  2. To select the area to crop, drag the blue handles.
    Drag blue handle
  3. To move the selected area, click and drag the selection to a new location.
    Click and drag to move
  4. Click the Crop button to save the changes.
    Crop button

Snagit applies the crop to the image on the Canvas.

Crop before/after example

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2022. Previous versions may look or function differently.