Stamp Tool

Annotate your image with stamps from a variety of categories.

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In this tutorial:

Note: Stamp and other tools in the Snagit Editor toolbar are available to annotate images. To draw your viewer’s attention while you record video, try Screen Draw. To enhance video you have already recorded, share your video to TechSmith Camtasia.

Add a Stamp to an Image

  1. Click the Stamp tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Stamp 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 Quick Styles, select a stamp category from the dropdown or enter a search term. Click to select a stamp.
    Business stamp category in Quick Styles
  3. Click the canvas to add the stamp.

Click and drag to move the stamp.
Move stamp example video

Click and drag a handle to resize the stamp.
Resize example video

  1. When you are finished with the Stamp tool, click the Move tool in the toolbar to select, move, edit, or delete objects you added to your image.
    Move tool

Download Stamps

Note: You must have Snagit version 2020 or later to download assets directly into Snagit. 

  1. Click the Stamp tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Stamp tool
  2. In the Properties panel, click the Download More button.
  3. The TechSmith Assets website opens. Locate the desired stamp set and click the Send to Snagit link. To learn more about downloading assets, see Download TechSmith Assets for Snagit.
    Download File button
    Snagit adds the stamp set into the stamp category: Stamp tool > Quick Styles > Stamp dropdown > select category.
    Symbols stamp category selected in Quick Styles

Create Custom Stamps

Save images, annotations, or objects on the canvas as custom stamps.

  1. On Windows, select Stamp tool > Organize Stamps button > Add Stamp button. On Mac, select Stamp tool > Import Stamps.
  2. Browse to select an image and click Open.
    Snagit adds the image to My Stamps.
    custom stamp in My Stamps

Tool Properties

Edit the properties to customize the tool.

Tip: Save tool customizations as Quick Styles.

After you edit tool properties, save your customization as a Quick Style for future use. See Quickly Access Favorite Styles and Tools.

Stamp properties on Windows Stamp properties on Mac

Click to select a shadow direction. To turn off the shadow, click to deselect the shadow direction.
Shadow control

Advanced Shadow Properties
Click the dropdown arrow to access additional Shadow properties:
Advanced Shadow Properties

  • Color: Select a color for the shadow.
  • Angle (Windows only): Set the direction of the shadow extending from the tool.
  • Distance: Increase/decrease the distance between the tool and the shadow.
  • Opacity: Increase/decrease the transparency of the shadow.
  • Blur: Increase/decrease the clarity of the shadow.

Drag the slider to adjust the transparency level.
Opacity slider

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2023. Previous versions may look or function differently.