Selecting Objects and Areas for Editing

In this tutorial, learn how to make a selection on the canvas. After making a selection, you can:

  • Resize or move objects
  • Change the settings for multiple objects
  • Remove the unwanted parts in an image
  • Cut or copy the selection to paste into other captures or programs

Select an Object

Vector objects are pasted images or objects drawn onto an image. You can move, resize, and edit vector objects on the canvas.

  • Click to select an object on the canvas.
  • Shift+click to select multiple objects.

When an object is selected, an outline and white handles appear around the object.
Selected callout

Select an Area or Multiple Objects

  1. In Snagit Editor, select Tools tab > Selection tool
    Selection tool
  2. Select a shape
    Selection shapes
  3. Click and drag the cursor on the canvas
  4. Hold the Shift key and drag to select another area on the canvas

Continue with Cut, Trim, or Crop Unwanted Sections of an Image

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001 - Capture Quickly with Snagit 12 Getting Started I Video
002 - 01: Recording Audio Video Capture I Written
003 - 02: Cut Out Mistakes or Unwanted Parts of the Video Video Capture I Written
004 - 03: Sharing Your Captures Video Capture I Written
005 - 04: Video Tips and Tricks Video Capture I Written
006 - Add Callouts, Shapes, and Text to an Image Image Editing I Written
007 - Selecting Objects and Areas for Editing Image Editing I Written
008 - Cut, Trim, or Crop to Remove Part of an Image Image Editing I Written
009 - Combining Images Image Editing I Written
010 - Resize an Image Image Editing I Written
011 - Bring Mobile Content Into Snagit Mobile I Video
012 - Creating and Sharing Mobile Content with Windows Devices Mobile I Written
013 - Access and Share Files with My Places Snagit Basics II Written
014 - Save Capture Settings with Profiles Snagit Basics I Video
015 - Customizing Snagit: Quick Styles Snagit Basics I Written
016 - Using the Snagit Library to Organize Captures Snagit Basics I Written
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018 - Capture Directly to Image or Video with Snagit 12 Tips and Tricks I Video
019 - Common Snagit 12 Trial Questions Tips and Tricks I Written
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021 - Customizing Snagit: Look and Feel Tips and Tricks I Written
022 - Creating Process Documentation Example II Video/PDF
023 - Snagit Documentation Reference I PDF

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