Match Colors Using the Color Picker

The Color Picker allows you to match the fill, outline, and text colors of the Drawing Tools to any color on your screen.

Callout matching outline

When to Use the Color Picker Tool

  • Matching colors from an image, website, graphic, or document
  • Following brand guidelines
  • Covering up tooltips, mistakes or unwanted portions of a screenshot
  • Creating a mock-up using specific colors

To Select Fill and Outline Colors

  1. In Snagit Editor, select the tool you would like to use from the Tools tab.
    Drawing tools
  2. Select the Outline or Fill color menu > Select Color From Image.
    Outline color menu  Fill color menu
  3. The cursor appears as an eyedropper.
    Eyedropper cursor
  4. Move the cursor over the desired color on the screen and click to select the color.
    Eyedropper on blue
  5. Draw the shape and the Fill or Outline will match the color selected.
    Drawing callout

To Select Text Color

  1. In Snagit Editor select Tools tab > Callout.
    Callout tool button
  2. Select a Callout Style from the Styles Gallery or adjust the callout options to create a custom callout.
    Styles Gallery
  3. Click and drag to draw a callout.
    Drawing callout
  4. From the Text Edit tab, open the Color menu > Select Color From Image.
    Text Color Menu
  5. The cursor appears as an eyedropper.
     Eyedropper on white
  6. Move the cursor over the desired color on the screen and click to select the color.
     Eyedropper on blue
  7. Enter text into the callout. The text color matches the selected color.
    Callout with text
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