Use Templates to Create Visual Guides

Use Snagit’s templates to quickly create visual guides to demonstrate processes and convey technical information at a glance.

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Create professional looking visual guides

Snagit’s templates make it easy to create professional looking visual guides.

To use a template, click the Create button and choose Image from Template or select images from the Recent Captures tray, then right click and choose Combine in Template.

Create menu with Image from Template option selected.

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Select images to use in your guide

Press Control + Click (On Mac: Command + Click) to select images from the recent captures tray. Or hold Shift to select a series of images.

Right click and choose Combine in Template...

Note: If a single image is selected, choose Apply Template...

Right click with context menu item Combine in Template... selected.

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Choose a template

Snagit filters the templates to only ones with enough spaces or “drop zones” for the number of images you selected. Depending on what your guide will show, you might choose one with numbered steps, a timeline, or even a comparison to show the difference between two images.

When you’ve found a template you like, click Next.

Note: Included alongside the new templates is the original Combine Images style introduced in Snagit 2019. To use that original layout, select Custom Steps from the templates menu.

Click the Download More Templates link to visit TechSmith Assets for Snagit where you’ll find more free templates or can sign up for a subscription to our complete library of templates, stock photos, and stamps for use in all your projects.

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Arrange images, add a title and captions

If your images are not in the order you desire, drag to rearrange them.

To make your guide easy to follow, add title text and brief captions in the text boxes.

When everything is set, click Combine.


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Adjust your images

Images are scaled to fill each space. To adjust the zoom and position of an image, double click the drop zone, and resize and move the image as needed.

Change the background color of a drop zone in the Tool Properties.


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Share your guide

When your guide is complete, print it, save it as a PDF or image file, or send it to one of Snagit’s outputs like Screencast.com or Slack for quick and easy sharing.

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