The Library and Organizing Captures

The Library shows your capture history. To open the library, click the Library tab in Snagit Editor.

library

Snagit automatically tags and organizes captures based on metadata. Captures are categorized by capture type,  capture date, and which application or website it was captured from.

Click the Capture Details button in the bottom left corner of Snagit Editor to view the metadata information collected for a capture.

capture details button

Search for Captures

  1. In Snagit Editor, select Library tab > Search button.
    Library Search button
  2. Enter a search term in the Search field. You can search by file name, by application or website captured from, by flags, or by keywords.
    Library Search pane
  3. The search results appear below the Search field. Click an item in the search results to view the captures in the library.
  4. To open a capture from the Library, double-click the capture in the library. The capture opens in the Open Captures Tray.

Browse the Capture History

  1. In Snagit Editor, select Library tab > Search button.
    Library Search button
  2. Captures are categorized by date (month and year), applications, websites, keywords, or flags. Click a category in the Search pane to view the captures within that category in the library.
    library search pane categories
  3. To open a capture from the Library, double-click the capture in the library. The capture opens in the Open Captures Tray.

Add Keywords to Organize Captures

You can add your own personalized keywords to captures. The example below shows keywords based on captures taken while searching for a house. The keywords in this example were added to mark the houses that included the desired amenities and grouped by their price range.

Home keyword example

  1. Open Snagit Editor and select the Library tab.
  2. Click to select a capture in the library.
  3. To assign a keyword, complete any of the following:
    • In the Keywords field, type a keyword.
      • To enter a keyword that contains multiple words, place quotation marks around the phrase.
      • To add multiple keywords to a capture, separate keywords by commas.
        keywords field
    • To assign an existing keyword, click the Keywords dropdown and select the desired keyword.

Assign Flags to Organize Captures

Flags are visual icons assigned to captures. Flags appear on capture thumbnails in the library and in the Open Captures Tray.

Flags

  1. Open Snagit Editor and select the Library tab.
  2. Click to select a capture in the library.
  3. On the Library tab, click to assign the desired flag(s).
    flags

The flag icon appears on the capture thumbnail.

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