02: Make a Selection

This tutorial series demonstrates how to complete basic edits to an image in Snagit Editor.

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 Area

  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.

Select Multiple Areas on the Canvas

  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 to make the first selection.
  4. Hold the Shift key and drag to select another area on the canvas.

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

Continue with 03: Remove Unwanted Sections

Title Category Level Format
000 - 01: Snagit 3 Overview Getting Started Series I Video
001 - 02: Starting Snagit Getting Started Series I Video
002 - 03: Taking Your First Image Capture Getting Started Series I Written
003 - 01: Introduction to Video Capture Video Capture Series I Written
004 - 02: Taking Your First Video Capture Video Capture Series I Written
005 - 03: Recording Audio Video Capture Series I Written
006 - 04: Cut Out Mistakes or Unwanted Parts of the Video Video Capture Series I Written
007 - 05: Sharing Your Video Video Capture Series I Written
008 - 06: Video Tips and Tricks Video Capture Series I Written
009 - 01: Add Text or Draw on an Image Image Editing Series I Written
010 - 02: Make a Selection Image Editing Series I Written
011 - 03: Remove Unwanted Sections Image Editing Series I Written
012 - 04: Combine Images Image Editing Series I Written
013 - 05: Resize an Image Image Editing Series I Written
014 - Bring Your Mobile Content into Snagit Mobile I Video
015 - Connecting Your Mobile Device Mobile I VIdeo
016 - Creating and Sharing Mobile Content with Windows Devices Mobile I Written
017 - Access and Share Files with My Places Snagit Basics II Written
018 - Capture Quickly with Snagit 3 Snagit Basics I Video
019 - Save Source Images for Future Editing Snagit Basics I Written
020 - Get a Link to Share a Capture Snagit Basics I Written
021 - Customizing the Tools using Quick Styles Snagit Basics I Written
022 - Capture Directly to Image or Video with Snagit 3 Tips and Tricks I Video
023 - Maintain Privacy in Your Captures Tips and Tricks I Written
024 - Web Capture: An Alternative to Scrolling Capture Tips and Tricks I Video
025 - Match Colors Using the Color Picker Tips and Tricks II Written
026 - Snagit 3 Quick Tips Tips and Tricks I Written
027 - Creating Process Documentation Example II Video/PDF

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