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Add Capture Information to Your Image


Instead of writing up contextual information to send with your capture, learn how to automatically add this information to your image.

If you regularly add information about your capture when you share it--like the application captured, its build version, or your operating system--then you can save time by using Snagit’s Capture Info Effect.

image with info appended to the bottom

You can manually apply the Capture Info Effect to image captures in Snagit Editor, but to save the most time, create a capture preset to automatically add the information to your image.

Create a Capture Info Preset

Snagit capture window with numbered steps

  1. Open the Snagit Capture Window and go to the Image Tab.
  2. Choose a Selection type. Region capture is a flexible choice that lets you select parts of your screen or capture the whole thing.
  3. Under Effects, select Capture Info. 
  4. Select a share destination from the dropdown if you want to automatically send your captures to the same place, or select None (with Preview in Editor toggled on) to decide after you take your capture.
  5. Save these settings by clicking on the plus button, and selecting New Preset from Current Settings.
  6. Name your preset and assign it a shortcut.

Take Your Capture

With Snagit open, launch a capture by pressing the shortcut you assigned your preset, or by expanding the Preset panel in the capture window and clicking the capture button next to your preset. 

To apply this effect to images from Snagit Editor, go to the Effects pane and select Capture Info. 

Effects pane open and Capture Info selected

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