Maintain Privacy in Your Captures

In Snagit Editor, you can hide or mask sensitive information in a capture such as a username, password, email address, personal information, etc.

Blur an Area

  1. On the Tools tab, select the Blur tool.
  2. Click and drag on the canvas to select the area to blur.
    Drag to create blur
  3. Drag the slider in the Properties pane to adjust the amount of the blur.
  4. To move the blur, click and drag within the blur.
  5. To resize the blurred area, click to select the blurred area and drag a handle.

Cover Up an Area

  1. On the Tools tab, select the Shape tool.
    Shape tool
  2. Select the fill color, border color, shape, and opacity from the Properties.
  3. Click the color picker to match an exact color in the capture.
    Color picker
  4. Click and drag on the canvas to draw over the area to hide.Drag to cover area

Extend an Area

  1. On the Tools tab, select the Selection tool.
  2. Click and drag to select an area similar to the area you want to cover.
    Click and drag to select area
  3. Press Command-C to copy the selected area.
  4. Press Command-V to paste the selection. Click and drag the pasted selection to line it up with the area to cover.
    move selection example
  5. Press Command-Plus to zoom in for precision.

Crop Out an Area

The Crop button permanently removes any portions of the capture outside of the highlighted area on the canvas.

  1. Snagit only crops flattened objects on the canvas. To flatten an object, click to select the object and select Edit > Flatten.
  2. Drag the canvas handles in to remove the unwanted portion of the capture.
  3. Click the Crop button.
    Crop button 
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002 - Working with the Capture Window Getting Started I Video/Written
003 - What's New in Snagit 2 Reference I Video
004 - Moving from Jing to Snagit Getting Started I Written
005 - Record a Video Getting Started I Video/Written
006 - Getting to Know the Editor Getting Started I Video
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012 - Vector Objects and Selection Canvas I Written
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022 - Use Snagit for Research Example II Written
023 - Use Snagit for Feedback or Grading Example II Written
024 - Create Handout Graphics from a Video Capture Example II Written
025 - Maintain Privacy in Your Captures Tools II Written
026 - Watermark an Image Example II Written
027 - Create a Mockup Example III Written
028 - Create Images for the Web Example II Written
029 - Top Ways to Use Drag and Drop Tips & Tricks II Written
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