Vector Objects and Selection

The canvas is the area for previewing and editing captures. The canvas displays the selected capture in the tray.

Edit Objects on the Canvas:

You can edit vector-based objects directly on the canvas. Vector objects include callouts, text, arrows, lines, shapes, stamps, other drawing tools, and pasted captures. If you want to edit the vector-based objects within a capture at a later time, save to the .snagproj file format.

To edit an object, you must first click to select the object on the canvas. Flattened objects can not be edited.

  • Move: Drag the object to a new position on the canvas.
    Drag to move object
  • Resize: Drag a handle in or out.
    Drag object's handle to resize
  • Flip: Select Arrange > Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical.
  • Rotate:
    • For callouts and pasted captures, drag the green handle around the object.
      Drag around green handle to rotate
    • To rotate an entire capture, select Edit > Rotate Image. Enter the rotation degree and click Apply.
  • Flatten: Control-click on the object and select Flatten.

Making a Selection

Use the Selection tool to select a portion of a capture to copy, cut, paste, or to move a selected area within the capture. Tools and effects are only available for image captures.

  1. On the Tools tab, click the Selection tool.
    Selection tool
  2. Select a shape.
  3. Click and drag the cursor on the canvas.

Select objects on the canvas:

  • To select an object, Shift-click an object to include in the selection.
  • To toggle an object in or out of a group of selected objects, Command-click the object.

Title Category Level Format
000 - Introduction to Snagit 2 Getting Started I Video
001 - All-in-One Capture Getting Started I Video/Written
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
007 - Sharing with Snagit Share II Video
008 - Share to Share I Written
009 - Annotate with Drawing Tools Getting Started I Video
010 - Enhance Your Images with Effects Getting Started I Video
011 - Save Custom Styles Styles II Written
012 - Vector Objects and Selection Canvas I Written
013 - File Formats Overview Reference II Written
014 - Snagit Project File Format Reference I Written
015 - Capture a Scrolling Window Capture I Written
016 - Capture Multiple Areas Capture I Written
017 - Capture an Entire Web Page Capture I Written
018 - Capture a Menu Capture II Written
019 - Retina Display: Sharing Images Reference II Video/Written
020 - Editing Your Video Capture in Camtasia for Mac Edit II PDF
021 - The Many Ways People Use Snagit Example II Written
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
030 - Snagit Keyboard Shortcuts Guide Reference I PDF
031 - Bring Your Mobile Content into Snagit Mobile I Video
032 - Snagit Highlights Highlights I Video
033 - Google Drive: Access and collaborate around your content Share I Video
034 - Connecting Your Mobile Device Mobile I Video