Maintain Privacy in Your Captures

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

Blur an Area

  • Smooth Blur: Reduces the details in a capture similar to viewing through an out-of-focus lens. Use to apply depth or to blur the details in sensitive information.
  • Pixelate Blur: Covers up an area with a set of large square pixels. Use to mask faces or sensitive information in an image.
  1. Select Snagit Editor > Tools tab > Blur tool > Smooth button or Pixelate button.
  2. To adjust the blur intensity percentage, click the dropdown on the Smooth or Pixelate button.
  3. Click and drag on the canvas to draw the area to blur.
    Blur example

Cover Up an Area

  1. On the Tools tab, select the Shape tool.
    Shape tool
  2. From the Outline dropdown, select No Outline.
  3. From the Fill dropdown, select the Select Color From Image option.
  4. Use the color picker to select a color from the image.
  5. Click and drag on the canvas to draw over the area to hide.
    Cover up example

Extend an Area

  1. On the Draw tab, select the Selection tool.
  2. Click and drag to select an area similar to the area you want to cover.
  3. Press Control + C to copy the selected area.
  4. Press Control + V to paste the selection. Click and drag the pasted selection to line it up with the area to cover.
    move selection example 
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