Streamlining with Capture Profiles

Video topics include:

0:05 – What is a capture profile?
0:15 – Pre-installed profiles
1:14 – Capture profiles from older versions of Snagit
1:22 – Profile demonstration
1:40 – Create your own profile

Profiles are a set of saved capture settings. Snagit includes several pre-configured profiles to help you begin capturing quickly. You can create your own custom profiles and assign hotkeys to fit your specific capture needs.

A profile consists of a capture mode, capture type, effects, and sharing destination.

 Profile Overview

Accessing Profiles

A list of profiles appears in OneClick and the classic capture window.

Profile locations

  • Capture Profiles
    The All-in-One image, video, and text profiles provide the flexibility to capture the entire screen, a window, an area of the screen, or a scrolling region (image and text only) all from a single profile.
  • Time-Saving Profiles
    Time-saving profiles include frequently-used capture tasks such as delayed capture, sharing a video directly to, and more.
  • My Profiles
    Are you taking the same type of captures repeatedly? Does your organization have required standards for all captures? Set up your own custom profiles.
  • Profiles from Previous Versions
    If you have a previous version of Snagit installed on your computer, the profiles are automatically imported into Snagit during installation.

Take a Capture Using a Profile

  1. Open or set up what you want to capture.
  2. Select a profile in OneClick or in the classic capture window.
    Profile locations
  3. Click the Capture.

Assign a Hotkey to a Profile

You can assign a custom hotkey to each profile. Hotkeys allow you to:

  • Quickly switch between commonly-used profiles.
  • Maintain the cursor's position on the screen.
  • Take captures without interacting with the Snagit interface.

  1. In OneClick, click the Profiles button.
    Profiles button
  2. Click within the Hotkey field for the profile you want to assign a hotkey.
    Hotkey field
  3. Press the key combination for the hotkey on the keyboard.

The field updates with the key combination entered.

Create a New Profile

  1. In OneClick, click the Classic Capture Window button.
    Classic Capture Window button
  2. Click to select a profile in the Profiles pane.
  3. Select the desired capture type, effect(s), output, and capture mode settings.
    Profile Settings pane
  4. Click the Save as New Profile button.
    New Profile button
  5. The New Profile Name dialog appears. Select a profile group to save the new profile within or click the Add Group button to create a new profile group.
  6. Enter a name for the new profile into the Name field.
  7. Click Save.
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