Snagit is a popular software developed by TechSmith for screen capture and screen recording. It is used to Capture screen, Edit images and Record video. The latest version of this product is Snagit 13.
Snagit is a popular software for screen capture and screen recording. It is used to capture screen, Edit images, Create GIF and also to convert and publish that image. This post is about Snagit 13 for Windows version. Snagit has a separate version for MAC. It is also available in German, Korean and Japanese Languages.
TechSmith is a software company which mainly develops Screencast software like screen recording, Audio recording, Capturing images, etc. The most popular products are Camtasia Studio and Snagit. Snagit primarily focuses on Screen capture while Camtasia Studio is developed for screen recording and video editing. Furthermore, they are the developers for Morae which is a market analyzing software. TechSmith offers its products for both Windows and Mac Operating System.
● Scrolling capture to capture the areas that are not visible on the screen.
● Create an animated GIF on short recordings.
● Panoramic capture lets you capture infinite wide horizontal screens.
● Customize the image with a lot of effects.
● Magnify to see small values.
● Library to see all the past work.
● Customize snapshot with stamps, arrows, text.
● Change image shape by removing some regions.
● Blur, Highlighter, Callouts, Annotations and Shapes feature added.
● Cut and join any image both horizontally and vertically.
● Toggling between webcam and screen recording during a video capture.
● Supports video trimming and basic edits.
● Has a chrome extension to save snaps directly to Google Drive.
Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 (Recommended: 64 Bit versions).
CPU Type :2.4 GHz single core processor (dual core i5 required for video capture) .
Memory :Minimum 1 GB of RAM (4 GB RAM recommended for Video Recording).
Display Resolution :Display dimensions of 1024×768 or greater.
Display Card :DirectX® 9 or later.
Installation Space : Minimum 390 MB installation space.
Pointing Device :MS-Mouse compliant device.
Browser :Internet Explorer 9+, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari 5.1+, iOS 6+, Android 4+ or higher.
.NET Framework :.NET Framework Version 4.6 or higher.
Others :Video capture on Windows N requires the Media Feature Pack for Windows N.
Open the download File and save it to the desired Folder. Double click the setup file or right click and choose Run as Administrator. Click ‘ Run ‘ in the security warning dialog box. Installation window will be opened.
In the Installation window, click on ‘ Options ‘. A tall window opens and there will be a lot of check boxes. First of all we are changing the installation folder.
Now click on the three dots ‘…’. In the browse folder choose any folder other that the ‘C’ drive. Because it takes around 400 MB of space for installation only. Once you start editing the images it will go higher. Click ‘ OK ‘ and make sure that the directory you selected appears in the ‘ Setup Options’ window.
Now Uncheck the ‘Run Snagit when Windows start’, if you leave this checked it will increase system load. The remaining can be left as it is.
Click on ‘continue’ button. Installation will be completed in a couple of minutes. You can enter the key which you get in the window or you can start using Trail version.
Snagit is the best screen recording software. It has a lot of features and options. Let me explain how we experienced this program. Starting from screen recorder, the user interface is good and friendly but the options are smaller to read. Furthermore, you can simply press the ‘PrtScr’ instead of pressing the red button. The All in One option simplifies the recorder into Image and video. The Video Recorder is simplified in Snagit compared to Camtasia Studio. We have tested in Windows 7 OS and we didn’t encounter any bugs while screen recording. Even we are using Snagit for taking screenshots.
The Image Editor consists of a lot of options. The updated version 13 can record the screen within the editor. Moreover, it automatically selects the window, tabs, and region so that you don’t need to select that region. When you need to capture the whole web page it is not possible with windows built in Snipping tool, but Snagit does this in a smart way. It can also grab all the images from a web page by simply adding the URL. Also, if you are going to use the same settings like the border, changing image size, changing color, watermark etc. for multiple images you can go with batch production.
The video recording feature can shift between the screen and webcam. The big drawback is you can’t do anything other than trimming a recorded video because the remaining option is available in Camtasia Studio. The editor allows you to easily create arrows, annotations, Blur to hide private information like phone number, Email etc. Besides this, you can add stamps, change shapes, can convert the image to other formats and also compress images. Furthermore, you can share your images via Google drive, Dropbox, FTP and Email.
The Windows Operating System has default Snipping tools to capture screenshots. Then what is the necessary to use Snagit ? Why I should buy the product?. Answer to these questions are really simple. You can’t capture a high-quality snap and also can’t record scrolling screens, Record HD videos with cam, create GIF, edit and share images and much more. The image editing in Photoshop or other software need some training but this is not required in Snagit.
The cost Snagit is $49.95 for lifetime single user and you can install on two devices which are reasonable. The price for student and government organization is little lower. Note that this software is mainly developed for Screen capture and recording. It performs it’s job quite nicely without causing any system load. The competitors of this product Ashampoo snap, Fast stone capture couldn’t beat Snagit in performance. We recommend Snagit for screen capture and image editing. We rate this product 4/5.
● It is combined Screen Recorder and Image editor.
● Very user friendly with so much support.
● Highly recommended software for screen capture and Image editing.
● It supports lot of formats.
● Also comes with Trail version.
● License is expensive.
● Doesn’t have free version.
● Ashampoo snap Free Download.
● Fast stone capture Free Download.
● CamStudio Free Download.
TechSmith the developer of Snagit provides the best support and tutorials. The help section can be accessed from both Image editor and recorder.
● TechSmith Official Support Forum.
● Learn through YouTube in this playlist TechSmith.
● TechSmith Tutorial section.
● Join their community here.