SnagIt allows you to capture, manage, manipulate, and print images, text and video. You can capture the entire screen, a window, or any specified selection, and the save it in 23 file formats, print it or send it by email. SnagIt is capable of capturing menus, the entire contents of scrolling windows (e.g web pages), DirectX sources such as games and DOS screens, and desktop animations sequences.
It also includes tools for image editing, as well as adjustments of brightness, contrast, hue, sharpness, scale, color reduction and more. Additional features include a thumbnail browser, audio-recording option, MS Office integration and more.
Capturing screenshots may not be glamorous, but at least SnagIt makes it simple. SnagIt lets you capture any part of your screen, from a partial image to the entire contents of a scrolling window. You can grab images of Web sites and software applications or pictures from scanners and digital cameras. You even can capture video and record screen action in AVI format.
Editing tools let you manipulate and enhance captures using effects (such as Brightness, Hue, and Saturation), filters, and borders. You can add arrows, substitute colors in the captured image, or create dark or light backgrounds with a single click. Version 8 adds several interactive features, such as saving Web pages with HTML links, adding hot spots and rollover states to objects and areas, and exporting files in SWF and PDF formats.
This program outdoes itself in features, so figuring out the menu structure may take a while, but the GUI additions in version 8 are a welcome addition. Unfortunately, the latest update is just as slow to start as the last version. Even with its package of powerful options, we found SnagIt flexible and easy to use. Balloon tips, wizards, and an online video tutorial make it simple for beginners, and its sophisticated capabilities will satisfy advanced users.
Windows System Requirements
Microsoft Windows XP with SP3 (32-bit only); Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 and newer (32-bit and 64-bit) installed and configured on your system