Software Review: SnagIt Screen Capture Software

 

Have you ever been required to create a screen capture for Tutorials or Presentation Projects?  SnagIt is the Swiss Army of PC Screen Capture Software. It will make your life easy and more Productive!

 

SnagIT is a screen capture software which will allow you to take screenshot of your PC. 

If you ever wanted to capture your screen for presentations, or if you want to create tutorials, the traditional method of creating screenshots can become tedious and daunting.

This screen capture software, is one of the best screen capture software on today’s market.  It will allow you to screen capture from your PC Screen, and Laptop PC easily and efficiently.

 

PRODUCT_NAME: SnagIt 11
Overall Ranking: 9 out of 10
Price: $49.95

Owners: Techsmith

 

What is a Screenshot?

Taking Screenshots of a image on your computer screen has been around since the PC was invented. 

Wikipedia describes a screenshot as an image taken by the computer user to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device.

Usually, this is a digital image using the operating system or software running on the computer, but it can also be a capture made by a camera or a device intercepting the video output of the display.

You probably already know how to take a screenshot of your PC, and there are a few ways of doing it.  Here are some of the well known traditional methods for Windows users.

 

Traditional Methods of Screen capture

 

SNAGHTML126eb7c[5] The Print Screen Button

If you are wanting to take a screenshot, the traditional method would be to press the “Print Screen” button on the keyboard or if you wanted to take an image of an active window it would be “ALT + Print Screen” button. 

Then you would need to use a program such as windows paint to Copy the Screen capture in Windows Paint. 

Once you open windows paint, use the paste command to paste in the picture that you have captured, and then you will be able to save the picture. 

 

SNAGHTML127b975The Snipping Toolsnipping tool

The Snipping tool is screen capture software tool built-in Windows To create screen shots of certain parts or an image of your screen.

You can find it by clicking on the start menu, and type snipping tool in the search programs and files dialog box. 

Click on the new icon and select the contents you want to capture, then click on the save icon and save the image that you have captured. 

If you are wanting to capture an image of a drop down menu, I was unable to use the snipping tool for this. 

However, there is a great screen capture software alternative to do this.   

 

 

SnagIt – A Screen Capture Software 

 

SnagIt is a screen capture software, which allows you to capture images, and record video of your computer screen. 

It is created and distributed by Tech smith. 

It has a large amount of options to capture and edit your screenshots.

Have you ever tried to take a screenshot of a menu and was unable to do so? I have found that when using Snag it, I was able to do so.

I have been trying Snag it for the last few days, I believe that it is one of the best screen capture software I have come across.

I have been surprised with the amount of things you can do with it.  If you create blogs like I do, this is a perfect tool. If you are an internet marketer promoting and demonstrating software, this is the perfect tool for you. 

SnagIT screen capture software, offers a lot of impressive feature, and allows you to capture images on your screen for presentations.

You can even record your computer screen and upload the video to social media sites such as screencast and YouTube.

Taking  a Screen Capture of an Image

Once you have installed the screen capture software, all you need to do is press the “Print Screen” Button on your keyboard, the program has a “Smart” window detection where you will be able to capture certain parts of the screen, or images. 

This is one of the only tools that will allow you to capture a drop down menu, for demonstration or tutorials.

The software provides A large range of tools and it allows for creative image editing such as resizing, cutting, annotating, coloring, framing and image combining as well as numerous fancy effects.

Other features of SnagIt include the ability to capture instant images and share your video on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or over Email and FTP.

 

Final Verdict

In a Nutshell, If you need to create screenshots for demonstration, or tutorials SnagIt, (one of the best screen capture software) allows you to take screen captures, for recording of your computer screen. 

It allows you to manage your content, share your creations, and help you to communicate efficiently.

 

Have Your Say

What are your experiences with Snag It?

Have your say by leaving your comments below. 

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Anthony Rousek

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Technology Enthusiast, blogger and Microsoft Certified Professional

Anthony Rousek
Technology Enthusiast, blogger and Microsoft Certified Professional
  • http://www.techsmith.com Jessie LaHaie

    Anthony,

    I am on the social media team at TechSmith and I just wanted to say thank you for the great write up of Snagit! We’re so glad to hear it’s working for your blogging needs. Please let us know if you ever have product feedback or questions.

    Thanks again for your support
    Jessie

  • Anthony Rousek

    no worries thank you for the comments!