Graphics & Photo Software Capture SnagIt for Windows

SnagIt for Windows 13.1.4 for Windows

by TechSmith Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.1 (243 votes)

File Details

File Size 102.2 MB
License Shareware, $49.95
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Server 2012
Date Added
Total Downloads 21,923
Publisher TechSmith Corp.
Homepage SnagIt
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

SnagIt delivers customized screen captures with the press of a hotkey. SnagIt is the only screen capture software that captures images, text, and video from your Windows desktop. Effortlessly produce perfect graphics and video with this complete capture solution.

Latest Reviews

some guy

some guy reviewed v12.2.2 on Oct 29, 2014

works good for IE only!

lehenryjr

lehenryjr reviewed v12.2.2 on Oct 29, 2014

I previously used SnagIt all the time; it has a lot of interesting features, but after a while I turned away from it because I wasn't using all the functions. I found free alternatives that did 90% of what SnagIt did. I don't see the justification for the $50 purchase. I still rate this highly for it's abilities, but if all you're doing is still screenshots; there's other options.

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v12.0.0 on May 14, 2014

Not bad, not bad at all.

Still has a few bugs to solve.

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v11.4.3.280 on Apr 30, 2014

to Blaxima: FastStone Capture is very nice.

Needed more MODES - 3 or 4. From Simple to PRO.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.4.2.236 on Mar 11, 2014

For the price, it's not worth it. If it were a free option I'd give it a 3.

I make little use of screen capturing and there are many free options including paint that can handle this function with your print screen button so what I was mainly looking for was video capture. I've tried everything from Camtasia (buggy crap), Screen2AVI(good video but only records the mic line), Ashampoo(bloated crap) and on and on. Most were just to cluncky and I always seemed to have playback issues(choppy or out of sync video). Reducing the FPS never really helped either.

The one I've settle on is FastStone Capture. It's very lightweight and I never have any issues with the videos it produces. The only knock is that I can't choose the encoder or container so I'm stuck with WMV. Still, the results are always good which is something I can't say about the others I've tried

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v11.0.0.207 on Feb 28, 2012

I like slim apps, what do one thing best. Here we see that Snag version 9/10/11 gets some features not much useful - like partial editing of image.

My favorites are:
* Ashampoo Snap 5.1.2 (https://www.ashampoo.com/en/eur/pin/0624)
* HyperSnap 7.13.03 (http://www.hyperionics.com/)
* Screenshot Studio 1.9.96 (http://screenshot-program.com/features.php)

For video I like:
* BB FlashBack Pro 3.2.2.2096 (http://www.bbsoftware.co...FlashBack/Features.aspx)
* ViewletCam 2.0.245 (http://www.qarbon.com/presentation-software/vc/)
* and Camtasia 7.1.1 of course.

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed v10.0.0 on May 14, 2010

This new version 10 is absolutely awesome! It has new features such as the All-in-one-capture and the ability to capture transparency which makes this edition a game changer for TechSmith.

Snagit is not just a screen capture tool but a screen capture editing suite. Video capture is a snap and saves to .avi.

Give it a try if you never used it before and upgrade from the older version as this one is worth every penny.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v9.1.3 on Oct 27, 2009

Eh? What does witnessing awful performance have to do with recognizing the value of advanced features? Nothing, that's what.

I have terrible performance with SnagIt 9.x as well. My system is old, yes. SnagIt 8.2.3 runs great on it.

Oh--and I use text capture, region and window screen shot capture, and video capture. I hope that's OK.

Pwnd0z3r

Pwnd0z3r reviewed v9.1.2 on Apr 24, 2009

I use this everyday and it provides an amazing wealth of functionality. The prior reviewers below probably only use it to capture basic screenshots once in a while, and don't realize the added value that the new UI and functionality provides to real power-users that need this in day to day work. There is not a feature or change that I do not use and celebrate.

dougk2

dougk2 reviewed v9.1.1 on Jan 29, 2009

I use this tool at work on a 2.2Ghz dual-core laptop and the performance is fine. If you just want a simple snapshot tool, then you might consider this bloated, but if you want the the Swiss Army Knife of snapshot software, look no further. Some of the enhanced features, such as the image editor, image format conversion, stamps, etc are a nice touch. Maybe not best of breed, but much better than nothing (which is what I would have if I had to justify the purchase of these features to my IS dept). I'm sure many of you know what I mean.

So I rate this 5-stars for ease of use, performance, stability and the fact that I really need and use this tool every day and am quite satisified with it.

Avg. Rating 3.1 (243 votes)
Your Rating
some guy

some guy reviewed v12.2.2 on Oct 29, 2014

works good for IE only!

lehenryjr

lehenryjr reviewed v12.2.2 on Oct 29, 2014

I previously used SnagIt all the time; it has a lot of interesting features, but after a while I turned away from it because I wasn't using all the functions. I found free alternatives that did 90% of what SnagIt did. I don't see the justification for the $50 purchase. I still rate this highly for it's abilities, but if all you're doing is still screenshots; there's other options.

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v12.0.0 on May 14, 2014

Not bad, not bad at all.

Still has a few bugs to solve.

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v11.4.3.280 on Apr 30, 2014

to Blaxima: FastStone Capture is very nice.

Needed more MODES - 3 or 4. From Simple to PRO.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v11.4.2.236 on Mar 11, 2014

For the price, it's not worth it. If it were a free option I'd give it a 3.

I make little use of screen capturing and there are many free options including paint that can handle this function with your print screen button so what I was mainly looking for was video capture. I've tried everything from Camtasia (buggy crap), Screen2AVI(good video but only records the mic line), Ashampoo(bloated crap) and on and on. Most were just to cluncky and I always seemed to have playback issues(choppy or out of sync video). Reducing the FPS never really helped either.

The one I've settle on is FastStone Capture. It's very lightweight and I never have any issues with the videos it produces. The only knock is that I can't choose the encoder or container so I'm stuck with WMV. Still, the results are always good which is something I can't say about the others I've tried

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v11.0.0.207 on Feb 28, 2012

I like slim apps, what do one thing best. Here we see that Snag version 9/10/11 gets some features not much useful - like partial editing of image.

My favorites are:
* Ashampoo Snap 5.1.2 (https://www.ashampoo.com/en/eur/pin/0624)
* HyperSnap 7.13.03 (http://www.hyperionics.com/)
* Screenshot Studio 1.9.96 (http://screenshot-program.com/features.php)

For video I like:
* BB FlashBack Pro 3.2.2.2096 (http://www.bbsoftware.co...FlashBack/Features.aspx)
* ViewletCam 2.0.245 (http://www.qarbon.com/presentation-software/vc/)
* and Camtasia 7.1.1 of course.

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed v10.0.0 on May 14, 2010

This new version 10 is absolutely awesome! It has new features such as the All-in-one-capture and the ability to capture transparency which makes this edition a game changer for TechSmith.

Snagit is not just a screen capture tool but a screen capture editing suite. Video capture is a snap and saves to .avi.

Give it a try if you never used it before and upgrade from the older version as this one is worth every penny.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v9.1.3 on Oct 27, 2009

Eh? What does witnessing awful performance have to do with recognizing the value of advanced features? Nothing, that's what.

I have terrible performance with SnagIt 9.x as well. My system is old, yes. SnagIt 8.2.3 runs great on it.

Oh--and I use text capture, region and window screen shot capture, and video capture. I hope that's OK.

Pwnd0z3r

Pwnd0z3r reviewed v9.1.2 on Apr 24, 2009

I use this everyday and it provides an amazing wealth of functionality. The prior reviewers below probably only use it to capture basic screenshots once in a while, and don't realize the added value that the new UI and functionality provides to real power-users that need this in day to day work. There is not a feature or change that I do not use and celebrate.

dougk2

dougk2 reviewed v9.1.1 on Jan 29, 2009

I use this tool at work on a 2.2Ghz dual-core laptop and the performance is fine. If you just want a simple snapshot tool, then you might consider this bloated, but if you want the the Swiss Army Knife of snapshot software, look no further. Some of the enhanced features, such as the image editor, image format conversion, stamps, etc are a nice touch. Maybe not best of breed, but much better than nothing (which is what I would have if I had to justify the purchase of these features to my IS dept). I'm sure many of you know what I mean.

So I rate this 5-stars for ease of use, performance, stability and the fact that I really need and use this tool every day and am quite satisified with it.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v9.0.2 on Oct 25, 2008

SnagIt was among the very best in this genre. However, I completely despise the skin garbage they've added to it. It's ugly (a subjective point), but also much slower (objective). And it's completely unnecessary (objective).

I updated (note that I do not say "upgraded") from version 8. What I immediately noticed was not improved features, but having to deal with annoying GUI changes, and incredibly ssssssssssssslow program operation.

For example, I would click capture, and then have to wait literally 20 seconds for anything to happen. (I'm not exaggerating--each time I wanted to capture, I had to wait almost half a minute to do so. By contrast, version 8 works smoothly for me.) Finally, SnagIt would kick in, and present me with the option to choose a window (or region, as the case may be) to capture. Then, if I had it set to open the capture in the editor, there would be another extremely aggravating delay while the editor opened. That delay is only partially mitigated if you configure the SnagIt Editor to run in the background at all times. Even if you enable that option, the editor is aggravatingly slow. Without that option enabled, I found it absolutely maddening. (And gee whiz, who doesn't want the SnagIt Editor running at all times?)

So in summary, they took a nice program, made needless GUI changes to make idiots happy, made it work very, verrrrrry slowly, and charged an update fee.

Fortunately, TechSmith is good at providing refunds. So much for buying updates sight unseen!

VelvetElvis

VelvetElvis reviewed v9.0.1 on Sep 13, 2008

I use this program daily in my job for creating documentation. I can take 50 or more screenshots a day. It not only does a great job capturing windows, regions, scrolling web pages, and text, but its annotation tools (callouts, stamps, etc.) are top notch. A must-have tool if you do help files for a living.

zridling

zridling reviewed v9.0.1 on Sep 12, 2008

What 247 said. What was once a great little utility has outgrown any sense at all. And $50? They're only kidding themselves.

247

247 reviewed v9.0.0 on Aug 22, 2008

A once great tool (v8) that has been "upgraded" and "upgraded" until it was a big messy, worthless, pile of dogsh1t.

Such a shame.

King of Holland

King of Holland reviewed v9.0.0 on Aug 11, 2008

Slightly become bloatware, what is the problem with all these programs searching your whole f*cking system for crap.

Keep at what it's designed for, taking snapshots and nifty editing options. Leave the searching alone, we can do that too !

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