Snagit for Windows Capture
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What is an SNAG file?
A SNAG file is an image created by the Windows version of TechSmith Snagit, a screen capture and image annotation tool. It contains a captured image, as well as any text and vector objects added to that image. SNAG files can be opened only in Snagit for Windows.
Developers, technical writers, and others who create software program tutorials use Snagit to capture and annotate screenshots. After taking a screenshot with Snagit's capture tool, a user can add text, arrows, callouts, and other annotations to that screenshot using Snagit's image editor.
If a Snagit for Windows user wants to continue editing an annotated screenshot in the future, they can save that screenshot as a SNAG file. Users can also save annotated screenshots as .JPG, .PNG, .GIF, .BMP, .PDF, or .TIF files, but those formats do not preserve annotations as editable objects.
NOTE: Prior to Snagit 2022, the Mac version of Snagit saved editable captures as .SNAGPROJ files. In Snagit 2022 and later versions, both platforms' versions of Snagit began saving editable captures as .SNAGX files.
How to open an SNAG file
You can open a SNAG file in TechSmith Snagit for Windows. To do so, select File → Open... from the program's menu bar. Then, navigate to and open your SNAG file.