TechSmith Snagit

Version2022(as of 3/18/2022)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:3.5  |  2 Votes

Main Features

  • Take fullscreen, windowed, or custom region screenshots
  • Edit and annotate screenshots using Snagit Editor
  • Create screen recordings
  • Share images and recordings via email or cloud storage

Software Overview

Screenshot of TechSmith Snagit 2022
Screenshot of TechSmith Snagit 2022

TechSmith Snagit is a screen capture and screen recording program available for Windows and macOS. Technical writers, software developers, and others use Snagit to create annotated screenshots and video tutorials, for use in software documentation.

Snagit's Capture tool allows you to take a screenshot of or record your entire screen, a specific application window, or a custom region. When taking a screenshot, you can set a pre-capture time delay and add custom effects, such as a border or watermark. When recording a video, you can also record your webcam, microphone, and/or system audio. After creating a screenshot or recording, you can share the result with others via email, file transfer, or cloud storage services, including Dropbox and Google Drive.

If you need to edit a screen capture, you can do so using Snagit's Editor tool. The Editor allows you to crop, resize, and add effects and annotations to screenshots, before saving them in nearly any common image format. The tool's video editing features are much less robust, but you can trim or create .PNG stills from screen recordings before saving them as .GIF or .MP4 files.


Those who regularly need to take, edit, and annotate screenshots will love Snagit. It is easy to use, customizable, and includes many great image annotation options. However, those looking for a fully-featured screen recorder should know they'll likely have to pair Snagit with a separate, more comprehensive video editing program.

Primary File Type

snagx icon.SNAGXSnagit 2022 Capture

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.SNAGXSnagit 2022 Capture
.SNAGSnagit for Windows Capture
.SNAGITSTAMPSSnagit Stamp Archive
.SNAGPROJSnagit for Mac Capture
.SNAGSTYLESSnagit Style Archive
.SNAGTHEMESnagit Theme

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.BMPBitmap Image
.CURWindows Cursor Image
.EMFEnhanced Windows Metafile
.EPSEncapsulated PostScript File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.ICOIcon File
.MHTMHTML Web Archive
.MP4MPEG-4 Video
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.RASSun Raster Graphic
.TGATarga Graphic
.TIFTagged Image File
.WMFWindows Metafile
.WPGWordPerfect Graphic
Updated 3/18/2022