Editor's note: A newer version of this product is available. The manufacturer lists the new version as offering the following features: insert content into PowerPoint; insert content into email. We will evaluate, rank and review the new version of this product when we next update the Screen Capture Software reviews.
Perfection is hard to achieve in this world, but Snagit comes close. That's because this screen capture software offers the most features and options of all its competition.
Whether you're looking to capture images, color values, video games or video clips, Snagit delivers. It dominates in the field of screen capture software. Snagit can capture almost every image and item imaginable. It also has unbeatable editing capacity and the broadest number of help and support options in the industry. Plus, it's easy to use. For these reasons, Snagit earns our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award.
Hands down, Snagit offers the widest variety of capture methods available. We were impressed with its use of filters to help better customize items being captured (i.e. color, size, edge effects), and the number of options available for sending items once they've been captured.
This product gives you the ability to capture whole webpages, no matter how far down you have to scroll to see the page, and there’s a freehand tool so you can trace around exactly what you need captured. You also can also take screenshots of Direct X Applications, video games and capture any video that appears on your screen.
You easily can capture and edit text and with this product's unique website image capture, just type in a URL and the program will pull all the images from that web page and save them for you as separate image files. This screen capturing program allows you to create custom profiles for saving screen captures and makes a convenient wizard available to walk you through the process.
Snagit offers every editing tool we looked for, including the ability to add new images, called stamps, onto your screenshot, change the viewing perspective of your screen capture and add annotations.
The software's eyedropper tool allows you to determine the RGB values of any color quickly, and there are plenty of other editing tools that allow you to clean, tighten and improve the overall look of your screen captures.
We found Snagit incredibly easy to install. Once the installation is complete, you can take a tutorial of the software. It's fully compatible with the files and folders on your computer, which makes file transferring a cinch.
Snagit's home screen allows you to choose the format you want to use to capture your screen. You can choose between All-in-One, Full Screen, Copy to Clipboard, Web Page as a PDF with Links, Copy Text to Clipboard, Free Hand and Menu with Time Delay. We were impressed with how easy it is to customize the tools to your liking.
Once you have your captured image, the software automatically moves to the Edit section, where you can resize, annotate and add numerous special effects to your image. The Organize section arranges your captured images for efficient storage and retrieval. If you have saved the images as separate files on your computer, you can access them through the software's interface.
Snagit offers nearly every feature we looked for in our review. A quick toolbar increases your capture speed by either using the last capture method applied or by allowing you to change your method through an option menu quickly. You can also install the toolbar within a number of Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer.
Other useful features offered by this application include a preview window, which shows you a zoomed thumbnail shot of whatever your cursor is hovering over, and a webpage catalog maker, which allows you to quickly gather all of your screen captures and create a webpage in five simple steps. This application does not offer voice commands.
Snagit also offers a batch converter. The feature allows you to alter large numbers of files at the same time. For example, if you have 100 wedding photos and want them to have the same file type and border style, simply load them into the batch converter and it does the rest.
This software lets you import images from cameras and scanners, and once you've captured an image from your screen and edited it to your liking and needs, you can send it to friends, family or business associates through email or FTP. The email is a bit tricky to set up in Snagit, but once it's properly aligned, the feature works fluidly.
TechSmith Corporation's help and support for Snagit is outstanding. The software's tutorials are extremely informative, walking you step by step through each capture method. There is support provided in the form of FAQs, an online forum and email support, as well as telephone support. You may view demos on the company website as well.
With a near perfect score and some of the best screen captures we've seen, not to mention its easy-to-use format and outstanding help support, Snagit captured not only all the images and screenshots we needed, but also our confidence and trust. It's an excellent product.
This product has advanced features and is easy to use.
It's a bit tricky to set up your email to make it work through the software.
This is the best screen capture software on the market.