At a Glance
- Lets you share via YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter
- Captures video
- Captures anything on your screen with ease
- More expensive than competing programs
- Captures video to MPEG-4 format only
Capture anything on your screen with the best screen-capture program.
The world’s best screen capture program just got better. Even
before version 10 of Snagit, the program sported the most
comprehensive feature set of any screen-grabber. Even in Snagit
version 9, you could capture specific regions, windows, a full
screen, scrolling windows, menus, entire Web pages, and videos.
Pretty much whatever you could see on your screen, you could grab.
And it featured plenty of options as well, such as a capture timer,
the ability to choose whether to include cursors, and more. And
there were plenty of editing tools as well, notably tools for
annotating screen captures.
Users of Snagit’s version 9 may well have wondered what else
could be stuffed into a screen capture program already filled with
so many features. Version 10 shows there’s plenty more–and they’re
important tools, not just filler to make it look as if there’s
reason to upgrade. The changes weren’t as drastic as between
versions 8 and 9, but they’re still quite substantial.
The most important addition to Snagit 10 is the “All-in-One
Capture” feature, which is a big time saver. Rather than setting up
the type of capture ahead of time (window, full screen Web page,
and so on), you can instead use the “All-in-One Capture” hotkey or
icon, and then decide on the fly what to capture.
There’s more to Snagit as well, including a very useful
“transparency” feature, which lets you capture and use graphics
without their background colors so that they can be blended more
easily into your presentation or Web page. In addition, you can now
add several fancy effects to your capture, such as adding a “page
curl” effect which makes an image look as if one corner is being
folded over as if a page were being turned.
There are other useful additions, such as more-consistent
scrolling and the ability to upload videos to the Screencast.com
hosting site, also owned by Techsmith, makers of Snagit. It’s now
easier to fine-tune what you’ll capture by using new cross-hairs,
which gives you greater control when you’re capturing a region of a
screen. And grabbing text is also improved; you can now grab text
from a Web page, maintain its formatting, and then format it by
changing the font, size, color and so on. Snagit also gets new
dressed-up menu icons.
It’s this simple: If you’re looking for a screen capture
program, Snagit is the one to get. And if you already have a
previous version of Snagit, it’s well worth the upgrade, if only
for the “All-in-One” capture feature.