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Basic Editing of Images with SnagIt 8

Opening Captured or Saved Images

  1. Once you have captured an image using the steps in Capturing Images with Snagit, the SnagIt Capture Preview window opens.
  2. Or, to open an image file from your PC, select Snag-It Editor from the Quick Launch menu in the Control Panel and use the File menu to Open an image file.

  3. Using SnagIt Capture Preview, you can edit, crop, or add special effects to your image or screenshot.
  4. SnagIt 8 Capture Preview/Editor


Editing Images with SnagIt 8

Note

The instructions below detail the most common edit functions that WPI faculty/staff utilize SnagIt Editor for. There are many other features SnagIt 8 can perform to customize an image or screenshot. To view a more comprehensive list of the most commonly used editing tools in SnagIt 8 and their functions, visit SnagIt 8 Most Commonly Used Tools and Tasks.

Cropping Images

  1. Using the Selection Tool from the Tools pane, select the area on your image that you would like to crop the image down to.

    Select an area on your image to crop to


  2. Select the Crop tool.
  3. Your image will crop to the selected area.

Resizing Image

  1. To make an image larger or smaller, from the Tasks pane select Resize Image.

  2. Note

    If you do not see the Tasks pane, select View > Show Task Pane and make sure it is checked.


  3. Use the Scale to resize your image. As you make changes, your image reflects the increase or decrease in size.

Resizing Canvas

  1. To make an image canvas larger or smaller, from the Tasks pane select Resize Canvas.

  2. Set your desired pixel width and height dimensions. As you make changes, your canvas reflects the increase or decrease in size.

Adding Text to Images

  1. Using the Text Tool, select a location on your image where you would like to add text. An Edit Text window appears.
  2. Select the font, size, and color and type your text in the text area.

  3. When you are finished typing the text, select the OK button. The text appears on your image.

Adding Stamps to Images

  1. Select the Stamp Tool in the Tools pane.

  2. Select a category of stamps from the Properties pane. The stamps for that category appears.

  3. Select a stamp to use by pressing the drop-down arrow next to the default category stamp.
  4. Click a place on your image to place the stamp.
  5. To place multiple stamps on an image, repeat steps 2-4.

Adding Arrows to Your Image

  1. Select the Arrows Tool from the Tools pane.
  2. Set your Arrows Tool properties

  3. On your image, click, hold, and drag your mouse to create your arrow. The point where you first click and hold the mouse button will be the location of the arrow tail. The point where you release the mouse button will be where the arrow’s head will lie on your image.

Adding Shapes to Your Image

  1. Select the Shapes Tool from the Tools pane.
  2. Set your Shapes Tool properties

  3. On your image, click, hold, and drag your mouse to create your shape. When you are happy with your shape, release your mouse button.

References

TechSmith. SnagIt Editor. Retrieved: July 21, 2006.

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