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Basic Editing of Images with SnagIt

Opening Captured or Saved Images

  1. Once you have captured an image using the steps in Capturing Images with Snagit, the SnagIt Editor 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 Editor, you can edit, crop, or add special effects to your image or screenshot.

Editing Images with SnagIt

Note

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

Cropping Images

  1. Using the Selection Tool from the Draw tab, 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. From the Image tab,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 Image tab select Resize > Resize Image.

  2. Use the Scale by percentage option to resize your image and maintain aspect ratio. 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 Image tab select Resize > 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. To add Text to an image, from the Draw tab select Text Tool. Click and drag over an area of your image to place the text box type your text in the text area.
  2. When you are finished typing the text, move on to your next task. The text appears on your image.

Adding Stamps to Images

  1. Select the Stamp Tool from the Draw tab.
  2. Select a category of stamps from the Styles pane. You can scroll through the available stamps using the arrows to the right of the displayed stamps.
  3. Click a place on your image to place the stamp.
  4. To place multiple stamps on an image, repeat steps 2-4.

Adding Arrows to Your Image

  1. Select the Arrows Tool from the Draw tab.
  2. Set your Arrows Tool properties using the templates and options in the Styles pane.

  3. On your image, click 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 the location of the arrow’s head.

Adding Shapes to Your Image

  1. Select the Shape Tool from the Draw tab.
  2. Set your Shape Tool properties using the templates and options in the Styles pane.

  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: September 30, 2009.

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Last modified: Sep 30, 2009, 13:51 EDT
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