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Capturing Images with SnagIt

Note

If you do not have TechSmith’s SnagIt software installed on your PC, please contact the ATC at x5220 or email atc-ttc@wpi.edu for information on installing the software on a WPI-owned computer. Students and off-campus users can access the software via the terminal server.

For more information on SnagIt by the publisher, please visit the SnagIt website.

Opening SnagIt

  1. On a PC, click on the Start menu and select All Programs > SnagIt 9 folder> SnagIt 9.
  2. The Snag-It 9 Control Panel will appear on your screen.
  3. SnagIt 9 Control Panel


  4. Select what part of your screen you would like to capture in Basic Capture Profiles.
  5. SnagIt 9 Control Panel: Select a capture profile


  6. If you would like to record your cursor in the screen capture, select the Include Cursor button in Profile Settings > Options.

Capturing Images with SnagIt

Note

The instructions below detail the most common capture profile settings that WPI faculty/staff use. To view a more comprehensive list of the capture profiles SnagIt 8 can perform, visit the SnagIt website .

  1. When you are ready to capture a screenshot, window, or portion of your screen, select the Capture button or press the Print Screen button on your keyboard.

  2. The SnagIt 9 Control Panel window will minimize.
  3. Depending on what capture profile settings you selected in the previous section, you either have the option to drag and select a portion of your screen/window to capture, or SnagIt will automatically record the whole screen or window.
  4. At any time during the capture, right-click your mouse or press the Escape button on your keyboard to cancel.
  5. After the screenshot has been captured, you will be brought to the SnagIt Editor where you can edit, crop, or save your screenshot. To learn more about editing images in SnagIt 9, visit Basic Editing of Images with SnagIt

Using Timer Setup Feature with SnagIt

Tip

If you need to "set up" your screenshot (e.g. open file menus or right-click preferences), you can use the Timer Setup feature in SnagIt 8 to record a screenshot after a timed delay that you specify in seconds.

  1. Select the Timer Setup button from Profile Settings > Options.

    Timer Setup is located in the lower-right hand side of the SnagIt 9 Control Panel


  2. In the Timer Setup window, select Enable delayed / scheduled capture. The default delay is set for 10 seconds: i.e. SnagIt will wait 10 seconds after you select the Capture button to record your screenshot, allowing you to set up your desired capture.

    Schedule your capture in the Timer Setup window

  3. Select OK when you are finished setting up your capture schedule. You will be brought back to the SnagIt 9 Control Panel.
  4. When you are ready to capture a screenshot, window, or portion of your screen, select the Capture button or press the Print Screen button on your keyboard.

  5. You should now set up your screenshot. You will notice a countdown appear on your screen indicating how much time (in seconds) you have before the area you selected will be recorded.

    In the image above, there are 5 seconds until the screenshot will be taken

  6. To cancel the capture, right-click your mouse or press the Escape button on your keyboard.
  7. After the screenshot has been captured, you will be brought to the SnagIt Editor where you can edit, crop, or save your screenshot. To learn more about editing images in SnagIt 9, visit Basic Editing of Images with SnagIt

References

TechSmith. SnagIt Screen Capture. Retrieved: September 30, 2009.

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