Snagit is a state of the art image and video capture application that offers a number of powerful features. Produced by TechSmith Labs, Snagit is a convincing upgrade to the free Windows Sniping Tool. Why should PC owners decide pay for a utility program that is free? Snagit offers a range of features including a built in image editor, video capture compatibilities, and better image that are not available with other image capturing applications. In many ways, Snagit is a really a combination of applications that might be found in several software products. While there are many free screen capture applications, Snagit goes the extra mile making it a worthwhile purchase.
At the core, Snagit is a screen capture application. Not only does Snagit perform flawlessly when capturing digital images, it gives the user an easy to use interface to resize or edit the captured image. Images can be cropped, adjusted, and saved with little time in Snagit. Images can then be saved as files or transferred to other programs such as Microsoft Word. While working with Snagit, the program performed very quickly when saving large screen captures to Microsoft Word documents.
Beyond the ability to effectively capture images, SnagIt also offers an enhanced image editor. The image editor is built into Snagit and is loaded after an image is captured. The editor is quick and easy to navigate. Many of its features are common image editing features found in other programs. An image can be enhanced with lighting controls, cropped, altered, transformed using simple special effects, and saved in multiple formats. What sets the image editor apart from other editors is the simple speed. The image editor is fast and easy to use.
With the great image capturing abilities, Snagit goes even further with a video capturing feature. Snagit can be setup to utilize either a web cam or a video camera for capturing video sessions. Snagit can also be used to capture running videos from websites, games, and demonstrations. Instructional system designers can use SnagIT for capturing video demonstrations of applications. Gamers can capture their in game progress for sharing with others. The video capture program is easy to use and save videos to a local drive.
Ultimately Snagit shines with its easy to use interface, its fast speed, great image editor, video capture abilities and its myriad of ways to save an image. It goes far beyond the abilities of the Windows Sniping Tool or other free programs on the market. While the program is not free, its price tag is more than worth the features found in the program. Snagit is offered for $49.95 in both electronic download and boxed versions. A 30 day free trial is available for those wishing to try out the program. Snagit is a highly recommended image capturing program for any designer or image specialist.
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