Snagit Review: The Best Screen Capture Software

Snagit review: it is yet a simple and powerful screen capture software and screen recorder which can run on Windows 10 and macOS X. It provides 15 days free trial and a great price at $49.95 

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TechSmith Snagit 13

Learn more Snagit 13 here!

Snagit review

Snagit 13 lets you share what can’t be put into words. Easily create custom images and videos for demos, feedback, reviews, and more. Snag any image and enhance it with effects or create a quick video of your computer screen with no time restrictions. Then share your creations instantly with anyone. No matter what you’re working on, Snagit helps you eliminate confusion and provide people with personal, meaningful content.

Snagit capturing tools

Snagit-13-Capturing Window
Snagit 13 Capturing options

My first impression about Snagit’s interface is a busy, well organized function buttons arrangement. All capturing options are there: all-in-one, image or video. Next pre set up buttons are optional to preview in Editor, copy to Clipboard, capture Cursor or delay time. On the right side is a red button for starting the job. Getting into detail capture option, it become more familiar with other tools where you can choose Region, Full screen, Windows or scrolling page as well as webcam, microphone or record system audio.

Snagit drawing tools

Like many other modern screen capture software, Snagit provides a drawing tool suite with Arrow, Text, Callout, Shape, Fill and Stamp. Onced you captured an image from Snagit or imported an existing image for editing, you can use all the above features to make your image more instructional. I believe that it will take some time to get familar with all these tools when trying Snagit the first time. Some cool features in Snagit 13 are: customized tool bar, panoramic capture, creating GIF files and the possibility to Switch between recording screen or webcam.

Snagit Editor

Snagit 13 Editor
Snagit 13 Editor View

Snagit editor is where you i want to spend more time on it since this option makes Snagit different from other free, low cost alternatives. TechSmith puts all the best things of Snagit here. It is a classic image editing style with Menu on top of the window and major features that said above. On the left corner, you can see Library, which it automatically creates categories for date, applications, website and type of screen capture. I found this is a nice function for someone who often works with hundred of images and videos at a certain time. I can see that Snagit’s editing tools are more and more every year which means TechSmith is optimizing it seriously.

Effects Suite in Snagit

Snagit 13 effect

I have looked at some effect of Snagit and recognize that it really interesting. The full list of effects includes: Border, perspective, Page Curl, Shadow, Filters, Color Adjustment, Spotlight and Magnify as well as Watermark.

Sharing options

Snagit Sharing option

Snagit provides many sharing options, including Ftp, Email, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote,…And many more. But i ussually share my project to Google drive and YouTube only.

What’s new in Snagit 2018?

I will write an update here when it is ready!

Snagit 2018 has been released few days ago and I wrote a new topic on it, you can read/ watch here now!


  • Smart and simple to use program.
  • Capture image, cursor, video and audio easily.
  • Recording full screen, regional, webcam or scrolling page.
  • Built-in video editor with capture info effect.
  • Shapes and Annotation tools available in editor.
  • Back ground auto fill function.
  • Adding stamp, call out, transition or workflow.
  • Manage files in Snagit’s library.
  • Share on Google drive or on TechSmith’s server.


  • No free version.

Platform: Windows, Mac

Download size: ~102 MB.

Latest Version: Snagit 13 for Windows and Snagit 4.1 for Mac

Our Reviewed date: September 12th 2017

Rating: 9/10.

Category: Screen Recorder

Publisher’s description

Capturing Tools

Snagit’s image and video capture is powerful, but not complex. All-in-One Capture® grabs your entire desktop, a region, a window, or a scrolling screen. Grab any webpage or application—all with a single hotkey or click.

Snagit Capture Profile

  • Image capture. Make sure to capture exactly what you need. Click and drag anywhere on your screen to select a region with pixel perfect accuracy.
  • Video capture. Sometimes it’s easier to talk things through. Record, narrate, and trim quick videos of your screen for demos, feedback, reviews, and more.
  • Mobile capture. Capture beyond your desktop. Get TechSmith Fuse for your Android or iOS phone. Send photos and videos from your mobile device straight to the Snagit editor.

Capture videos with a simple, intuitive screen recorder

Context is everything. Record video of your desktop for simple how-tos or video instructions. Our screen recorder is the best you’ll find. Create software or product demos, video tutorials, and more.

  • Webcam recording. Toggle between webcam and screen recording during a video. Add a personal touch with teammates or clients, no matter where they are.

  • Video trimming. Quickly get rid of any unwanted sections from your screen recordings. Remove ums, ahs, coughs, extra time from the beginning, middle, end, or any mistakes you want to correct.

  • Record audio. Include audio in your videos from either a microphone or your computer’s system audio.

Turn plain screenshots into clear, concise communication

Comment over your screen capture using text boxes. Point out your ideas with arrows and shapes. Or simply highlight key areas. Snagit’s toolbar is completely customizable, so all your favorite tools stay front and center.

  • Background Auto-Fill and Magic Wand Tool. Move objects or remove the image background without affecting the original image quality. Perfect for fast image edits in documentation, website mockups, and more.

  • Annotate screen grabs. Add personality and professionalism to your screenshots with a variety of pre-made styles. Or you can create your own.

  • Resize images. Get your images to the correct size, right down to the pixel. Use the Resize option to enter new dimensions to scale the size of the image.

Great Online Tutorial Resources

TechSmith offers multiple tutorial videos for beginners to learn how to use Snagit as well as weekly posts about product’s applications. Their social network administrators are quite quick response guys that we we can contact easily.

System Requirements

Windows System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit), or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • .NET 4.6 or later
  • 2.4 GHz single core processor (dual core i5 required for video capture)
  • 1 GB of RAM (4 GB required for video capture)
  • 400 MB of hard-disk space for program installation
  • Video and Panoramic capture on Windows N requires the Media Feature Pack for Windows N

macOS System Requirements

  • 10.10 (Yosemite), or higher

Bottom line

Snagit is one of the most amazing screen capture and video recording software we’ve reviewed. It is so much different in comparison with other similar tools. With Snagit, you can create tutorial video, banners or your own image presentation easily.

Honestly, if you only capture few images or video a month, you don’t really need Snagit. But, if you are a professional who need to capture image and video every day, the you should buy it. I forgot to mention about the price for upgrading to Snagit’s new version, it is only $24.95.

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Similar product from TechSmith: Camtasia Studio 9 review.

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  2. Nice App, thanks for the sharing. I’d also recommend Acethinker Screen Grabber which I have used for many years. It’s free and it allows for taking screenshots of whole screen or any selected area, even scroll-down page. Besides, it also comes with other features like making annotations, uploading and sharing images.

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