In this article, I am going to explain the differences between Snagit and Camtasia to help you decide which one is right for you. Both Snagit and Camtasia are created by TechSmith, a well-known multimedia company, based in the United State of America. I am using Snagit a lot for taking screenshot and recording software tutorial, and not that much with Camtasia, the one I’ve tested couple months ago. Let’s dive into the detail right away!
Snagit – Screen Capture Software For Windows/Mac
Snagit has been around for decades. The program is designed mainly for taking screenshots, creating steps tutorial in document formats such as image sequences, Word operational manual, or PDF file. It includes different options for taking screenshots, plus a whole bunch of cool features in its image editor. Added to that, you can also record your computer screen, audio and webcam using Snagit video recording tool.
Camtasia – Powerful Screencast Software for Windows/ Mac
Camtasia comes in another aspect. It is designed for making videos, not taking screenshots. Camtasia does not have screenshot tools like Snagit. Camtasia video editor is as simple to use as other NLE video editors I’ve reviewed during the the past two years. It includes everything you need to create professional looking videos, plus a whole bunch of useful annotation tools, and quiz maker for making instructional online training courses.
Important notice: Camtasia screen recorder has more advance features than Snagit screen recording tool, though video quality is almost the same.
Snagit vs Camtasia Features Comparison Table
|Record Webcam simultaneously||No/ Single only||Yes|
|Record audio/system sound||Yes||Yes|
|Record full screen/window/fixed area||Yes||Yes|
|Edit recorded video||Trim/ Create GIF only||Advance video editor|
|Annotation tools For Video||No||Yes|
|Free Trial||15 days||30 days|
Snagit vs Camtasia: Consider The Intended Use
As I mentioned earlier, these programs are designed for different usages. Snagit is a screen capturing and annotation suite, focusing primarily on screenshots (still images) and the ability to annotate them for professional (or personal) use. It has some limited recording capabilities and only the ability to trim video content whereas Camtasia is a screen recording and video editing suite.
If your work is 80% related to still images, Snagit is the best choice for you. On the other hand, your main business is making videos, tutorials, online training videos, then Camtasia is way better than Snagit.
Deciding to use which software depends very much on your intended use, and your budget too. If you are not sure which one is right for you, drop me an email, I can give you some more recommendations. Read my detail reviews from below links:
Snagit vs Camtasia Screen Recorder Comparison Video
Watch this video on my channel to see the differences between Snagit and Camtasia:
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