Snagit

5/31/2012 By: Carol S. Holzberg

www.techsmith.com Retail Price: $29.95, educational pricing. Volume pricing available.

The latest release of Snagit from TechSmith (available for both Mac and Windows) offers digital “publishers” a very helpful tool for adding visual impact to electronic documents.

Quality and Effectiveness: Snagit does much more than simple screen capture. Version 2.0 for Mac and Version 11.0 for Windows add support for video, giving users tools to capture narrated clips of screen activity in addition to static screens. Teachers interested in showing students how to use a feature in a particular software program can create narrated step-by-step tutorials. Thanks to a powerful editor, users can still crop, resize, or select a portion of the screen for copying, cutting, adding callouts, and other image effects.

Ease of Use: Editor tools in Snagit toggle on or off. Each tool can be customized to suit user needs. On the PC side you can create profiles for capture tasks and download additional profiles from the Snagit Web site. Mac doesn’t have options for profiles, but you can customize the tools in the editing palette and save those customized tools for later reuse.

TOP FEATURES

• Captures both static and moving screens with or without time delay.
• Comes with an editor to add special effects or markup the captured screen with annotations, stamps and filters.
• Sharing options allow users to send images to social media sites or copy images to the Clipboard for pasting in other programs.

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