Sometimes, it’s easier to show someone what to do rather than telling them. What’s more, by capturing and sharing an image, you have something to refer to forever.
Using screengrab technology, you can share and communicate in moments what would take much longer by writing notes or trying to explain something in person. In business, this can save you precious moments, reduce frustration for your staff and lead to better experiences for your customers.
The Snagit tool is jam-packed with features. Most importantly, it is streamlined and easy to get the hang of.
With Snagit, you can capture any section of your screen, from a few pixels to an entire page, with a few clicks. Simply drag the mouse across your screen and release to select the exact portion you are after or choose from the menu to grab an entire page or scrolling window.
TopTenReviews describes Snagit as “best overall” for screen capturing software. Their review says that “With its easy-to-use interface, fantastic image editing tools and wide export options, it is an excellent product and worth every dollar you spend on it.”
And we agree!
Top Features of Snagit
Along with ‘snagging’ an entire screen or a section, Snagit’s inbuilt editing tool really lets you get creative. Edit, cut, draw, highlight or blur part of the image you have captured. You can crop your image to make it smaller, highlight areas with borders, point arrows at the most important parts and add text notes in several fonts.
Using Snagit is so helpful for providing feedback to your team. Simply do a screen capture, highlight the area which needs attention, and make a few notes.
Here are just some of the handy, Photoshop-style tools which come with Snagit:
- Text grab
- Text replace
- Magic wand (Move objects or remove image backgrounds)
- Callout/speech boxes
- Step tool
- Draw freehand
- Special effects (Add effects like borders, shadows and torn edges to your entire screen capture)
While it always makes sense to work with someone skilled in graphics for your promotional materials, sometimes a few quick clicks with Snagit can help you build a presentation or put together a sample of what you are looking for.
Once you have created your image and added any necessary effects, you can save it to your computer or instantly email it across to colleagues and contacts. You can even instantly share to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Snagit doesn’t only capture screenshots, it allows you to record audio and video. If you’re thinking of doing webinars or online courses, this is an incredible tool to have at your disposal. You can also use it to create tutorials and communicate directly with your team. The tool allows you to pause your recording, come back to it and keep going. When you’re ready, you can save it as a video then share it as you like.
Animated GIFs are another feature which you can easily create with Snagit. Head to the Snagit website to find step-by-step instructions and have some fun with embedding these into your emails.
Snagit makes grabbing, editing and sharing images so fluid and simple, you will find yourself reaching for this tool several times per day. It is an easy win to streamline your workflow and regain time in your working week.
What’s more, as noted by TopTenReviews, “Snagit is a very light program on your computer, meaning you can capture images and record video without it taking a noticeable toll on your system.” The system also creates relatively small file sizes so your computer doesn’t become overloaded with downloads.
There is an annual membership fee for Snagit but starting from only around AU$75 per year means you’ll find it well worth it. This software can be downloaded to most computers and you can use one login on up to two different devices.
Add an extra AU$18 (approximately) per year to the cost and you’ll have access to unlimited tech support. There are also discounts for education and not-for-profit organisations, plus the price comes down once you sign up for more than five accounts.
So many Business Blueprint members tell us they don’t know where they would be without Snagit. Find out how to get started here.