Snagit is the king of screen capture software and has gotten even better with this update to version 11.
If you take a lot of screenshots for creating tutorials, Snagit 11 is better than ever. Snagit 11 still hassmart window detection so you can automatically select to capture a window or part of the window so you don’t have to spend time cropping the image.
For a long time, Snagit was only used to capture and annotate still images but that changes with Snagit 11. The biggest feature update for this version is the ability to capture video. You can now create screencasts using Snagit and upload them directly to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, an FTP server, or Screencast.com.
While Snagit can capture video and voice for screencasts, don’t expect the full range of editing features that you find in TechSmith’s dedicated screencast application, Camtasia Studio. Snagit 11 aims to make sharing short video tutorials easy. If you want more professional results for your screencasts, give Camtasia Studio a try.
Another big feature upgrade that you’ll find in Snagit 11 is the ability todownload more stamps and other annotation tools. If the current set of annotation tools aren’t to your fancy, just hit the “get more” link inside the app to be taken to TechSmith’s website. You can also download plugins for sharing on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and many more.
Snagit 11 also features improved text capture. If you take a screenshot of some text, Snagit automatically detects it and throws it into the Snagit Editor. From there, you can easily export it to whatever text editing program you’d like such as Microsoft Word, Notepad, and Evernote.
Overall, Snagit 11 is a great update for an already amazing program but those running Snagit 10 may not need the new features introduced in this version.
If you don’t want or need better text capture, easy social sharing, or video capture, Snagit 10 will work just fine.
· Improved video capture.
· Added MP4 support for video output.
· Added spell checking to callouts and text capture.
· Added Camtasia Studio output, Screencast.com output, and YouTube output to the default install.
· Improved scrolling capture support for Google Chrome.
· Added more increments to the zoom slider in editor.
· Added support for working in natural units (inches and centimeters) for image sizing.
· Restricted the use of GIF and 256-color image files to only during opening and saving.
· Added an option to prevent automatically saving captures.
· Improved Snagit’s performance, particularly for images with transparency.
· Removed support for several file formats including .msp, .cal, .pcx, .raw, etc.
· Removed the ability to capture full screen DOS windows.
· Removed the ability to capture icons from .exe and .dll files.
· Removed the “Create Web Page” feature.
· Removed the Web Capture mode.
· Removed the ability to capture from DirectX applications.
· Removed various region capture options including capturing triangle region, a rounded rectangle region, an ellipse region, etc.
· Fixed several problems where security software interfered with Snagit’s installation and functionality.
· Fixed a bug where upgrading to a new version of Snagit required restarting Internet Explorer.
· Fixed a bug where moving saved .snag files to new directories caused the files to become corrupted.
· Fixed a crash bug that would occur when using the perspective/shear effect.