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ABC 5: Snagit, Screen capture software Review and Giveaway

If you need to deal with creating images by capturing screen for your day to day work or anything else, then Snagit is a essential software  which is needed for creating some great images for your work. Thanks to Techsmith, we are giving away few licenses of Snagit to Avinashtech Readers.


Developers Description

More than just simple screen capture, Snagit empowers you to communicate faster, clearly explain concepts, and archive digital information. All with point and click convenience. You can easily capture, edit, share and organize a screenshot of exactly what you see on your screen.


Top capture features


Snag anything, on the fly. Grab your entire desktop, a region, a window, or a scrolling window—all with a single hotkey or click.

Combine images

Create custom graphics easily by taking multiple captures and putting them together.

Spotlight and magnify

Draw attention to a specific part of your image. Just select the portion you want and Snagit will blur and darken everything else.

Markup tools

Add effects to your image, even if you don’t have a design degree. Draw attention with arrows, add a text callout or torn edge effect…just to name a few.

Top sharing features

Once you have your capture ready, you can do just about anything
with it:
* Save it in your preferred format.
* Share a URL or embed it in your blog via Screencast.com.
* Add it to your Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, MindManager or OneNote page.
* Publish to your website via FTP.
* Send it through email, AIM, Flickr or Skype.

Top organize features


All of your captures are automatically saved to your Library with the most recent viewable all the time. Save time by quickly finding all your past captures.
Library keeps all your captures organized and findable


Along with saving your capture, Snagit also stores information so you can find it again later. Search for your captures by date, website, or a custom flag that you create and assign.


I use Snagit for my day to day Blogging work and its a learning experience for me often. I will often find something new which is possible with Snagit and I never thought about it. Its a complete screen capturing software with good enough built in Editing tools to give you great flexibility to manage your captured images.

You can do almost everything with Snagit starting from capturing Image whether its a web-page, big or small, or you need to scroll or a part of screen, or full screen or a part of menu or  apart of menu coming after a click, watermarking it, resizing it, scaling it, blurring it and much much more. I have not used any other tool after I started using Snagit and I use it almost everyday. (Thanks to complimentary license provided by Techsmith).

You can also use Snagit to  create time lapse video of your Desktop activity over a period of time (Frankly speaking I knew this just now while testing it).

Give Snagit it a try.


Thanks to Betsy Weber from TechSmith, I have Two (2) Licenses of  Snagit to giveaway . The rules are simple. For being eligible to participate in contest/draw, you need to do the following:

  1. Subscribe to Avinashtech by entering your email address in the subscribe box on right sidebar of the blog or by clicking this link. Do remember to verify your email address when you get the verification email from Feedburner.
  2. After that, just leave your name and email address in the form by clicking this link.
  3. Leave a comment below telling why you would like to have Snagit License.

Keep in mind, Multiple entries will disqualify you from the draw. It closes in next 72 hours.

Forum Discussion thread: Snagit Discussion and Review/feedback

{ 39 comments… add one }
  • Ashwin December 9, 2010, 11:57 PM

    Hi Avi,

    You know very well that I use PicPick to take screen-shots for my blog 🙂

    Snagit would be a better option, Count me in


    • Avinash December 10, 2010, 1:12 AM

      Looks like you forgot to enter your name in giveaway. (The 2nd in the list of rules above).

  • Isaya_ie December 10, 2010, 3:05 AM

    I used a bit SnagIt in the office long ago. From what I remember, SnagIt has several interesting features for me:
    – ability to capture DirectX display (rare feature)
    – ability to edit the capture (annotate, fix, …) before saving it (not so rare but still good)
    – easy web capture as PDF
    Some capture options make it very handy when writing software documentation (including menu capture, which can be a real pain with some other tools)

  • tyrkil December 10, 2010, 4:13 AM

    I’d like to win a license, because that is the most comprehensive to make screenshots with various options and also because-I know uses it.

  • jelson December 10, 2010, 5:13 AM

    SnagIt is very cool: I’m using ver 7 right now and I would a license for the new version. Thanks for the giveaway and HappY BirthdaY!!

  • Pier December 10, 2010, 5:14 AM

    Hi everybody,
    I’m still using 7.2.5 version on W7!!!

    Need to upgrade:)

  • springname December 10, 2010, 5:22 AM

    Happy birthday Avinash forum, I am using solid capture. I see “Combine images” function in snagit which don’t appear in solid capture.

    I like to enter for it
    Many thanks Avi

  • k19s December 10, 2010, 5:29 AM

    Hi, I would like to have Snagit as I’ve used the demo version and found it extremely easy in capturing different screens with varying sizes. Its many functions allowed mt to take screen shoots quickly for my projects.
    Hope I win one.

  • Paf December 10, 2010, 5:54 AM

    Thanks, Avinash. I also have been using PicPic, and it would be great to “upgrade” to Snagit. Please count me in. Best regards.

  • Willy December 10, 2010, 7:43 AM

    I had SnagIt 8 before & found that it’s full features captures were good.
    Hopefully can win 1 license to have SnagIt again.

  • Samuel December 10, 2010, 9:48 AM

    I’ve been using Snagit 9, it’s really really good. I want to have the latest version as it has new features that help me a lot. Also I noticed when a screenshot saved in png (especially with plain colors) is compressed to the extreme. It’s the best screencapture program out there and I want to try my luck. So, Avi bro consider me into the draw…

  • Vaibhav Srivastava December 10, 2010, 10:30 AM

    Snagit… kool software… I used it 4 months back and i was really very pleased by the capturing images and its resolutions… i really like if i will get win the key of it… count me in too… already twitted @vibhusri

  • Zug December 10, 2010, 10:32 AM

    I would love to try out Snagit.. currently have Solid Capture and Snap to use until can get something better.. I use the program to take snap shots from the Web to post on the forums for giveaways and tutorials and to help others when they have questions… Would love a shot at winning this..


  • poohkt December 10, 2010, 12:14 PM

    Snagit is useful for capturing screenshots for presentation projects. Please count me in. Thanks a lot.

  • iPrism December 10, 2010, 1:14 PM

    Thank you Avinash,I am using the free Screenshot Captor and Gadwin Printscreen for taking screenshots.I would like yo have a license of Snagit for my windows system because of its capability of taking neat and professional looking screenshots and also it has more functionality compared to other tools.

  • hen_xuoi December 10, 2010, 2:09 PM

    Happy birthday

  • Relly December 10, 2010, 4:35 PM

    with it’s high reputation as one of the best capture tool , this really a great offer, wish i’ll win one license, great offer, thanks alot…..

  • Eric Rondilla December 10, 2010, 6:04 PM

    Happy Birthday Avi! Mabuhay!

  • Peterb December 10, 2010, 9:25 PM

    I think that it is the best screen grabber.
    currently i am using faststone capture (freeware edition)
    I need it for my schoolwork.
    Best Regards

  • Niroopsingh December 11, 2010, 1:14 AM

    Thanks for this giveaway.Snagit is the best screen capture utility and as a student i need it very much for personal use.Hope i win a free license for that.

  • janusz777 December 11, 2010, 1:15 AM

    Snagit… really good software..I would like have a license of Snagit because it has ability to edit the capture, web capture as PDF and it has more functionality to other tools.

  • District December 11, 2010, 4:53 AM

    I really like this superb screenshot taker,Thanks.This is the best one and takes screenshots brilliantly.

  • Mike Taylor December 11, 2010, 5:16 AM

    This product will help me be more descriptive in e-mails to friends when describing items on web sites.

    Mike T.

  • TechBill December 11, 2010, 9:24 AM

    A program I don’t have that a would really like to have.


  • corker December 11, 2010, 11:54 AM

    SnagIt can be considered as the best screen capture software. I used SnagIt trial when it was in version 8 and it impressed me a lot. If I can have the latest full version, that certainly will be great. Please count me in, Avinash!

  • Avi Singh December 11, 2010, 11:59 PM

    I use cracked version of snagit, Will love to have it.
    The best part is the screen capture. It’s so easy.

  • Jay P December 12, 2010, 2:01 AM

    Hope to win Snagit because i really could use it for screen capturing of webinars that I frequently attend so I won’t miss out on any notes/details.


  • KonRaD December 12, 2010, 6:12 PM

    Thanks for this giveaway
    SnagIt is one of the best screen capture software and editing tool.
    Please, count me in

  • Idriskurtum December 12, 2010, 7:24 PM

    I like SnagIt and snagit is very cool,
    Thanks for nice giveaway

  • Flash113 December 13, 2010, 12:47 AM

    Thanks for this great giveaway please enter me in the draw for Snagit.

  • Quasar's Ankh December 13, 2010, 1:41 AM

    Snagit would do nicely for when I collect snippets of information here, there and everywhere!

    So please count me in, thank you.

  • noname December 13, 2010, 6:41 AM

    I will use it for making screenshots of my presentations and convert them into pdf

  • TechBill December 18, 2010, 8:46 AM

    I’m a winner. Thanks much and once again, Happy Birthday


  • Isd December 4, 2011, 10:28 AM

    Thanks for the giveaway. I had used an older version of Snagit and found it full of features and  user friendly. Please count me also.

  • Jack December 5, 2011, 7:43 PM

    Looks like just the app I can use to capture images of my new grand daughter during our online video chats.

  • Southtownguy December 17, 2011, 7:56 AM

    I would love to win a copy of Snagit!!! looks like a great program

  • Ernie Sampson January 3, 2012, 1:02 AM

    A very neat way to capture only the parts wanted from web pages and emails. Please include me in the draw for Snagit.
    Thank you,
    Ernie Sampson

  • Dav532000 January 20, 2012, 9:25 PM

    If this is still live then count me in as Snagit sounds quite useful for when you need those screen captures very good at what t does

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