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SnagIt!
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Assessment and Accreditation
What is SnagIt?
Simply put, SnagIt is a program designed to
allow users to capture images, text, videos, and
screenshots from/of computer screens.
These captured items can then be inserted into
word documents, presentations, and
spreadsheets.
Cool, huh? We think so too…Now let’s learn how to do
such!
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Open SnagIt
Capture a screenshot
Save your capture
Edit your capture
Insert, send, or upload your capture
There are so many things you can do with
SnagIt, and we encourage you to play around
with it after learning the basics here today.
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This is the
main
screen
you will
see upon
opening
SnagIt.
Take note of
the Help link.
This is filled
with vital
information
on
maneuvering
SnagIt.
Note: The highlighted sections are explained on the following slide.
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1. Profiles are the types of images you want to
capture.
2. Quick Launch holds links to editing
your capture, and opening your SnagIt
catalog (an optional location to save your
work on your computer) .
3. Related Tasks gives easy access
to properties and settings. “Turn on
OneClick” allows users to have a
minimized (hidden) box for SnagIt,
so you do not have to keep the
entire program open on your
desktop.
4. Profile Settings allow users
to initially manipulate the
capture prior to taking it.
However, users may choose to
edit such after taking the
capture.
5. Capture is the user’s one-click
button to set the capture in motion.
You can capture an image, video,
text, or entire web page
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Configuration allows SnagIt to know how you
want to handle screenshots (i.e. how to capture,
where to send captures). It is a good idea to
already have what you want to capture in mind.
In this process, you will choose your input and
output settings.
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Input (the subject of your screenshot)
 Examples: Screen, Window, Active Window, Region, etc.
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Output (how the computer handles the capture)
 Examples: Send to Printer, Clipboard, File, Email, etc. Or you
may choose your output after you’ve edited your capture.
Note: You may want to minimize any windows you
do not want to include in the capture.
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Again, you have the option of
an image, text, video, or web
capture.
Example: I chose the
following
 Profile: Window
 Capture: Image Capture
Note: In order to change your capture
setting, click on the blue arrow button
for the dropdown box.
Captured from: http://www.ecu.edu/purple/
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Now that you’ve captured your
image/webpage/video/text, you are able to edit and
customize it.
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Upon hitting the “Capture” button, the SnagIt Preview
window will pop up. Here, you can:
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Add text and callout boxes; erase; zoom in/out; use the
paintbrush/airbrush; fill; stamp; etc.
Manipulate the capture (i.e. turn it to grayscale; create a mirror
image)
Send your finished product to Word, Excel, Powerpoint, or another
program.
Print your SnagIt capture.
Save your capture for later use.
Also, if you are not pleased with your capture, you can simply
cancel it by clicking the Esc key or File  Cancel Capture.
When you are finished, simply click the Done tab.
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Be sure to Save As prior to clicking Done.
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Those are the basic steps to SnagIt. Now, lets recap…
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Step 1: Open SnagIt on your desktop.
Step 2: Choose your settings for your capture. (i.e. I want to
capture all of the area under “Contents” on the Purple
Magazine webpage, http://www.ecu.edu/purple/; so, I will
choose the following settings:
 Profile: Region
 Profile Settings:
 Input: Region (which was automatically selected when I chose it
under the Profile section)
 Output: None Selected
 Effects: No Effects
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Step 3: Click Capture
Step 4: Edit & Export your capture if you choose to do so. (i.e.
For our example, I have added a callout box and text)
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This is our final product!
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If you have any questions or are in
need of help, please feel free to contact
our office.
[email protected]
College of Education Office of
Assessment and Accreditation
Speight 102
Dr. Diana Lys
Mrs. Mary Worthington
Ms. Ellen Dobson
Ms. Beth Briggs

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