Simple, streamlined, and more than good enough for simple image editing and GIF creation
April 29, 2021

Simple, streamlined, and more than good enough for simple image editing and GIF creation

Rosalie Byrnes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Snagit

Our technical writing team uses Snagit for all screenshots and gifs of the platform in our documentation. We generally use Snagit for editing screenshots, taking them instead with the MacBook's built-in screenshot tool or with a Chrome extension. We use Snagit for capturing and editing gifs. We all use the premium version.
  • Capturing videos, editing them, and saving as GIFs, all in the same software. The ability to remove the cursor from view is a particularly valuable to creating seamless, looping GIFs.
  • The ability to create a set of stamps outside of Snagit then import them into Snagit has been great for our team. We can share a standardized set of stamps developed in Lucid Chart, great for numbering images.
  • Editing images and adding highlight boxes is pretty simple and streamlined. It's not a power tool like Photoshop but it more than serves our needs. We mainly focus on minor image edits (removing elements, adjusting elements) and adding highlight boxes or stamps.
  • Snagit's toolbar icon lets me easily capture videos and images, including controlling settings like whether or not to capture the cursor, right from my MacBook's toolbar.
  • I'd love to see more video editing abilities. For example, adding a highlight box inside of a movie before saving it to a GIF.
  • Snagit has limited font options when adding and editing text. Integrating with Google fonts or even adding support/making it clear how to add custom fonts would improve usability.
  • Adding the ability to fill while erasing. For example, if erasing an element from a white background, auto-fill in the erased patch with white, or some other custom color. Instead, I have to rely on copy/pasting from other areas in the picture.
  • Capturing videos, simple video editing, and saving videos as GIFs.
  • Simple image editing like cropping and copy/pasting.
  • Adding highlight boxes from a set of preset shapes.
  • Snagit lets our entire team share a consistent preset for all highlight boxes, adding consistency across images created by all team members.
  • Snagit is very easy to use and easy to learn, saving time and confusion were we to use a more advanced software like Photoshop.
  • The ease with which we can create GIFs using Snagit has improved the quality and value of our documentation. We can easily add more dynamic content to our articles that better showcase live functionality.
PhotoShop is of course a very powerful image editing tool. But, the learning curve is steep and all the tools and settings aren't necessary for our needs. Snagit is a streamlined solution for capturing videos, creating gifs, and editing images. (It also supports capturing screenshots, including scrolling/panoramic ones, but we use a different tool). Snagit's ability to capture images + videos and immediately open the editor to edit those images or videos makes the entire process faster, simpler, and easier. We've raised the possibility as a team of switching to PhotoShop, but for now I prefer using Snagit for our needs.

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Snagit is great for simple image production and GIF creation. It can't support advanced video editing beyond trimming sections from the video. For more advanced video editing or tracking, another software would be better. But, for capturing simple videos and downloading them as GIFs, Snagit is efficient and effective. Our entire team uses Snagit for editing screenshots of our platform, and occasionally for capturing images (the resolution isn't great so it's not our preferred method of capturing images). For simple editing like adding highlight boxes, stamps, cropping, and copy/pasting to hide or add elements, Snagit does a good job. Overall Snagit isn't a power image editing tool, but for simple, streamlined image editing and GIF creation, Snagit works well for our team.