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SnagIt Input

Added by LAURA NICOLE MASSARO KAUFFMAN , last edited by LAURA NICOLE MASSARO KAUFFMAN on Sep 14, 2009 11:43


SnagIt Input

Input Options


SnagIt Input options enable you to select how much of the window, screen, area, menu, object, etc. to capture. Whatever input option you select, you capture it by pressing the Hotkey sequence. By default, it is CTRL+SHIFT+P. You can specify a different Hotkey sequence by selecting Options→Program Preferences.

If you wish the screen captures to automatically display in a preview window, select Output→Preview Window. Other output options include:

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Capture Process

To Capture the Entire Screen

  1. Select Input→Screen.
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+P.
  3. The image of the screen is sent to the SnagIt Preview window (if that output option is selected).

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To Capture a Specific Window

  1. Select Input→Window.
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+P.
  3. Move the mouse pointer to the window you want to capture and click one time.
  4. The image of the selected window is sent to the SnagIt Preview window (if that output option is selected).

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To Capture the Active Window

  1. Select Input→Active Window.
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+P.
  3. The image of the current active window is sent to the SnagIt Preview window (if that output option is selected).

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To Capture a Region

  1. Select Input→Region.
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+P.
  3. The mouse pointer turns to a hand holding a crosshair (+) . Draw a rectangle around the region you wish to capture.
  4. Press the ENTER key.  The image of the selected region is sent to the SnagIt Preview window (if that output option is selected).

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To Capture a Fixed Region

  1. Select Input→Fixed Region.
  2. Select Input→Properties...
  3. Specify the size and starting point of the fixed region.
  4. Press CTRL+SHIFT+P.
  5. The mouse pointer turns to a pointing hand. The pre-sized rectangle appears. Using the mouse pointer move the rectangle to the area of the screen you want to capture.
  6. Click one time to capture. (The dimensions and location can be typed in screen pixel coordinates.)
  7. The image of the fixed region is sent to the SnagIt Preview window (if that output option is selected).

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To Capture Specific Images and Text Blocks

  1. Select Input→Object in conjunction with images or text (Tools→Image Capture or Tools→Text Capture). This enables better control over how much of an object or text block is captured.
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+P.
  3. As you move the mouse pointer over various areas of the screen a rectangular box surrounds an object or text block.
  4. Select the image or text to be captured and click one time.
  5. The image of the object is sent to the SnagIt Preview window (if that output option is selected)

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To Capture Menu Displays

  1. Select Input→Menu.
  2. Click and display the menu you wish to capture.
  3. Press CTRL+SHIFT+P.
  4. The menu image displays in the preview window.

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To Capture Shapes

(free hand, ellipse, rounded rectangle, triangle, and polygon)

  1. Select Input→Shapes and the preferred shape.
  2. Press CTRL+SHIFT+P.
  3. Draw around the object or text block.
  4. When you release the mouse the object or text that fell within that shape displays in the output window.

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Advanced Options

Under Input→Advanced, you will see a variety of options to assist you in capturing scrolling menus and dialog windows, as well as extended windows and clipboard items. See the online help for step by step instructions for each of these options.

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Including Your Cursor

You also have the option of including or excluding the cursor. By default the cursor is included. Click this option to "toggle" it off and exclude the cursor from the captured screen.

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