Considering to get Snugit

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I already have Camtasia 9, which comes with a screen recorder.  Are there any benefits in having Snugit as well? 
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Mary Jane

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

SnagIt does screen captures and edits much more effectively than Camtasia. There are all sorts of tools for callouts, and steps and tweaking images that SnagIt offers that would take much longer to accomplish in Camtasia.

I use SnagIt at least 20 times a day. It's an indispensable tool for me.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thank you very much for your quick reply.  That helps a lot.  I just realized I misspelled Snagit.  Excuse me!
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Jayne Davids

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Hi Mary Jane,

My 1st question would be 'What do you want to achieve?' If you want to record your screen and produce videos then Camtasia is the tool, which I'm delighted you are already have. If however you wish to capture an image of your screen or edit and add effects to an existing image then Snagit is fantastic for this.

I use both extensively, I create video tutorials with Camtasia and create training material with Snagit, among loads of other reasons too.

I would suggest you download the free trial, have a play and see if it does what you need it to do.

Hope this help,

Jayne
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Well put Jayne Davids,

This is for Mary Jane
 SnagIt can record your screen as well. But you cannot add  callouts, annotations, titles,etc in the editor. You can trim out unwanted footage but that's the extent of SnagIt's editing  capability's.
 
Like Jayne said, for still images,SnagIt's Great.
For screen recordings, Camtasia is superior, for many reasons. 

Regards,Joe
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I've used Snagit on a daily basis for writing my photography related blog for 3 or 4 years now.  I find it essential in producing and annotating still screen captures for inclusion into my blog and in helping people with technical problems with ACDSee, PaintShop Pro, and Affinity Photo.  

I recently also bought Camtasia, and as near as I can tell, video screen captures are a bit more convenient with Camtasia than with Snagit.  Plus, even though I've not really seen any difference between the two in terms of video screen capture, I accept what others have told me, that Camtasia provides a superior video screen capture from a technical point of view.

That being said, if some cosmic law declared that I had to choose between Snagit and Camtasia, that I couldn't have both, I would choose to let Camtasia go and keep Snagit.  There is nothing on the market quite like Snagit, but I shopped around before buying Camtasia, and I think I could replicate Camtasia's functionality a bit easier than I could Snagit's.
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All I can say is that Snagit has been my most used program on my PC for many years. I just had maintenance done on my laptop & asked that its icon be put in taskbar next to Chrome & Firefox because it's that important-now it automatically opens when PC restarts & I can access it easily & do whenever I'm wanting to create.
Being able to 'grab' any part of my screen and knit the already captured parts together to create my directions in a sensible order & print precisely what I want rather than tap 'Print' which includes lots that I don't want on my paper.
I've used Snagit for many years- it is by far my most used program.
It requires time to develop your way of using it but well worth your time as many handy options await your discovery. Adding icons in Editor, is very handy- if I didn't have use of Snagit, I'd toss my PC! If you're stuck, videos are available to teach how to use Snagit but if you need more, Techsmith Customer Service will solve your query. I'm old (73) & happy to be a Snagit user-I wish you an easier future with Snagit which makes use of my PC, a pleasure.
Good Luck!
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Sandra Williamson

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All I can say is that Snagit has been my most used program on my PC for many years. I just had maintenance done on my laptop & asked that its icon be put in taskbar next to Chrome & Firefox because it's that important-now it automatically opens when PC restarts & I can access it easily & do whenever I'm wanting to create.


Being able to 'grab' any part of my screen and knit the already captured parts together to create my directions in a sensible order & print precisely what I want rather than tap 'Print' which includes lots that I don't want on my paper.

I've used Snagit for many years- it is by far my most used program.


It requires time to develop your way of using it but well worth your time as many handy options await your discovery. Adding icons in Editor, is very handy- if I didn't have use of Snagit, I'd toss my PC! If you're stuck, videos are available to teach how to use Snagit but if you need more, Techsmith Customer Service will solve your query.

I'm old (73) & happy to be a Snagit user-I wish you an easier future with Snagit which makes use of my PC, a pleasure.

Good Luck!
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Thank you so much everyone for your useful information (and for not teasing me for my stupid misspelling!).   Jayne is right.  I should tell you what I want to achieve.  I am a college level language teacher, and I have only recently started making tutorial videos so that my students can review the lessons before exams, etc.  Camtasia 9 has been great for that.  But, I was wondering if there are ways to quickly make more visual aids that are less elaborate so that I can assist individual students when they have questions, etc.   Based on everyone's comments, it definitely sounds like Snagit may be the answer.  I will follow Jayne's advice and try the trial version.  Thanks again everyone!  You all were very helpful!!