The print screen keyboard key sends the contents of the entire screen to the clipboard. When I'm not using snagit, i then go to an image editor (irfanview) and paste it as a PNG or JPG. What's the equivalent process with snagit. Thanks.
The equivalent process would be to set your hotkey beneath the red Capture button and toggle Copy to Clipboard on. In this screenshot, I have Selection set to Region, but you can choose the most appropriate option for your needs.
If you also want your content to go directly into a PNG, for example, the first half of this short video demonstrates how to do that. (no sound in video)