Is Snagit still necessary if I have Camtasia 18?

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SnagIt with or without Camtasia 18. I have been TechSmith user since the early days of Jing. I few years ago (I think 5); I took an upgrade deal that got me SnagIt and Camtasia. At that point, in time the difference between to the two wide and clear to me. Just upgraded to Camtasia 18 from CS 8. I am no longer seeing the reason to get or use SnagIt.  Are there people out there who still use both? If yes, why?
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For me it works to have both; Camtasia is the video production tool when I have everything figured out. I also have the need to make screen captures a few dozen times on any given day.  SnagIt is so fast and simple, it's always ready to go.
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I'm a "both" user myself. While both products are capable of similar things (Camtasia recording the screen, then allowing annotations and other editing for the video) they really are two completely different tools.

Primarily I use SnagIt for capturing an individual screen shot and modifying it in different ways in order to explain something. Very easy and quick and simple to do. To do the same thing with Camtasia, you have to fire up the recorder, record for a bit, then pop that result in the editor, find the frame you want to annotate, annotate as needed, export that frame as an image, then send the image off to the recipient. Vastly more effort than it takes in SnagIt.

Bottom line is that if I want video, I want Camtasia. If I want a still image, I want SnagIt. 

Like anything else, those lines are a bit fuzzy at times.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thank you for adding much of the Camtasia step details that typically make it an easy choice to use Snag It.

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If you are no longer seeing the reason to get or use SnagIt.

Bottom line, you probably don't need it.
Plus, you can upgrade to a newer version of SnagIt for $25 anytime you want.Provided the price doesn't go up. As long as you have your a key from your old version.
 
Regards,Joe
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I have used snagit for many years, to many to count and just now decided to get Camtasia and I am glad I did and use both products as both have different aspects that make it important. If you don't see the need to buy both, then you probably don't need it.
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I use both. I guess it depends what you are wanting to achieve as to whether both would be beneficial to you. Similar to what others have already said: when I want to create a screencast video or edit video I use Camtasia, when I want to grab a screenshot, annotate and edit images I use Snagit. I use both to make gifs.
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I also use both Camtasia and Snagit; I use Snagit to support creating Camtasia projects; Snagit has a function that will "share" a Snagit capture directly into the Camtasia media bin; I use that constantly to more quickly build out Camtasia projects where image captures are used on the timeline

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Thanks all - I think I will just stay with SnagIt 12 but upgrade to Camtasia 2018.  I just need basic screen and video capture and SnagIt 12 works well for that. For editing and more advance stuff Camtasia 2018 should work.
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Just one suggestion. Don't simply conclude that SnagIt 12 is all you will ever need.

As new SnagIt versions emerge and are made available, you would be cheating yourself if you failed to download the evaluation, kick the tires and put it through its paces.

TechSmith has added some very interesting features with each passing release and you never know when you may find that it suddenly sports a feature that you really find enticing. Features you never really thought you would ever use.

Cheers... Rick :)