One Question I get pretty often is “How do I capture Snagit?”.

Kathy sent me this question today: “I am trying to create in-house step by step instructions on how to perform video capture using SNAGIT. I am trying to capture SNAGIT’s home page w/Quick Launch, Related Tasks, Profiles, and Profiles Settings. But when I use Printscreen it activates SNAGIT. I’ve also tried to use Ctrl Insert, Ctrl A, Ctrl C to capture the screen but to no avail. Is there some way that I can get around the Print Screen hotkey and get my screen capture? I would appreciate feedback as soon as possible…thank you and have a nice holiday…”

How to do a screen capture of Snagit

Go into Snagit Tools/Preferences and change the setting Global Capture Hotkey and remove the print screen button.

Now when you choose Print Screen you will the “old” print screen. Just click the Print Screen button.

After this, open the Snagit Editor and paste in the screen capture.

You will have to crop the image because without Snagit you will capture the complete screen every time.

That’s all there is to it.

Happy Holidays 😉

Peter – Your Snagit Guide