Snagit 9 was just released and I have to say I really like it 🙂
As a “snagger” I’d obviously prefer to sum it up in an image (see below), but if I have to say it in 3 words i would have to say – fast, easy and slick…
I need a little more time to test all the new different functions and additions, then give you more of an in-depth Snagit 9 review at a later date, but so far I am very impressed.
Read more about the new functions below…
Snagit 9 Overview
It takes a little time to get used to the new ribbon menu, but when you do it’s easier and faster to work with.
A great improvement over older versions is that you have access to previous captures and can jump freely between them and copy and paste as you like. The annoying preview mode has also been removed, which is great.
In the image below I have pasted in Snagit inside the Snagit Editor so you get an overview of both.
And what do the critics say?
“5 reasons to love the new SnagIt 9… a familiar, intuitive, and much more varnished capture utility whose image editor has finally come of age.” –Jessica Dolcourt, C|NET Download.com
“SnagIt 9 – the ribbon edition! I’ve only used it for a couple of hours but I’m already finding the most useful new feature is how it auto-saves captures and allows you to retrieve them from the…panel on the right…in a click… it greatly simplifies working on more complex composite images.” –Robin Capper, RobiNZ CAD Blog
“The new multiple image capabilities and auto-storing of captures is going to save me huge amounts of time. Now I’ll be able to take several variations of screen shots and decide later which ones works best for the final product.” –Sue Chastain, About.com Guide to Graphics Software
Snagit 9 Resources
Betsy Webers blog about new Snagit 9
I’d love to hear what you think. Please take a little time and comment below what your first impression is…
Thanks Sales Team at Software Casa.
I started using the new version 9 software the day I purchased it. My only disappointment was the airbrush feature was discontinued, which I found in your easy to use documentation.
The best feature is the ability not to lose previous captures. Many times I forgot I had a capture out there and started a second. As you know I lost my first in prior versions. Thanks for the improvements.
Also Tabs and stamps you added are great. Keep up the improvements and I am sure I will always upgrade.
Your software is used by me as much as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
It is easy and intuitive to use. Thanks again and keep me notified of the improvements as you have done in the past.
I think Snagit 9 is great! All your captures are at your finger tips! Saves lots of time..
Good program user friendly
I have been using Snagit 8 for over a year and never a day goes by that I don’t use it for something. Even if it is just to change a file ext. or to resize a picture. And now with the new Snagit 9 the new editer interface and features is just outstanding. The only thing they need to do is change the name to SNAGIT 9 ALL-IN-ONE. Thanks Snagit and keep up the great work.
This new update is a definite improvement. I don’t use all the bells and whistles everyday. Mostly I just save or print a screen shot.
I would like to see the caption print outside of the image. Changing the font does not seem to work for me.
I wasn’t sure how Snagit could improve, but I used it over the weekend to save snap shots of email settings and it really is better. I was able to save several .jpg pictures without saving each one individually. It really did make my task much more intuitive, and quick.
Thanks Snagit for your dedication to improvement.
this is great software! I love 9.0 and use it every day! I like all the bells and whistles and find them extremely helpful in creating document and illustrations.
I love the new interface. So much cleaner and more efficient. Also, the super stamps was a nice bonus. Already used a couple on my projects for last two days.
Great teaching tool.
I have always been a great fan of Snagit. I have been using it now for several years. I do a great number of training manuals and power point presentations and could not possibly survive without it.
Snagit 9.0 is absolutely fantastic. I have been using it practically every day since I downloaded it and I am very impressed by a number of the improvements. Particularly the ability to do multiple screen grabs and have the folder open at the bottom of the screen with all the current grabs.
The call out and graphics interface also make the screen grabs able to be incorporated into the presentations much more easily
Keep up the good work
I have been a Snagit fan for some years. I find the new Snagit more streamlined but where is the little eyedropper tool that allows you to sample the colour on the picture and paint/spray that colour over a section of the picture? Where is the spray icon?
I just used the new version 9 last night. I love how much easier it seems even though I thought 8 was fine. I love being able to save several items at once and not indivdually all the time. I am happy that you keep the software easy to use and I am up and running with new versions very quickly. Time is money for me.
I haven’t tried the 9.0 version yet, I’m quite happy with my current version. But from viewing the screenshot there I’m a little troubled by the Office 2007 look. I don’t particularly like the layout in Office 2007, so I don’t expect that I’ll be pleased with the new Snag-it interface. I’m sure some people will love it, and others, like myself, not so much.
That’s my 2 cents.
Generally looks good but if you say you are improving it WHY DROP AIRBRUSH, I used it a lot. Also the black background and small font for the toolbar makes it difficult to see for those with less than 20:20 vision. I will have to use V8 still for some things which is not good. A quick patch soon please to solve both.
sniget 9 good >> but black skin not good >> i prefer blue skin >> so i hope more skin in new version 9 >> blue good for eyes .. charming .. comfortable for eyes ..
maybe v9 give us more power & uncomplicated & easy
.. but v8 still charming .
in v8 when i want move any stamp or any select >> press “ctrl”+ up or down or right or left
in v9 just up or down >>>> why ?
Where is the spray icon ?
where “insert image” in right click .. just select ..all select .. save select ……..
Congratulations – I am a Snagit / Techsmith User since vers 6 and it got better and better with each release. But I think vers 9 is hard to top.
Thanks again for making my live so much easier.
I have found the upgrade to be step up from previous versions and I have taken advantage of the upgrade offer both in the office and at home. I find it most useful.
When I capture an image and paste into e-mail (Outlook) I have to make sure that I’m sending in Rich Text, even then some that receive said they can not see the image. Any way to solve this? Also my Outlook won’t defult to Rich Text so I have to remember to keep changing it. Don’t think it is Snag It issue but was hoping someone else can give me some hints that may resolve. Thanks.
I have recently installed Snagit 9( up to now Ihad been using Version 8) and my first impressions are positive. I like the new layout and design.As I still have to get used to manage this new version I shall postpone further comments to a future date. I would like to thank the Technical Team for the help I received in deciding on the purchase of Snagit 9. Joseph
I have used Snagit from day 1 and find it an essential tool for just about any of the applications I have. I am particularly pleased about the upgrade and the seamless way Snagit 9 worked with Vista and Office 2007. The best feature is the editor and the fact that I can re-edit and change previously edited captures. The spray feature would be nice. I had to search for the eye dropper tool but I did find it eventually. You made a great tool better!
I am just getting used to SnagIt 9. There is a hell of a learning curve I think from 8 to 9. The Done button vanishes. I spent an hour looking for it then used version 8 for the rest of the week. You should include a tutorial with 9 on how much has changed. The “Does SnagIt Already Have It” tutorial was a big help, but several weeks too late. 9 is better than 8, but there upgrade shock is a factor. The interface is a big change.
I have purchased the upgrade to Snag it and love it. It was intimidating at first but once over the first hurdle it all makes sense. So much easier to work with photos.
I love it1 The first time I used it, I did not like it – I had some trouble figuring out how to open the folder. Of course had I read the doco. . . . . I really like the sizing feature. It is one of the components I use most often and it is really easy. I am still learning but am pretty happy with the product. Thanks.
I upgraded to Snagit 9 when it came out but have since went back to using the previous version (8) which I find easier to use.
I have just upgraded Snagit 9.0 to 9.1. This upgrade is definitely not a upgrade if you use labels a lot because instead of getting the previous excellent Editing window where you can comfortably write your label you now have to write it directly into the label which is a big backward step and I have gone back to Snagit 9.0
I’m a user of a previous version and uninstalled version 9 after one day. The interface is just to cumbersome. Please create a better version 10.
I love SnagIt. I have one suggestion for the EDITOR.
Allow “Custom zoom” percentages!
Or go back to the ZOOM IN, ZOOM OUT of prior versions.
Mark c/o Laurie
I am having trouble programming the “Print Screen” key to Snagit. I used to just hit the print screen which instantly launched the Snagit. If you know the steps to do that, please reply.
Open Snagit (not the editor but Snagit) and choose Tools/Program preferences.
Under Hotkeys you have the “Global capture”. This is what starts the capture last used profile, normally with version 10 the “All-in-one” capture.
Just set the button to Print Screen to program it.
I hope that helps.