Taking Screenshots with SnagIt 6 & SnagIt Studio
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Step 2: Configure SnagIt 6

When you configure SnagIt, you are telling it how you'd like to handle your screenshots. You can select what type of capture you'd like to make, where that capture goes after you take it, and how the computer will handle it. It's a good idea to have these things in mind when you open SnagIt.

SnagIt can capture several types of data, including text, video, and websites. Since we're dealing with screenshots for inclusion in a paper or web page, we'll be capturing images. If it is not already selected, as in the image below, click on the "Image Capture" button.

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Next we'll choose what the subject of our screenshot will be. Click on the Input window. You'll see the following choices: Screen, Window, Active Window, Region, etc. These options are pretty self explanatory:

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  • Screen captures the whole screen when you press the Capture button.

  • Window will allow you to mouse over and select a window to capture.

  • Active Window allows you to capture the active, or top, window on the desktop.

  • Region and Fixed Region allow you to select portions of the screen to capture.
  • For this tutorial, we'll be taking a screenshot of the iSchool homepage, so I would select "Active Window" from the Input menu.

    Next you need to choose how you want to handle the image once the screenshot has been captured.

    Next you need to choose how the computer will handle the image that you take. From the Output pulldown menu, you can select:

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  • Printer to have the image sent directly to the printer.

  • Clipboard to have the image saved to the clipboard for pasting into other applications.

  • File to have the image saved as its own file.
  • Now that SnagIt is configured, you are ready to take screenshots of other applications.

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