Awhile back, ITP was looking for a program to help us record some video of our legal macro package. We purchased Camtasia for this. For a few extra dollars, we could add SnagIt. Having heard of this application, I thought “Why Not?” Since then, SnagIt has become one of the most used tools on my laptop, helping me create screen captures for the Time Matters User Guide I am creating and the presentation materials for Time Matters Boot Camp.
SnagIt is the most useful and user friendly screen capture tool I have ever used. It allows captures of the entire screen, onscreen windows, selected areas, menus or just about anything else. This can be done with time delays to provide just the right onscreen material for the capture. Once the capture is complete, SnagIt provides excellent tools for producing callouts and other annotations. Here’s a sample.
SnagIt is available from Techsmith for $40. I have found it to be worth every penny.