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TechSmith SnagIt 6.0
by Rick Smith (November 13, 2001)


 

6.0 is TechSmith's most recently released version of SnagIt. It provides time savings and added simplicity when capturing images from Windows screens, browser screens or interactive games. This latest version also includes image filters for better captures and supports layered window capture in Windows 2000 and XP.

I have used SnagIt/32 for many years and have found it to be a stellar product -- a product that works every time, works well with other applications and doesn't crash your system. Many of the screenshots found on Reviews OnLine site were taken using this older SnagIt software.

While SOME Windows screens can be captured using the printscreen (Prt Sc) key, SnagIt goes far beyond this simple capability. SnagIt 6.0 is able to:

  • Capture every image on a Web page simultaneously, as well as capture all images on pages linked to the primary page.

  • Support DirectX, the dominant imaging technology for games and CAD, by allowing real-time screen captures of dynamic images without degrading system performance.

  • Produce better looking and crisper graphics using enhanced image filters

  • Capture text from applications or screen areas not supported by "cut and paste"

    The new enhanced viewer included in SnagIt 6.0 includes a zoom capability to give you the ability to edit images at the pixel level. Also included is a zoom and pan capability to help you see the fine details in your screen captures.

    These enhancements to version 6.0 give SnagIt the ability to quickly create screen captures to use in:

  • Sales presentations and reports
  • Trade show demonstrations and CDs
  • Quick e-mails
  • Software documentation
  • Help desk workflow and diagnosis
  • Computer based training (CBT)

    SnagIt is currently the world's most popular screen capture software and has more than 3.5 million users. Version 6.0 supports Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME and Windows XP. It is available immediately and has a suggested retail price of $39.95.

    Copyright 2006 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

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