Snagit 2020: It’s More Than Simple Screenshots

If you’re an eLearning or instructional designer, there are some tools that you use almost every single day without even thinking about it. For me, Snagit happens to be one of these tools. Whether I need to capture a quick screenshot or record a quick video, Snagit is always there when I need it, and it does its job with no fuss. 

But, I have to be honest: it wasn’t until recently that I discovered the real power and versatility Snagit has to offer.

A few months ago, the folks at TechSmith reached out and asked if I’d be interested in partnering with them to design and develop a brand new certification course for Snagit 2020. The goal was to create a course that not only covered the new features of Snagit, but also how it can be used to create all sorts of new content. 

At the time, I thought I knew just about everything Snagit had to offer. But, to make a long story short, I was wrong! Yes, Snagit is great for simple screenshots and off-the-cuff videos; however, it’s also an excellent tool for quickly creating new content. And this is especially true in Snagit 2020. 

So, here are some of the newest features you can find in Snagit 2020!

Combine Images to Create Job Aids

In the 2019 version of Snagit, TechSmith introduced the ability to combine multiple images into a single image. And while this was a nifty little feature, it didn’t really revolutionize the way I used Snagit.

However, with Snagit 2020, they’ve built upon this feature by letting you combine multiple images into a pre-formatted template. When you launch the Snagit Editor, you’ll notice a new Create button in the Toolbar. When you click on it, you’ll see two new options, one of which is to Create an Image from Template. 

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This new feature lets you select from a series of different templates with various placeholders for images and text. What I love about this is that you can create a professional-looking job aid in a matter of minutes, which you can then save and share as a PDF. 

Combine Images to Create Videos

In addition to combining multiple images into a template, you’ll also notice a second new feature when you click the new Create button: Video from Images. Now, Snagit has always been a great tool for recording and sharing informal videos. If you’ve ever needed to quickly explain something to a colleague or client, Snagit has always been reliable for capturing and sharing a quick screen recording. 

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With Snagit 2020, when you click Video from Images, you’ll be taken to a new recording area, where you can record a video with your captured screenshots, webcam, and audio. You can even use your favorite annotation tools to markup your images in realtime. And once you’re done, you can edit and share the video, just like any other video in Snagit. 

So, Is That It?

Not at all! While the new Create button and the two options to combine images into a template and a video are the headline features, TechSmith has also included several other new features. For example, you can now share your images and videos directly to Slack or Box.com. 

Additionally, you’ll now be able to access and use images from TechSmith’s assets library, offering thousands of royalty-free images, stamps, and templates. 

The Bottom Line

So, if you use Snagit on a daily basis as I do, you’ll want to check out and upgrade to Snagit 2020! Oh, and if you’re interested in checking out the certification course I partnered with TechSmith to create, you can get access to it when you purchase Maintenance along with your Snagit license. 

Have you already upgraded to Snagit 2020?! Let me know what you think of the new features by commenting below!

Tim Slade
Tim Slade is a speaker, author, and award-winning freelance eLearning designer. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their eLearning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded within the eLearning industry multiple times for his creative and innovative design aesthetics. Tim is a regular speaker at international eLearning conferences, is a recognized Articulate Super Hero, author of The eLearning Designer’s Handbook and creator of The eLearning Designer's Academy.

11 Responses to “Snagit 2020: It’s More Than Simple Screenshots

  • When are you offering the SnagIt Certification Course and how much is it?
    Will it be available online? Thanks.

  • Becky Lijewski
    4 weeks ago

    Can the video be exported as a mp4 or avi file?

  • Gina Evans
    4 weeks ago

    I’m so excited about the new version! As a long-time Snagit user, I’ve often thought it was an underrated secret weapon. Thanks for the walk-through!

  • I love snagit! The newer features are awesome and my brain is already popping off with all of the ways I can utilize them. Thanks for sharing Tim!

  • I finally moved on from SnapNDrag after getting an upgrade deal for SnagIt 2020. I went through the entire Certification course last night. Great job Tim showing off the features!

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