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Snagit 10 Screen Capture Tool Gets Transparency Support, 'All in One' Capture

TechSmith has released Snagit 10, an update to the company's screen capture tool. The new version adds built-in sharing, transparency, and formatted text capture, in addition to expanded capture capabilities, new effects, and updated tools.

Snagit is a screen capture, editing and sharing tool. It allows users to capture still images, then apply effects to them, such as jagged edges, and annotate them using text balloons and simple graphical elements like arrows.

The new version 10 release adds support for transparency around captured elements, allowing these elements to retain their original shapes without adding in a background color (allowing for rounded corners on captures of application windows, for example). It also adopts a new "all in one" capture approach, allowing users to capture individual elements, selected regions, or entire screens on the fly. It also includes support for capturing formatted text from Web pages and manipulating it for style, color, and content.

Other new features include:

  • Integrated support for Screencast.com, allowing users to upload their images to the hosted service on the fly;
  • An updated magnifier for pixel-level selections;
  • Custom trim capabilities;
  • Support for multiple color schemes;
  • Support for rotating text;
  • A cutout effect;
  • A page curl effect; and
  • Improvements to autoscrolling for capturing the content of a scrolling Web page beyond what is visible on the screen (vertically and horizontally).

Currently available for Windows only, Snagit is expected to be available for Mac OS X in the near future. The Mac version is currently in public beta and can be accessed here. Snagit 10 is available now for Windows for $49.95 for a single-user license and $24.95 for upgrades for current users. Volume licenses are also available. Further information and a link for a free trial can be found here.

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