When I saw Betsy’s post this morning I just had to try the new SnagIt. Although only about 20mb it took a couple of hours to download which either meant our net connection was sluggish (most likely) or the TechSmith servers were very busy!
On install the most striking feature is the “ribboned” Fluent UI, seen below*, which makes extensive use of tabs & galleries. It appears,like AutoCAD 2009 but unlike Office 2007, it’s any colour you like as long as it’s black/grey!
I’ve only used it for a couple of hours but I’m already finding the most useful new feature is how it auto-saves captures and allows you to retrieve them from the library (panel on the right) in a click. Combined with the new “multi-capture” feature – work on or combine several snags at once – it greatly simplifies working on more complex composite images.
If you’re an existing user there are upgrade offers at the SnagIt site, they’ve already sold one!
* If you're wondering how I captured SnagIt which disappears when you print screen? It's a SnagIt capture of a Camtasia recording of SnagIt doing a capture!
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