updated 12:20 am EST, Wed December 16, 2009
Software can annotate, share screen captures
TechSmith has launched a beta version of its screen capture tool, Snagit for Mac. The current version can capture screenshots from the desktop, a window, a region or a scrolling widow -- viewing beyond the screen borders, either horizontally or vertically. It offers button-click and hot-key captures and allows for timing delays as well. All captures are automatically saved for later recall.
Snagit offers several editing features, allowing users to preview the capture, add call outs and draw arrows or lines. Users can also blur or erase portions of the capture. The annotation tools are customizable for fast recall of preferred styles. The Snagit beta can also share captures via e-mail, while users alternatively can transfer files using copy/paste or dragging.
The beta has an automated software-update mechanism, with updates expected every 30 to 60 days. The software works with Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.1. The beta is free to use and the official release price has not been announced. For reference, the PC version of Snagit costs $50.