TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome – Keep Scrollin’

UPDATE FOR 8/27/2014: We’ve also added standalone video capture to the extension, so now you can do both image and video captures with just the extension installed (though you should still get both).

Just barely a month has gone by, and it’s already update time again! First and foremost, Snagit has always been about helping you capture what is on your screen. This release is all about helping you capture in even more and better ways! We have some pretty cool new features and updates to show off, so let’s dive right in. First up, a feature request that we’ve heard quite a few times: Scrolling Capture. If you’re used to Snagit on Windows or Mac OS, then you know how this works already. For those that haven’t used it, scrolling capture allows you to capture a page that has content you need to scroll down to see. The resulting capture is one longer image, showing off all of the content on that page.

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Region Select Confirmation

Next up, Region Select Confirmation. When making a region capture, sometimes it can be a bit tricky to select the exact area you want to capture. In order to keep you from having to take multiple captures just to get the precise area you want, we’re taking some of the lessons we’ve learned on Windows and Mac, and applying them here. After you select your region, you’ll now be presented with the region select confirmation window. This will allow finer control over the region you want to capture, and once you have it exactly where you want it, simply click the capture button (represented by the camera icon).

TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome - Region Select Confirmation

Pop Up for Clarity

Sometimes when using the Google Chrome browser, there are certain pages that won’t allow us to open the control panel when you click the extension. In the past, we simply took a full-page capture for you, but we received feedback that it was a bit confusing. Now, when you encounter one of those pages, we pop up a window that gives you a bit more information about what’s happening, and give you the option to capture the full tab as an image, or to start a screen video recording. This will hopefully make the process a bit smoother.

TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome Alternative Page Capture

An Alternative Page Capture Option

Finally, a feature that many of you won’t actually see, but something that we think will help users that are new both to Snagit for Google Chrome, and to the world of Google Apps in general. Sometimes it isn’t apparent, and often confusing, that you should have both the app AND the extension installed for Snagit for Google Chrome; in the past, both needed to be installed in order to actually capture the screen. With this update, that is no longer the case for image captures. For users that do not have the app installed, they will still be able to capture the screen, and save or share their capture from within the browser tab. One thing to keep in mind though, if you want to add annotations to your captures, you will still need to also install the app!

TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome Standalone Image Capture

Some Final Notes…

As usual, we’ve also included a number of smaller updates and bug fixes as well. For those of you with the app and extension installed, it should be automatically rolling out this afternoon; for those of you that haven’t installed it already, you can install the app here and the extension here (and if you want to give us a rating and review in the Chrome Web Store, we’d very much appreciate the feedback)! We also needed to add a few new permissions to the extension, so you will need to re-enable the extension after it updates.

Keep in Touch!

That’s all for now! Make sure to keep your eyes and ears open, because we have lots more in store! You can find regular updates on our TechSmith in Education Google+ Community.