Snagit is one of the top-notch screen capturing and video recording tools available in the market. Whether you are a blogger, teacher, student or working professional, Snagit can help you to create beautiful screenshots with text overlays. However, many users do not know that Snagit can be used for converting image formats in single and batches. If you have to frequently convert images from one format to other like (BMP to JPG), here are the instructions for Windows and Mac version.
Image Conversion and Compression
Before converting images, remember that some formats (like JPEG) support lossy compression. However, the quality of the image will be reduced when you compress the images. This may distort the text overlay on the image. On other hand, only some image formats (like PNG) supports transparent background. You will loss the transparency when converting from PNG to JPG and your image will have white background instead. Therefore, make sure to understand which format you like to convert before processing in bulk.
Converting Single Image Format in Snagit
Whether you have Snagit Mac or Windows version, the process of converting a single image format is same and simple in Snagit.
- Open Snagit app and go to “File > Open” menu.
- Locate and open your image in the editor.
- Go to “File > Save as” menu and select the output file format from “Format” dropdown.
- You will see a slide appears when selecting JPEG format. Adjust the slider to change the compression quality and reduce the image size.
Snagit offers converting images in PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF and BMP formats. Snagproj is an originally screen captured image and you have also an option to convert image to a PDF document.
Batch Image Conversion in Snagit for Windows
Snagit app offers a four step process for batch converting images in Windows version.
- The first step is to select the required files for conversion and you can do that in two ways. If you want to convert images from your computer, open Snagit Editor and go to “File > Export” menu to open Batch Conversion Wizard.
- If you want to convert recent screen captures, then all the images should be in the Library section of the app. Click “Library” option showing on top left corner of the app and select the images using Shift or Control keys. Right-click on any of the selected image and choose “Batch Conversion Wizard” option from the context menu.
- Depending upon the way you open the wizard, you will see the list of selected images from Library or click on “Add Files” button to select the images from your computer. You can also select items and remove them from the list if you have wrongly selected. After finishing file selection, click “Next” button to proceed to next step.
- Step 2 is to optionally apply effects for the converted images. For example, you can apply border, monochrome or any other effects by clicking and applying it from the “Choose” dropdown. You will see the list of applied effects in the dropdown and click “Next” button.
- Step 3 is important to select output directory, file format, apply color depth and set output file names. Snagit batch conversion wizard offers a huge list of file formats which includes PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, CUR, ICO, PSD, TIF, WEBP, etc. Select your format and click on the “Options” button.
- Depending upon the selected file format, you will see a list of color depths. Select the color you like to apply and click on “OK” button.
- Below the file format, select the radio button for setting file names automatically or use the original file names. For automatic option, you can set the parameters to change the name.
- After finishing step 3, click “Next” button to view the summary of all your selection as step 4. Confirm the selection by clicking on “Finish” button.
- Go to the output directory and find the converted images in the selected format.
Convert Batch Images in Snagit for Mac
Simply going to “File > Export” menu will NOT open Batch Export Wizard in Snagit 2022 macOS version. You have to first select the images before exporting them and there are multiple ways to select images in Snagit.
- When you are in Snagit editor, you should see the recently captured images in the bottom section by default. If you are not seeing, press “Option + Command + T” keyboard shortcuts to show recently captured images in the bottom section. If you want to convert images from your Mac, go to “File > Open” menu and select all images to open in the editor.
- Use Command or Shift keys and select multiple images.
- Right-click or Control + click on one of the selected images and select “Export” option from the menu.
- If you want to select previously captured images which are not showing in the recently captured section, press “Command + 1” and go to Library section. Select multiple images, right-click on any image and select “Export” option.
- Whether you select images from recent captures or from library, you can also open “Export” wizard from “File > Export” menu after selecting the images.
- The batch export wizard in Snagit for Mac will look like below. First provide the file name for the output files. For example, enter “Converted Files” and the file names will be assigned like “Converted Files_1”, “Converted Files_2” and so on.
- Select effects (like borders, edges, etc.), rotation angle, scaling and select the image format. For batch processing, you have options for converting the selected images to PNG, JPG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, HEIF along with PDF.
- Click the “Browse” button select the location to save the output files and click “Export” button.
- You can find all images are converted to selected format as shown below.
As you can see it only takes few minutes to batch convert images in Snagit editor. Though the app will cost you $62.99 for a single license, you can try the 15 days free trial before purchasing. The above instructions are based on Snagit 2022 version and the process may differ in the latest versions if the developer changes the interface.