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Snagit for Beginners: Conversation with Jennifer Bedford

Jennifer Bedford is the Marketing Project Manager for TechSmith Corporation. She has been with TechSmith for over 10 years working in the Administration, Sales and Marketing departments. After growing up in Massachusetts, Jennifer moved to Michigan for college. Jennifer is a 1997 graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Hospitality Business. She lives in Howell, MI with her husband and two daughters.

In this conversation, Jennifer discusses how beginner users can easily use Snagit, especially for their PowerPoint presentations.

Geetesh: What exactly does SnagIt do, and how easy is it for a complete novice to use?

Jennifer: Snagit is a screen capture tool. You can use it to capture anything on your computer screen from an image, to a scrolling window, to an entire webpage. You can then save or share your capture, or edit it first with Snagit Editor.

I consider myself comfortable with computers, but not an expert and I use Snagit every day. Taking a basic capture is really simple for even a novice. Some of the editing capabilities are more complex and take a little practice and help. Personally, I use some editing, but I don’t have the need to do a lot of really complex things, so Snagit is really quick and simple to use.

Geetesh: Many PowerPoint users also work with Snagit – to get screen-shots into their presentations -– can you tell us a little more about how PowerPoint users can benefit from having Snagit installed on their systems

Jennifer: With Snagit you can easily add screen-shots to your presentation and better demonstrate exactly how something is done or how it should look. In addition, you can automatically add Snagit to your toolbar in PowerPoint so that anytime you want to do a screen-grab, you don’t need to open another application. It is already built into PowerPoint.

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