Techsmith SnagIt 9.0 is a powerful screen-capture application, that allows much more than simple screenshots.

It's in editing that SnagIt excels. Traditional image-editing functionality is merely the hors d'oeuvres. With it's plethora of themes, effects, filters and borders, SnagIt is like a consumer-level illustration tool. Add the text-editing capability, and Techsmith SnagIt 9.0 resembles a DTP package.

After editing, simply click the 'S' button to export to a bewildering array of file formats. You can email images direct from Techsmith SnagIt 9.0, and sync directly with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

OUR VERDICT

If you need an all guns blazing screen-capture and editing application, you can't get better than Techsmith SnagIt 9.0. But for many users this array of features will be overkill. And at around £25, that may make it too expensive. The free trial is worth a look, however, so you can find out for yourself.