CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2021
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Headquartered in Okemos, Michigan, TechSmith is a software company that develops screenshotting, screencast and video editing software. TechSmith’s products have over 73 million users worldwide. Snagit, one of the company’s flagship products, is a simple, but powerful screen capture and recording software that allows a user to quickly capture their screen, add additional content, and easily share with others.

Templates in Snagit are designs users can download to more easily create graphics instead of starting from scratch. Currently, Snagit templates can only be created using internal TechSmith tools, making it a challenge for partners or savvy customers to create their own templates.

Our TechSmith Snagit Template Creator platform provides a solution to this problem through an intuitive web application that allows users to easily create, download and share Snagit templates with others.

TechSmith Snagit Template Creator allows users to customize templates through a variety of graphics objects including drop zones, shapes and lines. Once the creation of a template is complete, users can download it, share it with colleagues or save it within the web application for later viewing and use.

When a user downloads a template, they can import the template into Snagit, where it can be utilized just like existing pre-defined Snagit templates.

The additional creative power and flexibility our system provides greatly enhances the Snagit experience and makes Snagit a more attractive option for those looking for a graphical editor.

TechSmith Snagit Template Creator uses Microsoft Azure for data storage and sign-in. The front end is built using ReactJS, and the back end is built using .NET Core.