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Tuesday Tech Tips – Snappy snag.gy August 26, 2014

Posted by Brooke Ahrens in Check this out!.
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Yesterday was the first day of school for students, and although I’ve been on campus for 2 weeks I still didn’t feel like I had enough time to get everything just the way I wanted.  Time is always in short supply between trainings, teaching, meetings, committees and work,  so I’m always looking for more efficient ways to complete tasks . One program I return to again and again is snag.gy because it saves time and works great. Snag.gy is a simple website that allows you to copy images from your web browser or your computer,  and then edit or share them. You don’t need an account to use snag.gy or an account to retrieve the image.  Images added to snag.gy can easily be cropped, or annotated with text or drawings.  Once you’ve edited your image,  it can easily be shared via many social media sites, or via URL.  As faculty were preparing for the new school year, I used the following image to help them remember how to set their course passwords in our learning management system.   I have both Jing and Snagit installed on my computer, but I use snag.gy more often than their full-featured cousins.  Why?  Because I can quickly take, annotate and share a screenshot without having to download and then re-upload the altered image.  If I am working in a web-based environment it feels counter-intuitive to have to download an image or screenshot in order to edit or annotate, and then upload again in order to share the image. Snag.gy eliminates these steps so I can help faculty and students more quickly.  If you haven’t tried snag.gy you should!

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