*** Right click - open file location - for images ******

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 when looking at images in the editor or the library it would be so amazing if there was a right click option to open file location ie so that you can easily find a file to attach or use 
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Adam Menary

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Marilyn

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Agree!
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi,

Many of your captures might NOT be in a saved state if you have not individually saved them with a file name in a folder. Those images are sort of in a state of limbo hanging out in your data store.

HOWEVER, if you do have saved or non saved images in the Editor, you can just drag the image from the tray and attach it to an email, or put into Word, etc. Have you tried this and it doesn't work?
Also, while we cannot OPEN the file location for you, there is a details option that gives you information on where a capture is located.. just RIGHT-CLICK on the image IN THE TRAY and choose DETAILS.

If it is NOT saved yet, it says UNSAVED.



If it is saved, you get the following information:


Kelly
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Rick Stone

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I cannot echo Kelly's comments enough on this. Since this feature has been made available, it's nearly exclusively how I now "share" images. Once you begin working this way you will ponder why you wasted so much time saving files and attaching and suchlike!
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Adam Menary

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Whist this may work in some cases for sharing  i actually just want quick access to the file eg to be able to upload it to a web page.  I realise that the UI is not there to "open file location" and that is the feature request i am asking for ie please add it.

As per your example of a saved file above you can see how difficult it is as you have to manually re type the path or manually browse to it and then you also have to find the file name.  It is just so frustrating and time consuming
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Rick Stone

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Are you 100% certain you aren't able to use the drag and drop?

I'm very often working with the facebook and Pinterest and this forum. All three allow me to do the drag and drop thing straight from SnagIt without forcing me to do the intermediate save.

the Facebook doesn't really offer a hint that I can do this, but I know from doing it thousands of times that it works.

Oh, and if you choose to test, be aware that it can be a bit tricky. For example, I've noticed that when dragging from SnagIt to the facebook, I must first click and ensure focus is given to the "Create post" area and that it's showing that it's ready. And for Pinterest, I click and drag, but sometimes need to hover the drop area ever so briefly until it shows the blue outline indicating it's ready.

I'm not trying to thrash a deceased equine here, but if it's possible it can truly transform the way you work in a very positive way.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Joe Morgan

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Yeah I voted for it,
The path already exists, and I'm no programmer. Its seems like tapping that information wouldn't be that difficult.
Drag and drop has its uses.
It's still just a one trick pony.
I use SnagIt in full screen mode.If you work with one monitor.It seem very impractical to me.

I use Adobes Bridge quite a bit these days.
It has drag and drop.
Open file location.
Copy Paste etc. and so forth.

It has a search engine. Type in a name, file extension, etc.
It will search your entire computer, or drives or folders of your choosing.
Its fast to.
To many features to mention.



Regards,Joe
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For a saved file, you can get the details as Kelly mentioned above.  Then if you highlight the path in the location box, you can copy it to the clipboard and use it as you will.  Not quite as convenient as a simple right click but not terrible.

And by the way, I just dragged the image below from my clip tray to here. Something I learned today!




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Rick Stone

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Yay!

Something to be aware of with this. I sometimes forget that I must first click the image icon to reveal the UPLOAD IMAGE: area and drag to that area. I sometimes drag just to the post area and that doesn't work. At least, it's this way for me.

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Hey Manny Carvalho,,

Long time no see. 3 years or so?
Glad to hear from you. How you been?

Regards,Joe
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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HI MANNY!!!!!!!!
Yes, it's been a while. WELCOME HOME.

Kelly
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Thank you.  Well a few medical problems held me back a bit but I'm feeling  great now.  Being locked out my account due to lack of activity didn't help matters either.  At least I learned something new in the comeback thread.  Super easy to drag and drop from the tray to here.
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Adam Menary

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Re the drag and drop - obviously it works well for applications or  sites that allow drag and drop however  lots of the solutions i use don't allow drag and drop yet.  I predict that there are going to be many applications for a very long time that do not support drag and drop so a lot of frustrated people using snagit. 

Re the file path - yes you can copy the path but as above it does not have the file name so its not an easy solution ie you have to copy the first bit go paste in explorer then go copy the file name or type that in its just clunky

ides say its about a 30 second coding exercise to add the feature! 
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Joe Morgan

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Well Adam,

I didn’t think support for basic functionality would be difficult to garner.

Marilyn , if you read this. Feel free to vote this idea above. It’s just myself and Adam so far.



I run a lot of software. Many have Library’s or Content Managers.

Yet,Only SnagIt and Camtasia lack this feature.   






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I usually drag and drop the image, but when I can't it would be more user centric to allow me to open the file location. A very common workflow including browsers when you download files. A work-around is C&P the folder location into a folder location. I am glad the path information is available in the details.