2018 Batch Command

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I've been a SangIt faithful since the beginning (1995ish). On 2018 the BATCH command is buried in a right click operation in the LIBRARY upon selecting files. How weird.

My suggestion is to change the SnagIt Editor FILE menu to say Export/Batch Process instead of just Export. 

Why? Cause the command is buried. It is not intuitively connected to Export, because one thinks of batching several images to save them, or correct them, or make them smaller res. Plus why make the user have to think. Once they used the batch command, they are looking for BATCH COMMAND not export. Its almost a secondary operation but it is very powerful and helpful, users will be thrilled when they discover it.

Also I type BATCH into your support and get nada. BATCH and Snagit and get nothing. Really? Go ahead type it into the help page: https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000743351?utm_source=product&utm_medium=snagi... NOTHING found.

Hope this helps others.
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Rob Krebs

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  • hopeful you'll listen and make this simple fix

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Rick Grunwald

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POSSIBLY ... the idea was to put it in the library as that is where you can get all your captures. Not challenging your idea at all as there are several things that are counter intuitive, at least to me But that might have been the reasoning. Just my 2 cents
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Rob Krebs

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Good point Rick and a worthy two cents! Thank you. One problem though...go to Library and the  same menu pull-down is there under FILE. The EXPORT command should read EXPORT/BATCH PROCESS there too! Why not? Right? Just one cent!
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Rob Krebs

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That is so true, so true. Yep. But I work in other graphic programs as I assume you might, and in say, Adobe, or AI, or others..."Export" command never really means batch processing. And, I love the BATCH Wizard, its powerful and works like a charm (reducing batch sizes for web content, etc.). I believe ( I can be wrong) that the batch processing command was available in an earlier version of SnagIt in some pull-down. All I'm suggesting is to  add some signal on the File pull down menu. Change EXPORT to EXPORT/BATCH PROC. Also whee is the documentation on BATCH Processing? Nada in the HELP F1 area. There are four items that come up under EXPORT and none refer to Batch Processing. I'm just sayin. $.04.
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Rick Grunwald

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If you want to post the change as an idea I will support it ... I have to earn my 5 cents
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Rob Krebs

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Thanks! That's how I got here. I chatted with customer service and they told me to put it up on the forum - here - that they look at this stuff and pay attention to it. Voila. I'll subtract a penny for this one.
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Glad I found this discussion, I'd support this too!
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Rob Krebs

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Thanks Timbre4! Yea.