A Snagit Printer for MAC

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It would be great to have a printer called Snagit which prints to the Snagit editor for a MAC.
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Josh Landerer

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Absolutely. This is something that would make life so much easier. I would think this would be a easy feature to add.
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Douglas Bates

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Agree.  Looking for that right now.
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I am a user of the old Snagit 2009 vintage. Just updated to a MacBook Pro for work. Got the new SnagIt 2018 and I cannot believe there is not a SnagIt Printer for Mac!!! Whaaaa? c'mon TechSmith!!! SnagIt printer for Mac is a MUST!!!

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kencoley1

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled SnagIt as a printer is not available on Mac?.

Why is SnagIt as a printer not available for Mac? 
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

Hopefully I'm understanding the workflow correctly, but would the "Open in Snagit" feature solve this for you?

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kencoley1

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Hi Luke, This did not work for me. I did respond to your e-mail as well with this same message. 

   I just tried to open PDF file with SnagIt and SnagIt would not open the PDF file. The message says:

"Snagit cannot open files in the “Portable Document Format (PDF)” format."

(I had to take a screen shot of the message using the Apple screenshot tool since the SnagIt Manager disappears when trying to capture the message using SnagIt.) 

PROBLEM STATEMENT: When using my PC and SnagIt in the past, I would just print a document to SnagIt Printer and it will have the multiple pages just as the original document. I could then edit or remove the individual pages as needed and still have the document in multiple pages as it originally was. I could then convert the pages back to PDF.  Now I cannot do that without Print to SnagIt. I will have screenshot each page as its own document and then assemble them together. That is a true pain that becomes exponential with the more pages I have to deal with. 

If Print to SnagIt is good for PC, it is good for Mac. Why is this feature not on the Mac version? I am sure TechSmith must face some unique challenges to implement this for Mac else it would be in the Mac version. If at all possible, please implement SnagIt Printer in Mac version!!!! Or make it so I can open other files in SnagIt as you suggested. I think SnagIt Printer would be more useful for capturing webpages and such. It is just easier. Without Snagit Printer, additional steps have to be done to capture PDF docs from websites where content information has been filled in.  

Thanks for looking into this. If there is another work around I am all ears. 

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As a long time user of Snagit, I'm non-plussed by the expression "Snagit as a printer."  I think that one of these fellows (Ken, Doug, Josh) need to elaborate on exactly what they are talking about. By the way, you just taught an old dog a new trick, so thank you.
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HI Bob, Check out my comments below and to Luke above. If you have a PC, install SnagIt Printer. Then it will be in your options as one of your printers to print to just like your HP, Epson, or Brother printer would be when you go to print something. Select SnagIt Printer and the document loads into SnagIt editor just as it would look if it was printed. Now you can edit any of the pages and/or delete them as well. Then convert to PDF, JPG, etc, whatever you need. Voila!! 
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I was wondering the same thing Myself  what in the world is a Snag it printer?

I am familiar with Yojimbo in which you take a document such as receipt and go to Print menu → PDF → Yojimbo it convert to a PDF document that can be called up and read. But what benefit would such be for SnagIt.  I mean Snagit is meant to create Graphic snapshots that are included in other documents.


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kencoley1

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SnagIT Printer is:  Printing a multi-page document into SnagIt Editor such as Word, PDF, web page, basically any type of document you can print will go into Snagit Editor. The main benefit is you can capture multi-page document into SnagIt Editor just as it was in your original document. You can now edit any of the pages in SnagIt Editor. Then convert them back to PDF document WITH MULTIPLE PAGES. That is the power of SnagIt as a Printer.  

PROBLEM STATEMENT: When using my PC and SnagIt in the past, I would just print a document to SnagIt Printer and it will have the multiple pages just as the original document. I could then edit or remove the individual pages as needed and still have the document in multiple pages as it originally was. I could then convert the pages back to PDF once I have finished my editing.  Without SnagIt Printer, I cannot do that. I will have screenshot each page as its own document and then assemble them together. That is a true pain that becomes exponential with the more pages I have to deal with. 

This is the benefit of SnagIt Printer. Putting a multi-page document into SnagIt Editor without capturing each individual page to assemble the multiple pages together. In fact, I had to work around this issue just last week with just two pages that needed to be faxed. The two-page PDF document from the web that I filled out the information and I had to use SnagIT panoramic Capture to capture the two pages with my content added. The panoramic capture saves those two pages as ONE image. When I went to print the document the two pages came out on one sheet of paper that was small and illegible. Now I had to go into SnagIt editor, Region Capture each page, convert each page to PDF, then assemble the two pages into one PDF document that now has two pages. All of this could have been avoided with SnagIt Printer for Mac!!! I use this feature all the time and this is going to be a pain now that I have converted to MacBook Pro. If you have not used this feature you are missing out. 

I am literally facing the same issue with another document that I need to edit yesterday which led me to find out why I could not find SnagIt Printer on my MacBook. I was looking all over the place for it. I finally contact TechSmith and they informed me the feature is not on Mac. Literally. this is the second most used feature that I use behind just the typical screenshot capture..... again, if you work with a lot of documents and have not used this feature, you are missing out. 
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That is exactly right!  Thank you for the considered reply.  I also like using it as a better/easier way to annotate and highlight a multipage document. 

Used it all the time on Windows, still miss it years later in Mac.
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Hi,

Thanks for the detailed explanation! We'll have to see if that's something that exists in the mac ecosystem, I've not heard of having applications be printers before. We do have some features in the works that may help with this workflow though. As for printing large captures from Snagit, be sure to uncheck the "Fit To One Page" option to make sure you get a full-size output.

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Thanks Luke. ok I will give this a try. It will only solve a portion of the hole I am missing in my heart without SnagIt Printer. :) 
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Is this waht everyone is talking about. Each one of these utilities converts content to PDF.
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kencoley1

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Hi PJones, 

    That is not quite it. SnagIt will literally be an option for you to print to. As I stated previous comments above, this makes it easy for you to get anything into SnagIt Editor, Especially when the document is multiple pages and you need to manipulate/add/delete multiple pages.

    So, What I did I dusted off my IBM ThinkPad X41 from waaaaaay back in 2003 that still works amazingly (slowly of course). This Windows XP laptop has SnagIt 9 Installed. SnagIt Printer makes it easy to capture a web page as I did in this example then edit whatever page I want. Then convert to PDF, BMG, or JPG. As you can see in the bottom left hand corner SnagIt Editor, there are 7 pages in the capture pdf brochure from the web. I can use SnagIt on any of the 7 pages. (I am only showing 2 of the 7 pages in this example). 

    From what I have experienced on the MacBook Pro, SnagIt Printer is VERY MUCH NEEDED. There is no way to get a multi-page document or  webpage into SnagIt Editor. Using Panoramic Capture is very cumbersome. 









Page 1 of 7 in SnagIt Editor


Page 2 of 7 in SnagIt Editor (See bottom left hand corner). 
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Interesting. I used Snagit on a PC for at least 10 years before switching to Mac and immediately buying Snagit for Mac. Never used Snagit Printer on the PC. Like Bob and pjonesCET, I was having a very hard time figuring out what you were talking about, but I think I get it now that you have explained with actual examples.

What I do know is that Snagit for Mac WILL print multiple pages from one image, and this is actually a great feature I can find nowhere else. If you have a very long capture, such as from a scrolling web page, just print it and it will create its own page breaks and come out in however many pages it takes to print it (as long as "Fit to one page" is not checked, of course). If you've ever tried to put a long skinny jpeg into a Word doc, hoping it will print over multiple pages, it will not, it will just squish itself down onto one page.