Ability to automatically delete captures after specified length of time

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I just realized that my capture folder for Snagit is 9GB!  It would be great if Snagit would automatically delete captures which are older than, for example, 6 months.  User could specify the value as well as choosing "Never delete".
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Wow, that's a lot of captures! In Snagit 4 (mac) or Snagit 13 (windows), you can open the library and sort by file size to find and delete the largest files, or sort by date to find the oldest ones. It's not automatic, but the Library makes it much easier to find and remove those old/large captures.
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Sounds like a Good Idea. However, I  frequently answer questions on Microsoft Answers forums using either SnagIt or Camtasia. And the answers stay on the answers servers for years. I have some answers that I used other Screen capture utilities and they had a limited time. Now Those answers show and the screenshot  in them just a missing image icon One thing I do is instead of using, jpeg, or Tiff;  I use Png which shows better images and takes up way less space.
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Hi there!

First, thank you for submitting your feature request for Snagit, we know that your time is valuable and we are truly honored that you would spend it working with Snagit and finding it in need of new features or ideas, and for that dedication, we thank you. While this is a great idea, unfortunately this feature request does not fit into our current plan for Snagit and as such, we will not be setting aside development resources for it. That is not to say that this idea may never make it into Snagit, but only that it does not fit into our current development plan. It is strongly recommended that you repost your feature request this upcoming month and then share it with your professional social networks and work colleagues, directing them to the new thread and encouraging them to share their thoughts on the idea, and click the vote button if they find it a good fit for Snagit. Truly championing your ideas may help alter our vision of Snagit’s future, so we encourage you to get out and really show the benefits of this feature to both your own circles and others like this community.

Again, we cannot thank you enough and look forward to seeing your continued support of Snagit!


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