add a "open with explorer" option on the context menu when right clicking on an image.

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It would be nice when I am in the Snagit editor that I could right-click and on an image and select "open in explorer".  
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Ed Covney

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I don't think I'm following you. You want Windows Explorer to open a PNG file? 
Save the PNG from snagit to your desktop. Rt-click then "open with" and you will never get a choice to open it with explorer, because . . . it doesn't open PNG files. 
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Perhaps it would be better phrased as simply "Explore"?

I have used an application known as RoboHelp for more than 20 years. It offers a view that is constructed by the application. And in that view, if you right-click an asset that is part of the project, you have an option that is named: Explore. And choosing that option opens Windows Explorer at the location where the asset is found. I suspect this is what sunsetquest is asking for. ;)


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Some of this functionality is already built in to Windows. For example, after I download a file in Edge, the download shows up in a bar along the bottom edge of the browser window with the name of the downloaded file and underneath that the option to 'Open file'. If I click on the ellipsis beside the name, I am presented with options, one of which is to 'Show in folder' as shown in the image below.



Something similar is available in a 'File Explorer' search window with the right-click menu and an 'Open file location' option. This is perhaps more relevant to the discussion.


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David, 
sunsetquest said he/she is in "Snagit editor", how does Edge enter into the picture? 

Rick, 
where does Robohelp help "Snagit editor" transfer an image's control elsewhere?
Am I missing something?
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Rick Stone

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Hi Ed

I wasn't claiming RoboHelp helps with this. I only offered it as an example of what I believe sunsetquest was hoping to achieve.

Personally, there have been times when it's been invaluable to me to have such options available. For example, easily figuring out where something "lives" in SnagIt on your hard drive.

I'm the type of person that may have several applications for doing assorted things. Sure, most of my "work" LOL, these days isn't really "business oriented". but back when I was in the corporate world, I was a webmaster for an internal division of the company I worked for. Speed and ease of use was everything. So I might have an app that does super cool 3D images from a 2D logo. And in that case, if I had the 2D logo in SnagIt, I needed a fast and easy way to get at that image to pop it into the other application. Had such a feature been available in SnagIt, it would be as simple as right-clicking the image (either in the editor or in the library) and opening Windows Explorer at that location. That saves the steps of clicking File > Save, choosing a location. Then opening Explorer separately, navigating to the location, finding the image and all the other steps involved.

That's just one use case. There are several others.

What seems (to me anyway) is that there is confusion over wanting to use Explorer to somehow manipulate the image. But it's far simpler than that. Just a simple way to easily get at an image location. At least, that's my own understanding. And that could be flawed as well! LOL

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi everyone,  My apologies, I should have posted some more clear information as TechSmith probably has a lot of products.  You guys are awesome by the way.   I was expecting I would post my suggestion but it would not really go anywhere.... not 3 replies in just a few hours! I have done this before for other products and I get nothing so that is partially why I did not put much effort into it.

Workflow
1) I create a video/screenshot of something using SnagIt Capture.
2) It ends up in the Snagit Editor.  
3) sometimes I would just like to open that file right where it is at.   I know I can create a copy of it on the desktop and do whatever I need but that is not very efficient. I just want to use explorer to view the photos as I am familiar with that and it does make a good viewer as well. But also sometimes, I might want to just move a video or image somewhere else or zip a couple of small videos together. 
4) So if I right-click on the file I don't see a way to open the file location.   


Maybe once a week, I go to Edit -> Preferences -> Library(tab)  and copy and paste the Library location text and paste it in the run box but that is extra steps.

I hope this make sense and my apologies again for not leaving more detail.  
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If you click on the icon at the end of the 'Library location' field, you eliminate the copy and paste. It takes you right there. Still, I did vote for the idea.

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I just made an account here to say this!

Yes, we are totally missing this action on the context menu of the strips inside the Snagit editor!
I have a lot of screenshots and I save them in very different folders depending on what I'm doing. Even when I want to share them to some apps or pages, I need to manually navigate to these folders, that's a lot of extra work...

Just an "Open file location" on the right-click context menu would fix the problem!