Add Comments field to image details

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Please add at least an editable "Comments" field to the image properties "Details" viewable in Snagit. Windows files have a "Comments" field as well as "Author" and "Title."  

I often need to record the original author of an image or the URL of the original image. Currently, trying to record that data outside Snagit and relate it to the SNAG or other image file is a nightmare.
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Blork

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I rarely pay attention to feature requests I see on this forum because they are almost never useful to me. But this one is an exception; editable metadata comments is a fantastic idea that would be easy to implement. 

Here's my use case: I make screenshots and related images for software user guides. I manage literally thousands of them, across a couple of dozen documents. Sometimes a screenshot has something about it that needs to be noted for future reference, such as "This "Ping" button will change in December 2017" or "Bob approved this image and the callouts but Fred says it doesn't work like that." 

Metadata is a thing. A very useful thing that can be used by people.

One note: this metadata field must be part of the .snag/.snagproj file, but NOT part of exported JPG or PNG files!
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I'll chime in and say I also think this makes sense as a request, and especially for a product like Snagit.
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That's a great idea, Blork! I could use it for keywords as well to help in finding images.
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Blork

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Yes, that's another good use case. (Credit for the original idea goes to cyber4eyes.)
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cyber4eyes

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Or add hashtags text to image data :)
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cyber4eyes

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I do realize that Snagit 2018 has a "Custom Text" option under the "Capture Info" Effects menu. However, Snagit 2018 seems to apply that Custom text to every image. If that's a bug, please fix it. If not, it's not very useful to me. What's needed is the ability to apply custom text "Comments" type information to an individual image.

In addition, the Custom Text entry area is a thin narrow field. It's hard to see what you are typing and worse to try to edit. 

Please let us apply Custom text to individual images and please make that "Custom Text" entry area a decent sized box (a pop-out box would be great) where we can see all the text and edit easily. 

I'd like that custom text to also appear whenever "Details" are displayed. At present, this Custom Text does not appear in "Details" displays.

FYI, you cannot edit the text that pops up under the image, as that's just display. You can only edit in that thin narrow field.
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