add hypertext or hyperlink

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I've created an app image in snagit, complete with a menu.  I want to click an option on the menu to bring up another snagit image or file containing that image. This allows me to demo or simulate an app in snagit without having to use another software. Note: Microsoft word and excel offer hypertext/link capabilities within there software. 
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I agree! All kinds of image programs had this feature " back in my day(the dark ages... lol)" They called it "Image Mapping" no sure why it's not around anymore?
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A screen capture facility should be able to link captured screens
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If this were possible, the output would most likely have to be Adobe Flash. And thanks to Steve Jobs and his banishing Flash on iOS devices, it has sadly fallen out of favor.

Normally with an image map situation, you have image map regions that do the linking. And that all happens inside an HTML page.

Cheers... Rick :)
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The original suggestion was for Mac and/or Windows operating systems on a laptop. There could be a wider usage than this but I'm not aware.  Are you suggesting that in order to get a screen capture to link to another screen capture that an image map is needed?  What I'm hoping to get with this posted idea is a large following to support linking captures with whatever means TechSmith deems appropriate.   

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Amending last reply to include:  ... support linking captures within SnagIt (without having to leave SnagIt), one file to another with whatever....
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I suppose perhaps some clarification may be in order on this.

Just to be clear, you are suggesting that you want to capture an image, save it, then without being in SnagIt, have the image clickable to link to a destination. Perhaps after uploading to facebook, or twitter or wherever we can upload images.

Have I interpreted that correctly?

Or are you meaning that right inside the SnagIt editor, you want to click the image to go somewhere?

Cheers... Rick :)
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Could be both as long as hypertext link is available.  Test the link in the SnagIt Editor before being able to use it live when viewing the image somewhere else. After capturing and editing an image in SnagIt, using SnagIt Editor, add the hyperlink to an object, save it to a file. In this file, on the saved image, there are several objects depicting user selectable options.  For each of these options there is a separate file containing a captured and edited SnagIt screen image.  What I'd like SnagIt Editor to provide is a way to link the options to there respective captured image contained in separate files.  Like a hypertext link.  So in SnagIt Editor user assigns the hypertext link to the respective file.  When viewing the captured image, should be able to click on option to bring up other file.  Viewing may or may not be inside SnagIt Editor.  HINT: it could be a special object within SnagIt that allows hypertext linking.

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One attractive feature of SnagIt is its price.  Adobe Captivate is expensive.  There is another product called Demo-Builder that works with screen captures and lets users create a demo for a bunch less.  I'll be in touch with you as I consider both of these products and their capabilities. 
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Demo is complicated.  So I used Microsoft Powerpoint.  Copied .snag files to .png files and then inserted the .png files.  I added shapes and text buttons and hyperlinked them to other panels in powerpoint to simulate flow and use of app.  Not the best but works.  Not as good as having hyper objects in snagit.   
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Thank you for your comment! I don't use Microsoft Office/PowerPoint per se,' but Apache OpenOffice (Not as Stealthy as Office) but a Freeware.

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actually Snagit use to be able to capture a webpage and maintain the text and links from the page.  This request is not entirely different than that.  Sadly this functionality was dropped  
https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/218529708-Snagit-Windows-Removal-of-hotspots-and-kee...
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Will your app add hyperlinks to text in a Snagit-produced PDF?