Add the ability to export layers

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Please add the ability to export layers in other formats that can handle them such as PSD
This would make available further editing as needed. Most graphics programs support the PSD format
You already have the ability to do this in SNAG files. It would not be a far jump to add it to any file formats that support it
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Rick Grunwald

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If we're gonna do that perhaps we should ask the follow on question. Why not just change to a PSD file instead of SnagIt. That would also solve the compatibility issue with macs
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Hmmmm. The simplest and less obvious choice is great. Backwards compatibility would  have to support the SNAG file format. Also the PSD format does not show a thumbnail in windows explorer. They are looking into it for the SNAG format but does the PSD file support that?

Your idea is great!
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Hmmm, interesting idea. But I might think it would cause some fairly technical issues with SnagIt. I mean, I suppose we already have "layers" and a method to manipulate them (albeit an awful way with the whole right-click and send backward or right-click and bring forward. But I would think if this were to come to full fruition, there would need to be some serious work on offering a panel that allows us to select and manipulate the layers easily. Kind of like the Camtasia timeline does.

Note that in no way am I shooting it down as an idea, just kind of musing and pondering what kind of issues may arise. While I never use the snag format myself, I can see where a more "standardized" type of format would be desirable. Not sure on the PSD though. Wondering if that is proprietary to Adobe. Not so much for any ability to read from it for use in applications, but more for the ability to save to that format. Thinking that may be a prickly issue.

Cheers... Rick :)
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It is worth a look. There is a thread elsewhere about adding a layer panel ... since layers are already there
However what this adea asks for is just  export the layers that are already there into a file format (PSD) that supports it.

It may be prickly or even TOO prickly but it seems the elements are already in place.
Cheers... The Other Rick :)
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Indeed I would LOVE to see some way to manipulate layers. I do that all the time in Adobe Captivate as well as PowerPoint. I love that little Selection panel you can turn on!
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It is all there but the pallet