So, since I'm a Facebookaholic, that means I need something to play around with to modify photos I take with my iPhone or PrintScreens I grab.
So, is there any way to pause this trial or can I perhaps just start another trial later under another email address identity when I do finally have the time to see if it will do these at least?:
1. crop photos
2. Paste a copied image into an image
3. add characters of different colors, sizes and fonts
4. create a new image with a PrintScreen
5. create a rectangle and erase anything in it
6. create a rectangle & Copy what's in it to then Paste somewhere else or just drag it.
7. easily make display bigger or smaller like PSP mouse wheel does?
8. Paste Translucent if there's a white background
9. Open multiple images at same time to Copy & Paste from & into
10. great would be ability to make canvas larger like what SnagIt does
11. be Windows 10 compatible12. Open multiple images at same time to Copy & Paste from & into
SnagIt is the the most versatile image "Capture" device/software I know of.
Thats where it shines the brightness.
If thats what your looking for.You've found it.
Editing? Not so much.You'll get there, but it can be a bumpy ride.
I'm a Photoshop guy myself.I capture with SnagIt but do most of my editing in PS.
If I were as acclimated to Paint Shop Pro as you seem to be.
If you don't know, Corel acquired Jasc.
I would likely be knocking on Corel's "Back Door"............. through Amazons Front door.
Although I Just checked and 2020 Paint shop pro Ultimate is on sale for $90 through Corel.
If your trying to save a buck, you can get Paint Shop Pro Ultimate 2018 for $27
Heres a Amazon screen shot I just took.
I have a keyboard shortcut that invokes a SnagIt capture. That capture is sent to Photoshop automatically.
Is the best of both worlds if you prefer both.
For me, the programs complement each other and integrate well.
You can do a one-time reset of your trial: https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040491391-Reset-Snagit-Trial-Period. This is helpful if you downloaded and installed a trial, never got a chance to try it (maybe an unexpected business trip), and wanted another chance to run the trial after it expires.
I'm about ready to just give a trial version a try without uninstalling my old version. Then if I like it or don't like it, I can go from there. I'd probably buy from Amazon. I wonder if I should start with v2019 or 2020 or even another one?
One thing that I seem to remember that I hated when I'd originally tried the Corel stuff was that I could never figure out how to have more than 1 image being displayed next to each other on the screen at the same time. I use that to size an image so that I can Copy part of it to Paste into the other image.
So I guess I'm just trying to get ahead of the day when it fails even worse due to some other change that Microsoft makes. Then I'd be scrambling to figure out what to get.
So, maybe you'll reply to these & then I'll try a trial, REVO Removal it and buy it on Amazon if I like it
I still do my backups onto a thumbdrive. I don't do clouds yet. I have a little DOS program that someone wrote that's on that thumbdrive along with a slim version of DOS itself. I just stick the thumbdrive in and run the program, which runs really quickly in a box, since it only writes or rewrites or deletes data based on what it finds.
It puts all the data in their folders onto the thumbdrive too.
I guess I might need to either rewrite that DOS program to have it include backing up the Downloads folder, or make Downloads a sub-folder in Document. But I don't have anything to re-write in DOS programs anymore since we just got rid of our Windows XP computers and I'd learned that nothing newer can do DOS.
I just thought of a problem with this. I don't think the thumbdive will be hold big program installation files.
I guess I'll need to just manually copy that folder onto a bigger thumbdrive.
Question here: can I just buy a really big thumbdrive and use Windows to Copy Paste the current one onto it? Will that then run like mine does now?
So as far as making & using a custom Downloads folder, would I use that on that 1st box that I usually have seen when I've installed freeware where it looks like a box that lets you point where it will be placed? I guess that's just where the installer exe will be put and when it runs it, that file will still be left there but the program itself and all of its parts will be automatically put wherever Windows wants them?
Hello again Jeff, I need to further clarify my info about using a folder (which I call 'Downloads') is NOT the one in the Windows folders, which includes the folder named 'Documents'. Any folder inside the folder names 'Users' is the Windows folders. Given this, the Windows folder named 'Downloads' is inside the folder named ‘;User'. The folder I recommended (which I also name 'Downloads') is in the Windows folder, or "C" if you wish to name it directly. So, given this, you do not need to have a secondary drive to keep these folders separate, and with the same name. If you so choose to put the new folder 'Downloads' in your secondary drive (perhaps called "D"?), that is fine also, but not necessary.
Furthermore, the backup process can be accomplished in many ways. You do not have to do anything to your DOS backup program. I recommend using the 3rd party file manager program called Total Commander ITC), which is in most cases (not always) a much better file management program than the one that comes with Windows, called File Explorer or just Explorer, which is NOT to be confused with Internet Explorer, the browser provided by Microsoft on all Windows versions prior to Windows 10, and is not decommitted by Microsoft. TC has been around a very long time, and its origin is from the Symantec Norton Commander, whi8ch first started ot as a DOS tool, and later came to be a ‘sort of’ Windows program. TC has the very same user interface (GUI) as Norton Commander did.
You can download Total Commander at https://www.ghisler.com/download.htm, and buy it for $44.29 at https://secure.2checkout.com/order/checkout.php?CART=1&CLEAN_CART=1&PRODS=4705109&QTY=1&.... I bring this product up because it is a GREAT backup tool, as well as an outstanding file management tool. Most backup tools compress the files, or save them in formats only that backup tool can read. But since Total Commander (TC) is a file management tool, it will copy your files from your hard drive, to your thumb drive, or NAS drive, or even a Cloud drive, all in the same format and file structure as it is on your hard drive (or SSD).
There are two forms of backing up data: (1) a complete backup where all this in the folders selected are copied to the backup storage unit, which overwrites any data (files) with the same name, and (2) an Incremental backup, which backs up ONLY the files that have been altered or created new. Unlike Explorer, TC comes with a dual page window so you can easily identify and copy your data (or move, which is a Copy and then a Delete of the source) from one place on your system to another, which can be somewhere other than on your system. This means copying your data from your HDD (or SSD) onto your backup device. And with the special option of copying over older files only, it can do an incremental backup for you, which is what you would do normally.
In closing, please try to not use any folders inside the Windows provided folder area, which means anything under the folder name of C:\'Users'. Always create your own folders, and whenever downloading anything from the internet (whether the source is a program web page, or an upgrade to an existing product, or any personal type of data transfer, such as Email, Skype, ZOOM, etc.), always do a Save As and not just a Save. The difference here is HUGE! Most of the time, just doing a Save will let the tool that is saving the data decide where it wants put it, and will give it a filename as well. The Save AS always asks you what to call the filename (it will supply a default name which you should normally change to something you will recognize), and it asks you WHERE to save it - what folder to put it in. Just following this guideline will save you tons of frustration, and you should almost never loose a file because you did not know where it went!
But I find the Downloads folder on my C: is empty but the Downloads folder on my D:, which is what I named "Files (D:)" with someone's help here on this sites as he was helping me install it myself, has a few files in it including the PDF and the EXE of the new PaintShop Pro 2020 that I just downloaded off the Corel site a few days ago. So that means it got put in there all on its own. I didn't steer it in there. So now what should I do? I deleted the PDF since I'm sure I don't need that as it probably just got automatically expanded into the EXE file before it was installed, right?
Things are going pretty good as I learn using this new PSP 2020 although I do still find things way easier to do on my old version 6.0. Too much garbage in this 2020 that I never had to deal with before. Things like layers, Pallets and the Perspective Correction Tool was hidden, it wasn't just in the Image > Deformations drop down. That one was hard to figure out.
Now for the explanation of why something is in the 'Downloads' folder in the Windows folder area on the drive C. Remember, this folder called Downloads in NOT in the C folder, but rather hidden in the folder called Users. If you use Explorer, go down to the folder called 'Users' in the C drive and go into it. You will first see a short list of folders, and one of them is the name of your computer, and that is the folder you need to go into next. Inside that folder, you will see most of the Windows 'hidden' folders right away, including the one named 'Downloads'. Now you see why I say it is 'hidden'.
Most applications come with certain default settings, and with browsers, the only one that came with the default of asking you where you would like to put any file you download was Internet Explorer, which Microsoft has pretty much dumped. All the others you have to go into their setting (or Options), and tell it to ASK you what to call the file AND where to store it. This is CRITICAL in managing your computer. If you do not set the browser you are using to ask this, it has a default folder name that it wil use when downloading and saving a file from the internet.They do not all use the same default folder name! Furthermore, it may be automatically stored into different folders based on the type of file it is. Sometimes it will go into 'Downloads', sometimes into 'Documents', and sometimes into 'Pictures', and sometimes elsewhere.
Snag-it is also one of the programs that has a default value as to where it saves its snap shots and another for its video capture. You can change this and also change what type of file Snag-it creates whenever it takes a snap shot. The Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PPT) also has a default value for saving files, which the user can change. In the case of these tools, you should always, yes always, do a Save As instead of just a Save when you save a new file for the first time. After that, a simple Save will always the file into the same place (folder) - into the folder the file was stored already. So, getting back to why there are some files in the 'Downloads' folder on C means that you had done something before and downloaded at least one file, and the default in the browser you used was to save the file to the 'Downloads' folder.
I have even more info for you regarding PSP, regarding having two images open side by side at the same time in one PSP session, but rather than go into that here on the Intuit forum, please email me directly at email@example.com. I have a Snag-it image to show you that this can be done, and I will tell you how to do this. I would also like to go more into file management with you as well.
I've looked like crazy in both v6.0 and 2020's Setting and I couldn't find one for this. That's since it no longer exists.
Are there any reasons that I wouldn't want to Save images as a jpg, maybe certain PSP functions can't be done on a jpg?If that's the case, are they functions that I probably won't ever need or want to do? And if I did, could PSP 2020 convert a jpg to a pspimage using a feature or maybe just by opening the jpg and Save As a pspimage?
As for the question about why use jpg - it is simple a safe and high res file type for pictures, and like PDF files, cannot be changed directly without using a paint program like PSP. Actually, you cannot change the file, but you can copy it and make modifications that way, usually with layers. A lot of digital cameras creat pictures in jpg format.
Why are you not emailing me???
I haven't been talking about Snag-it for a long time in the thread at all. I never will. That thing is gone. I only started this thread about Snag-it as I was doing the free trial. Surely you remember that. I'll never buy it as I didn't see any benefits to it. My decades old version of PSP (v6.0) can easily just Edit > Paste > As New Image (Ctrl+V) so why BUY a program to do that and then it has all the tools I need to do my simple work.
I'm just a computer user geek, not an artist.
So my I don't think you caught my reason for asking you about using JPG as opposed to using PSPIMAGE format. The reason I'd asked that was that I was wondering 2 things:
1. Are you aware of anything that a newer version of PSP can only do with a PSPIMAGE file that it can't do with one that's been saved into another format? There must be some reason that they designed their own format.
2. If I save all of my PrintScreens as JPGs, which it does automatically if that's the last format you saved using, can the newer PSP programs like 2020 convert an image file from another format into a PSPIMAGE or do you think I'd need to do a PrintScreen of it after opening it and then save that PrintScreen as a PSPIMAGE file?