Can I replace a screen capture in a .snag file?

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Hi folks, I'm working in .snag files in Snagit 12.4. I wondering if it is possible to replace a screen capture within a .snag file? I have overlays and callouts as floating objects but the screen I am documenting has changed and I'd like to change the background screen capture. I haven't managed to find any clues through the help files or the forum or even good old Google. So, forum people, is it possible and, if so, how?
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Jaume Romaguera Fuster

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Good morning, I do not know much English and do not know if I understand your question, but you can save your capture with the extension .snag
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Fergus Maximus

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Hi Jaume, thanks for responding. Joe's response below answered my question.
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Joe Morgan

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There is no way to replace the background within the image you are currently working on.
However, you can move all of those callouts and overlays to another image.

   What you do is this.
Right click on the canvas and chose "Select all objects". Then, right click again to copy those assets to the clipboard. Paste them over the desired background.


Regards,Joe
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Fergus Maximus

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Ok, thanks Joe.

[Just clarifying: when the system says I like this, it means I like your answer, Joe, not the functionality. I'd much rather that the screen capture was an object you could replace but this workaround will do for now.]
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Hello,
I often need to do this very thing since I work in several languages and might want to keep the layout, arrows, callouts, and size of the original image consistent but change the underlying image.

To do this, I just drag the new capture from the tray over top of the Snag file, position it correctly so it aligns with the image to be replaced, right-click it and say SEND TO BACK.
Now, all the objects are on top and the new image is on the bottom over the existing one.

Kelly
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Fergus Maximus

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Thanks, Kelly. Does it increase the file size much?
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi,

I would think not but usually I have no concerns over the files size so I never check.

But, this is something you can quickly and easily test on your end to compare the file sizes.
I recommend you give it a go and see if it provides the file size and workflow you need.

Kelly