Can I snag and paste without image going into library?

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Can I snag something for immediately pasting into a document without it being put in the library? For some things I don't need to save the "snagged" image so having to go into the library and deleting it is an extra step.
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Joe Morgan

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You can create a custom profile and set it to save image to clipboard.

However, if your settings in preferences are set to..........

They will be saved to the Library, and theres no in-between settings. You either have this enabled or you don't.

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An alternative is to use Windows (10) snipping tool.

The snipping tool has changed a bit and in my opinion got better.

First thing to do if you use the Snipping tool is Uncheck the option in the Snagit Capture Preferences
to NOT save the snipping tools capture in Snagit also.

With the Snipping tool you have different shortcuts and each works a little different.

You can use the "Print Screen" ,  or Shift + Windows key + S , or Shift + CTRL + S

Set the Snipping tool settings to copy to clipboard and what else you want.

Then make your capture using one of the keyboard short cuts.

Each shortcut does the capture a little different.

All of them allow  you to capture the whole screen or drag out a region to capture
 the difference is after the capture.

Print screen or Shift + Win +S  will copy to the clipboard and a popup  notification after the capture  that you can click on to annotate the capture if you want to.

Shift + CTRL + S is a little different.

To capture you will get this.

Make your capture, fullscreen or region, and you then get this

Copy puts it in the clipboard, Download lets you save it to your computer.

Don't know why they call it download since it is just the same as "Save AS'

But there is another way to make screen grabs to the clipboard only.


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My bad, The shortcut of Shift + CTRL + S is NOT associated with the Windows Snipping tool.

That shortcut is for the Firefox browser Screengrab function.
If you use Firefox it's another option to capture a screenshot to the clipboard though.

Sorry for the mistake and any confusion.