Enable Snagit to automatically add the URL as well as the time and date to a caption

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I would like to have the url be part of an image capture the same way it does time and date. Its not always possible to include the address bar without manipulating the image.



Using Snagit Version 11.1.0
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Hi Ingrid - this is not currently possible in Snagit. We haven't updated the caption functionality for some time, but if we do I like the idea of including URL as an option.

Just out of curiosity, how often do you need to superimpose the URL like that?

Thanks for sharing your suggestion!
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Daniel - I would also like the URL in the caption.  OneNote does this and it's awesome for research.  I do lots of product research in Evernote now and having the URL in screenshots would save tons of time.  (I currently have to go back and copy the URL after the screenshot and add it under the screenshot manually.)  
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Thanks for adding your voice to the conversation. In a case like the one you describe...and assuming the URL was automatically added either way...would it better to have the URL "burned into" the image or below it as text? (I'm thinking of how the latter makes the URL easy to copy, paste, click on.) 
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Never even thought about it burned in... I would not like that.  Definitely just text inside the same caption box that already exists it best.  Then you can copy or suspend it easily.  When I use the URL under my screenshots, I'm doing it so I don't have to copy the whole web page.  When I want to see the page associated to the URL, I just click on it.  It works great for Amazon product research where it can capture a small screenshot of a product I'm interested in and don't want to forget.  Later when I have time to do the real research, I just click on the URL and get all the data I need.
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ingrid vernon

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I think just text will work best as well. We don't always need to go back to the page but we need to have the URL for validation purposes.
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Hi.
I also want this functionality - to be able to capture address field with the URL in Snagit. This post has been here for two years. I can't see that you've made it possible to do this. 
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Me too
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Here's how you can set up url capture plus other info in Snagit 13

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/including-address-field-into-the-caption
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So where exactly do you set it to add the URL to the caption? Because I don't see the option and your images don't either.
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It took me a little while to figure out which one did it as well. But it really, really works.



Regards,Joe
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Here ya go

The "Effects" field needs to be set to "Capture Info"
 Click the cog wheel and set your options (See image below)

The Application Name option is for the url of a webpage capture or
a program name if you do a capture of a program.

Click Image to enlarge:
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Day late and a dollar short there Dubie, I already covered your non responce and left a like though.
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Ya beat me to the trigger Joe.   Just saw the question like you said "A Day Late" hehe

Thanks for the "Like" left you one too
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Ha ha, I was going to leave that response up for 30 seconds and delete it, just so you would see the e-mail on it.
Then it got locked in with your response 15 seconds later LOL, oh well.
I'm all done now
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Hi Dubie - I like the steps you posted in that other thread. Would you be willing to post those steps as a top-level reply on this thread? Than I can make your reply the official response and merge the other thread into this one.
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Hi Daniel.
Thank you and sure.

How do I post here as a top-level post or is that something you can do on your end?
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Using the "Write a reply" box at the bottom of this post will make it a reply to the main topic. Instead of "Comment," which is what I'm doing now.
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We would be very interested in the same. We just started using Snagit to capture websites for evidence in legal matters. When using as an exhibit the URL, website name and date/time captured are very important.  We are in the process of capturing 1000s of webpages and it is just too time consuming to use the caption feature in Snagit.  It would be great if we could cease using Adobe for this task.
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I use onenote for organizing 3d assets in a project. I need the url to be clickable to get back to the original product.
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Official Response
You can capture the url plus some other info.
It will be added to the bottom of your image.

Click on images to enlarge:




You can either edit a capture preset or
Create a new capture preset (recommended)

In the New Preset options :

Select the Image tab, then in the "Effects" field chose "Capture Info"

Click on the options cog wheel and make your choices for what info you want to capture

Click the cog again to close the options window.



Set any other options you may want for this preset
and then click the Big Green "Save Preset"  button.

Name your preset and create a hotkey if you want one.



Use that preset or hotkey when you need to do a capture with info/url caption.

As a side note,  you can also see info of a capture in the editor by clicking in the top menu "View>Details
The info you can highlight and right-click copy in needed.



Dubie:)
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This does not work with Snagit 2018 and chrome. I'm wondering why the functionality was removed. Also it should paste automatically into to Onenote when you choose that option. This would improve my workflow 1000%
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The URL doesn't show in Chrome because it's a Chrome thing. It's not Snagit.

To get the URL to show you need to use Firefox or IE.

You can  also send it to Onenote.

Create the preset as shown above but also add a "Share" option.
In your case Onenote.



Another option to consider is if you also want the capture to open in the editor or bypass
the editor and just send to Onenote.

If you have the capture also open in the editor you will have to click the Green Finish
button to send it to Onenote.

:)
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Forget about then. I will just bypass snagit. It's too much trouble.
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Dubie

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Well I just tried to offer the solution you requested.

Can't build a house with out cutting a few boards.

Totally your call though.

Have a great holiday

:)
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There may be a workaround, but one needs to tag some, let's say, advanced/expert settings within Chrome.

Go into the Chrome address bar
Enter:  chrome://accessibility  and [enter]
Then you may tag the first two items (or all, if necessary, but in my case the first two items were sufficient)

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Global accessibility mode:

[X] Native accessibility API support - Allows Chrome to be controlled via native accessibility APIs specific to this platform.

[X] Web accessibility - Accessibility support is enabled for web content.

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Probably this will stick for that session only, i.e. if you relaunch Chrome it might fall back to its default settings being all untagged... (I am not sure about that) 

To force Chrome to use those settings by default:

create a desktop  shortcut with following command:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --force-renderer-accessibility

see screenshots

Maybe this is what you were looking for?

I don't know if it will have impact on Chrome performance though.
Not with me, but then again I have a more advanced pc and fast Internet.
It may have impact when using an older pc or a laptop, I really can't say.
You have to find out yourself. You can always undo those settings.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Suggestion: Option to add URL info to a shared image..

When sharing an screen grab via screencast from a website it would be great if the URL could be added as a comment or appended to the top of the image.

Fantastic software btw, love it