Changing the file type for Snagit images

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I am using Snagit 2018 and I don't know how I made the change I did.

When I display my image files in Windows, the details list shows all the files have been renamed as Snagit Editor Images. The icon that precedes each image has also changed to the Snagit icon. As I have some files already saved as .snag, it's very confusing to identify the .png files I already have. The only way I can determine the file type is by opening the image in the Snagit Editor.   

Is there a way to remedy this issue?

Thanks for any help.

Cheers,
Elizabeth 
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Dubie

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The place to start is to check your "Save As" settings.

In the Snagit editor click the Blue Share button at the top right.

Then click the little gear and then click on "Save As Preferences"



In the window that pops up set your save preferences and then click OK.



See if that works and let us know.

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Hi,

Sorry to say that particular method did not work.

Thanks for your input!

Cheers,
Elizabeth 
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It appears "SnagIt" is now your preferred app for viewing images.

First, reset your "File Explorer Options" to NOT hide file extensions. Why microsoft even offers that option, to hide extensions, is beyond stupid. And it keeps users in the dark. When you save a file in Snagit or in any application, you should be aware of what file name and EXTENSIONS are. I think Snagit's default is either jpg or png. You can however select any one of about 50 different file extensions. For what follows, I'll assume you savedthesefiles as "jpg" fies.

Now ask yourself what app do you want to open these pictures with? And now I'll assume you want to view these particular pics in "Windows photo viewer".
Right-click on one of your photos - a menu will appear and about half way down, (left) click on "open with".  Even if you see the app you want, select the very last item - "Choose Another App", another menu appears. Scroll down and select "Windows photo viewer" and check the box "always choose . . " to update the registry.  From now on Windows photo viewer will open your jpg files no matter which app vreated them.

You can use extensions to your advantage. I save pictures as jpg or png and text to "tif" files if I want to open them with OCR software. So if you have different things to do with your snags, you can save them with different extensions depending on what program you want to later open them with. 







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Building on what Ed said, another way to do this is to look at the system file associations - the apps used to open different file types.

Assuming you're on Windows 10, press the windows key and type "file type."  You should see this option; select it.




This will open a HUGE long list of all the file types on the system, sorted by extension (as described by Ed).

You can scroll all the way down to .jpg and .png types. click on them and set the app you want Windows to use.  You will see some odd variations of the jpg format such as .jpeg.  You can usually ignore those.



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elizabethmerce

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Hi Paul,

Thank you so much!  That worked like a charm.

Cheers,
Elizabeth