Choose profile without beginning capture in v12

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Version 12 is awesome, but I wish it had the ability to select another profile without starting a capture.  

For instance, I have a custom profile which takes a screenshot of a pre-set area of my right monitor and saves the shot as a .jpg file in a folder on my shared network drive.  I've created a keyboard shortcut to trigger the capture.  With one keyboard shortcut my shot is taken, named and saved.  Really great.  

However, most of the time my profile selection is on one of the standard profiles like "Image" or "Video" because I use those more throughout the day.  So when it comes time to use my custom profile, I scroll through the profiles and select my custom profile using my mouse, and as soon as I click it, Snagit takes a capture.  That first .jpg file usually has to be manually deleted since it is the unintended consequence of having simply selected my profile. 

Then, when I go back and select the "Image" profile so it is ready to go next, it begins a capture again and I have to escape out of it.

In my opinion, it would be better to allow a person to select a profile without triggering a capture.  It's easy enough to click the red button or to use my shortcut key to begin capturing.
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Phil Witzig

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Posted 6 years ago

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Bill Hoag, Employee

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Hi Phil,

The product team will be advised of your thoughts. In the meanwhile, if you select a profile but don't want to continue with a capture, pressing the Esc key should cancel the capture.

Hope that helps and thanks for sharing your input.

-Bill

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