Develop possibility to edit annotations in already saved screenshots

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Can you please enable the possibility to edit annotations (for example, highlighter shapes, text etc.) in an already saved screenshot? We made some screenshots and inserted some shapes for highlighting in Snagit and saved them. Then later we decided to use a different color for these shapes only to discover that we cannot do that and have to take ALL the screenshots all over again just to change the color (which is a real pain). Thank you!
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ivana.bugarin

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Joe Morgan

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The default capture format is .snag
If you apply annotations to a .snag and save it to another format........Jpeg, Png, etc. The annotation layers become flattened.
Flattened layers cannot be edited.

If you save the image as a .snag.
You can edit it again.
.snag's retain all the information required for re-editing. The file sizes are large and more difficult to share. Plus, they can only be viewed/opened in SnagIt.

You can save 2 copies.
An editable copy. .snag
A copy to share.

You'll want to save the .snag first.
 So editing properties are retained.
If you use the same file name for both images. Finding and managing the .snag down the road should be easier.
Then save the shareable image.
 
There are a number of ways to go about it.
You can right click the image in the tray and select duplicate. Rename the duplicate.
Hitting Ctrl+ Shift + D will duplicate an image. Rename.

How you choose to save them?
Figure out what works best for you {:>)

Regards,Joe
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Joe: Are you saying to save as a named .snag somewhere in addition to the existing .snag already in the library?
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Yes and No.

Renaming the duplicate .snag is not required.
You could duplicate and do nothing more.
It will appear in the Library as a new .snag.

However, if you wanted to rename it.
You'll have to save it to a new location.

The datastore is where all "Unsaved" .snags reside.

Once saved, it will still be assessable through the Library.
It just won't reside in the datastore any longer.

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Thank you all for weighing in guys! So basically I just need to duplicate the .snag file so that there is still one .snag file in the datastore library once the other one is saved in some other format (and therefore flattened out)? Would be much easier if .snag files don't get removed from the datastore once they are saved in some other format, but I guess this is a doable workaround.