Downloading shortcut

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That Snagit works and syncs with Drive is awesome. Still, there are those times when one just wants a capture for quick downloading.

Currently to download a file with the Drive integration one must make the capture so it saves to Drive, go to Drive, open the Techsmith folder and download from there. That's a lot of steps.

Would it be viable to add a quick download button in the Snagit library, or even within the image editor? You know ... for those times you just want to capture, download and go.

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I'm intrigued as to some of the use cases behind this Eduardo; it's definitely something that we talked about. So if you could download the file from the Snagit library, what would your next step(s) be from there? How would you hope to use that image file?

Thanks for the feedback!
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EduardoCarrilloNET

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It's very rare that I actually need to do a download because I work day-to-day with Drive, Gmail and Google+.

However, when those rare ocassions do come up, it is usually for moving a screen capture into an app or program that is not a Google property like a PowerPoint presentation or video editing software. I tend to do a lot of video tutorials for my students and having static images helps, opposed to doing the live demo, which can be unpredictable at times and mess up a clear and clean explanation.

Perhaps my most common use case is swapping images between Drive and Picasaweb albums. I manage three different Blogger blogs and when I want to include screen captures, I tend to download the PNG file from Drive and then upload it again via Blogger, which in turn stores it in Picasaweb albums; now turning into Google+ Photos.

This way I can apply CSS to the image and change its dimensions so it fits within the blog post I am writing at that time. Inserting this type of image when hosted in Drive is just not practical for me.
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Thanks for the great feedback Eduardo! That definitely sounds like it's a frustrating process, even though it (thankfully) doesn't happen too often. I'll mark this under consideration, and we'll have the designers take a look at it.

Thanks again!
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Sounds like there are a few ways we could help:

1. More sharing options.  You mentioned using G+ photos and embedding straight from there? Shouldn't be too bad to add other destinations as we see the need.

2. Save as/Download button.  This should also be pretty doable. Getting a little technical, we are using an HTML5 canvas to work with the image and annotations.  At the bare minimum, we could convert that to a normal image that you could right-click and save just like you would any other image on the web.

3. Allow copying the image straight to the clipboard.  You could then paste it in to PowerPoint and other desktop apps.  Google docs and other web apps would be hit or miss.  We actually had this on our internal backlog, but have been struggling with the technical challenge of copying image data to the clipboard in the environment we are in.  But, we're going to keep trying, because it's something we would really like to do.
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Randy has it right. I just started using this product and previously used on that allowed copying to the Clipboard or downloading. I used both often and miss them.  For instance, I often want to clip something and send the image in email - it is a snap from the Clipboard: quicker and better than sending the link from Drive.  Please add these capabilities.

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Thanks for the feedback, Howard! Are there any other examples you can think of where copying/pasting from Snagit to another application would be beneficial?
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Sure, not just for email but for any document - a marketing piece for instance, it is much easier to cut/pasta (Clipboard) than upload, download. navigate... etc.  Also, Download lets me file things in my already organized file system, which might be more in tune with the way I do things than the G Drive.  We have so many Clouds these days, keeping track of what documents are where is a real pain... so using my own file system is often preferable.
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I definitely hear you about the file system, I love my organization system. :)

As far as other places to copy to, would you say that even though other locations exist, e-mail is the one that would be used most frequently? Or some other application?
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Just ran into this. I sometimes have issues sharing things from Drive, so at times it's actually easier to just download the file and "do something" with it. And, sometimes it's not about communication, but actually about a project I'm working on. I would like to use Snagit instead of cmd+shift+4.
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Gotcha Chris, definitely sounds like something that could be useful. :)

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