Drag and drop from snagit to other applications in jpg.

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There is actually another article with exactly the same question, but I cannot attach to that one. 

So I opened a new one.

Actually, https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-snagit-mac-use-drag-and-drop.html seems to indicate that this is possible, at least on Mac. But is it Mac only?
I would love to have this function. Otherwise I first have to save as... and then grab the file from the safe location.. Drag and drop from the snagit editor directly to an application would be much more convenient.
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Are you dragging the image from the "Capture Tray" into another application?
See Image Below, Click to Enlarge

That's how you would need to do it. I'm using Windows and SnagIt 13.I just drug an image into Photoshop

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Drag and drop worked perfectly with a PNG file. I did it exactly the way your capture shows. Is it not working for you that way?
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no, it does not.
drag+drop to MS Word creates an object with a long name and the extension .SNAG. See screenshot below.

Interestingly, I drag+dropped the above screenshot from snagit editor into this edit window here and that worked as expected, but ONLY after I saved it as a jpg file. If I drag+drop a screenshot from the snagit editor capture tray, the this website would tell me "Sorry! We were unable to upload your image because it is not a PNG, JPG, or GIF file. Please ensure your image is one of these formats and try again". Anyway, this could be an unrelated problem.

drag+drop to MS Paint creates the following error message:

drag+drop to an explorer window (which is something I want too), just does not allow the drop. But I frankly do not know if that should work as well. 

drag+drop to a new thunderbird email message body simply does not do anything at all. dropping it on the file attach area would again add .SNAG file. If the screenshot in capture tray is saved as a file, drag+drop from the capture tray would place the filename.jpg in the file attach area.
exatly the same behaviour can be seen in outlook 2013

I am using windows 10 enterprise. they did not yet release the anniversary update to our machines, but otherwise all latest updates are installed. snagit is 13.0.2 Build 6653 Aug 15 2016.

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I cannot drag and drop from SnagIt's recent captures tray into WORD either.

However, if I highlight an image I can use "Ctrl + C" to copy the image. Then, I must click on the WORD document to activate it and I can "Ctrl + V" to paste.
I know that's not what your looking for but it does work.
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I have the same issue.  I'm trying to recreate the "Drag Me" functionality of Skitch.

It's not automatically creating a PNG of JPEG when dragging over.  It's in the .SNAG extension.
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That's exactly the issue...
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same problem here. Used Drag and Drop fine in Mac-a pain in the butt on Windows
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Having same issue, but found if you save the image first THEN drag it, it works. Still stupid this doesn't work on Windows.
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+1, "Drag Me" function like in Skitch is super useful for, say, when you want to upload a screen shot to a website (like wordpress). Saves the steps of save, then browse files, find directory, upload. 
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