Feature request: copy image to clipboard and editor

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SnagIt 12.3.0

Nice product but UNBELIEVABLE that this feature doesn't exist.

I want to press a hot key to save an image.

I want that image copied to the clipboard.

I also want that image copied to the editor.

I want the editor to NOT, NOT, NOT open.

I do this over and over and over...

So later in the day when I have already quickly captured 20 images and they are stored in the editor, I can open the editor and work with an image I captured a couple of hours ago.

Jess

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You can either create a "New Custom profile", or alter an "Existing profile" to do this.

Once you've selected or created a new profile.

Under  the "Share" tab of profiles. You will need to select  “Multiple Destinations”, select “Clipboard” as one of your destinations, then set the other destination to “File”.

Click on the gear icon to the right of the Share section. Under the “Image File” tab. In the "File name" section. Select “Automatic File Name”, Don't change anything,  just use the default  settings.

Under the “Folder” section, check “Always use this folder”. Click on the Folder icon. Go to your "My Documents" folder, locate the default SnagIt folder. Open that folder and select the "Program" folder. Then just select okay to save that setting.

Under the “File format” section. Select always use this file format. Choose the format that you want to save your images as. If you save them as a “SnagIt Capture File”. You will be able to edit them as many times as you want in the future. Click okay.

If you want to assign a Hotkey to your profile, do that now.

Make sure that the “Editor” tab is “White” and not colored light blue. If it is “Blue” click on it to turn it white, that way the editor will not open when you save your captures. Click on the Save profile tab. And you're ready to go.

If everything has been set correctly. You will find your new captured images in the “Library” of the SnagIt Editor. They will appear in the Recent Captures section.

Hopefully these written words make it clear enough for you to follow.

Regards, Joe

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Thanks, Joe. That is very helpful.

The Snagit Editor Library is in C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\TechSmith\Snagit\DataStore.

On my system, I don't have any captures  in  ...\My Documents\Snagit\Program.  They are all in the datastore.  I'd like to keep all of my captures together.  

Would your suggestion still work if, instead of choosing  ...Documents\Snagit\Program, I chose C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Local\TechSmith\Snagit\DataStore?
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I tried setting up a profile to write the files to the Snagit datastore, but it doesn't show up in the tray when I open the editor. 

I agree with clouds777. Considering that Snagit is a screen capture utility that has been around for a decade or so,  you'd imagine that it would have had all of the relatively basic functions such as this covered a long time ago.
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Files saved to the Editor  "Data Store" can be found in the library.
The " Recent Captures Folder" is the  one I use most. Sorting the files by date works best for me. {: >)

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Regards, Joe 

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Yes, I've found that. What I'm trying to do is get a very quick work flow.  I want captures to go to the  clipboard without opening the editor,  but when I do open the editor I want them to be available in the panel at the bottom, without having to across and look in the library.
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Looking at this a bit more,  I don't think it's actually necessary to go through those steps to get the image to appear in the library, Joe.  All captures seem to appear in the library, regardless of whether or not you write them to a file,  for example captures made with the built-in copy to clipboard  do.
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That's true, you don't need to set up an entire profile to get the image to appear in the Library.

What does happen if you just copy it to the clipboard?
The Image in the Library is not saved in any predetermined format. .snag,  jpeg, etc.
No file name or anything else. It's basically an unsaved but available file .

Check the properties in the library and you will see that the image has no assigned format when just copied to the clipboard.
It's more about what you want to have done automatically for you. I just save everything as a PNG.

If I do some editing and want to preserve editable edits I will save it accordingly.
 
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Yes, I think it's whatever works best for each user. I'm fine with it being put in the library to be later edited and saved in a different format, that's often just what I want.

This thread has just brought me an unexpected bonus. While having a quick look around the advanced options, I noticed that there is an option to close the editor with escape. I've long wanted to be able to do that. I didn't realise it was there!
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Yeah, SnagIt can get very deep with profiles. You can save to multiple destinations using different settings for each location, open in other programs, etc.

There are a lot hidden features to discover. The trick is to stumble across them, and realize they are there. LOL.
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