Feature Request —Deletions, Trash Cans, Tags

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These feature above all relate to each way in a couple of different ways.

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WHAT: I would love to lock specific images in my library from deletion. SnapIt is always open for me (love this app), and I capture screenshots to save info/notes from certain apps/websites for regular use/ease of access. 

WHY: Recently I was cleaning out garbage images from my tray in the Editor view, but I'd opened a couple of saved Library images into the editor. I tend to be click happy, and while using Ctrl-Delete quickly to get rid of garbage, I clicked too fast. BAM! The image I didn't want to delete was gone.

While I know there are workarounds, I'd prefer not to have to set my preferences to confirm every deletion in the tray or racing to the recycle bin to recover the image, or doing a restore of my backup. The image I recently deleted accidentally was lost to me completely because I emptied the recycle bin before I realized I'd deleted the image.

FEATURE GOAL: The feature would allow me to lock **specific** screenshots so that while being click-happy if it hits a specific image marked not to delete it would ask for a redundant confirmation JUST for that specific file. 

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WHAT: An alternative to feature request 1 — would be an actual trash bin inside of SnagIt that isn't connected to recycle bin. 

WHY: To allow retrieval of screenshots deleted by accident without having to dig through the recycle bin or losing the screenshot if the bin is purged before image is recovered.

3—
WHAT: An alternative to feature 1 and/or 2 is the use of Tags to prevent deletion. I'm honestly surprised that when I tag an item I don't get a delete confirmation if I go back to delete that file/tag UNLESS I've set preferences asking confirmation for every bloody image in both the editor and the library. 

WHY: To prevent having to jump through hoops when deleting images I don't need

Ultimate Goal For All The Above:  Save images from permanent deletion that might accidentally be deleted without having to race to the recycle bin, restoring a backup, or setting delete confirmation for every single bloody image. :)
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Posted 7 months ago

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Personally, I have made it a practice to use "save as" to a folder on my hard drive or remote drive for every image or video. This way there is no accidental deletion in play and it prevents any issue with Snagit updates that could unintentionally prevent you from getting to them or a computer crash that wipe out the entire album.   
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Dear fellow click happy person: They cannot save us from ourselves. I just uploaded  a lot  of files and then accidentally deleted the folder and there was not recourse. Alas! I do feel your pain. 
I  can think of a couple of work arounds. Delete them from windows explorer. That may leave you with a lot of Red X place holders in the library that are easy to identify and delete
Add a DELETE Tag to vast swaths of potential deletes and then use that view on the left to go through them. Set your view as high as  you need to  so you can readily review them and remove delete   tags as you see fit.
THEN delete the passel of them
I agree that a "Move to trash" feature would be a good start. I hope they get to that and rebuild the entire library concept ... once upon a time it was much more useful ... 
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"Add a DELETE Tag to vast swaths of potential deletes and then use that view on the left to go through them. Set your view as high as  you need to  so you can readily review them and remove delete   tags as you see fit."

OOOOOhhhh I like this suggestion. THANKS!
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Rick Grunwald

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It is definitely a work around.. Your ideas get a +1 from me
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Thanks everyone for the feedback. Monica