Can you save a capture to editor AND place on clipboard in Snagit?

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Currently, SnagIt for Windows does not allow a capture to be saved to SnagIt Editor *and* automatically place in the clipboard. Please allow this feature.

A great product, THANKS!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Default Clipboard capture.

Perhaps it's just me...  I have installed Snagit V12 on the PC having happily used previous versions.

I just can't seem to do a Region capture plain and simple and have that area stored in the Clipboard ?

I don't want to Edit or see any other fancy bits and pieces. Just a vanilla region select to clipboard.

Appreciate some help to find the appropriate settings, for example I can't even find under preferences where I can turn the cursor on or off etc.

cheers
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Feature Request: Clipboard and Edit.

Feature Request: Allow clipboard output to be combined with the editor preview. On many an occasion I capture and paste and then discover that the image needs to be edited. When I return to the editor the image is not available which requires that I repeat the capture without the clipboard so that it will be found in the editor.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled autocopy to clipboard.

Have SnagIt to auto copy the capture to the clipboard, as well as send it to the editor.

And while edit, automatically send any edits to the clipboard, the whole image. Which is basically how the snipping tool works

I've seen this feature being requested here from quite an old post. TechSmith will reply that they love listening yadda yadda but there's a huge difference between what's said and done. All evidences here show me that TechSmith just simply bluntly ignore users.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I take a Snagit 12 capture, place it on the clipboard, and NOT open the Ed....

To copy Snagit image captures to the clipboard without opening the Editor at all, requires a new profile.
This is a 30 second or less process and you only need to do this one time.

You can assign a hotkey to your new capture, and the new profile appears in your capture interface.

Note
: You cannot change the default behavior of the red capture button - you need to create a new profile to get the capture settings you need.
Note: There is no way to turn off the capture toolbar by default. You need to create a profile to circumnavigate this toolbar.


Create a Capture Profile Process
1. In the Capture interface, click Manage Profiles.
2. Choose the capture type. Leave as the All-in-One type if you need to take different capture sizes.
3. Choose Clipboard as the share type.
4. Disable the Editor option. When white, the Editor option is off. When blue, the Editor option is on.
5. Click Hotkey to assign this new profile a hotkey, allowing you to capture faster.
6. Click Save As to save this profile with a new name.

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I am having trouble getting a SnagIt capture to send to both the Editor and the c....

I have my profile set to Share to Multiple Destinations with Preview in Editor and Clipboard both checkmarked on. However, the capture only sends to the Editor.

I am using Windows 7 and have updated SnagIt to the most recent release.

What am I doing wrong?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled SnagIt 12: Capture and Send to Clipboard (without using profiles).

I love SnagIt and use it extensively all day long. I know I can use a profile to send my capture directly to the clipboard instead of to the editor. However, there are so many times that I've hit the big red button, defined the capture area, and THEN realized that I didn't need to edit my capture at all.

I would really really REALLY like it if you added a button to this screen [see below/attached] that would allow me to just send my capture to the clipboard instead of to the editor.

This would save me a great deal of time and make my work easier. I bet a lot of other people would like that too. Clicking through menus of profiles is tedious and seems like too many clicks for something as simple as this.

Thanks, Victoria

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Copy direct to clipboard from snagit capture.

Hi, Many many times I just print screen to place in email and don't need the full snag it editor.

Every time I need to

1. print screen

2. drag select

3. click camera button

4. click copy to clipboard

5. close snag it editor



If there were just a 'copy to clipboard' option at step 3, I would save a great deal of time and effort.



Please could you add this?



otherwise a great tool.



thanks

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled What happened to the capture to clipboard feature in Snagit11?.

Is there a way to bypass the editor in Snagit11 and capture an image directly to the clipboard? I was able to do this in version 10.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Snagit 12: Fast Copy to Clipboard functionality.



It would be very helpful if you could copy the image immediately after capture without opening the editor.

In most cases, you just want to quickly send a screenshot.

After clicking the button "Copy to clipboard", the image should be copied and Snagit window close, so you can quickly insert the picture in an e-mail etc..

Sorry for my english ;)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled SnagIt 12 Copy to clipboard AND open in editor.

When I am creating guides, some captures can be pasted directly into Word, others need annotations added using the Editor.

When I capture, I would like the image to be copied to the clipboard AND ALSO opened within the editor.

If I do not need to add any annotations, then I can select the Word window and perform [CTRL + V] to paste the image as is - but I cannot seem to set up the profile to do this...



1) Type = Image
2) Selection = All-in-One
3) Share = Clipboard
4) Editor = Enabled
5) Hotkey = PrintScreen key

Despite configuring the profile in this way, it does not automatically put the captured image onto the clipboard. I have to click the "Send capture to clipboard" button within the editor in order for this to occur.

Has anyone found a workaround to this frustrating issue?
If a solution/workaround exists on this forum - please post a link to it (I couldn't find one despite an exhaustive search).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Capture directly to Windows Clipboard Functionality..

Snagit is a great product that is very useful and helps me perform software documentation tasks in my everyday work, however one feature I will like to suggest is a function that automatically copies the capture to the Windows clipboard after capture instead of having to go to Snagit Editor to copy the capture to the Windows clipboard. The feature should ideally be a function that can be toggled on or off as a user preference. The expected benefit to the user experience is less toggling back and forth between application windows and less time spent driving mouse for routine screen captures. Please consider as future product improvement. Thanks.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How do I get a Snap shot directly to the clipboard?.

I want to be able to take a snap shot and automatically send it to the clip board (typically without bothering to go through the editor - although clipboard and editor could be useful as well).

Once in the clip board I can paste it anywhere I want without having to go through the editor.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How to have screenshots saved to clipboard and stop editor from opening?.

This page: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-snagit-basic-tips-prior.html

Supposedly explains how to do this in the section "Skip the Editor, Go Straight to an Output," but I can't find the menu they show in the screenshot.

Is it possible to simply have screenshots saved to the clipboard and no other action be taken (i.e. keep the editor closed)?

Thanks.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Send to clipboard and file without extra clicks.

In version 12 (Windows), to copy a screenshot to the clipboard AND save it to a file, you need to either create a profile that:
  • Opens the image in the editor, which saves the image to a file, but requires the user to click a button to copy it to the clipboard.
    -OR-
  • Copies the image to the clipboard and opens a Save As dialog box that requires the user to enter a name and click [Save].

As I recall, the Mac version saves and copies to the clipboard (I was using it at a client site earlier this year, and I don't have the version number).

The benefit of this function is being able to use the image immediately and then go back and find earlier screenshots to use in different deliverables without having to look through the initial ones.

An extra click might seem innocuous in principle, but when taking a lot of screenshots over the course of the day, it becomes annoying - especially knowing that other screenshot programs have the function.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Always copy to clipboard (checkbox option).

LICENSED SNAGIT USER SINCE 4.3

I am, once again, asking for an option to output to both the clipboard AND the editor at the same time.

Yes, I can create two profiles, but that really does not solve the problem, either.

The editor gives you annotation choices, among other things, however, NOT all captures need to be edited, YET, some do, BUT ...

> if you leave the editor OFF then you lose the opportunity when you need it.

> If you leave the editor ON, but do not need it, you cannot simply paste in the image without first going to the editor.

'cmon what gives? with all the features you have in there how can you possibly object to an "always copy to clipboard" check box option?

I would really like to support you with yet another upgade, but let's be honest, 6.1 was the best version for image only, and 9 for annotations (but then the conundrum documented, again, above).

PLEASE give me a reason to upgrade!

Hello Milton,

I'm afraid we do not have a function that quite meets your needs in Snagit 11. Your assesment was spot on - you could either create 2 profiles, or have a profile that always shows the editor first, but we do not have a way to put every capture on the clipboard as you have described. I would encourage you to share this with our developers and the TechSmith community.

Feature requests, feedback and other suggestions are something that help us out immensely, because it allows us to gear our products in a way that fill the needs of our users. While I will pass on any suggestions you may have, it is best to use the following link - it is a page that logs your request to our development team, and they can read it directly themselves:

http://bit.ly/TS-feedbk

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Kind regards,
Parker Hotchkiss
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Hi all- Great news! In the new Snagit 13 (Win) and Snagit 4 (Mac) released today there’s now an easy way to send a capture to the clipboard AND into the editor...without opening the editor. The new capture window has two simple toggles so you can set these options on the fly and change them whenever you like.



You can also bake the settings into a preset (what used to be called profile), which can be triggered by a hotkey, a click on the preset, or the big, red button. Here’s how to create presets in Snagit 13 and Snagit 4.

Thanks for sharing your suggestions and details about your workflow...and thanks for your patience! Personally, this is one of my favorite features of the new version because my most common workflow (capture-paste) is super fast but when I do need to edit or mark up, the capture is right there in Editor. Best of both worlds!

Next steps:
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled SnagIt - quick save and copy to clipboard.

After I capture an image with Snagit, I'd really like to just click a button to copy it to the clipboard, and/or click another button to save the file.  I don't want to have to open the editor each time.  This is driving me crazy.

If there is a way to do this now then please inform me.  Otherwise this is a feature I'd like to see.

Otherwise I like Snagit very much.
Jeff
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Rapid succession clipping without editor.

Is there a way to clip images in rapid succession without the editor opening every time
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Profile to copy to clipboard and save to editor (without opening the editor)?.

I'm trying to create a profile that will enable me to do ALL of the following:

- Save the capture to the clipboard (so I can paste to another application)
- Save the capture to the library (in case I later want to edit/reuse the capture)
- DO NOT open the editor though. I want to be able to go straight from capture to paste, only going back to the editor if I need to work with the capture.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

David
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Setting the SnagIt Editor NOT to open immediately after a capture?.

I just created a custom SnagIt capture that automatically puts the image on my clipboard because I want to skip the step that automatically opens the SnagIt editor. The first part works great -- automatically putting the image on my clipboard. The second (time saving) part needs help. How can I stop the SnagIt Editor from automatically opening immediately after the image is Snagged, please?