Have To Open Image Twice With SnagIt Editor

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It seems I have to "open" an image in the Windows file explorer twice, before it will actually open in the SnagIt Editor.
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Do you have more than one version of SnagIt installed? I have multiple versions installed and sometimes I have to fiddle with right-clicking and choosing the right version of SnagIt to coax it to to open.

One way to work that is more foolproof is to use SnagIt Editor and click the File menu and navigate to the image location to open it.

Or, arrange the windows so you are able to drag from Windows File Explorer and drop into the SnagIt Editor.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I only have 2019 installed. Now the Editor closes after I do a capture and then Save As. The SnagIt Capture just closes when ever it feels like it! This is getting pretty frustrating!

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The quickest and easiest way I have found to open a file in a program
and not worry about what program that file type is associated with is to add
the program to the "Send To" right-click menu.

Right-click on a file let's say a image file and the click "Send To" in the menu and
then chose the program I want it to open in.



Where this has been the most useful for me is opening a Camtasia file in the editor version I want use.
I have different versions of Camtasia installed on my machine.

Say I double click a Camtasia 9 file it always wants to send it to Camtasia 2019 and convert it.

Camtasia 2019 sucks. Nuff said.

With the Send To option I send the version 9 file to version 9. Done.

If I want to send a image to Camtasia or Powerpoint or Snagit. No problem

I right-click on the image, click on Send to and chose my poison.

It quick, easy and versatile.

If this interest you and you want to know how to add a program to the Send To menu and/or
remove some of the other programs in there you never use.
Let me know and I explain the process. It's really easy to do


Dubie:)


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And how do you get a list of programs on the 'Send to' menu? All I show is storage locations.
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Dubie

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First make a shortcut on your desktop for a programs .exe

Then do Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.

Type:

shell:sendto

That will open the Send To location.

Move your shortcut from the desktop to that folder.

You may have to reboot.

You can also delete the shortcuts you probably will never use.
No sense in making the list longer with programs you don't use :)

Dubie:)

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Thank you.
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Does it happen every time or just occasionally? Windows 10?