How do I auto save a screen grab as standard image format (JPEG/ PNG) on my Mac?

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At the moment, it auto saves on my Mac as .snajproj  in Documents folder

However, I want to access this screenshot if needed through my iPhone.  Now that Document folder is uploaded on iCloud automatically, I still can't open .snajproj files on iphone

Is there a way to save this automatically in png/jpeg or standard format?

I believe Windows version has some workflow option but its not available in Mac to choose image type. Also workflow, requires a manual click after taking a screenshot

I am looking for a fully automatic solution
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Hi,

There isn't a way to autosave your captures as png instead of .snagproj since that would remove the ability to edit them later on.

The good news is, in Snagit 4, you can get pretty close by using a profile. In the new capture view, select the image tab and then choose share to file. If you don't need to add arrows or anything, then you can switch off preview in editor, which will save you a click.

Now in Snagit's preferences, you'll need to set up the File sharing output. The settings show will make sure that the files will go in the same folder every time and not ask you for a new filename.


I hope this helps, let us know if you have any questions!
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thanks - this is getting close to what I want.. but I still need to click on "FINISH" after taking a screenshot.. how do I run preset without clicking finish
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If you switch of the "Preview in Editor" setting on the profile, you will not have to click the finish button, but you also won't have a chance to make edits to your screenshot before the preset is completed.
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Exactly - but how do I get both. Which is auto save to a file and get a "preview in editor" ?
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As of now, that's the best workflow we have. We understand the need for viewing on a mobile device, so we can look into ways to improve this.   
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Oh how we (don't) love SPAM in the forums...
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ok thanks
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Any update on autosaving a png on mac, it would be very useful and timesaving.
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Kenneth Kammersgaard

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Any update on this issue?
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I just want it to autosave a png of each screenshot I make. I don't care if it also saves a snagproj file as well. I just want the png's. I loose a lot of work/history because of this, it is so annoying.
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Hi Kenneth, 

If it's not too much trouble, do you mind explaining how the current Snagit workflow causes you to lose work/history? Saving snagproj files is designed so that you can always go back and edit captures, whereas with a png any edits you make are burned in and you can't go back and change them.
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Hi Luke, it is probably just because I am not really looking at the snagproj files, I am only using the png list. I always have a folder open at the bottom right corner of my screen, so I can drag the latest png file created. That is also why it is annoying, that it is not saving it automatically. Regards, Kenneth
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Would it be possible to have something like ifttt automatically convert the snagproj files to png, when they are created in the folder?
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This ability to bypass the snagproj file seems available on Windows for some time now via this article:

https://support.techsmith.com/hc/en-us/articles/203731148-Snagit-Windows-Automatically-save-images-t...

Yes, we understand the png or jpg is not editable, but that simplicity is the benefit. +1 to making this option available on Mac, the ability to save directly as png or jpg to a folder, triggered by a shortcut key. 
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Hi, 

The steps outlined in that support article will also work on Snagit Mac version 4 and above
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No it doesn't ... people are shouting for an option to auto save a screen shot as jpeg/png to a folder of our choosing.. not sure why is that so difficult to implement
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I'm using Snagit 4.1.7 and I was able to setup a preset that shared to a folder on disk as a png. It looks like you can't do jpg though.

Share to file setup:


capture preset setup:


Let me know if you have any questions about this.
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Hi Luke, thanks for this, but you still have to click Save, right? I want it to do it automatically, so I don't have to do anything. Lazy me :-)
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If you have the File output set to use automatic filename instead of ask for filename, then you won't have to click a save button. Also, in the capture preset, make sure Preview in Editor is off, otherwise you'll have to click a Finish button.