How do I set the default screen capture method to image in SnagIt 12?

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In SnagIt 12, when you press the print screen button and do a capture it asks you to select image or video. 99% of the captures I do are images. How do I set it so that the default will be an image?
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You need to delete the global capture key " Print Screen"
Then assign Print Screen to the "Image Capture Profile". See Image Below,Click to enlarge.
The Big Red Button cannot be changed to Image only. You will need to rely on the Hot Key for that.

Regards, Joe 

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Nice set of captures Joe.  I like it.
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Thanks. As this is a TechSmith forum, I have to say that this is very unfriendly from a user experience point of view. 
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What is it that you find unfriendly?
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I think he means (and I agree with him) that we have to go through all these steps just to associate the Print Screen key on the keyboard to capturing images (you didn't have to do this prior to version 12).
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I find this behavior quite displeasing also.  I have stopped upgrading and remain with version 11.2.  It works much easier without having to jump through hoops to take a simple screen capture.  Sometimes, less is much more.
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My company has been using SnagIt for a LOT years.  I'm creating a new PC image and testing out 12.x (currently on 11.x) and really don't like the above change nor that you are no longer able to change the default image capture on the fly by right clicking the notification icon (not as much as you used to anyway). 
I know my users will be very confused and will flood the help desk. 
I will attempt to customize the msi install file with Techsmith's tool (nice by the way...in the past always had to use a combination of Orca and reg file) and a reg file and see it the modification to the "Image" profile will stick for all users on a PC w/out them having to each configure it for themselves. 
The users will still complain about not being able to quickly reconfigure on the fly.  Otherwise we will stay on version 11.x and if a later update does not help, we may not renew our maintenance agreement.
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Also, something to consider:  you need to assign different hotkeys per profile.

e.g. profiles like
Save image with border
Save Image with border no preview
Save image with date-time caption
Save image with date-time caption no preview
Save fixed region
Save capture from scanner
Save to pdf, to video,
from web,
with/without x seconds delay
etc.etc.

With v11 you create a profile once, select a profile and hit PrintScrn
With v12 you need to create a hotkey per profile (which hotkey you tend to forget)

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While there was a change, I still love snagit  The information you provided worked and was well documented.  I have hated having to click the camera on my mac but will hopefully try to get this to work on the mac too. 
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Worded like a charm - thanks Joe!
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Another way is to just click the image profile located below the red button shown in Joe's number 1 step.  I find swinging the mouse over there is quicker for me.  But if you like using the keyboard then, as you say, Joe's way works like a charm.
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Agree. All I did was click 'Image' in the SnagIt Capture Profiles, and it is now the default.
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Thanks, Joe.  This should be an easy preference option. But your procedure worked for me in 12.2.2.

This will save me much aggravation.

John
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Hi, I did as Joe explained, however after I finish capturing, it's as if nothing happened. SnagIt editor is not opening... any idea?
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Make sure that the profile is set up so that the editor opens. The "Editor Button" if that's what it's called??? If it displays White,  it's needs to be clicked on to enabled it. It will turn Blue. Save your changes.
See Image,

Regards, Joe

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Works like a charm! Thanks!
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So, as a new user of v12.2 and a long time user of older versions, am I correct in stating that the red button is only set on the one option and that users cannot specify what option the red button can be set to?

If so: TechSmith: Please let me reset the red button!!
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we have to go through all these steps just to associate the Print Screen key on the keyboard to capturing images
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Josée Sévigny

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I've tried many combinations and instead of being able to effectively use the big red button, I have to use a keyboard shortcut OR fly-out the capture window and select the tiny Image profile.   My big red button is, for all intent and purposes, useless.
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SnagIt has lost all its credibility. I just upgraded to v12 from v11 and been a loyal customer for 10 years. What a disappointment! Can't set the red button, won't scroll IE and more... Time to find new capture software
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I have the problem, when setting the hot key of print screen, seeing "this hot key is already in use by another program".  Advice?