Hyperlink cloud screenshots capability

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The million dollar idea would be to combine SnagIt with cloud storage and capability to turn every screenshot into an internet accessible hyperlink. So instead of pasting the graphical snapshot you would have the option to paste a small hyperlink. This would allow the ability to use screenshots in any tool that supports URL links.  There are so many tools we use that do not support graphics or it would distort the layout but putting in a hyperlink to a screenshot would be magical. We could use it everywhere.
Either offer the cloud storage yourselves or allow people to use there own cloud storage like Dropbox or OneDrive.
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Guy Larcom, Instructional Designer

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Hi jwspooner,

Have you checked out our Screencast.com offering? You can use the Share button in the Snagit editor to send your screenshots to your library on Screencast.com and, once an image is uploaded, the hyperlink is copied to your clipboard. You also have control over your Screencast.com library and can organize content within it.


There are also options to send your screenshots to Dropbox, Google, and other cloud services in the Share button.

Do these suggestions achieve what you are thinking, or am I misinterpreting your idea?

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!


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I did not know these options. Thanks I did a walk thru and it has promise. My next question is could this process be saved as a profile and I can assign to hotkey Ctrl-3 if I want a snapshot with hyperlink and it automatically saves the hyperlink to clipboard for me when I hotkey it. Or the option when you paste to prompt Graphic or hyperlink button to choose which you would like to use. Sorry if I am to demanding but I need to ask as I might learn more from you.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Yup, you certainly can. Here's a quick video showing how to do that. I turned off "Preview in Editor" in this example to bypass Editor. But you can leave that on if you'd like to still mark up your image. You'll just have to click to green Finish button in the top right corner of Editor to send to Screencast.