I have Snagit working on Windows via Parallels. Whic upgade to to snagit do I use, PC or Mac ?

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I have Snagit working on Windows via Parallels. Whic upgade to to snagit do I use, PC or Mac ?
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

The upgrade license for Snagit is cross-platform, so if you buy the upgrade, you can actually install Snagit on parallels and on your mac. I hope this helps!

More info here https://www.techsmith.com/snagit-pricing.html
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It depends on what you want to do and if you want to maintain compatibility with a particular platform.

Bear in mind that the SNAGIT file format is NOT compatible across platforms. On Windows, the format is ".snag" and on MacOS the format is ".snagproj" They are NOT compatible (i.e., you cannot open a .snag in MacOS and you cannot open a .snagproj in Windows.) 

So if you have a need to maintain compatibility with a library of .snag files, then go with Windows. If you need to maintain compatibility with a library of .snagproj files, go with MacOS.

If you're starting from scratch and have no history or compatibility issues, then I highly recommend going with MacOS, since that is your native platform. This allows you to use Snagit whether or not you've got Windows running. By contrast, if you go with the Windows version, you will always have to open Parallels and Windows every time you want to edit a file, and that can be annoying.

This is how I work: my native platform is MacOS, but I do a lot of work in Windows (via Parallels). I have a two screen setup, so Windows is on one screen and MacOS on the other. When I want a screengrab I use Snagit on MacOS, and it captures screengrabs on the Windows side without any problems, and I can edit the files whenever I want, whether or not Parallels is running.

One thing: I don't know how it would work if you have only one screen. There won't be a problem if your Parallels is not full-screen, but if it is full screen I'm not sure how you would start the screen grab process in MacOS and then move to Windows for the grab. (But I could test that scenario if you'd like...)
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I am  Mac User and love the Mac Version but if I had ability to use a PC I'd get the PC version. PC version has a ton more features than Mac version. Same goes for Camtasia. The Mac versions although works well are cut down versions of the PC versions.