I'm new to Snagit and I can't find a way to re-edit a .png.

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I need to shorten the arrows, the image was taken a week ago. Can I re-edit?
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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hi all;

I'd like to pop in here to try to clarify this whole thing ... PNG files are flat images and do not retain their layers the way that a SNAG file does. However, there are exceptions; with Snagit Editor you can open a PNG file and then place an arrow, then close by pressing the X in the upper right-corner, and as long as the Editor is set to run in the background, it should retain the ability to edit that PNG file. If you have disabled the option to keep the editor running in the background, restarted/logged out of your computer, or completely exited Snagit (via the Task Manager or via File - Exit while the option to run in the background is not enabled), you will not be able to re-edit your PNG file as it will become flattened.

The better practice would be to import a PNG file, go to File - Save As and save it as a SNAG file, then work on the SNAG file in the Snagit Editor, then go to File - Save As and save it as a PNG file.

Hope this helps clear up some confusion on the subject, if not, feel free to reach out to me.