In SnagIt Editor: Rename Picture or Navigate to next picture?

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While In SnagIt Editor:  Two very simple yet missing features are the following.  The sad thing is that people seem to have been requesting these for years and years and years and years, yet nothing comes to fruition from the company:

Rename a Picture:   How is it possible that when you have a picture open in the Editor that you cannot simply press F2 to rename a picture or to have a Rename button?   The only option is to do a File>SaveAs, which then leaves you with the original file to deal with.  Why create extra work for the end user?


Navigate to next picture?  Say you have a folder containing 10 pictures.  If I open picture 1 in Editor, why can't I simply press an arrow key to move to picture 2 or picture 3 and so on.  Right arrow to move to the next picture, left arrow to go back the other way.  Simple, yet immensely helpful instead of having to close out Editor, go back to the windows folder and then re-open the next picture. 

If I am somehow not seeing these abilities, please let me know, but otherwise, how is it after all this time, versions and user requests that these very simple and efficient methods would make this program so much better.
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Hi szc55 - the suggestion for renaming does come up from time to time. I would like to see that, too, and will make sure we discuss it again on the team. What is the main benefit to you of naming the file? Findability within Snagit or findability/better presentation when sharing the file outside of Snagit? Or something else? 

The ability to navigate between images is present in the Library. Click Library at top left of Editor, zoom in to the size you want, select the first image, then click the down or up arrows on your keyboard to scroll through them. 

Hope that helps!
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Thanks for the input!

I think the work we're doing on the tray for the next version will improve efficiency for the workflow you describe. Currently, you can open multiple images in Snagit via File > Open... > multi-select OR in Windows Explorer multi-select the desired images in a folder (Ctrl-A to select all) then drag them into Snagit's capture tray. In the next version you will also be able to arrow key through the open images in Snagit Editor's tray to work on each one.
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Why is everything so dependent on the "tray"?  I am at a loss as to why the tray is deemed such a great thing when it would seem to make more sense to just work out of the location where the pictures reside.  No tray is needed.

Another one:  When in Library, why cannot I navigate through my windows folders?  The only option is to do a File>Open?    This again leads to what seems to be extra steps and work for the end user.    So everything needs to be brought into the Library.  From what I can gather, this entire program is dependent on the Library instead of the windows folders where pictures actually reside.   I have to admit, I really struggle with how efficient the end user can truly be with this program.
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The super short answer to those questions is that Snagit is optimized around capture. It's not designed as a photo editing app, where the assumption is that your photos are imported from a device and reside in a folder on your hard drive. Over the past 30 years we've continually optimized the tool around its core use cases and workflows, which are still largely capture-driven.
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Thank you, that viewpoint helps.  If you can add that functionality though, the program would be great.  I have to believe that others would like that ability to navigate through pictures already in a folder.  So much easier when working with content.  Renaming while in editor without having to File>SaveAs seems like a huge miss and an easy add for you though.  Thank you again.
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having an arrow to scroll through the recent pics in the tray is a simple add.  Hope to see that in the coming months ...say by Dec 2020?