Is it possible to take a snapshot without opening the SnagIt app?

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I'd like to be able to take screenshot and edit it in Photoshop. How can I stop the SnagIt app from opening?
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Philip Gibson

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PiperTWilson

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I don't think you can take a screenshot in Snagit and then work with it in Photoshop without using Snagit to name the file, at the very least. That being said (and I'm not at my computer at the moment, so you're going to have to hunt for this) you can set your preferences so that Snagit doesn't open up the preview pane after each screenshot.

I hope that helps.
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Thanks for responding, Piper. If I do the screen grab by clicking on the big red capture button in the one-click tab, SnagIt automatically copies the image to the clipboard. I can then create a new blank document in Photoshop (it is automatically the same size as the clipboard image) and paste the screen grab into it and work from there. The SnagIt app opening therefore just gets in the way and uses RAM. I've looked in each of the preferences tabs for SnagIt and I can't find any options for the preview pane. As I said, I appreciate your suggestions.
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You can prevent the SnagIT Editor from showing by turning of that preference in the SnagIT Apple menu:

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Philip Gibson

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Brilliant, that does the trick, thank you. Curiously, I was using just the one-click tab and I had unchecked the Preview in Editor box there. It seems not to work. When I went to the capture window, I found that Preview in Editor was still switched on. So I switched it off there and things are just how I want them to be. You've made my evening!
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Just a follow up to my previous post. Turning off Preview in Editor works for All-in-One. For me at least, turning off Preview in Editor does NOT work in Image. It would be great if someone from TechSmith could look into this.
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Hi Philip,

What versions of Snagit and macOS do you have? This appears to be working for us internally.
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Philip Gibson

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Sorry for the delay in replying, Luke. I have installed SnagIt 4.1.1 and Mac OS 10.12.3.
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Hello there Philip Gibson,

I don't know if this works on MAC's or not.
On the Windows version you can create a custom profile. Turning off preview in editor works with a custom profile because an alternative destination has been assigned to the image. SnagIt needs to send the capture somewhere. So simply shutting off open in editor won't work until a new destination is established.
The profile will send the capture directly to Photoshop and open Photoshop if it is closed.

 

This also places a .snag file in the the SnagIt editors library by default but that really doesn't bother me.

Once you set up Photoshop as a share to destination. You so some editing and add some annotations in SnagIt. Then, send them to Photoshop through the share to program feature complete with all the applied edits without saving your work.
However, the image will be flattened in PS.


Hope this helps, like I said.I'm Windows and  should probably jump back to my side of the fence now.
 Regards,Joe
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Hi Philip,

That should be working, so I would reach out to our Tech Support team and they should be able to help you figure out what's going on.
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Joe

Thank you for your clear, detailed and helpful suggestions. I tried to follow them but I think that the Mac version of SnagIt doesn't provide for setting up Photoshop as a custom destination.

Best wishes

Philip
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Luke

Thank you for responding. I've just submitted a support ticket as you suggested.

Best wishes

Philip