Issue when using drag and drop - spellcheck marks get included in final image

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I've been using SnagIt's ability to drag from the recents tray and drop into other applications. Seems to be a marvelous way to save the steps of saving and naming the image, then from the receiving app (normally my browser) I just drop it in and no longer have to click a link or button, then navigate to and choose the image.

And I just noticed an issue today with this. I had added a callout and the callout had flagged the word tooltip as being misspelled using the little red squiggly underline. That's fine while I'm editing, but it was also present in the image as it pasted into the application.

I'm not sure how much control the devs have over this aspect, but it sure would be nice if the red underline weren't present in that final dragged and dropped image. 

And yes, I'm aware that the workaround is to disable the spell checker temporarily or to add the suspect word to the dictionary. And that actually brings me to a suggestion. Have a button that would be able to open the dictionary if you managed to mistakenly add a word and you needed or wanted to remove it from the dictionary.
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Good idea. I only get the red underline while I am typing or in callouts and not text boxes. Once I leave  editing a callout, the line disappears.
U was testing it as duplicating and flattening might be quicker for a work around
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Indeed, I think I was in a hurry, made the callout and left it in edit mode because I was finished at that point. Seems once focus shifts away it does toggle off the red squiggle.
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Yes, I can replicate that behaviour with the spell checker.  The only way I can make it happen though Rick is to have the word highlighted in the callout box so that it's ready for right-click correction / addition.  Then, and only then (for me) does the squiggly underscore get copied across.

I was able to prevent the problem by clicking away from the box before dragging, at which point the squiggly line disappears

Have you also noticed a slight lag between your last edit, and the thumbnail being updated?  That can catch you out.

+1 on the dictionary suggestion
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You will see my response to my twin on this. But to your question about the lag, I've not really noticed this. Although I do generally glance at the thumbnail to ensure it seems to resemble what I'm expecting. So there could be a lag, but I've just never noticed it.
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Copy and paste means, Copy and Paste.

I don't see how you can expect too change this basic functionality. It's baked in.

That's way I see it, this is an awareness issue.
 If your dragging images somewhere to be viewed by others. Or for  archiving.Or whatever the reason. A little quality control is in order is it not?

 If the spelling is incorrect is should be corrected.Right? If it's a word that needs to be added to spell checker, it should be added it. Right?

I don't view this as program error that needs correcting. I suppose you want to shoot the messenger.

Drag and Drop will copy and paste what's there. Every time.

That's a Good Thing. Do you really want copy and paste to develop a mind of it's own?

Regards,Joe 
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But you can't always copy and paste Joe - some apps won't allow it e.g. WordPress but more and more do support drag and drop e.g. WordPress. 

So I'm with Rick on this one.  If drag and drop is more universally supported by the apps that I use then I will obviously adapt my workflow to use the common denominator of drag and drop, especially if it spares me from having to save as > Name > Import > select.
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Drag and Drop is exactly the same thing as copy and paste. My wording was a little off but that's all your doing. Copy and Paste Via Drag and Drop.
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Nobody is asking for a change to make copy and paste have a mind of its own or behave differently. What is being asked for is consistency.

If I've typed some text and I remain in the process of that text editing mode, and I click nothing else to shift focus away from that so that the red squiggles remain, then I just immediately click the Copy All button, that does not happen. When I paste the copied image, it is a flattened image that has been copied and any red squiggles aren't there if they are present.

One might think that clicking to drag and drop would essentially be the same thing, no? I mean, that seems to be what you are saying it is. I might come closer to understanding the behavior it if it resulted in the thumbnail being dragged to the application.

I'd be interested to see what TechSmith thinks about it. They may well consider it a bug.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I see what your saying, if you close and open SnagIt. I expect that won't happen either.

I think it's because it's not a saved edit? So it's in a state of .snag limbo so to speak. If you clicked on it to continue editing, the text would still be highlighted because it was when you switched images. So your dragging and dropping a highlighted callout.

Clicking copy all takes focus away from text callouts. But not from other annotations.At least not arrows, I didn't bother testing a lot of stuff.

That's my best guess, time to eat
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Joe, The two are not exactly the same. Copy and paste utilizes the clipboard buffer.  Drag and Drop actually creates a flattened PNG with a file name.  See below for an example from WordPress

BTW, that screen shot was inserted here using drag and drop as opposed to save > name > insert > select, because you can't copy and paste into this forum. Ergo, they HAVE to be different. QED
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 I used the command Ctrl+Shift+C to Copy All


And I copied all the Text and Pasted it into Word. That was it. The rest of the image remained behind.I was typing gibberish.Here it is.

If I used the Copy All button. The focus shifted to the entire image. The text was deselected when that happened. I could paste the entire image.

Now, looking at all this, that seems like everything is out of whack to me.  Copy All is broken, or at least one of the Copy All functions is broken.
Drag and Drop is debatable???

I just don't know at this point, one things for sure. Somethings not right.

Regards,Joe
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Thanks for reporting the spell checker issue. It's on the list for engineering to look into.