Maintaining multiple DataStores in Snagit Editor

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Dear All,

[A Snagit Screenshot is worth 1,000 words. One cannot include one here so I will attempt to verbally present a picture.]

I have a very
large DataStore (10,893 captures, 6.10 GB). For my business and personal needs, I need to keep most of the captures I have created. The single, large DataStore, however, is negatively affecting the performance of Snagit.

There should be a DataStore management function in Snagit. It would allow multiple DataStores. When one starts an edit session, there will be an option to select the wanted DataStore. That DataStore will be the "Active DataStore" and will also be the repository for the Recent Captures.

Another useful feature would be to have the ability to move captures to a different DataStore. This move could be for an individual capture, by using a filter, such as a specific date range, to move multiple captures. 

With this option, one could have a small DataStore, which would improve the performance of Snagit. And, at the same time, use other DataStores, which can be dedicated, for instance, to different Clients or Projects. For SOHO Users, there would be at least two DataStores. One for business captures and one for personal captures. 

Thank you.

Jeff V. Pulver

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Rick Grunwald

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Datastore is temporary. You might be a lot better off to just save each capture to a specific place (which will remove them from Datastore) You can set it to always save as one file type with the opportunity to change it on the fly. I save to the default \My Documents\Snagit folder and have sub folders there
You CAN designate another Datastore but you are then dealing with 2 temporary databases.. If you save them out as a .SNAG file whose layers can be edited or a PNG (or whatever) where the layers are closed to the default (or any) folder in your backup path ... you are covered
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It is a temporary storage where unsaved captures are stored. A system crash and they are gone. They are stored with internal file names (you can't tell what is what in the datastore)
The idea is that it will save captures between session until you are finished and save them. Once saved they are gone from datastor
I moved my datastore into the My Documents/Snagit folder just to have it in my backed path, but I do not work out of it other than as a temporary backup
Search the forum here for datastore and you will see others have a lot of input doing it that way
You CAN do what you wanted but it will make a mess every time you change
Saved files still work as  described and can   be renamed in windows explorer and will stay in the library. Make a test capture and try saving it out. Then go into windows explorer and both rename and move it and see what happens in Snagit Editor
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Rick,

I may have used the wrong term. I am talking about the "Library." I have over  1,600 images in the library. The majority of them are saved. However, they may be saved in 100's of different folders, and I may not remember their names or folder names. . To find an image, it is very convenient to look at the images in the "Library."

Now I am confused, as I just read the Library is actually located in the Datastore folder. What is confusing me is when Snagit crashes, all unsaved images are still in the Library folder. 

Since the programming is in place for a single library, how hard can it be to create multiple libraries and on the main Library screen? When Library is clicked there can be a drop down box to select the Datastore wanted,

Cheers, Jeff
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Hello to all,
I like to add another aspect: I'm tagging the captures. This makes it easy to select the captures. Are the tags saved in the "saved" captures?
Cheers 
Stefan
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The datastore is temporary ONLY. Even though it will survive through reboots that is all it is supposed to be just as any program out there only needs one TEMP directory. So save everything you care about which defaults to DOCUMENTS / SNAGIT on windows machines although you are by no means limited to that folder. (I have several shortcuts in the snagit folder along with some real folders 

Please don't rely on the datastore to hold your captures. Save them all to files. Go play in the datastore: open some of the files and watch them come up in the editor (you may find some orphaned files too) Once saved anywhere on your hard drive, they will appear in the library
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So Techsmith built out features for Tagging, Applications, Websites, and Year/Month folder structure for a temporary datastore in the Library?

That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Is this a situation where they had intended for the Library to be a permanent repository only to de-scope it from the feature roadmap?

I mean seriously, it's absurd to build out the Library interface as much as it is for something that is temporary.
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MULTIPLE LIBRARIES ROUND II
I have a very large Library, as shown below. It would be immensely helpful if we could have multiple Libraries. Then, when the Library function is clicked, we can select the one we want. This would make Snagit even more useful. I can envision naming my Libraries by Calendar Year, Project, or Client.




Cheers,

Jeff