My most favourite new feature of SnagIt

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What's the new feature that has impressed you most?

My candidate is the ability drag and drop a png file direct from the tray into an app.

It sounds boring and unappealing, and that's exactly what I thought of it when it was released.  And then I used it, and the penny dropped.  Before, my folder of laboriously saved png files was my treasure trove, and the SnagIt Library a plaything.  The library seldom contained anything useful, because once you save as PNG........

Now I hardly save anything to PNG and the Library is front and centre.

Kudos to TechSmith for knowing what I needed better than I did. 

- Paul
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Rick Grunwald

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Yes that is neat. Dragged a SNAG file into an email and it even preserved the transparency.
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Well, I suppose it's about time? lol

It's not for me, but it's a good feature for those who would use it.
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For myself, the feature that has made the best impression is the ability to select part of an image and just remove it and have the background filled in. Is it perfect? Nope. But it's very useful to me.
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betty.stolwyk

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My favorite favorite - the Grab Text feature!!!!!  I use it constantly.  You know all those error message boxes you get and you can't copy the text in them?  Well, Now you can!  I love it.  It comes in handy ALL the time.   And also just love the background fill also.  I had jumped through so many hoops to 'fill in' a background after cutting out some unwanted material.  Another game changer for me!


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Good that you like the feature and find it useful. When you say you can't copy the text in these error message boxes, were you aware that for the vast majority of them that you are able to simply press Ctrl+C while they are displayed and it often copies the message as text?
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A lot of error messages are nothing more than an image waiting to pop up.

They don't have text you can copy as a result.
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@Rick  I have come across some that don't react to a Ctrl-C.  I suspect that is explained by what Joe said.  And I may be unusual, but situations when a Ctrl-C does not work happen pretty regularly for me at least.
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Indeed I'm well aware of the need for SnagIt when you can't capture the dialog otherwise.

My only intent was to illustrate that SnagIt is overkill in many cases. Many folks are simply unaware that these dialogs are often "capturable" via the Ctrl+C and think SnagIt is the only way. I know I was for a few years and it was refreshing to learn a new Windows trick. And that can be helpful in many cases when you are using a PC where SnagIt isn't installed. (I used to work in Tech Support for a company)

Cheers... Rick :)
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People use text capture to capture...............

use text capture very often to capture text from systems engineering tools that cannot be printed or saved otherwise..........

capture and then manipulate file lists from Windows Explorer or a list of database queries...........

the ability to capture text for building a spreadsheet or just about anything.............

The list goes on. ............

Ctrl + C has limited applications.
 
Regards,Joe