Need current date stamp

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SnagIt is invaluable for snapping screen data I want to save as a memo for record, form messages I send and such, but what would be incredibly useful is employing your Stamp Tool to "stamp" today's date anywhere on the image itself, as a visual mnemonic record. I realize the image itself is given date and time in the filename, but that's not easily transferred if, say, I copy and paste the image into an email or other document. The technology is already there; it just needs to grab the system date and, voila. As always thanks for listening to users.
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Tony Coty

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Gary, I understand your point, like some cameras stamp dates, but when I need a date, I just type it in on the screenshot and it takes me seconds to do that. Just a suggestion!
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Paul

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You can do this already


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Tony Coty

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Paul, would be nice if you explained HOW you can already do it.
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Paul

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I did, perhaps a bit cryptically.  Look in the screen shot, to the right of the date
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Paul

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The beauty of this technique is that you can apply it retrospectively, and it will use the contemporary date
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Does the Mac not have the "Capture Info" options?

I have a preset made for capturing the date/time.



You can also add the info after the capture with the Capture Info Effects option in the editor.



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Doug Troxell, Senior Software Engineer, Snagit:Mac

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Mac has Capture Info as well...

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Tony Coty

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Ok, that is for video, how about for just screencapture?
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Tony Coty

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Paul, I see the date,but not HOW you did it. Why cryptically? we are here to learn!
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Doug Troxell, Senior Software Engineer, Snagit:Mac

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Not video, the "Image" tab is selected... It is an "effect" applied to the image.  (works same way for both Mac and Windows)
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I don't see that choice on mine
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Doug Troxell, Senior Software Engineer, Snagit:Mac

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Click the "Effects:" popup...  (It currently says "None" in your screen shot)
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Thanks Doug, never knew what that was for! Every time I played with those settings, I'd get a video instead of screenshot. So, I just left it alone. I appreciate your help!
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Brilliant! Exactly what I needed, and more. Obviously there's much more to SnagIt than meets the seasoned eye (I've been using it for over 10 years, apparently in ignorance of its true power). Thanks to everyone but especially Doug Troxell.