How do I Save All and Close All captures in tray?

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It's a pain when doing lots of captures to need to go through them one by one to save as jpegs. I'd like to be able to select all, or a portion, of captures showing in the tray and choose Save All to create jpegs.

Similarly, it's a pain to click on the captures in the tray one-by-one to close them. I'd like to be able to select all, or a portion, of captures and close them en masse.
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Jefferson Seaver

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  • wanted saving and closing captures to be easier.

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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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I think we have you covered on both of these.

To close all the captures in the tray at one time, right-click on the black area between the Library icon and a thumbnail. Click Close All from the context menu.

As to the saving a batch of images as JPEGS, do this:
1. Go to the Library.
2. Click on all the captures you want to save.
3. Right-click on a selected capture.
4. From the context menu, choose Batch Conversion Wizard.
5. Step through the wizard. On the third page, choose .jpg as the file type.
6. Complete the wizard.

I hope this helps!
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Jefferson Seaver

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Thanks. I see the Close All function now. (It should be in the main menu too, not hidden as a Right-Click context menu.)

Try as I might I am unable to select more than one item in the Library. Is this function missing from the Mac version (which I'm using)?
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Adrienne Adams

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I agree, it's rather silly to have this hidden in a contextual menu. Should be in the File menu along with close, save, etc.
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Matt Dyer

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The current Mac version (1.0) does not have a Library in the same sense that the PC version does. Instead, it has an Open Captures Tray and auto-saved files. There isn't a way to select multiple open captures at this time on the Mac.
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David M. Converse

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Snagit for Mac does support AppleScript, and if you are handy with scripting you could write a script which would batch-process files.
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Are there any plans for updating the Mac version to allow selection of multiple captures in the tray, and be able to export them all in one go? Definitely something I would use on a very regular basis.
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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to update this thread and let you know that Snagit on Mac 3.2 adds the batch export feature. You can find more information about it in this post.

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I have a question and it seems like a no brainer.  How do you easily close just a single file? Typcially the one that I'm currently working on in the Editor.  In previous versions of Snagit, there were two X's in the upper right of the window: one to close the current file and one to exit out of Snagit.  

Please do not tell me you must go sift through the 50 files in the capture tray and close if from there.  That would be a huge oversight on Techsmith's part regarding how their users are using its software.  I have 20, 30, sometimes 40 images down there and finding the current image that I am working on in the capture tray is tedious at best.  Also, there is no 'Close' option in the File ribbon menu, another logical place to find it.  

Thanks in advance.

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There are several commands that you can add to the Ribbon. " Close Active Capture" is one of them.

I don't know if every command you seek is there but there are several "Groups" of commands to look over. The #4 in the Image points to the "Commands Menu" Drop down.

You can "Right Click" on the Capture Tray and select "Close All" to empty the tray.

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Regards, Joe  


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