New feature in SnagIt

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I noticed that there was a new version of SnagIt this week. I was perusing the release notes and noticed the new integration with Windows Snipping Tool. How cool! If you open Snipping Tool and make a capture (as we have to when capturing modal Snagit dialogs) we are now able to easily port it over to SnagIt! 

I'm a bit confused by the mention of Sketch Utilities though. Where does one find that in Windows? Is there a video or other info that explains this?

Cheers... Rick :)
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snip-and-sketch-windows-10 is a much improved snipping tool.

There are a few ways to access it.

I changed my print screen keyboard key to use it now.

Here is some info on it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-snip-sketch-take-screenshots-windows-10-october-2018-update

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/snip-and-sketch-windows-10


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Thanks!
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Nice catch Rick, what a great little integration
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Ok I have played with it turned on which your can find the option under the "Capture Preferences >> Capture Tab" to turn it on or off.




It makes for a nice screen capture / edit workflow.

The Snip and Sketch editor is bare bones basic.
So that's a plus to the integration.

One down side I have found though that it may effect your screen capture methods.
It is all or none.

For example I use the shortcut winkey+shift+S to capture only to the clipboard.
This is a windows shortcut by the way.

This is how I do multiple captures  in one go and then in the Windows clipboard history ( which is got it's own bugs yet) Hey it's a new feature.

I can just paste what captures that were saved in history in one go.

With Snagit set to open the editor from a Windows snip that all goes out the door.
It is all or none.

So the moral of the story.

Try it on with the different methods you do screen captures before you have to use that method to see if the integration breaks that workflow method.

Always a trade off but hey, Thats life :))

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Looks like for whatever reason, the snip and sketch isn't there on my own setup. But hey ho, I prefer to use SnagIt anyway. Along with the occasional Snipping Tool for when I have to capture the modal windows of SnagIt.
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Are you on the latest version of Windows 10?
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As far as I'm aware, I am. It updates itself frequently. ;)
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@Rick @Dubie

Note how the option is worded though:




It's not specific to the Snipping tool

So I experimented with Win + PrtScn.  That's takes a fullscreen screenshot as expected.  But it doesn't open it in the SnagIt Editor, unlike Snip Tool.

BUT it does put it on the clipboard.

So my workflow is now

1. For normal screenshots use PrtScn to invoke SnagIt
2. For modal screens in SnagIt, use Win+PrtScn, switch to SnagIt Editor and do Ctrl+Shift+N = new image from clipboard

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Unless I'm missing something, this new feature seems more like a gimmick than anything else.

Aside from the occasional capture of a SnagIt menu, that SnagIt cannot capture itself.  Like the
SnagIt Capture Preferences Menu for instance. 



The SnagIt capture tool is far more versatile and useful than the Snip & Sketch tool has ever been.

The  annotation tools in SnagIt blow away anything the new Snip & Sketch tools offer.
If I want to use the new Snip and Sketch features.I'd use them in there.

Aside from those rare occasions where I want to capture those menus. I'm at a complete loss to understand why I would ever want to use that feature?

I'm interested to hear how it would save anybody else time over the standard use of SnagIt capture.

Regards, Joe
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I've used the beta "Snip" tool it was called.

It has a pressure sensitive pen, so it draws better lines than SnagIt. You would have to save your work and open it in SnagIt. Maybe you can copy a drawing to the clipboard in Snip & Sketch and save a step sending it over? Still, not very impressive to me.

I don't have the fall Windows update yet and I'm not in a hurry to receive it.Let the still unforeseen bugs be inflicted on others, I can wait a while.

I would have rather seen a Feature Request developed and implemented.Even if it's one I'm not going to use. I think it might get more use.

At least, I'm probably not going to use the Snip & Sketch feature.

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