Please put back in hot spots.

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making a hotspot with a url link was one of the main function I used in my workflow. I am very disappointed to find this feature has been removed. I have been a long time user of Snagit, but now I have to add an additional step in my workflow and find an app that will do this or another capture program.
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I support your suggestion
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Rick Stone

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I stand to be corrected on this, but I think the way SnagIt accomplished this back in the day was to create a Flash SWF.

Nearly everyone (Including Adobe, who now owns Flash) is moving away from Flash type output. Mostly, they are switching over to HTML 5 as a substitute or replacement. And it's been a rocky road as it's not nearly as "clean" as one would hope. There are things that were easy to do in Flash that are seemingly impossible to achieve in that world of HTML 5.

Because of what's involved with this, I'd be surprised to see the feature be added back to SnagIt. But you never know. And it never hurts to express a desire for a feature!

Cheers... Rick :)
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I don't think it was flash. *  BUT I could be wrong.  *  You would select an area on the image, then it would show you a dialog box to enter the url.  You had the save the image as a pdf. 

When you viewed the pdf online, if you clicked that area, you would go to that URL.  Have many on my website with the pdf in a file directory and when a pdf is displayed, and you click on the link to visit the source website, it displays the html page in a new window.  
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I did find this YouTube that describes it nicely. Interesting feature and I can see how it would be useful.



Cheers... Rick :)
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@dmgatwork

If you have Microsoft word you can for now add hotspots to a image and save as PDF.

Not the same as doing it directly in Snagit but until you find another method this may work for now.
A couple extra steps but works and you can have a PDF that the hyperlink(s) will work online or to a web url from a users machine.

Design/modify your image with any callouts or stamps etc.

Send it to word

Add a "Shape" over the spot you want to be HOT (default color,  no outline is fine) and set the opacity down to like 98%

Right click on the shape and select Hyperlink. add your url/path.

Save as PDF.

:)
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I use foxit PhantomPDF program to add the hotspot and reduce the pdf size, it was an easier step in the snagit editor.  
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Cool.

Foxit Phantom is a good program.

Question:
Can you send from Snagit to Foxit?

Just curious.

:)