Preview Snag files in Explorer or a Folders view in Snagit

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(This idea is something we’ve heard from customers over time from several of our sources of feedback. We’re posting it here to gauge how well this fits our users’ needs. So please let us know what you think.)


Many users choose to use the file system to organize their captures instead of tagging in the library. This is a very valid way to work. Over time, users will end up with hundreds to thousands of Snag files in folders around their system. But they have no way of previewing which capture is which without first opening them in Snagit. The proposal here is to either create a way to preview files while using the filesystem. Or to bring back the folder view in the Library in Snagit, which allowed you to browse the file system and preview Snag files.

I'm interested which people would prefer.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Official Response
I’m happy the report that we’ve brought the ability to preview files in Windows Explorer to Snagit 2019. Which released this morning. Just make sure you have your preview pane open or Medium sized icons, or larger, selected and you should see a thumbnail image of your Snag files.



While we didn’t have the time to commit to this when it was brought up in our first round of voting in this community’s round up, we were able to tackle this in conjunction with some other work.

Let us know how it’s working for you!

You can download the new version here: https://www.techsmith.com/download/snagit/
See the rest of the main new features here: https://discover.techsmith.com/snagit-2019-images-are-better/
And for a more exhaustive list, check out the version history pages for Windows and Mac.