Previewing/Navigtaing Snagit Libary Images

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While I really like the snagging capabilities of Snagit, I find looking through images in the library to be laborious, and lacking in functionality I take for granted in other programs.  If I use the library and select a month, there is no preview/reading pane, so the user can easily move between snags.  If I double click on a snag to open it up, there is no previous/next button to move between snags.  You have to open and close every single snag, them select another one and keep repeating.

Currently I have zoom set to high as the best way to deal with this, so I don't have to open most images.

Is there a better way?  Are there any program options I am missing?

Thank You
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David

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george

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In the SnagIt editor, the library is displayed at the foot of the screen.  When you hover the mouse pointer over an image. a larger should pop up.
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To clarify the images in the bottom pane of the editor [called the Open Captures Tray] are those currently open.  That's not the same as viewing them in the library which basically is a file manager that looks at stored images versus those that are currently open in the tray.
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When you select a month in the Library, all the images should show in the preview pane as in the example below for v12.  You're right that there's no next button but the preview pane should show all your captures.  What's your version and can you please post a screen shot of what you are seeing since you should have a preview pane.

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Thanks Manny!  I'm on V12.  I have that preview pane, what I was asking was if there is a reading pane, so that as one of those images is selected, the user could see it in a larger window.  IOW a "film strip" feature like you have in even basic photo organizers, so I could very quickly scan though my captures.  Or alternatively an easy way to open an image that is in the preview pane and then cycle through the resulting images using the forward and back arrows.

Maybe they'll add it one day :).  For now I just have the library set to a zoom of 200%, which is the closest alternative.

It would also be nice when viewing the library if there was a way to filter based on image type, for instance .snag or .png.  I often want to delete all images out of the library that have been saved as .png, there is 0 reason to keep them there.

IMO Snagit has the "snag" part nailed, but could really use some enhancements on allowing users to browse through and manage their snags.  Even seeing the properties of an image is laborious, IMO a user should be able to select an image and see the properties in an information pane.

Not meaning to be negative - great program overall!

Thanks again.
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I have a similar need, David. I posted my description here.. https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/switching-between-images-in-the-library-and-editor?t....

I review all of my screenshots at the end of the week and I need to continually switch back & forth between the library and the editor to do this. It would be much easier if there was a forward & backward button in the editor.
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Anton R

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Navigating in the library is a pain.

Showing Thumbnails is not enough. A quick way is needed to view an image in full size (including zoom functions) and get back to the library at the exact same position.

Imagine you are have scrolled captures with height of 10.000 pixels. You don't see anything in the library.

A preview pain would also be very usefull.

I would call features like this standard. What the use of the greatest capturing software if i can't manage the captures. Besides that i just love snag it ;-)