Request for on-going batch updates for Snagit

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This is not a complaint. I have been pleased with Snagit ... every now and then there have been problems, but that is to be expected.

I would like to see Snagit expand the capabilities of its batch functions. This is the one main reason I own the product and it pays for itself every year the first time I use it by allowing me to do updates on 100's or 1000's of scanned images in minutes - effectively; that would take hours and be prone to human error if done manually.

I would like to request that some resources be put on just updating the batch capabilities. When I was the product manager for OS/2 Warp Server, we had a design point for the product that anything that could be done through a GUI could be done from a command line and automated. It would nice to be able to have such a design point in your product such that when I do the same thing three times, I could then think "heck, I should be able to automate this, save it as an executable that I can reuse."

This is what I ran into today.

I have several hundred scanned images with "hole punches" on the right hand side that reek havoc with OCR programs. I thought, "heck, I will just cut the right hand side down a hundred and then on a second pass resize the canvas back to the original size. It seems that this would have been doable, but all I found was the resize image capability which doesn't do the trick to keep the look-and-feel of the document - the white border around the entire document symmetrical.

I think your programmers will understand what I am asking for ... a multi-step, ordering approach to batch processing with more capabilities such as:

1) Make the canvas color white

2) Select and cut 100 points from the right side, 50 points from the left side ... etc..

Anyway. I will keep buying each upgrade of the product, but I wanted you to know that the Number 1 reason I buy Snagit is that I don't know of any other product that makes editing 100's of images so fast and quick and easy.

As usual, make it easy and intuitive - I am sure your usability guys/gals don't get paid what they are worth, but listen to them.

Keep up the good work ... just consider that there may be many customers in very, very large business accounts with less-than-knowledgeable users that would love to get things like this done in a hurry and it only takes one automation routine to more than pay for a year's worth of the cost of Snagit.

Cheers,

- Pete
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While this may not be helpful, you could accomplish the above in Photoshop using an action. 
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/creating-actions.html
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Peter Greulich

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Thanks

- Pete