Reverse order of images

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When you take screenshots and they populate the editor, you can select them and create a video from them. To do this, you have to move your captures around so the last one you took, appears last in your required screenshots in the recent bar. There should be a way to select images and reverse the order they are displayed so the video makes sense. Otherwise the video will appear to be backword, from last process to first.
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digikiwam

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Ed Covney

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Snagit temporarily saves them in a temp folder:
C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\TechSmith\SnagIt\DataStore\
File Names are auto generated, and it appears the editor sorts by date-time stamp, not filename, newest on the left, oldest to the right.

So if you have a set of 50 pics you want to Snag and Make a movie from, couldn't you snag them in the order you want them to be in your video? (Newest first snag, Oldest last snag?) That sounds counter intuitive, so may Snagit is doing it wrong!

If you save the files yourself, by default naming is  YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS.png which I like and I can add a more descriptive names after the SS.

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Rick Stone

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Since the editor does allow you to manually reposition the files in the tray it would seem logical that they should offer this option.
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Ed Covney

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Hi Rick - TS stores the "DataStore" folder contents in an (SQL Server Compact Database File) - SnagIt900.sdf - so yes it should be able to resort on any field recorded.

Thanks to digikiwam for asking the question, I relocated "DataStore" to my A:\ drive!!

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Joe Morgan

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You don't have to actually reverse the images,

You can use the arrow keys to select any "First image" you want.
Then,pausing the recording to select the next image.
Granted, a reverse order feature has it merits.

It requires X amount of clicks to scroll to the end of the list, then work your way backward.


There should be a template styled window where you can drag the images around and/or create a ordered list of appearance.

I would vote for something more comprehensive. 
To me,  simply reversing the order. Isn't enough..

Regards,Joe

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I can not believe that the Techsmith designers drop the ball on this one. Techsmith market on productivity of producing tutorial material then they build this default sort order without the option to change. Why if your capturing SANGS as you work through a process why would you want the end or last step of your process at the top of the page. No more to be said, please make this right. 
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If I could up-vote this 100x I would.  It is very frustrating to create step-by-step screenshots, only to have to manually sort them in the templates feature.

I am a software developer, and yes, the current implementation probably met the spec, but it feels like nobody actually used the feature in a real world test before release. Yes, I can change the order, but the current default order is exactly the opposite order than 99% of the users would expect. The drag-and-drop sorting interface is frustratingly difficult to use, not keyboard accessible, and hard to get right. Try it with 4 or more thumbnails and see what I mean, especially if they are similar screens (which happens a lot).
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Joe Morgan

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It seems like a no brainer.
But then again, not re-scaling the images and blurring them seems like a no brainer as well.
The feature is less than half baked and its never been improved.
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I basically want the same thing. The order I take screenshots is the order I want them displayed. It's always the exact opposite order I want. A simple Reverse Order button would be awesome. It's a big hassle manually reordering the images. Such a great tool, though.