SaveAs default

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It would be handy if we could define a "file type default" for Save As.

Let me explain. In my workflow, I often keep two copies of each capture: (1) .snag version so that I can go back and edit the image and callouts if required; and (2) .PNG file that is needed to import the image into Word or PowerPoint.

This is inconvenient since it usually means that every time I click SaveAs, I have to manually change the type... from PNG to SNAG to PNG to SNAG, and so on. (Because I capture, save as SNAG file, then edit and save as PNG... and then start the cycle all over again.) 

What would be nice is to have SaveAs default to PNG when I'm editing a SNAG file. And, for my workflow, I'd be to have new captures default to SNAG. (Fir those who prefer the current way Snagit works, you could offer the option of picking "last chosen file type".)


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Gary Coyne

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On the Mac I can drag from the Snagit filmstrip onto the Desktop which automatically converts the image into a PNG (and leaves the snag image in place). You do not mention if you are on a PC or a Mac and I do not have any clue as to whether you have that same option on PCs. But it would solve your issue/problem if you can.
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Rick Stone

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I just tested this on the PC side and it seems to work there as well. Although, I rather dislike the file name that the process decides to use!
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Dragging from the recents tray allows you to drop it not just on the desktop but also onto any folder in Windows File Explorer, so if you want to save PNGs of all your captures and organise them in some way, you can.

And of course, the "temporary file" doesn't alter the native sangit file in the library, so you are able to go back and edit it.

Personally, I don't even need to do that because most of the apps I use allow me to drop the temporary png direct into them, and do no require you load an image from file.