Saving images as png

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SnagIt was recommended to me as a tool I could use to resize images (for use in MadCap Flare).  I didn't think I was a stupid person, but blowed if I can make it work. I have two issues:
1. I have worked out how to resize an image but when I save it, it saves as a SnagIt file.  I managed to save one image once as a png file but I can't replicate it.
2. Every now and then I lose the 'aspect ratio'.  I change the width to 400 pixels and expect the height to adjust automatically.  It usually works okay but every now and then the height changes to 400 pixels too and my image is distorted.
There's got to be an easy answer to my basic problem:
- I have high resolution png and jpg images that I want to resize.
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Hi Niki Bailey

You don't mention what version of Snagit you are using.

In Snagit 2018

To set your preferred save file format,  in the editor click on the "Share button"
and then on the little gear.
That will pop open a window where you can set your format.

For the resizing.

At the middle bottom of the editor click on where the image size is shown.

In the popup if the lock is highlighted and there are two lines pointing to the
width and height than the aspect ratio is locked.
Adjust one size and the other changes with it.

If the lock is not highlighted than each size can be changed independently.

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Dubie gave you great information. You can also do batch conversions from the library although I would definitely run a test batch or two
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I am using Version 10.0.0 (Build 788).  I am working for a large corporate based in the US, but I'm in New Zealand so I'm unable to upgrade versions (or find anywhere else in this office that uses SnagIt).

I found Output Properties (under Profile Settings) and I updated this:

But when I click on Save, I still only get the one type option:

In regards to the sizing:

I open my image and click on Resize > Scale to specific size (pixels):

There is no anchor symbol.

When I update the Width to 400, for some (not all), the Height changes to 400 as well and distorts my image.

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If it were me, I would use IrfanView, a great freeware app which I have been using for over a decade. It can do batch convert, resize, resample and tons of other things between a LOT of graphic formats. In addition, it loads instantly.
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Or use the batch convert part of XnViewMP.