Saving long screen captures to page size images

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Hi, I use the panoramic feature of Snagit to capture very long screens of a software application. It would be helpful if you could add the option to split a long screen capture into multiple page size images.
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Rick Grunwald

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I think it must be done in the editor. I am sure if they added it it would break a spreadsheet row in half at some point  You may just have to make multiple captures and just save them to a file. You used to be able to do that. I am not sure if it was broken in 13.1 and the editor has to open every time
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I was just clicking on feedback to suggest the same exact thing.  In an ideal world, a dialog would pop up that lets you set the page margin width and height (think portrait and landscape) and, having done so, would scroll down to approximately the page height and let you move the cut point to fine tune each hunk of the picture you're slicing.  Wherever you choose, the utility would save that section to the gallery and move down approximately one page height and, again, give you final cut point control over the next section.  This would repeat until the entire scrolled image was sectioned off.  You could then C&P from the gallery into Word.
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Well said.
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lancer15

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Richard,
Your description of the enhancement I requested is the exact functionality I need. Hopefully TechSmith will add this soon!
Thanks,
Lance
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Lance,

My kludgey workaround is to paste the long image into Word and crop it so it just fills the first page, note where the page break will need to be, then adjust the viewer in editor so just that much shows by playing with the View Zoom options %, then use the select tool to grab page-sized pieces, copying and pasting them into Word and scrolling up to where I last selected.  It works, and works well, but what a pain!...
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YNot

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I think this is an excellent idea.  I often need to annotate long articles and want the power and ease of Snagit to do so.  If I have a short article, I use Snagit to capture the total> duplicate it > crop each duplicate to make a separate page> paste each cropped page into Word (after annotating like crazy).  If it is a longer article I give up on the Snagit approach and do it all in Word.  I'm surprised there are so few votes for this, but thank you for doing it.
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I would like to add my support for a feature like that described by Rick Grunwald. I've needed such a feature for years and years.. What I do at the moment is save the long image as a PDF and then copy and paste from the PDF file back into my Word file. It's a pain but it works.

TechSmith, PLEASE add this to your list of suggested improvements. This suggested feature would greatly enhance the already fantastic panoramic copy feature.