Saving multiple screen shots as a multipage PDF file

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This topic has come up a few times over the years.  This feature was included with earlier versions of SnagIt, but the latest did away with this capability.

We'd like the ability to save multiple screen shots as a single PDF.  The usecase here is we're taking realtime notes from a webex presentation.  SnagIt is great for this, quickly making call outs.  But now I have 20+ images with notes that I want to archive as a single PDF and distribute to my team.

Yes, you can move each image into a single image and make a PDF from the single image, but that's really labor intensive.  I currently have the ability to highlight multiple images in the editor and export these images to PDF, but it exports each image to individual PDF files.  Just give us an option checkmark to export into a SINGLE PDF file.

It would be great if we also have some pagination control (1, 2, or 3 images per page).
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Rick Grunwald

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Windows offers a print to PDF which will do that. If you want pagination control in a PDF, I would guess that is beyond the scope of a screen capture/annotation program.

I think evernote will handle the shearing and make the pdfs. Their pricing fot greedy and customers left en mass but some free accounts would tell you what you need to know
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Thanks for explaining the use case; that is helpful. I have done something similar to this using a custom capture preset that pushes each capture directly to Word. Then save the Word doc as PDF. 

Since you're editing in Snagit to add callouts, be sure to leave "Preview in Editor" selected when you create your preset. Then your workflow would be: capture using custom preset > edit in Snagit editor > click Finish > (repeat as desired) > save Word doc as PDF.

Since you're capturing frames from a webinar, you might also benefit from Repeat Last Capture (I believe it's Ctrl-Shift-R by default but you can set a hotkey via File > Capture Preferences > Hotkeys tab). Then after you do the first capture, you can just hit your Repeat Last Capture hotkey and BAM! the screenshot opens in don't even need to select an area to capture. Super quick.
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Hongxu Cai

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screenpresso can do exactly this.
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I just found out you can do this in the latest Snagit. 

  1. Click Library in the top left corner
  2. Select multiple images
  3. Right click on one of the images and select Print > Print Multiple Images.
  4. Select Microsoft Print to PDF
  5. Click Print
  6. All of the selected images are printed to the specified PDF file!!!!
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In version 2020, When you highlight multiple items in Library you can't even click "Print" let alone have a submenu with Print Multiple Images.

How does such basic functionality go backwards in new releases?