snag multiple images into the same editor file

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With snagit pc or mac, am I able to snag multiple images--one, after another--into snagit's editor? I would like the images all stacked, one on top of the other--ready to save to the same file. Also, while i'm snagging one image after another, i do not want the editor to display.
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Doug
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hello,
I must say that I have wracked my brain trying to come up with a way to do this and I think you have me beat! I can't think of a way.

However, I am greatly intrigued by the idea of this workflow. Can you describe a bit more of what you are doing and how you see this working?

Thanks for any more information!
Kelly
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Here's is one situation where I have wished for this feature. I am taking an online class. The instructor is demonstrating on-screen. I want to snag various screens to the same buffer/file in the editor, but not have the editor display. Then, when the class is done, I would save all the images to one meaningful file name. Please call me if you want to discuss this feature. I can't believe SnagIt does not have it already. Thanks, Doug. 626-798-4617.
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Hi Doug,
Thanks for the description of your workflow. I have an idea that just might be close to what you want.

Essentially, we're going to make a profile, assign it to give your images a logical file name, tell it in what folder to place the images, and we'll have the profile bypass the editor step.

I made you a short video: http://screencast.com/t/vTv0GSehyczz (1:30) You might need to turn the audio up a bit.

Now, your desired stated workflow is different, but I wonder what you think of my version? If you wanted all the images open in the editor after the class is over, you could bring them all in at once via the unique folder.

Let me know if that's going to work. I bet we can pull this off something close to your desired end result one way or another.

Thanks again for posting,
Mike Curtis
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Thanks Mike! That is a great work-around. Is there a way that those individual image files all can be quickly inserted (in the correct order) into one image or document? With SnagIt's automatic file numbering, the order of the files is known because each filename contains 00, 01, 02, etc. Thanks again.
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Hi Doug,
What is your preferred delivery?
I'm still a little mixed up on you needing all of the images in one image file. But, now you say one document.

So, it is very easy to set up a capture profile that will allow you to capture and send images to Word, PowerPoint, etc without ever going into the Editor. This is basic functionality of Snagit.

However, I get a sense you are needing more than this. But, maybe not??

Thanks,
Kelly
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I guess my preferred delivery is all screen-shot captures into one file. That could be a Word document or an image file, like png. I'm getting greedy now. Could you create a video which demonstrates how to capture a series of screen-shots into one Word document file? Gracias, mucho!
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For you, Doug, a video I made! It isn't fancy.. I have a lot going on my desktop right now and couldn't close out stuff. And, I don't have audio with it but you can see the steps and the results. There's some fumbling around at the very end. Sorry.

This video shows how to create a capture using multiple outputs.. one to Word and the other to a sequentially numbered file in a folder you select.
http://screencast.com/t/lOnyYH42bSdg

So.. once you set up your capture to get what you want, you can save it as a new profile, assign it a new hotkey, etc.. And, you can send that profile to OneClick for super-fast capturing. Just open your Snagit Help file and search for OneClick and Profiles.

Happy capturing!
Kelly
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Thanks Kelly! You and Mike sure provide wonderful support for SnagIt.

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