SnagIt 2018

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I downloaded SnagIt 2018 (Trial) today and played around with it. Looks like version 12 and 13 with maybe some new features like Techsmith advertises. I am going to uninstall and revert back to my version 11.4.1. The software takes a long time to run on my i7 Desktop with 16GB of RAM and 20TB of Hard Disk. I always look towards new versions. I have both versions installed in two different directories. I am able to run both versions but only 1 version at a time.

After Capturing,

SnagIt 2018 took 7 seconds to come up with the editor. (Original download size = 213,478 KB)

Version 11.4.1 takes 2 seconds to come up with the editor. (Original download size = 69,241KB)

The original QAT bar is gone and is replaced by a dumb bar that will not expand because it is hindered by two shortcuts called "Library" "Capture" on the left and "Copy All" and "Share" on the right. These four choices could have been placed on tne menu bar and not on the same space as the toolbar. Less Key strokes would be nice but I found you have to click a lot to perform a simple capture (get rid of the pesky mini bar that pops up after you defined your capture area). Hey what happened to the selection of "Copy" "Cut" and Paste" buttons for customizing the toolbar. My original QAT had about 40 buttons on it and worked nicely.

"Grab Text" worked very well on simple paragraphs and simple documents capture but went gaga with a directory capture.

The new version looks like version 12 and 13. I may be picky but I will wait before paying for the upgrade. You folks do your own reviews and check the software out.

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Rick Grunwald

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Can't disagree. 11 was the last version that respected user workflow.. There have been promises to restore that usability but nothing has happened other than a few bells and whistles. Someone in an office somewhere decided they knew better what was needed than the end users. Techsmith may have passed it's prim