Snagit 2020 for Mac: Where is the Group/Ungroup command

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Snagit Mac version does NOT have a Group/Ungroup feature? Is this true. I know i used it on the Windows version.
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Russ

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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi Russ,

Unfortunately the mac version of Snagit does not have the Grouping feature. If that is something you'd want, I can let the team know that there is some interest in it.
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Luke: I really don't understand why folks need to go through the process of letting the team know something is valuable to them. If it's a feature that does not exist at all: then I completely understand. But obviously the feature is ALREADY seen as valuable: it's on the Windows version! All we are asking for is feature parity. 

This "let the team know" routine gets very very old after awhile. It comes across as overly officious and as if the "team" has no signs of intelligent life. Feature parity is easy to understand, even if it can't be implemented exactly at the same time for OS related reasons.
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi Mathew,

Thank you for the feedback. I totally understand wanting feature parity, and we are working towards that. Snagit Windows got about a 20 year head start on the Mac version, so there's a bit of catch up that needed to happen. What we're trying to do is gauge the interest level of the features that are still missing so we can try to prioritize the ones that user want the most and get those implemented sooner.
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I kind of agree with Mathew. With the exception of features that might have a fringe exposure or that are tightly coupled to an operating system version, I could readily see how those might be in one version and not another. However, for me, the Group/Ungroup function, when working with graphic objects is a necessity! Also, I gotta wonder if someone, working with a Windows Snagit file, that then took that file to a Mac machine, what would happen to the grouped objects in the Mac version?
I should think Group/Ungroup should be something pretty easy to do on the Mac side. Especially as you have already implemented it in the Windows version.
Just my 2 cents.
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Mathew

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Luke,

Okay, I get it, but this is not a very productive way to do it. First, many of us are now "trained" not to vote on these things since it seems to result in no positive action. Second, the only way to fairly do this would be to give people a list of 10-20 future items and have them rank order them in terms of user priority. Randomly voting on features will result in a very different set of priorities: likely one that does not match actual user desires.
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Here's what I don't get!  Darn near every application that uses graphic objects on the Mac platform has very much the same set of available commands:  group, ungroup, send backward, sent to back, send forward, send to front, align with sub-menus for centered, left, right, top and bottom. A few apps have an additional lock command for the groups.

This fact would lead one to believe that all of these applications are using a common set of processes supplied by Apple. Not sure but I think that may be what an API is. So....what I don't get -- if I'm guessing correctly -- is why TechSmith doesn't use said item instead of trying to recreate the wheel -- so to speak.

Just throwing in my two pennies worth!
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi Bob,

I'm not aware of any API on macOS that would get us this feature. Not saying we can't do it, but I don't think we can get it for "free" from the OS.
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That is very probably true, but you have commands that you have written for both the Windows and Mac version. And you DO have the Group/Ungroup command for the Windows version, seems it wouldn't be that far of a jump to add that to the Mac version. I don't know the intricacies of your source code, but, given design and implementation of some sort has already been done, it seems very doable.
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Russ

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Well, for what it is worth, I'd like to vote to HAVE this feature!

Thanks,

Russ Urquhart