Snagit for Linux

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Is it time for TechSmith to acknowledge the growing Linux desktop community and port Snagit to Linux? Your competition is sorely lacking in the easy-to-use, polished product department. Editing (Shutter is the best among them) lacks the best Snagit features. I'm telling you, TechSmith is leaving $$ on the table here.
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freerunner

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Agreed!
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Chris Atkins

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Agreed
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I’ve known about snagit for a long time. I’ve seen it used by many co workers for creating documentation. I’ve always just used windows snip for doing what I need. I’m finally in a spot where I’m interested in buying Snagit for my windows work flow. I also use another machine (not a vm) running Linux. I’d like to have the Snagit tool for linux. I’d be willing to pay the 50 dollar price tag for both editions. Although because of the lack of linux support, I’m not likely to even buy the existing windows edition of Snagit. I really don’t like to spend my money with companies that don’t support the linux community. I see there is a Mac edition so I don’t see why not support Linux users. I’d put money in for a beta even. So you guys are leaving 100 dollars plus annual renewal fees from at least me as a user on the table. Is there a chance we can see a linux edition?
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Eric

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I have been personally buying SnagIt since Version 5.  It's easily the best screen shot application I've ever seen.  I have found myself using Linux more and more and agree that we really need a Linux port, please!

-Eric
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Thore Karlsson

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Aggree. Make it and ill pay user license
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Dawn H

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Yes, I have the same request. I love Snagit.
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jamesbel

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I own two licenses for Snagit personally, and I have bought licenses for work.  I would gladly pay again for a Linux version.  Just saying...
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no4smoking

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Strongly Agree!
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Bump!
I also use Linux and have moved from my Mac to a hairy-chested desktop computer running Linux. Whenever using Linux as a VM on my mac, Snagit worked fine. Not great, just fine.
But going without Snagit while running a Linux VM on a Linux host is terrible.
Come on. There can't be that much difference between the Mac version and a Linux version.
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Eric

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There isn't - especially given OS X is *nix based!
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Bron L

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My thought exactly
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Like many others, the recent hardware changes to Macbooks has me migrating back to Linux as my primary engineering machine.  I came here to grab snagit for linux.  I'm disappointed there isn't a port.  This tool will be sorely missed.  =(
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+1 .. I'll buy if it exists.. I use it in OSX, but need it in Linux as well...
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+1 for long overdue Linux support. 
Linux desktop doesn't have many alternatives that are of the same quality as Snagit (even though the 2018 version froze regularly on Windows 10 when starting a new capture). 
Linux desktop has become a lot more common nowadays, and I feel it should not be left behind when building an application. It would be a missed chance for extra revenue =D

I would pay the same price for a smooth Linux version of Snagit and Camtasia.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Snagit in Ubuntu 17.10.

I'd like to use Snagit in Ubuntu 17.10. This is the feature I'd like to have...
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Just a bit of pondering out loud here. It seems to me that the onus would rightfully be on the creators of these operating systems that aren't in the mainstream to do what they can to just adapt and use applications written for Windows or Mac, as those seem to be the two dominant operating systems in use today.

I'm not a user of Ubuntu or Linux, but if I were, I think I'd be banging on the developers of those operating systems to create something that allows programs designed for the mainstream operating systems to function on them through some emulator or whatever.

Personally, I would hate to see SnagIt or Camtasia adapted for Linux or Ubuntu. The main reason is feature parity. We have already seen first hand how that things are introduced or added for one operating system and they don't magickally appear at the same time for the other. Then when one group discovers the feature and that it's not present in their version, user outcry ensues. I can only see it now if a third or fourth operating system were added to the mix.
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Thanks! I really do hope we get a Linux version of Snagit. Camtasia would be great on Linux too.

But even if we never do, I am grateful to have it on Mac OSX.
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And whoa! What about my post was "abusive"? I never called Rick Stone a name. I never atacked him personally. I just stated facts about the PC desktop market. Are we now to a place in our culture where someone who simply states facts that someone else may disagree with is "abusive"?
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phillip

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And whoa! What about my post was "abusive"? I never called Rick Stone a name. I never atacked him personally. I just stated facts about the PC desktop market. Are we now to a place in our culture where someone who simply states facts that someone else may disagree with is "abusive"?
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phillip

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For some reason that double-posted and I can't remove just one of them. :-/
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For starters,

Linux is an open sourced free operating system.

Because of this, there is no way to accurately track or know how many people actually use Linux. If you do a Google search for current statistics. You can find estimates ranging from 65 million to northward of billions.

So realistically, the Linux market is no small group of people. Or a market share that is so small, they should be discarded as trivial.

In your case phillip, you’ve been a member of this forum for quite some time. So have several of the posters contributing to this thread/requesting this functionality.

Yet, 2 members seem determined to justify/prove to you. That overlooking your request. Makes a lot of sense. Both Windows users, who have access to SnagIt.

And seem bound and determined to convince you, that their position should supersede your request. And what you’re asking for, is expecting too much. In their opinion.

I could counter by posting links to threads were these same members didn’t appreciate having their feature requests being shot down or dismissed by other members. But if I did this might be regarded as a personal attack. And this response could be removed as a result.

Regards, Joe


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Agreed!

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Peter D Stueber

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Agree this really needs to happen!  Why is there such a delay in making this available for Linux?

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Rick Grunwald

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Joe you are losing it. I know you understand figures of speech If I indeed worded it that way. I can't find it but I have no interest in engaging in your petty  and bitter bickering
I said what I said and you may sculpt it any way you like
Thank you for promising not to respond
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Rick Grunwald

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Phillip. I am not sure what you want. We were discussing it and that is to be expected.
If you want it for Linux, good luck to you If they decide to implement it it is no skin of of anyones butt in here. Not mine at any rate
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Joe Morgan

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I was responding to Rick Stone there Rick Grunwald. I'm not losing it, you're not following the conversations. Scroll up to Rick S first comment and try reading some of his other posts. That should bring you up to speed.
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One thing is for sure, everyone on Linux is searching for a good screenshot taking software. If there is no way to have SnagIt, let's at least use this venue to find the best replacement tool.
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Plus one....  I have paid for several different versions of Snagit on Windows over the years and it is a good program. I too, am currently looking for a Linux equivalent. I hope they do dev for Linux soon, as I AM NOT going the Windows 10 route from Windows 7.  (Since support.... which means protection... will end this year,) I have to do something!
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Well, I don't get into all the why and who of doing it.
Those concerned with such details miss the beauty of customers asking for what they want to spend money upon.

I would pay for SnagIt on Linux. Short, simple, message conveyed in entirety.

Those needing something on Linux until then might try FlameShot.
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deepin-screenshot's also a nice alternative for now... that'll let you add text as well