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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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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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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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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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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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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Way to support the duopoly, how brave.
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Yeah. I also saw Rick's post and thought it weak.

Why isn't the onus on Subaru amd Toyota and Nissan to make their cars all take GMC or Ford parts? And to extend your own argument, why isn't the onus on Apple to just let all Windows apps run natively in OSX? Heck! Why should software companies even have to write two different versions of their software?

For that matter, why isn't the onus on Microsoft AND Apple AND Linus Torvalds, to make my program work on their platforms no matter how shittily I write it? I just write software. Why should I bend over backward to make my software run correctly on whatever stupid platform you choose to use?
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Funny how folks just completely ignore financial realities with things such as software development. Linux accounts for nearly a whopping 2% market share.



So if you are a fairly small software company such as TechSmith, where is the financial incentive to include Linux development? I'm guessing that if they were to decide to tackle it, it would have to be horribly expensive in order to try and pay the programmers.
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"Funny how folks just completely ignore financial realities"...

Smarmy much?

But you think that the various Linux distributions should somehow be responsible for making sure that Snagit runs on Linux? They're building an OPERATING SYSTEM. Not a one-stop software service center.

Linux and Mac OSX share a common ancenstry that makes the operating systems very similar. Making a Linux version of Snagit would be a huge undertaking if they were Windows only and had never ever created a Mac version. But since Mac OSX and Linux are so similar, it wouldn't be very difficult to make a Linux version.

You say that Mac OSX is ten percent of the desktop market share, and Linux is two percent. I'm not going to argue because that sounds about fair.

Of the lion's share that is Windows deployments, I'd say there is a HUGE number of installations that are for things like library computers and kiosks, and almost every Point of sale terminal, and airport checkin desks, and every computer that everyone uses at work. Those computers aren't even in the running for a Snagit license so NONE OF THEM COUNT.

If you remove those computers from the mix, then the distribution looks much more even. Even at ten percent, the MacOSX version of Snagit makes a ton of sense, because a huge percentage of people using Macs are creative types and Snagit is something that a creative type finds very appealing. I'd argue that Linux desktop users are also creative types that would also find Snagit a very appealing tool to have available on their desktops as well. Don't forget that ChromeOS is just a shiny skin stretched over that dirty ol' Linux kernel, and people with Chrome-books would also be a good market for Snagit. Android as well is another example of that filthy Linux kernel that you so unctuously dismiss. I don't know if TechSmith is considering a mobile version of tools such as Snagit and Camtasia, but if they are, then I can make a compelling case for a Linux version as a stepping stone into that world. 

After removing all of the millions of Windows installations that are never going to be a target for Snagit, the remaining Windows users as a whole, I'd think are much less inclined to need something like Snagit than the average Mac OSX or Linux desktop user is. So you can dismiss us out of hand by saying stupid things like "linux is only 2% of the market share" and muse about the onus should be on operating system authors to "do what they can to just adapt and use applications written for Windows or Mac"; but the whole point of threads like this are to show that there is a large number of people who are different than you, and who would willingly pay for a Linux version of Snagit.
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Rick Grunwald

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Wow that was harsh ... and really unnecessary in a forum of end users who don't make the decisions . 
Ok so roughly 2%  of machines run Linux How many of THOSE don't count as the are used to run websites (that cast majority!) or other industrial and business applications such as Database servers. etc  Since you brought up machines that don't count as  potential snagit customers, you must do the same for Linux.
Now with that number, how much will have to be allocated for marketing and support? How much for that 2% MINUS all the linux based drone machines
1) How much will it cost to support a minuscule market?
2( Wine is a wonderful application but it cannot successfully handle all programs and it has the most trouble with graphics programs
3) I would jump to Linux or any other end user friendly OS that could take the place of Windows
4) Be a little nicer. We are end users like you. We don't need another abusive personality in here. More people will listen to your ideas and discuss them if you try to be reasonable
4a) Be prepared for alternate opinions. Seldom will anyone line up with exactly what  you proclaim
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None of those Linux machines are used to run websites. We are only talking about Linux on the desktop. The 2% is of the desktop market. None of those machines are used as servers. Which is why I didn't mention any of the Windows machines also used as servers.

Just the desktop market
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Well good luck with it
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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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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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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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Agree this really needs to happen!  Why is there such a delay in making this available for Linux?

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I'm sure it's TechSmith trying to balance the cost of developing a Linux version against the perceived demand. Threads like this are good to show that there is a demand for it. Each person who takes the time to post to a thread like this, represents maybe 50 or 100 like-minded people who would pay for it.

That's just a wag on my part. I don't really know how many paying customers each of us represent. I'm sure TechSmith knows and maybe the numbers aren't that good. :-/

Regardless, as a selfish consumer I'd sure like to have Snagit for Linux.
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It's the number of votes that count.  Unfortunately this idea has only garnered 21 in year. :(
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Phillip, there is no doubt you would welcome it. Contrary to a misinterpretation stated above, you may not be taking into account of what it would cost to implement it. If they could magically port it over with no issues, THEN they need to have linux savvy people hired to perform the tech support etc.
I have no personal interest in knocking down the idea. If I was on Linux I too would welcome it. I just see a lot of roadblocks to them doing it. 
Although votes in this forum do not rule the day, as Paul said there were only 21 votes in a year.
Seriously, good luck with it. I hope they  implement it for linux users
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Like the other Rick, I too had no interest in knocking down the idea.

As Rick G said, if it could be magically ported with no issues...

And we watch day after day post after post where Apple Or Microsoft has released some update that broke some new aspect of the tool.

For me, it's just looking at things and trying to take a logical and realistic view of the world. I also find myself among the selfish consumer crowd and wish the developers would always implement my own suggestions like yesterday. But I'm also realistic in knowing that this is really not likely to happen. If I see one or two I count myself lucky. LOL

Cheers... Rick :)


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My vote counts for six!
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Nice try
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I'm not sure where the misinterpretation comes from? Neither one of you expressed support for the idea. Until after I brought attention to the fact, you were only exploring the negative aspects of developing it.

And none of this effects you directly.

My reading into that, as knocking it down as an Idea.Seems like the natural conclusion to draw to me.

It certainly didn't read as "I support  You But" That aspect of the story didn't exist at all.

Regards,Joe
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Oh, and Rick Stone said this.........

Personally, I would hate to see SnagIt or Camtasia adapted for Linux or Ubuntu.


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Yeah. A forum like this where people can voice their desire and support for a feature, or a new version, is a great thing.

When someone comes in and poo poohs all over the idea for no constructive reason; well it just seems mean.

I'm not saying he doesn't have the right to do it. I'm just wondering why someone'd take the time to come in to a thread in which he has no interest and contribute to it destructively.

If you don't have anything nice to say...
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Well, Joe, I completely stand by my comment on that. It seems that what was conveniently omitted during the selective copy and paste was the context that I followed it with:

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.

Hence my own comment. It becomes a frustrating experience down the road for all involved when participating in forum discussions where someone is attempting to make the software do something, you know exactly how to accomplish it in an effort to be helpful, but oh yeah, we can't help you in your case because you are using the (insert operating system here) version of the software.

In cases like these, I'm sure it feels like a slap in the face to the person with the version that is missing the feature. Just one case in point on this is when it was discovered that the Mac version of Camtasia offered the "Remove a color" feature. ErmahGerd, you would have thought the world was ending for the Windows users because Mac had it and Windows didn't. Nevermind the niggling little fact that I don't really recall ever seeing a mention of such a feature being expressed as what folks wanted, prior to discovering the Mac version had it. It was comical to watch unfold. I've noticed another couple of things where it's offered on Mac, but not Windows. Or vice-versa.

I would imagine the same would hold true for TechSmith support folks.

Cheers... Rick :)
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You stand behind your Non-Support for Linux and Ubuntu adaption.
As a matter of fact, you "HATE" the idea.
Personally, I would hate to see SnagIt or Camtasia adapted for Linux or Ubuntu.
From your post 4 weeks ago.

That sentence said it all, the additional context wasn't conveniently omitted.
I don't know what motivation you envision I had.The reasons don't really matter.
You don't support it. That's the bottom line.


3 hours ago you posted this,
when I brought up the fact you weren't supporting the adaptation ................. Like the other Rick, I too had "no interest in knocking down the idea".

As if you suddenly support adaptation. Yet you just reiterated you don't?  Unless "Hate" means Support?

Don't bother responding to me, and if you do.
Don't expect me to respond. 

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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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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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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