SnagIt - quick save and copy to clipboard

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Can you save a capture to editor AND place on clipboard in Snagit?

After I capture an image with Snagit, I'd really like to just click a button to copy it to the clipboard, and/or click another button to save the file.  I don't want to have to open the editor each time.  This is driving me crazy.

If there is a way to do this now then please inform me.  Otherwise this is a feature I'd like to see.

Otherwise I like Snagit very much.
Jeff
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Rick Grunwald

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You can do that; Choose the "send to Clipboard" Profile then deselect the editor and if needed, "share with the clipboard"
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Rick Grunwald

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Kelly - that link leads to "successfully Logged in" message that keeps flashing again and again. That happens in Chrome, Firefox and IE
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Hi Kelly,

I read the post and I don't think it does what I want, and I'm probably not alone. The three main things I want to do with Snag-It are:

(1) send the image to the clipboard, and/or
(2) save the image file, and/or
(3) open the editor.

I don't want to decide which of these I want before I take the shot, because the entire process should all happen in 5 seconds. At the moment I press the print screen button I have not yet decided which of these three options I will do. (Sometimes I need to see the image with the rest of the screen grayed out before I know whether it will need editing.)

So what I want (and probably many others would like) is for you to add two new buttons to the capture toolbar:

[clipboard and close]  ==> Sends the image to the clipboard and then closes everything down.  The capture toolbar disappears and the screen goes back to normal.

(I first envisioned this button NOT closing everything down.  And in this case the user would click the X-close button if they are done.  A little check box could appear in the clipboard button after it is clicked to indicate that the button was pressed. Either way is probably okay.)

[save and close] ==> Opens a save dialog with a default name. The user saves the image file and when the save button is clicked then it all closes down.  The capture toolbar disappears and the screen goes back to normal.

As it is now, without these buttons, it takes me 10-20 seconds longer than it should, several times per week - and it's frustrating.

If I'm not understanding how your program works, then please correct me.

Jeff
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You can set that up using profiles. You can take one that is close to what you want and tweak it, add a hot key etc. I have a hot key to repeat the last capture to the clipboard for instance. You should be able to set one up to save each capture to a file. If you are doing a lot of it, add the hot key and you're done.  Make sure to do a save as  when creating the  new profile
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Hi Rick, Thanks for your reply.

(1) In your scenario though, I would have to press a different hot key depending on whether I want to send to clipboard, save to file, or edit - unless I'm understanding it wrong.  As I described, when I press the button I might not yet know which operation I will want to do.

(2) I do like the idea of repeating the last capture with a different hot key.  I'll try to set that up - but I don't see that option in the selection drop-down.

(3) I didn't see the option to save the file automatically.  Now I see it in the edit profile "Share" options.  (This still doesn't get me where I want to be, as i understand it.)

I once had a program that worked as I described above.  It was very quick to do what I needed 90% of the time.  That program only ran in winXP and I do like many of the Snag-it features better.  But in that program I pressed one hot key, dragged out my screen selection, and then clicked a button to save, or edit, or send to clipboard.  It was very fast.
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I was, at first, firmly in the "There is a command to do that already... I have it on my custom toolbar, what's the big deal..." But then I realized what you were really saying:

Click on image... Decide, Send to clipboard WITHOUT opening the editor... That would be good...


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