Snagit sharing between macbook and PC

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So, I'm on the trial.. and I selected my media folder as my dropbox.

What happens is that in mac it saves the files in Autosaved Captures.localized with the extension .snagproj while on windows when I point to the same directory, it's saving them in DataStore with extension .SNAG.

 So seems impossible to share the library between mac and windows?? I work during day on my macbook and wanna reach home and have the same in my windows computer. Is it possible? I'm not talking about exporting to dropbox so then I have duplicates, consume more space and have flat JPGs...
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Dam

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Ken Whitaker

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Hi Damian,

I am in the same boat and I have use set up Snagit screen capture to Share to a Dropbox folder which I have appropriately named Snagit. Under that folder, I have created a subfolder for each platform (macOS, Windows, ...). I authorized through Snagit to share to my Dropbox account and in the Snagit Dropbox setup (accessed by the gear icon) I set the default location and left the Ask for filename and location each time checked and the Shorten share link unchecked. Each time I perform a screen capture (at least on macOS) the top header banner of the screen capture window I click the Finish button. Voila! Snagit prompts you for the file name and saves it there as a .png.
You can do the same for other devices and other platforms (like Windows).
So, you are under trial??? Just plain buy Snagit - there is NUTHIN' BETTER on the market!!! Serious.
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Dam

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Hi Ken, unfortunately this is not the way I would like it to work. I save many many screenshots per day.. I want a transparent solution. Where when I open snagit on windows.. I can see the library with the same as in macos...
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Rick Grunwald

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If you just want to share the datastore (or any folders) via dropbox, why not make a symlink into dropbox.?No extra space taken on your computer (more space on dropbox=yes)

I do this as part of my backup plan. Everything is linked into dropbox. For the windows side, here is a tutorial
https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16226/complete-guide-to-symbolic-links-symlinks-on-windows-or-linux/

There is a utility that makes it super easy by adding to the right click context menu. I keep my right click menu clean, but this always has a place
Don't get confused His usitlity does all you could ever want with links, delorean links. Symlinks, Junctions and hard links are all that you will probably  ever use
http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshellext/linkshellextension.html
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Dam

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Unfortunately this doesn't solve my issue.
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Doug Troxell, Senior Software Engineer, Snagit:Mac

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The native file format for Snagit:Windows (.SNAG) and Snagit:Mac (.snagproj) are completely different AND platform specific. We've considered a common file format allowing customers to share a library between Mac and Windows on several occasions; and each time we've deferred the project because it requires multiple "man-years" of work to accomplish and we are not convinced the benefits outweigh the cost.  

(NOTE: here when I refer to benefits vs cost, I mean not just the cost of implementation, but also the lost opportunity cost of not doing other things while we do that...)

So... all that having been said:  If any of our customers are interested in this ability I'd encourage you to hit the "me too" button and leave a comment explaining why its important to you.  

Alternately, I encourage folks who are not interested in a common file format to please leave a comment to that effect as well.  (Understand that if we did this; it requires a lot of time and energy and prevents us from doing other things you might find more valuable...)
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This would be very valuable, as in our company we use both Mac & PC and would like to be able to use the same files on both platforms, multiple computers.
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james.bartrop@shadowsafe.com.au

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Same here, it's a must for me.
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rhansen

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If not a common format, at least make it so that both versions can 'import' the other Operating System's files.
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kevin.dobo

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"The native file format for Snagit:Windows (.SNAG) and Snagit:Mac (.snagproj) are completely different AND platform specific."

Well, thanks for the lengthy explanation, but this begs the question... what genius decided to make file formats different and platform specific? It wouldn't take man-years of effort if it had been better considered in the first place.
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I work as a tech writer at a large enterprise company and we have some writers on PC and some on Mac. With SnagIt, we can't share project files. We would LOVE a common file type. Many headaches with the current situation.
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Sitting on an airplane, I had blindly assumed I would be able to export my snagarchive from my PC and import on my Mac while I travelled and completed my project.  I literally have hundreds of images I need to sift through on this flight that are in the backup project. =(
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jamil.mneimneh

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Horray for VMWare.
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Patrick Heller

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Same problem from my Site use a MAcBook and a Windows PC and need to sync the Archive!
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I need it too because I work the same way others have described here. I can't believe it's that much effort to come up with a standard database format to share between mac and windows and very disappointed it's not done yet.

My business case is I need it and to to be blunt I will seek an alternative solution if I don't see it soon.  Been using SnagIt for many years and hate to give it up but I will be forced to.