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, Lead Developer, 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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Snagit Mac and Snagit Windows need to be able to use a common file. I am very surprised this has never been the case. It would be like Word for Mac and Word for Windows could not use a common Word Document file.
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Snagit Mac and Snagit Windows need to be able to use a common file. Please! 
I work with a PC at work and with a Mac at home. losing the information form the Snagit-file by exporting the file to png-format gives me double work.
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Ken Whitaker

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I'm sure Techsmith will do something for this. If nothing else I save as PNG in a Dropbox shared folder.
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jonathan

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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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jamil.mneimneh

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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!