SnagIt 12 -- Automatically open captured image in the Editor?

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I just installed SnagIt 12 - is there a way to make it so that when I capture an image it immediately opens in the Editor?  (Like it did in SnagIt 10.)

See these steps:  I'd like to bypass steps 5 and 6

I'm really hoping there's a way to do this, otherwise I'm going back to v. 10.


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I figured it out.  I had to set the Print Screen hotkey to the Image profile. 

1.  Open Preferences, select the Hotkeys tab, and change the Global Capture to something different.

2.  Open Manage Profiles.

3.  Right-click on Image and select Set Hotkey.

4.  Set it to Print Screen.

Now when you capture an image with Print Screen, it will open in the Editor.

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It Did not work.... i get an error...The Snagit capture hotkey is in use by another program.  Select a different keyboard combination for the hotkey.
I have only use Print Screen for Snagit.... thoughts???? ideas???

thank you
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Gary Howard

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Thanks for the info, it worked for me.  The extra step of selecting the image during each capture was driving me crazy since it didn't do that in the previous release.  Thanks again!
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Hello Christine,

Here is a tutorial that shows how to use Snagit to take a image capture directly without the additional steps :

Adam Marks
Developer, TechSmith

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