Snagit as a printer output option on Mac

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I have used Snagit for PC and have had the option to use Snagit as a printer. This would open the document in the Snagit Editor for further manipulation. I cannot find this same process on the Mac. Does anyone have thoughts or ideas?
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Doug Troxell, Senior Software Engineer, Snagit:Mac

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Given the Mac's built-in support for PDF, we have not had many (any?) requests for this feature on the Mac. Therefore Snagit Mac does not support it at this time.

Could you explain how you'd use this feature on the Mac so we better understand your use case?

If anyone else has this same need, please hit +1 on the topic. (and add comments explaining how you'd use it).
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I agree with all the comments... As a former Windows user, I bought the Mac Version expecting the same functionality.  Having the printer output device to Snagit was a key feature and I was rather disappointed.  Mac has many native feature but if I want to integrate Snagit functionality, the product should provide similar functionality across platforms.
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I use the Windows version at work and bought the Mac version for home. I was disappointed the Mac version didn't have the Save As option in PDF like the Windows version does. Sure, you cn export to a PDF but that is an extra unneeded stop. And  again is much hard to use, plus and as extra strep from the Save As PDF option with the Windows version., Poor oversight and planning in my opinion. Or an act of war against Apple because of Adobe's hisotry with Apple. But again, I woiuld not have paid $50 for Snagit for Mac if I had known this. It's false advertising and should be disclsured before purchase. Same on You Snagit!
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I use the Windows version at work and bought the Mac version for home. I was disappointed the Mac version didn't have the Save As option in PDF like the Windows version does. Sure, you cn export to a PDF but that is an extra unneeded stop. And  again is much hard to use, plus and as extra strep from the Save As PDF option with the Windows version., Poor oversight and planning in my opinion. Or an act of war against Apple because of Adobe's hisotry with Apple. But again, I woiuld not have paid $50 for Snagit for Mac if I had known this. It's false advertising and should be disclsured before purchase. Same on You Snagit!
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I have detailed how this is used on the Windows on the old SnagIt. I even pulled out my old laptop to provided screenshots on how well "SnagIt as a printer" works. 

>>  Please see "A Snagit Printer for MAC" discussion thread <<
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Full page scrolling while viewing PDFs in Gmail doesn't work, and I understand printing the PDF to Snagit is a workaround. 
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I am a professor and use Acrobat Pro to grade pdfs submitted by students.  But I find the product to be a pain to use and am looking for something with more (different) options and in general easier to use.  Thought snagit was a candidate for that, but if I can't get a pdf into it, then it's not.
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I can edit PDFs now in Google docs. Previous to that, I was using http://www.pdfescape.com/ and it worked very well for editing PDFs. Both services are free.
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betty.n.love

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I'd like to do the kinds of things seen here: http://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-snagit-mac-use-snagit-for-feedback-grading.html

And would love to include audio comments.

I'm grading math exams/homework, most of which is hand-written, then scanned and submitted as pdf.
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We Mac users want the same great Snagit that Windows users have.  

Snagit for Windows is a fantastic application.  I use it at work, and I love it.  At home, we all have Macs.  We want the same great functionality at home.  It appears that the pricing is the same for both versions?  Why do Mac users get less?  

My teenaged son is averse to pen and paper.  I've got three years until he goes to college.  Paper may well have disappeared from the backpacks of college kids by then, if it hasn't already, so this is the time for him to learn how to use his laptop instead of paper. 

I'm looking for one application that he can use to annotate screenshots (scrolling, whole screen, portion of screen, menu displays, cursors, etc.. I love all of that about snagit) as well as PDFs.  If a teacher gives him a class outline/notes on a piece of paper, I'd like him to scan it, and start marking it up...adding text, drawing arrows, highlighting things, etc.  If the teacher puts a PDF on their webpage for the students to download, I'd like him to be able to open it and start marking it up.  I don't want him to have to use one app to mark up screengrabs and use a different app to edit PDFs, or go to another app and convert the file before opening it in Snagit.  I want his effort to be on the school work, not on jumping around using different editors and/or converters.  It should be simple and seamless.  

Another option that is available on Snagit for Windows that is not in Snagit for Mac is the ability to scan (from a scanner) directly into the Snagit Editor.  Having the ability to import from a scanner would eliminate a few more steps from the process.  

I realize that all of this can be accomplished as long as I'm willing to go to some other application and convert files from one type to another.  By adding the functionality that the Windows version has, Snagit for Mac could be the one-stop shop for this process.  It's a clean, intuitive application that's perfect for this...it's just missing a couple of capabilities that are available to Snagit for Windows users.  It seems like we Mac users should have it, too.  


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My use case:  I want to mark up exam results from Blackboard.  I don't want to mess with scrolling capture and doubt it would work anyway because the scrolling part is a frame, and I can't turn the frame off because they don't really care about users and invent reasons that perfectly possible features can't be implemented (I happen to have a Ph.D. in computer science and it's very clear to me that the feature is neither impossible nor especially difficult).  Please don't be like Blackboard.  (Incidentally, they thought they had bought up the market and now they are losing market share to a new cloud solution.)  I've heard you have a reputation as a responsive company.  Please keep it.  Right now I'm paying for SnagIt but still using Skitch for most of my mark-up needs because Skitch supports a printer.  But half the time I use Skitch for this case I run into the same Skitch bug that messes up my markup.  So I come here, hoping you listen to your users.
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I share your pain...well, I used to.  Now I have my students submit their work as pdfs in blackboard.  I do a mass download, use iTunes to move them to my iPad, mark them up there using the iAnnotate app (can write with a stylus rather than typing...which saves me tons of time), then move the marked-up files back to my computer (and a cloud drive).  I'm fortunate enough to have a student worker who uploads the files (from the cloud drive) to blackboard and puts in the grades.  If Blackboard had a batch file upload capability, this would be even easier.

FWIW.
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+1 

I loved this option to enable opening a PDF file in SnagIt. So many times I've used it on a PC to print my PDF to SnagIt and then edit the PDF using text boxes to input the responses to fields on the PDF and image placement to insert my signature. For me this is über useful but perhaps not a standard use of SnagIt. Then again I'm totally not a normal person ;)
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Need printer on Mac. Would have never bought the Mac version had I known it didn't have it. It is that useful and seeing the posts on this site, it seems the requests for it has been logged for years. Please reply with status and/or fix. Thanks.
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I use this all the time in Windows, expected it when I moved to the Mac
My use case is simply to be able to modify the output in Snagit after printing it from any other program.  It basically a universal import to Snagit, a quick way to get any content into Snagit.
I guess the workaround is to save to PDF and somehow get that into Snagit, which is cumbersome and MUCH less convenient and user friendly.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Snagit Printer in Snagit for Mac.

Snagit for Mac has no "Snagit Printer" option as it does in Windows. This is such a handy piece of functionality, but I can only use it when I'm at the office because I'm all Mac at home. Please add a Snagit Printer to Snagit for Mac. Pretty please?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled SnagIt printer for Mac.

Hi,

I've been advised to take this with you guys.
Below is a copy/paste from my mail with problem and the answer from mr. Parker...

Subject
SnagIt Printer on a Mac???

Customer By Web Form 09/17/2012 04:01 PM
Hi,

I use SnagIt at work. And I find the tool "SnagIt Printer" very useful.

Anyways, I figured I'd like to give SnagIt a go on my Mac, as I often do work from home.
The problem now begins... I try to add a printer to my Mac. It can't find any. I try go by SnagIt preferences, no "Install/setup SnagIt printer" option available.

Is there no such thing as a SnagIt printer anymore??

Product Level 1: Snagit for Mac
Product Level 2: Version 2.1.2
Date Created: 09/17/2012 04:01 PM
Last Updated: 09/18/2012 03:28 PM
Problem Type: Technical Questions
Trial or Registered: Trial User
Maintenance Number:
Op. System: Mac OS X 10.8

Discussion Thread
Response Via Email (Parker H.) 09/18/2012 03:28 PM
Hello,

I'm afraid that the Snagit Printer is only available on the PC side at this time. If this is something you would like to see on the Mac platform as well, I would encourage you to share this with our developers and the TechSmith community.

Feature requests, feedback and other suggestions are something that help us out immensely, because it allows us to gear our products in a way that fill the needs of our users.

While I will pass on any suggestions you may have, it is best to use the following link - it is a page that logs your request to our development team, and they can read it directly themselves:

http://bit.ly/TS-feedbk

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Kind regards,
Parker
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'Tis sad, but true. TechSmith did not include SnagIt Printer for Apple products. This is only my most used feature other than your typical region capture. We need to protest!!!!
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I would love to see this option too.  Is there a workaround?  I used it as described above so that I can make additions to an existing document.
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how odd that despite requests for this option going back many years, there is still no fix.  
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Its used in the advertising which doesn't distinguish the features not available on a MAC therefore TechSmith needs to add this feature.
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