Can Snagit: Automate and Schedule a capture of multiple web images or web pages?

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I'd like Snagit to have a automated capture feature that would allow the automated capture of multiple images OR webpages. Could use the windows scheduler to kick off the capture, for example, daily, at a certain time.
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Kevin Scasny

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Andrea Perry, User Assistance

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Hi there,

I'm not sure what your workflow is, but Snagit 10 does have an unattended capture timer that allows you to capture screens intermittently at predefined times.

In timed capture mode, the hide and repeat hotkeys operate. The Input and Output options for Capture Timer captures must be set so that the captures can occur unattended. If Snagit detects a combination of capture options that cannot be used, the status displays "Timer unavailable" and the timer will not start.

1.In Snagit, select Image capture mode.
2.Select the Input, Output and Effects.
3.Select the Timed Capture option in the Options portion of the Profile Settings pane. The Timer Setup dialog box appears.
4.Select the Capture Timer tab > Enable timer-activated capture option.
5.To remove redundant captures (for example, when the screen does not change for a period of time), enable Discard identical captures.
6.Specify the frequency of captures in Hours, Minutes, or Seconds.
7.Click OK.
8.Click the Capture button or press the capture hotkey.
9.Snagit automatically captures at the timed intervals you specify. Press CTRL+SHIFT+P to stop taking timed captures.

As a side note, I would suggest trying this out before you plan to do it unattended.

Hope this helps, but please let me know if this feature doesn't quite meet your needs or if there are other functions you'd like to see.

As always, thanks for using Snagit!

Andrea Perry
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TK Boyle

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Dear TechSmith, I was successful in automating a screen capture using your method described above, but how can I capture multiple screens with different file names automatically? Is this possible with Snagit? Thank you. Tim
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Philip White

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Daily Automated Screencapture/Sharepoint.

I'd like to create a daily task to have snag-it screen capture a particular website. If possible, integration with Sharepoint would be ideal/screen capturing lists in Sharepoint.
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Mike Curtis, Employee

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It's worth a try with the Windows Task Scheduler. This is an old thread so I'm not sure what will happen. When you mention SharePoint, are you suggesting, that at a specific time or times per day, Snagit would automatically do a scrolling or non scrolling capture of some kind of table or list of entries or blog post or something like that? I'm curious what problem you're trying to solve. 

Sincerely, 
Mike Curtis
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Kevin Scasny

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I am a meteorologist and have a need to automatically archive select images (satellite, model images, "actual" condition images) - especially those images that cannot be saved because they are produced by dynamic mapping engines.  I thought (and still think) Snagit would be a great way for me to automate the retrieval and then saving of those images. Would be willing to work with you on this.
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Avner

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Sounds like a great idea to me.  For us to achieve the same we have to use automated test tools like selinium or UFT which allow us to run through a series of predetermined navigations & than capture a screen state.  If Snagit could do that with some configuration, It could concievably tap into a whole new sector of users. 

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