I would like the text capture feature to be implemented on the Mac version of Snagit. (Formerly Snagit text capture on Mac?)

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Does Snagit 2 capture text like the Windows version? If so, how do I do it?
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Posted 8 years ago

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Jason Lantz, Employee

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Official Response
cueball,

No. Snagit on Mac 2.0 does not have the text capture feature that windows contains.

Snagit Mac is still pretty new and hasn't quite caught up with all the features that the decade+ old windows version has, but we're constantly working to try and prioritize our customer's favorite Windows features for implementation on the Mac.

Getting feedback from customer's like you does a lot to inform our decisions, so we sincerely appreciate that you've expressed interest in the text capture feature.

The good news is that a Snagit license is good for both Mac and Windows, so you can still take text captures in our Windows version without having to buy two copies of Snagit.
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john.romadka

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when will this feature be available?
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Mike Curtis, Employee

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Hi John,
We don't have plans or date at this time. Did you use Text Capture on Windows? When was it valuable? We'd love to build our collection of compelling use cases and workflow examples.

Sincerely,
Mike Curtis
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Brendan Murphy

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Can you add the ability for the Mac SnagIt to do Text Capture, like you can in the Windows version?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Text Capture for Mac SnagIt.
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Brendan Murphy

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I can give you a scenario. I wanted to capture all the Tags I have in my Evernote. Currently there isn't a way to export them. So if I could have done a capture to text, it would have easily given me a list.
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Jerry Mahnke

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I want to capture text from my iMac using SnagIt 2.1.2. It looks like Wiindows offers a "capture as text" choice, but I don't see one available for the Mac version.
How can I capture text using my iMac?

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How to capture text in SnagIt 2.1.2 using Mac OS 10.8?.
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This option was not available in v1, AFAIK. What about v2? Was text output added?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Can I capture for text output in SnagIt! for Mac?.
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Bob Cancilla

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Guys, one thing to consider is the fact that there is virtually nothing available on the Mac in terms of OCR or text extraction from an image. I used to use text capture on the Windows version frequently (certainly not every day)!

I think this would give you a major competitive advantage over other screen capture programs including the freebee's like GRAB that are shipped with OS X. It is features like screen capture that set you apart from others.
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Mike Laye

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I am a webmaster and I used this an awful lot on Windows to grab things like folder listings from within other programs (FTP, PuTTY, Terminal etc). It was brilliant and I really miss it on transfer to Mac.
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William Murray

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Yes, I want this too, it would be very useful. I expected that SnagIt for the Mac would have it!
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Matthew Otwell

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I have no use for this product now.  Why would you not add that feature?  Why cut corners and put a half baked product on the market?  
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Arnold Dubin

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Add Text Capture for Mac Computer.


When do you plan offer text capture on the Mac like you offer on a PC?
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I was hoping by now you would already have included this. I see no movement for two years now? very disappointing.
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Luiz Menezes

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No more Text Captures in Snagit 12. So it will not have on Mac either. One of the most important things for us in Snagit was Text Capture. I would not have upgraded if I knew that there is no longer the ability to capture texts. In the advertising and marketing that ought to have been clearly explained. Shame on a company as well known. Did not see this navegating for many pages in the site. So, I think Snagit is worse then the latest versions. We have an ugly black interface and no more text captures. There are many OCR components in the world and some of them are good and free.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Snagit 12 does not capture TEXT anymore.


According to a post made on 9 May 2014 by Parker Hotchkiss, the Text Capture in Snagit 12 has been removed. See below:



Parker Hotchkiss
posted this on May 09 03:23 PM

With the release of Snagit 12, we have removed the Text Capture functionality found in previous versions. This decision was reached due to very low usage numbers and Snagit's increased focus on Video and Image capture. The code used for Text capture had become too difficult to maintain, such that updating it to work properly on newer applications and operating systems would have severely delayed our improvements to other areas of the code. The final version of Snagit that contained Text capture was our 11.4.3 release.

I have been using Text Capture for years now and all of a sudden it's gone. What is SnagIt going to do for me, as a paying customer for many years now, to replace this function ?

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Had I known that the Mac users had this issue for over 2 years now, I now consider myself to be extremely lucky to have enjoyed the text capture for so long. Also had I known that the text capture was scheduled to be removed from Snagit 12, I would NOT have upgraded just to be able to use text capture. Looks like I will now have to down grade back to 11.4.3 but what am I going to do in the future? I still want all the new releases and new features. Snagit needs to come to the party and bring back the text capture for both Mac and Windows users.

Like this post to show your support to bring back Text Capture.

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So sad.  In my personal and humble opinion, Techsmith has crippled their product.  Who in their right mind would take such an important feature away!  Is SnagIt not consulting the end users? Anyone in the financial industry knows the importance to capture screen data and paste it into Excel!  SnagIt was the great tool that allowed this, now its gone!  

New releases should enhance a product. New releases should add features NOT TAKE THEM AWAY!  I am recommending my company not to upgrade to version 12.
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Scot Holliday

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I agree with the comments above. It is sad the text capture is not available on Mac. I have purchased the snag it program for windows and mac. I only use mac now. I need to copy text to create data tables for a book I am writing. I legally own pdf documents that are secure, which I purchased. I need to paste text to save time of retyping data. If snagit won't solve the text capture issue with Mac, I hope another company does. It would be useful.  To give a balanced view, I do like the pic and video capture well; and in the past did pay for windows version upgrades.

Btw on a Mac I found one can copy text from some secured files by using the preview app instead of adobe acrobat/ adobe.
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Please put the Text Capture on the Mac version.  That WAS the reason why I purchased it when I had my PC but now I am only using Mac.  This WAS the best feature for capturing file information to include in databases so that one can see:  file name, type of file, size, etc.....

THE MOST USEFUL TOOL.
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Jackie Mellor Brownlee

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I also would love to see text capture for mac on this product. I'm currently delivering over 500 wireframes to my client, ready for a multi-country copy review. The wireframes are in Axure and the copy deck is in Excel. The client has suddenly decided that they need a new set of metadata which it is impossible to extract from Axure. It would be very helpful to combine the powerful search tool that Axure has, with the ability to snag the relevant details from my search, and then plop them into the excel spreadsheet.

This isn't a one-off business need. This kind of thing comes up all the time and I'm frankly surprised that the text tool had so little use. Maybe it is that too few people knew about it?
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Rahman

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Nice one.. thanks, you have solve a lot for me.
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declan

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for 5 years we have being asking for the text capture in the mac version and it is still not there. I just upgraded and i can't believe it is still not there. I have had to down load ScreenWorm to capture text. If they can do it, why can't you? 
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Any idea how to get ScreenWorm in the US? Not available in the US App Store.
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declan

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i downloaded it from the US store, but i just checked and it is no longer there...? :-/
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Stephen Inoue

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PLEASE look at adding this. You can license a ton of OCR decoding software to do this. You can even just look at what you are capturing and see if there is selectable text that can be stored as a text overlay along with the SnagIt file format. This isn't rocket science anymore! PLEASE PLEASE add it and keep SnagIt the go to app Mac Users want it to be.
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I would like to add my two cents as well. Please consider this comment another vote for adding this functionality. I can not tell you how useful it would be to capture text, text lists, etc. using your wonderful tool. Big fan of SnagIT! Keep up the good work. 
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For those following this thread, TechSmith is re-reviewing popular requests.  Hurry and re-vote on text capture here (ideally by June 9th) for it to be prioritized for implementation.

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/text-capture

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