SnagItEditor (v11.3) Lost data

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SnagItEditor v11.3
I was combining a number of screenshots (parts of a roadmap) to 1 single file.
The file was getting bigger and bigger and saving took a while.
However, after -each- added screenshot I saved the file, so to make sure that I would not loose it should SnagItEditor crash.
I know this may once the files are getting too big.
Also I 'flatten all' in between.

In the end the 'big'  file was a result of a dozen smaller files.

Again, each time: flatten all, and save after each added screenshot.

Now..
after resizing the file (so I could add another screenshot) and pasting the other screenshot,
nothing hapened.

all the previous parts were changed into grey parts and all my work was gone!
(about 2 hours of work!)

This is really strange, what is the use of saving if the file can not be recovered...

Saved to .png  - there are not large .snag files on C:\
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Looks like it's time for you to upgrade. Snagit now does this standard using Panoramic Scrolling Capture. There no more need to stitch separate screens together yourself.
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I think you probably exceed 10,000 pixels wide and that's what went wrong. Even SnagIt 13 is limited 10,000 pixels in the editor."Creating Images" from scratch that is.

I did a successful 45,000 pixel scroll
  

It worked so well I tried a Google Earth with left and right scrolling while progressing in northward direction.
I also tried capturing an Airfield with 3 pans and N&S scrolling. The images processed over a long period of time. The first one never opened.It was huge and I open the editor.I might have triggered a crash.

The second capture was smaller and came out pretty good.The holes in the image are my fault.Panning in Google Earth is less than smooth, it's tricky.
 
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Thanks for the above.  Within v11.x is there a way to figure out the pixels? Anyway, I started all over again and now succeeded.

FWIW These are the details of the file.

Is this then 6301x4014 = roughly 25,000 pixels? Or what?

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Did you use the same images you used before?

Here the logic I was following.

 I was going by your original posted image. It shows 8448 x 4516 which would be the overall resolution of the image.
So you can go 10,000 wide and 10,000 high in the SnagIt editor. Multiplication doesn't apply.
The 32 represents color bit depth. 32 bit color supports transparency.

That last image you added, seemed to me like it probably pushed you past 10,000 wide. Crashing the Image/Program. But still just a guess on my part
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Anytime you save an image, you should be able to select "Resize". The pop-up window will have the current pixel dimensions in it.
If SnagIt 11 offers it in Pixels. There's a serious conflict between SnagIt 13 and 11 now so I had to uninstall 11. It's not worth the headache to try and run it anymore.