Step by Step builder

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Empower users to create fast, efficient step-by-step guides. These can be useful for on-boarding, support materials, and answering user questions. This is especially important given the continual pressure to create more content or update existing content with ever-changing apps and websites.

There are some great mockups that the community has put together. Basically, a way to combine multiple images and title, markup, and explain the each image with some text. The output could be an image, PDF, or HTML.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Hi all - in Snagit 2019 there’s a new capability to select a series of screenshots and combine them into a single graphic.

This supports a number of new use cases directly within Snagit, such as:
  • Quickly and painlessly explain a series of steps or a process that spans multiple screenshots
    Automatically add step numbers, adjust colors, quickly add a title and captions, and apply an existing color theme to stay on brand with your organization. (This titling and styling workflow is not yet on Snagit Mac, but will be coming very soon in a free update to Snagit 2019.)
  • Demonstrate a before-and-after state
  • Compare A vs B vs C, etc
  • Save paper by printing multiple images on one page
The #1 way people use Snagit today is to explain a process or series of steps. We’ve added lots of markup and annotation tools over the years to make it easy to show steps on a single image. This new functionality extends that to multiple screens or images in sequence. Use it to create a quick reference guide, job aid, or performance support material.

Currently, the Combine Images workflow generates an image file that can be saved in any format that Snagit supports. That includes the .snag project file, which remains editable in Snagit later, or a number of standard formats like PNG, JPG, PDF, etc. (One note about saving to PDF on Windows: if your combined image is tall, you’ll want to select File > Save As... > PDF > Options... > PDF Page Setup... > Fit on page (shrink) to ensure your image is not split up oddly between pages.)

Your combined image can also be shared directly to other applications such as Word and PowerPoint or cloud drives such as Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive. Find and add those destinations under the blue Share button in Snagit editor.

Check out the complete how-to guide for Combine Images

We’d love to hear how you’re using this new capability and what other ways you’d like to be using it. We definitely have some ideas for more styling and layout options, other media formats people might want to generate, that kind of thing. But we want to hear your ideas, too!

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