Tags in Snagit Editor equal to tags in Windows Explorer

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I noticed that the tag feature in Snagit Editor is not the same as the tags as used in Windows Explorer. In windows explorer, you can assign and search based on tags of files. The tags in Snagit Editor are not stored as tags in a file that Windows Explorer can use.

Therefore it would be great of the tags in Snagit Editor would be synced with the tags in Windows Explorer. This makes the tag feature less dependent on the Snagit Editors database and you can use the tags even when the files are stored somewhere else or restored from a back-up.
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Posted 5 months ago

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Paul

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Storing the tags in the EXIF/IPTC data would be a useful thing to do.  They would still have to be in the SnagIt datastore, for fast searching.

But, opening an image in Snagit causes the EXIF/IPTC tags to be deleted from the file!
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Why is it deleted from the file when windows tags are not used by Snagit editor? I just checked and noticed indeed that the Windows tags are deleted but not in favour of tags I assigned in Snagit editor. This boils down to the fact that if you use tags to order your files outside Snagit, you do not want to open it with Snagit editor because it ruins the tags you have assigned. I would say that this is quite a big issue and something that should be fixed.
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Agree.  I reported it months ago but no sign of a fix yet