Tags-Snagit 11.4 How to add keywords to current image?

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How do I add keywords/tags to the image I'm currently working with? I go to Library to add kewords & my current image is not available. I have to click date to refresh the Library view & then my current image is not the one selected.
I also miss the ability to open & close the library search from the arrow tab within the window, now I have to go back up to the ribbon.

I'm unimpressed by the new ribbon. Many people today have large monitors, so real estate is not an issue, the ribbon fills the width of the window anyway & most is now blank space. To me it seems that the mobile market is being focussed on by many companies, to the detriment of desktop users. Why not have cramped, hard to use ribbons just for the mobile market & not everyone?
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Logan S.

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Hey Euroman,

Many of the options have been moved around. You can find out where to add tags, and many of the other relocations here: http://assets.techsmith.com/Docs/pdf-snagit/Where_did_it_go-Finding_Options_in_Snagit_11.4.pdf

Hope that helps!

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Wow!  The new location for keywords is under the "Library" tab. While that might seem logical, the result is that you have to switch away from your 100% image view of the capture and get the Library view of rows and rows of tiny thumbnails -- most of which you can't decipher well. We really need to be able to assign keywords/tags while we are looking at the 100% size image being edited.
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Dee Vincent-Day

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I totally agree with Bruce.  I have been trying to get used to 11.4 but am finding it is taking me longer to workflow my images that in earlier versions.  Sadly I have decided to remove this latest version and revert to 11.0.



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pumpkin muffin

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i also agree. before this update,  i was thinking a helpful function in the library screen would be if you click once on the line a popup window of the image would show you what you're looking at before you actually dbl click to open the whole image.
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Hey Logan S.
I realise that you probably included the link to the pdf to help others viewing this question. I have read the pdf & my question states that I go to the Library to add tags. The issue is that the new capture does not show up easily in the Library depending on what the last Library search was, & when it does show up, it is not the active image by default.

Here's an example; today I was working in the Library with a group selected by Keyword. To add a new capture to that Keyword group, I have to move from the new capture to the Library, open Search, click Recent Captures, click Date if my previous Search was sorted by other criteria, select the image & then add tags.

In the previous version, while working with the new capture I would click tags, add tags then continue working with that capture or make a new capture. A much better workflow.
Maybe there is a much faster way of adding tags in 11.4, but reading the pdf doesn't show it.
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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Greetings Euroman - I found that adding Keywords to the Quick Access toolbar made a huge difference for me. I made a quick video to show you how to do that, if you're interested in trying it:
http://screencast.com/t/spAZaM7a6

I find this to be even faster than the old way. Let me know what you think!
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Euroman

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Thanks Daniel, that's a brilliant workaround & works a treat. Now that should be in the pdf!

I already use a customised Quick Access Toolbar, but missed that one. Thanks for taking the time to help out.
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Dee Vincent-Day

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Whilst I think this is a great solution I do not understand why Techsmith chose to remove it in the first place.  What is the point of removing features causing users to add them to the Quick Access toolbar. 
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pumpkin muffin

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omg!  thx for this easy solution.  daniel foster, you are my hero for today.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Add ability to add/access keywords at main edit screen.


In Snagit 11.4, you have to switch to the Library tab and view tiny thumbnails as you assign keywords/tags. That's very frustrating. We need to be able to assign tags to the image currently being edited (100% view).

While a massive Library view can help when assigning keywords/tags to multiple images, it's very inefficient when assigning to a single image already being edited.

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