unflatten file

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I created a chart in snagit and saved it on my computer to send to coworkers. When i went back in to the editor the file was flattened and i can no no longer edit that document. Any way to unflatten the document? I am using a mac and version 4.0.5.
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi Sarah,

Snagit works with 2 types of image files, standard ones (png, jpg, etc.) and then our own type, snagproj. If your source image was a standard image, then there is no way to unflatten it because it's just an image with edits burned in. If you had a snagproj, then you can edit those forever because they have all the editing information stored in them. I'm not sure which type you started out with, but I would check in your Snagit library and see if the original editable version is still there.

Let us know if this helps, or if you have further questions.
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Scott Zimmerman

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I have this happen to me periodically too. I often have my layered work, but then save as JPG. If I don't manually save it as snagproj first then I've lost all my work at times.
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Hi Scott,

Snagproj files are autosaved, unless you start with a jpg/png. If you start with a snagit capture or with a blank file, the snagproj should be in your library. Let us know if you are seeing a different behavior.
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There's not even an unflatten command in the program! How does one unflatten when objects in Snagproj are flattened?
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Alan Elman

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UNDO! Quick before you save it.