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I'm currently working on a project where I need to use about 70 different images in kind of a "slide show" type format. There were perhaps five total categories of images, so what I did to organize them was to create five folders in my library, then import the related images into each folder.

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to determine which images have been already used. As I drag each image from the library folder to the timeline, it gets added to the Media Bin. So I find myself checking each image before adding it, then either skipping (because I've already used it) or adding.

What would be really useful in this case would be an option that places a dot or some identifier on media both in the Library as well as the Media Bin that indicates the media exists on the Timeline.

As always, thanks for listening... Rick :)
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Rick Stone

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kayakman, Champion

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totally agree; I've been requesting something like this for years

would also like ability to hide bin clips if already used on timeline [like it was in CS6], and to select a bin clip and have that clip located [highlighted?] on timeline

I do image slide shows that contain over 200 images; I feel your pain
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Bob Lewis

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Another option would be  if the Filename text was a different color if on the timeline and you could right click the name and select a color if you wanted to identify them differently. 
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These are great ideas! 

Here's a work-around until Techsmith comes through with an update: rename your files with a prefix (change "farm.png" and "barn.png" to "1-farm.png" and "1-barn.png"). Create logical groups using whatever prefixes make sense. Then import and drag to timeline as usual

When you examine your timeline, you'll be able to check groups of files more easily using the prefix. In the screenshot below, my prefixes are "s-" for screenshots, "f-" for camtasia frame grabs and "a-" for miscellaneous graphic images. Click the image to enlarge.

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Hi and thanks for submitting your idea!

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David D, Technical Product Manager - Camtasia

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Hi Rick,

We are currently looking at improvements for the library. I’ll pass your suggestion along to that team.