Add Capture hyper-links option to Snagit 13

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I know the capture links did not always work just right, but it is a pain and time consuming to keep track of links on a captured web page.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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We have definitely been aware of the public feedback around Capturing Links no longer being in the latest version of Snagit. The main challenge is that most users would use Capture Links on webpages, but as browsers started locking down access to their apps for security reasons, we started losing this functionality. We have been looking at way to bring back this functionality to our customers. If this gets significant traction with our customer base or if we find a better way to accomplish this same functionality, we can definitely make this a capability of a future Snagit update.

I have some questions though:
  • What types of things were you capturing before? Webpages? Web apps? PDFs? Do you have specific examples?
  • If they are on the web, what browser were you using when you typically capture?
  • If you capture PDFs, with app do you use to view PDFs?
  • Another challenge is the delivery mechanism after you capture, previously we’d used Flash SWF with Image Hotspots, but that is beginning to be phased out and isn’t a good on mobile devices. What do you do intend to do with them after you capture links? What file format would you expect? Do you put them into an email or publish them online?

I’m also adding it to our list for voting in our special feedback round-up. We will be tallying votes on June 9th, 2017. We will be looking to respond with our intentions within three weeks of this post's publication.

Thank you!
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This is my reply to your questions:

have some questions though:
  • What types of things were you capturing before? Webpages? Web apps? PDFs? Do you have specific examples?  Webpages with links is what I used it for.   Like informational page with resources or a vendor page, so I can go back latter read it and look at the links.

  • If they are on the web, what browser were you using when you typically capture? I usually use firefox or chome.

  • If you capture PDFs, with app do you use to view PDFs?
PDF's are usally easy to save and mocstly have the embedded links inthem already.
  • Another challenge is the delivery mechanism after you capture, previously we’d used Flash SWF with Image Hotspots, but that is beginning to be phased out and isn’t a good on mobile devices. What do you do intend to do with them after you capture links? What file format would you expect? Do you put them into an email or publish them online?
My intention would be to read them and have access to clicking the links in place just like on a live web page. When I saved them it was in PDF
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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That makes a lot of sense. Thank you for the info!

To anybody else that hits this idea and wants it in Snagit, I'd appreciate answers to those questions from you as well, please.
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I would simply want to copy a URL and paste it onto my capture in the snagit editor. It should be able to open by clicking on it in my capture either from an email, website, blog or wherever I place this capture using the default browser of the person clicking on the hyper-link. Thanks.
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I'm OK with just capturing images. I use Microsoft OneNote to capture text and links as well as partial web page screen caps. I had not used OneNote for a long time. Then I "discovered" it and now I use the heck out of it.
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This is somwhat related to the other highly desirable to me feature of "Text Capture". I just want to be able to grab the http:// links at the time of capture and the click, past as text into browser address bar, past into my notes including OneNote, Google Keep and text database (this is a simple description of something thats very powerful). If it where possible to capture the Link name along with the link path it would be nice as would be the ability to copy a html version to paste into website content. I would be happy if at the very least it created a seperate file with the links found in the capture placed there.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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I'm not sure I'm following the desired activity here. So forgive me if I'm not describing it back correctly.

You want to capture all the links on a website (or within a region that you select on a website) and maybe the names of the links as well. The links would go on your clipboard so you could paste them into a document (OneNote, Google Keep, etc).

Is that correct? Do you have a particular use case in mind that we could test against if we take this on?
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Official Response
This Idea didn’t get enough votes to be under consideration for a future release. So, we are marking this one as Not Planned for the time being. At this point, there are a lot of other things things we’ll be focusing on first. Definitely bring this up again when we do our next round of voting if you still see a need!

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I'm offering another vote for link capture, if possible. It would be great. I use it mainly for web pages on Chrome but can use another browser for capture if that is more suitable. Also, I don't recall an offer of  feedback any time in the past. Is it  offered to all users or just a representative group?
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I would like to grab the text on a web page. A title of a section or sentence, and then when I paste it into Outlook for Example: This header is not a hyperlink. Add Capture hyper-links option to Snagit 13 However, I am writing to my friend in an email about this feature and want an easy way to - preferably using Hot Key combination, highlight the text on the web page, go to outlook and use hotkey combination and paste the text and also make it a hyperlink with the url from the page it came.  This would save so much time when creating hyperlinks for so many people.  Currently its a 6 to 8 step process and takes a lot of time. Not sure why its not a built in feature to Windows. If Snag it could do it I believe this feature alone would sell more copies. To start I like the smarts that was built in to your own comment window.  Where you only paste the text as plain text.  There are others that will want to grab the font, etc. Those can be additional options you can add. But to start just the text would be great.  This could be used in other applications as well. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  A huge time saver.