When is the option to save .snag and other format at the same time be implemented

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Update the Preference OUTPUT FILE to allow an option to save .snag and other file format at the same time.
e.g. tick a box for .snag to be saved 

Offer adding a path to where the .snag file will be stored as default using a file explorer where you can cut and paste the path.


This is a problem and has been around on the forum for ages... years.
Its obvious that others want this "feature" as many don't realise that once they save their file in another format like .png or .jpg etc that the file is flattened a term may not understand either;.
How many help desk calls do you get from people who can't edit their files?  How much time are you wasting on answering the same question.

Get rid of the problem by adding this feature and don't make us have to pay for snagit2019 to get it.  It has been asked for, for years.  Make it an update.

Have a look at the output option in the Snagit editor preferences (snagit2018) under "OUTPUTS" "FILE"  option you could easily add the option for dual output i.e. .snag and other file format, so you end up always saving the .snag which will allow you to edit your masterpiece again when needed.  Perhaps even have the option to save the .snag to any location you want.  Could even be a share on a server where others might need it.

If you are creating documents it is very likely that you will have to revisit images that have been embedded in them. It would be so much more efficient to be able to pull up the .snag and edit only what's needed.

https://imgur.com/a/1tnnHex 

Look forward to a positive solution.
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The feature could come in handy at times.

 However, I create most of my complex images in Photoshop. Images that would be too difficult or impossible to create in SnagIt.

What I can tell you is this. I start by saving the initial image to PSD. If I intend on investing a lot of time and effort on it.

Once that’s done, Photoshop’s autosave feature can save me if there’s a problem. Or, I can just save to update the file.

Saving to another format is a separate function. Saving the PSD is a keyboard shortcut or a mouse click away. Not that big of a deal.

 

SnagIt works pretty much the same way. Save the image to. snag first.Give it a proper name that is.

Then you could hit “Ctrl + S” to update the snag before saving to another format.

I know that’s not what you’re after, but sometimes you’ve got work the system. Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Corel Paintshop Pro, you name it. I don’t know of any program that does what you’re asking.

Adobe does it from Bridge, but thats far too many steps. There may be a batch process through the other programs?

For what its worth

Regards,Joe






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The problem is they  created a unique file format, for SnagIt Mac and SnagIt Windows.  They should have used the format used in windows, in both.
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Thanks for your replies.

Joe I get what you're saying and when I'm in photoshop I make sure I save the psd but with snagit I use it as a fast tool to create a solution and would like it to keep a copy of what I"m doing in the background.

I can later save it if I so choose.
I noticed there is a file called archive.snag which I presume is a copy of the bottom bar of snagit.  (just a guess)


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I don't know what archive.snag file you're talking about? I've looked for it.Can you post a screen shot?
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backup.snagarchive
It seems to placed in the folder you define in preferences under library

https://imgur.com/a/lTugz0U

I have two on my computer on is 7.5MB and another of 400KB - maybe because I changed location of the files
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That is the datastore. It contains all your unsaved and saved .snag files. Recorded mp4's and a few other things.
Mine contains 1500+ items, it could use a cleaning.I don't need all of these old captures.
Its 1.87 GB of media.


If you're moving to a new computer.You can export the datastore. And import into SnagIt on the new computer.
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