Where is the Text Capture feature in Snagit 12? Follow-up

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Hi Dave,

With reference to the previous post "Where is the Text Capture feature in Snagit 12?", I would like to know if there has been any further developments on your official response. I quote, "We will continue to consider alternative approaches that could allow us to bring text capture back in some form, but to be clear, at this time we have not found a suitable alternative."

Hope to hear from you soon.

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ABBYY Screenshot Reader turns any screenshot text into an editable text. It also works with 160 languages and has a surprising level of accuracy.  I have three subscriptions of ABBYY Screenshot Reader on my three computers.  Retail price is $29.99 on their website  https://www.abbyy.com/screenshot-reader/, but it is available on BitsDuJour for $6.99 http://tinyurl.com/zsegtr7 . I see it discounted about 4-times a year.  It is discounted today.  

To use this text capture, I let it load when Windows starts.  When I want to capture text I just click on its icon in the taskbar.  One click brings up a small dialog that uses a similar process as SnagIt's Region capture where the text wanted can be surrounded and then saved to the clipboard.  Once the text is captured, it is easily pasted into any of the of SnagIt's text objects.  I use this software to annotate SnagIt captures.
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Thanks for the info. I'll have to give it a try until Snagit is able to do "text capture" again. :)
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How many votes are there in Link.
And they do not see. - or ignore

Customers want "Text Capture"
What Team Techsmith do?
Only complain that they can not do.
But in previous versions they could.

Team starts to rust.
After me.

Team Techsmith
Wake up!
Customers waiting year 2020? for "Text Capture"

Sometimes the truth hurts.
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I hear your frustration. Lets hope "Text Capture" is on the cards for the next Snagit release :) .
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For those following this thread, TechSmith is re-reviewing popular requests.  Hurry and re-vote on text capture here (ideally by June 9th) for it to be prioritized for implementation.


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