Prompt save location after snapshot

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    Carson Greene

    Hi again,

    After some further exploration and discussion, I actually found a way to get part of what you asked in your original post. Changing your default share output to "File" from the S menu bar icon should address your first question:

    If you change this setting, the editor will appear after every capture. When you're done editing, you can click "Finish" in the upper right, and a file dialog should appear for you to pick a location. If that doesn't happen, try changing the output's settings in the "Share" section of preferences:

    If you wish to keep the file editable after saving, change the format to "snagproj" in the file dialog:

    I hope that helps!

  • Carson Greene

    Hi there,

    Unforuntately, at present, Snagit does not prompt you to save captures every time you take one, instead automatically saving them to the "Autosaved Captures" folder, by default located in ~/Pictures/Snagit. Additionally, we currently don't support custom formatting of the default capture filename.

    However, you can change where the "Autosaved Captures" folder lives on your system by going to Snagit > Preferences > Advanced and clicking "Choose..." under the "Autosave Location" section, pictured below:

    I hope this helps!

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  • Foss

    Is this something I can request for a future update?

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  • Carson Greene

    I'll pass this feedback on to the dev team. Thanks for your post!

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  • Foss

    Close to what I am looking for if you can add a "Capture" (not shortcut to share) hotkey that would be excellent.

     

    But work productivity would be a lot faster with file save Wild cards like Monosnap. (%W, %m, %d, %Y). I created a small script which does something like this below:

    I do not believe this is difficult to implement, i have done it in a few seconds here.

     

     

    set DefaultPath to POSIX path of (path to desktop folder)

    set TimeStamp to do shell script "date +_%m-%d-%Y"

    tell application "System Events"

    set frontApp to first application process whose frontmost is true

    set FWindow to first window of frontApp

    set FName to DefaultPath & (name of FWindow) & TimeStamp & ".jpg"

    set {x, y} to position of FWindow

    set {w, h} to size of FWindow

    do shell script "screencapture -R " & x & "," & y & "," & w & "," & h & " " & quoted form of FName

    end tell

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  • Foss

    and choosing default file format, and prompt save location before autosave is a standard option in most other applications. This should absolutely be an option for productivity.

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  • Luke Griffioen

    Hi Foss,

    Although it doesn't prevent the capture from going to the autosave folder, If you follow the steps in Carson's post above, does that get you what you're looking for?

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  • Foss

    No, I am looking for the simple 'Save As' window. This should be an option, seeing this option in many other products, not sure why SnagIt has not adopted this in their production application.

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  • Luke Griffioen

    If you do the one-time set up of the share to file destination like Carson showed above, you will get a save as window after every capture.

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