Manage the Library

Store your captures locally or to the cloud, move your library, or merge multiple libraries.

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The Snagit Library stores and organizes your captures. Learn how to set up a third-party cloud service to access your Snagit files from anywhere and to back them up automatically. Choose your Library location or move it to a new location, and merge multiple Snagit Libraries.

Library Location Options

Note: If you have an Enterprise Site License for Snagit, your IT Administrator may disable the option to choose a Library location.

Local

Store your Library on your computer if you only use Snagit on one computer and if you already back up your computer files.

The default location is Documents (Windows) or Pictures (Mac). You can also select a different location on your computer.

Note: It is not recommended to store the Library to a network location, such as a shared employee drive or external disk drive. If a network location is selected, Snagit cannot automatically save or display captures in the Library.

Cloud

Companies such as Dropbox, Google, and Microsoft offer data and file storage on remote, distributed servers via the internet, commonly called cloud storage.

Store your Library to a third-party storage location for automatic backup and to access your captures on another computer. For more information about supported services, see Cloud Services and Settings.

Note: It is not recommended to share a Snagit Library with other users via a cloud location. The library includes all unsaved captures. To share an individual capture with others, see Share Captures. To export multiple captures, see Batch Convert Images.

Cloud Services and Settings

For Snagit to detect a supported service automatically:

  • The application must be installed locally, meaning not accessed only by a web browser.
  • The application must be set to actively sync.

Snagit supports the following third-party storage services. Click a service to view Snagit requirements and a link to download the application.

Box for Windows

To save your library to Box, you must use Box Sync. Box Drive is not supported.

For more information and to install Box Sync, see the Box website.

 

Box for Mac

To save your library to Box, you must use Box Drive. Download Box Drive from the Box website.

File availability while offline:

  • By default only recently accessed files are available offline.
  • To access all Snagit files, mark the entire Snagit folder in your Box as offline. For instructions and further details, see the Making Content Available Offline support article on the Box website.

 

Dropbox Business and Dropbox Personal

To save your library to Dropbox, install the desktop app from the Dropbox website.

 

Google Drive

To save your library to Drive, you must use Drive for desktop. Download Drive for desktop from the Google website.

  • Set the My Drive syncing option to Mirror files mode.
  • Stream files mode is not supported.

 

iCloud

Only Snagit for Windows supports iCloud storage at this time. Windows may experience delays when syncing to iCloud, which impacts Snagit file availability. For more information about iCloud for Windows, visit the Apple website.

Snagit for Mac will support iCloud storage in an upcoming version.

 

OneDrive for Business and OneDrive Personal

For more information or to download OneDrive, visit the Microsoft website.

 

Choose the Library Location During Setup

A dialog appears after you take your first capture in Snagit version 2022.

Choose Library Location example 1Choose Library Location example 2

Snagit automatically detects most cloud services on your computer. Select your preference for the Library location:

  1. Select an available option or click Browse other to navigate to your preferred location.
  2. Click Save.

Cloud Service Not Detected
If Snagit does not automatically detect a cloud service, click Browse other to navigate to the location or check your settings. To learn more about cloud storage setup, see Cloud Services and Settings.

Multiple Accounts
For users with multiple Google Drive, OneDrive Personal, or OneDrive Business accounts, the Choose Location dialog displays only one account for each service.

  • Hover over the option to view the file path to determine which account is detected.
  • Select Browse other to navigate to and select a different account.

Recommended Location
If Snagit detects an existing Library in a cloud storage location, it recommends that option. If you do not select the recommended location, Snagit creates a new library. To combine the existing library and the new library at a later time, see Merge Libraries.

Change the Library Location Any Time

You can change the storage location of the Library at any time.

Windows
  1. In Snagit Editor, select Edit menu > Editor Preferences > Library tab > Choose location.
    Choose Location in Preferences
  2. In the Choose Location dialog, select an available option or click Browse other to navigate to your preferred location.
    Choose Location dialog
  3. Click Save.

 

Mac
  1. Select Snagit menu > Preferences > Advanced tab > Choose.
    Choose Location in Preferences
  2. In the Choose Location dialog, select an available option or click Browse other to navigate to your preferred location.
    Choose Location dialog
  3. Click Save.

 

When you change the Library location, Snagit moves all the existing files in the library to the new location. During this process Snagit is temporarily unavailable. After Snagit moves the files, it may take a moment to display all files in the Library. Snagit closes all captures in the Recent Captures Tray.

Merge Libraries

To merge libraries, change the location of the current library to the Snagit folder that holds the library you want to merge it with.

Windows
  1. Select Edit menu > Editor Preferences > Library tab > Choose location.
    Choose Location in Preferences
  2. In the Choose Location dialog, select Browse other.
    Browse other
  3. In the File Explorer, browse to and select the Snagit folder, then click Select Folder.
  4. In the Choose Location dialog, click Save.

 

Mac
  1. Select Snagit menu > Preferences > Advanced > Choose.
    Choose Location in Preferences
  2. In the Choose Location dialog, select Browse other.
    Browse other
  3. Browse to and select the Snagit folder, then click Open.
  4. In the Choose Location dialog, click Save.

 

Snagit merges the libraries in the location you selected. To move the library, see Change the Library Location Any Time.