RE: screen capture s/w for a stick/thumb drive

Subject: RE: screen capture s/w for a stick/thumb drive
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>, techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 08:11:49 -0700

Monique Semp wrote:

> So I already have SnagIt 8.2.0 on my PC. But maddeningly I can't figure
> out how to use it on the stick! (Well, full disclosure here -- I haven't
> tried yet.)

Yes, it is maddening when the solution doesn't just pop into your head, accompanied by a blinding flash of light. ;-)

But nowhere in the Help or online at does it
> seem to say how to do this. And when I google "snagit 8 portable", I get
> quite a few hits, but none from TechSmith (except for people complaining
> that it's not available).
> So what's the deal? Are these other downloads for real? And why would I
> want to use a 3rd-party, maybe not legal, version when I've already
> purchased the real product?

Um, if you have the install CD/DVD, why not try installing it on a USB stick? Run setup.exe, point it to the USB stick, and see if it works. It's not like you're going to break something.

Alternatively, I bet you can just copy the files to the USB stick. I have SnagIt 6, which is so ancient that the Readme refers to Win 95/98 and NT 4. But that Readme.txt file also lists the files copied to my computer during installation, and I can tell from the descriptions that all I'd really need are the executable and a handful of DLLs to support text capture and the image file format(s) I want to output.

I suspect you can just copy SnagIt.exe and the supporting DLLs that you need to the USB stick, and it will work. Give it a try!

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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