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Skitch drag and drop still doesn't work on Mojave or Skitch 2.8.4

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Dark mode update today YAY.

3 years of users reporting drag and drop no longer works without a fix. NAY.  

Thousands of screenshots later - I've been using Skitch and Evernote for 12 years since 2007, so close to moving....

Are there any Evernote/Skitch developers on here?

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Sorry you're still running into problems. Can you clarify or give me steps to reproduce the drag and drop problem you're seeing? We fixed a few of them but not all. 

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I'm having a similar issue. I'd like to drag a Skitch image, which has been saved in Evernote, into an Outlook email. I can grab the image, I can seemingly move it to an Outlook email, but when I "drop" the image nothing appears.


MacOS Mojave, 10.4.6

Evernote 7.12

Skitch 2.8.4


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Just wanted to add to this while looking for an answer on this myself. I was previously on Mac 10.12.6 Sierra which was working flawless, but when upgrading to 10.14.6 Mojave this issue started occurring where dragging a screenshot from Skitch to anything else would often provide a blank screenshot. On testing further however I noted that if I change the name of the screenshot in the bottom-left corner of Skitch before dragging this, the dragging feature would work 100% of the time. This is at least a workaround for now, though it would be nice to see this resolved.

If you need any more info from me, let me know and I'll check back a few days a week in case there's any update.

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What do you mean by "change the name of the screenshot on the bottom-left corner of Skitch?" 

I don't see a filename on the bottom left corner of the image or of the Skitch app.

Maybe you could use Skitch to show me a screenshot illustrating what you mean. 😉

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Having this same issue now (dragging/drop OR copy/paste image into iMessage) since upgraded to Catalina. Never had issues before wad was up to date. 

Mac OS Catalina

Skitch 2.8.4.

I have already toggled the Screen Recording (fixed the desktop capture) but doesn't fix that I can't drag/drop OR copy/paste my screenshot into iMessage 

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So here's what I have noticed since my previous post:

If you screen cap your selection, you need to go to the EDIT button at the top-left of your screen. In the drop-down menu, select COPY IMAGE. You can then paste in MAIL and in iMessage.

However, what I have noticed is if you screen cap and attempt to DRAG into MAIL/iMessage, this will not work. Further, if you attempt to COPY IMAGE from drop-down menu, after having attempted to DRAG, it will also not work. You will need to capture again followed by the EDIT / COPY IMAGE / PASTE (into Mail or iMessage).

Hope this helps some of you!

Mac Catalina 10.15

Skitch 2.8.4.

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On 6/11/2019 at 6:02 AM, Nick L. said:

Sorry you're still running into problems. Can you clarify or give me steps to reproduce the drag and drop problem you're seeing? We fixed a few of them but not all. 

Dear Nick - thanks for the response and apologies for not providing more detail. 
The drag and drop feature of Skitch is still not working.  Drag to any app or desktop on Catalina (same issue in Mojave) and the Green Plus UI icon to show add shows but does not drop the file.  See the video of an attempted drag to a desktop or to an email. 
Copy and paste is only option as per above.  The drag was such an innovative UI option.  It just seems like there is one line of code unresolved to restore this functionality.
Kind regards

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Skitch responds beautifully on High Sierra. It's a permanent feature in my reports and documents... And emails. Love it.

Doesn't work on my new MacBook Pro. Same problem as above.

Glitch in skitch Version 2.8.4 (265025) for operating systems Mac10.14 and Mac10.15 using MAIL.

It works in the browser... 




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Same problem here, using Skitch 2.9 and Mac OS 10.15.6 on a 2017 Macbook Pro. Really a drag (sorry) to lose this functionality. I hope you can figure out how to make it work again. But it does work in the browser (see attached).


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I too am looking for a solution to this drag and drop issue.... BUT heres a work around no one has mentioned. If you have a screen shot THAT IS NOT ANNOTATED <--- important, you can Command A (SELECT) and Command C (COPY) from skitch and then Command V (PASTE) in iMessage. If the screen shot is annotated, only the annotations get copied, not the whole screenshot with annotations.

UPDATE. For a screen shot that has annotations...switch to the crop tool and just do a Command C (COPY) from skitch and then Command V (PASTE) in iMessage.. No Command A (SELECT) is needed.

Note the key command to select the crop tool  OPTION + COMMAND K


-Cheers - Tommy

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Hi, i have/had similar issues... i had v2.9 which failed to launch after a recent macOS update, i'm on macOS 10.14.6. So i completely uninstalled Skitch (using an app cleaner app) and downloaded a fresh copy... i now have version 2.8.1 (which seems to be working ok but no 'dark mode') and checking for updates says i'm on the latest... so, where are versions 2.8.4 and 2.9 coming from/gone? Thanks, John

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Wanted to word it better and include OS version.
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