Add pixelate tool please

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It would be very useful to have a pixelate tool to hide sensitive information from a screenshot. I feel like I may be missing this since it's a basic feature of most screenshot tools?
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Judson Dunn

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Both the Mac and Windows versions have a "blur" tool, where you can control the amount of blur that you use to obscure something. The Windows version lets you choose different styles of blur (via the "Quick Styles" menu), which includes pixelation. However, the Mac version doesn't seem to have that. But straight "blur" will certainly do the trick.

But that does bring up the question of why doesn't the Mac version have different blur styles? Surely it can't be complicated, but when I look at "blur" in the Mac version the "Quick Styles" menu is empty.

Update: I just confirmed this. The Windows help page for the "Blur" tool mentions the different blur types (smooth vs. pixelate) but the Mac help page for the "Blur" tool makes no mention of it. Why not?
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Most likely a Bean Counter decision. since there I fewer Mac Users  you can cut corners on what available, because as rule expect from software  vendors to get the short end of the stick.  It not just a TechSmith issue It system wide bias. That because there aren't as many Mac Users they can get away with short changing Mac users.

Or perhaps there is a Lack mac programmers capable of creating the necessary code.
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Ah! CloudApp just came out with Annotate today, and it's great, and has pixelate. Bye Snagit!
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Official Response

The latest release of Snagit (version 2018) now includes pixelate as part of the blur tool.