Add rulers to the canvas

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Snagit Mac (and Snagit Windows very soon) has snapping lines when moving objects around. But there have also been requests for rulers along the top and side of the canvas to help people space things out a bit better. This is helpful for composing an image or even using Snagit for mocking up real world layouts.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Posted 10 months ago

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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Official Response
There were a few different topics discussed in this Idea. And it got a lot of votes, which is great.

There are 2 main topics. Snapping and Rulers/Guidelines.

Snapping on the Canvas

This was released on Snagit Mac late last year. We’ve had positive feedback so far. And it is being released on Snagit Windows early next month! It’s a configurable option at the moment. But we will work toward allowing you to toggle it on and off, while moving objects around on the canvas, in a future update. We are excited to get this into your hands. It was a candidate for voting in a previous round.

Rulers and Draggable Guidelines

Snapping and Rulers was upvoted quite high last time as well. So this is great to see continued interest. We understand the basics of why this is useful, of course. But we will reach out to a portion of you to get a better handle on the details of the needs and use cases here (e.g., mostly creating screen content, print content, inches, cm, pixels, points, behavior of guidelines). If this does make it in Snagit, we will definitely allow you to toggle it off for those who want to save screen space. :)

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