add stamps to Camtasia

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HI. I'd love to see some stamps added to Camtasia. Similar to what you have for Snagit.  Number stamps; alphabetic stamps.  Editable, if possible, so that we can use our company branded colours. Thanks so much.
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do you have Snagit?

if so, add a Snagit stamp to a new image that has a transparent canvas

share that image to Camtasia

select the stamp's clip on timeline, add to Library for future use
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Actually, if you have SnagIt.

The vast majority of stamps after SnagIt version 11 are PDF images. Which when added to Camtasia 2019 are vectorized.
Meaning you can scale them to any size without degradation.

32 bit versions of SnagIt store them in separate folders in the "Program Files (x86). As shown below.



64 bit versions have them in "Program Files"
SnagIt 2018 has them here.



SnagIt 2019 and 2020 store them in a slightly different location.



Heres what the Activity folder looks like when opened. As you can see, there pdf's.



I believe the cursors and windows Icons are the only ones using png images in 2018 and prior versions going back to 11.
I might be mistaken. However, in 2019 and 2020.There all pdf's.

Add the ones you want to the library.I would create separate folders named appropriately.

Regards,Joe

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Thank you!  This worked.
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Happy to hear it!

You don't say which method you chose. The one offered by Kayakman or the one offered by Joe, but here are a couple of nuances to make note of here. 

Likely it's faster and simpler to simply pop SnagIt open and use Kayakman's method. In fact, that's how I would most likely operate. The up side is that I believe it would be much faster to accomplish. And as long as your stamp is reasonably close to the size you ultimately need, it should work for most purposes.

Joe's method of pointing to a PDF is the longer way around, but would provide the best possible quality image. Especially if you are going to be doing any re-scaling of those images once they are in Camtasia.

However, I also note a comment that is likely not accurate and could come into play here. What was mentioned was that when inserting a PDF into Camtasia, the image is converted to a vector image.

While it's true that if you point to a SnagIt stamp that has been provided by TechSmith, these images are already vector images stored inside the PDF, which is why they scale nicely with absolutely no degradation.

But there could be other images that are typical bitmap or raster images that are simply stored inside a PDF. And if that's the case, these are not magickally converted to a vector image once they are inserted into Camtasia. Because they were added to the PDF as a raster image to begin with. And if you scale those much, you will see degradation occur the same as you would if you added them in an image format such as PNG or BMP or whatever.

Here's an example of a PNG image I have on hand that is stored inside a PDF and I scaled it larger on the Camtasia stage:


Note the pixellation of the text and the mouse pointer.

Cheers... Rick :)
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HI Rick. I located the Snagit Stamps folder and Numbers sub-folder. I then copied it to another location on my c: drive. Inside Camtasia, I created a new Library folder and uploaded the images into it. I tested it by adding an image to a project and was able to scale it down and it looked just fine. The image imported a decent size and I don't think I will need to scale it up so pixellation may not end up being a problem for me.  
Thanks for all of your added info. And thanks to everyone for answering my post so quickly. Very much appreciated!! Marion
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glad you got them into Camtasia

here is how to import Snagit Stamps directly into Library without copying to another folder first ...

How To Import Snagit Stamps Into Library 2019-11-19
https://www.screencast.com/t/xcVd9M5zSva

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Well that's a more direct and easy way to add them!  Now I know. :-)