Add Windows 10 emojis to Camtasia

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Did you know Windows 10 has system wide emojis that you can use pretty much everywhere ?

That includes Camtasia and Snagit.

In Windows 10 if you click the Win key + . (period) in will bring up the emoji panel.

For macOS users, Apple also provides a system-wide library of emojis you can use anywhere. Press Command + Control + Spacebar; this will bring up a small window with a huge collection of emojis.

As I am a Windows user I can not validate that so if you are a Mac user leave a comment and let us know if the emojis work in Camtasia and Snagit for you too.

Here is a down and dirty video of the process.

Hoping you find this useful  (●'◡'●)


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Hey Dubie,

That's brilliant. I didn't even know my Mac had that!
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thanks Dubie

I'm on  Win 10; it refuses to let me change color from white ???
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Emojis as text don't work well on the MAC.  They bog down the rendering and it can get pretty annoying.   They also are not cross-platform compatible (if you share with Windows, they may not render).  Same with Windows and cross-platform compatible projects (they won't render right on the mac).  So I don't recommend doing it this way.  On the Mac, you can bring in emojis as images.  In this case, they are cross platform compatible, and they come in with all of their colors.  To do this, you bring up the emoji panel - Cmd+Ctrl+Space or by choosing 'Emojis & Symbols' from the edit menu. Make sure the emoji panel is expanded (press the image in the top-right corner of the emoji panel to expand it if it isn't).  You can use the panels on the left to browse through the available categories. Select the item you want in the middle panel by clicking on it.  Then right click (or Ctrl+Click) to bring up the context menu.  Choose "Copy Character info".  Then press Ctrl+v to paste the emoji into Camtasia.  We generate an image from the emoji and place it on your timeline and in your media bin. Save you project.  It is now an image that you can use like any other image in Camtasia and is fully cross-platform compatible.