Adding an image as a callout and we lose the ability to fade in/fade out

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In Camtasia 7 I could add an image to teh clipbin, then right click on it and add it to the timeline as a callout. I could then control the amount of time it took for the image to fade in/out. In Camtsia 8 I can add an image to the timeline but it looks like I have lost the ability to control fade in/out. It just abruptly appears and disappears off the timeline :(
How can I control the fade in/out of images added to the timeline?
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Michelle Sharron

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Josh Holnagel, Employee

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Hi Michelle,

You can add any transition, including fade in/out, to an image. To do this:

1. Use the Clip Bin to add the image to the timeline, like you described above.
2. Switch from Clip Bin to the Transitions tab.
3. Click on the desired transition and drag it down to your image on the timeline. (For a fade, drop the transition on the beginning of the image to fade in, and the end of the image to fade out.)

Let us know if you need more help, and thanks for posting.
-Josh
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With CS 8, transitions can be added to the start or end of images (or any other visual media). Those take the place of the fades on image callouts. It does take some getting used to, but it allows for more flexibility; you can use just a simple fade but there's lots of other transitions that can be used to achieve different effects. Here's a quick example: http://www.screencast.com/t/uhcoHLzqOU
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Also, if you find yourself adding the same transitions to many pieces of visual media on the timeline, try using the "t" key. If you select an image or other media and then press "t", it should add your most recently applied transition to the beginning and end of that piece of media. This is helpful if you want many images to fade in/out.
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Michelle Sharron

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Hm, not impressed with the new "funcionality" that requires 3 processes as oppsoed to the one I used in Camtasia 7. In 7 I could add a graphic as callout and control the fade in/out on one screen. now I have to add the callout AND TWO transitions! Not to mention that when too many elements are added to a Camtasia timeline, it pretty much stops working.

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Agree, the fade tool does not work a needed.  What if you DON"T want an image to fade out, just stay at end?   not sure how you do this?  It's much easier to do this in iMovie.

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