Additional Shapes/effects for Magnify

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Magnify is pretty limited in Snagit 13.  Circle with border. done.
I can change the magnification, the diameter of the circle, and border color/thickness.  Nothing more.

These are the additional functionality I'd like to see:
  1. Other Shapes (rectangle with rounded edges, in particular)
  2. Magnify one area, but display magnification elsewhere (like a callout)
  3. Lines that show where it came from (akin to Rick Stone's post here https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/using_magnifier_in_snagit )
WHY?
If I want to magnify, say, a tiny piece of text, I want to indicate clearly what it is, it must be magnified quite a bit.  The aspect ratio ofthe text is very high.  The circle's aspect ratio 1:1.  This means that what I want to emphasize through magnification is not obvious because it is dwarfed by all the stuff around it that had to be magnified as well, and the context/exact placement of what was magnified is obscured.

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Bruce Morehouse

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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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Like you mentioned Bruce, we saw this request (or something pretty similar last month).
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/feature-request-re-magnify-tool-in-snagit-editor

It still continues to be one of the top requests we’ve gotten in the last several months. And as a reminder, adding this functionality to the magnify tool is something we wanted to get in for the 13.0 and 4.0 release. But we ran out of time. We will definitely keep this in mind when we revisit our work on callouts and specifically the magnify tool. I'm a huge fan of both:
  • A different shape for the magnifier
  • Pulling off the magnified portion from overtop the original and having the lines connecting it.
Thank you for the conversation around this!