All controls are grayed out for me.

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Hello, I must be missing something really basic. All the editor controls are grayed out for me.  
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Pawan Jindal

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Marty

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Is your license up to date? If so, then Is the image a Snag our from a clipboard? If it is from a clipboard, is it an extension that Snagit can read?
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I'm wondering if this is an animated GIF. And if it is, I don't believe those options are available because SnagIt doesn't know how to deal with editing an animated GIF. There are multiple frames involved.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Could be. Was this just a still screen image capture, or was the image animated like a GIF?

Cheers!
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Rick Stone

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I based my own assessment on the fact that GIF is what is being presented in the Title Bar of the supplied screen capture. ;)
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Pawan Jindal

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I just started a trial so I assume the license is valid. It is a video that i captured using Snagit. i tried it with an image too and it is the same
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Rick Grunwald

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Rick is probably correct. You cannot edit GIFs nor videos in Snagit hence unusable controls are grayed out. I can reproduce it under those scenarios her
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Thanks for confirming that. So, is there any way to create an animated GIF from a video AND have annotations using Snagit?
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Not using SnagIt alone.

As I see it, you have a couple of options.

1. Obtain Camtasia. Then make edits to the video using Camtasia.

Or

2. Insert the SnagIt video into PowerPoint (assuming you have PPT). Then add the annotations there and use PPT animation functionality to add things in. Then display the PPT and record it again using SnagIt. 

In my view, the best way is with Camtasia.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Pawan Jindal

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Rick does Camtasia have an "export to GIF" function too?
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Rick Stone

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Indeed it does!


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And in case you are wondering why it's disabled (or greyed out) in my screen capture, it's because my Camtasia presently only has audio on the timeline of the current project. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Pawan Jindal

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Thanks Rick. Really appreciate the help