Allow Image Editing as PhotoShop Object in Runtime Environment

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This happens quite often that an image once inserted to the Camtasia media repository needs to be edited at runtime i.e. rather than closing Camtasia, editing the image in PhotoShop , saving it and re-checking the altered image effect in a video, why not allow runtime editing by importing the image as an object? I can explain this concept through a generally implemented example.

MS Word allows us to insert different objects which can be edited through different approaches.

For example:
  • An image object can be manipulated through MS Paint.
  • The entries in a spread sheet table object can be changed through MS Excel and saved in the document in a runtime environment.

The similar concept for Camtasia would be quite fruitful because at the moment I don't think that the team would allow photo editing tool interface (like Photoshop) merged in Camtasia.

Hope this idea would be appreciable.
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Zujaj Misbah Khan

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Jay Versluis

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What I do is to save the new image via Photoshop (either with the same file name, i.e. over-save it, or even with a different file name), then I right-click on the image in Camtasia and select "Update Media". That'll tell Camtasia that a change has been made. Works a treat.
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Zujaj Misbah Khan

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That's what I normally do but its not an effective approach, quite time consuming.
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I use the technique described by Jay Versluis

If the image is on the timeline of an open project, it will be "locked' by Camtasia, but you only need to do a "save-as" to a different name, then use update media; so no need to close Camtasia

How To Swap In Edited Image Using Update Media 2018-11-25
https://www.screencast.com/t/nZNR0op0mhTS

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With Premiere Pro & After Effects. Theres a feature called Dynamic Linking.

You can send an image to Photoshop.Edit it, and have it update dynamically on the timeline.It's a very cool feature, I've used it quite often.


However,  this is Adobe products communicating and sharing between one another.

You described MS Paint and MS Excel doing the same thing.

 Camtasia and Photoshop are from completely different Manufactures. So were looking at licensing and incompatibility issues.At least, that's what I'm thinking.

I suppose you could create a plug in. But Camtasia doesn't support plugins at this time.
Then, Adobe would have to be on board.
So, I'm not trying to be a wet blanket.But It would take a lot to get there.

Regards,Joe

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