Allow users to define toolbar buttons with a set of specific settings for any Snagit function.

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SnagIt 2018 - I would like a way to define a custom button on the toolbar to resize an image by a fixed percentage, say down to 90%.  Is there currently a way to do that in this version? If not, can you take this as an enhancement request?  This resizing image case is just an example. The broader request is to allow users to define a toolbar button for almost any Snagit function (image editing or whatever) configured with a set of user-specified settings? (values you would specify once you chose a function the current, standard way.)  Let me know if you need further clarification of this idea. Thank you for your help and consideration.
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BV, the SnagIt toolbar sucks. Some 9 year old kid designed it. Horrible waste of space on the screen and not productive use of the toolbar when it comes to customization like the toolbar in versions before v11.4.2. I have not found a way to customize the Quick Access toolbar.

I own all the versions but I still use v11.4.2. I posted my issues with v2018. https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/snagit-2018

There is another round of voting for reinitiating some features back but I have not see more users complaining about it. Wonder why?

Have a great day or evening wherever you are.

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We had a related request a couple of days ago and I think that that one might have a common solution with this.  The thing is, you can do a percentage based resize at the point of capture using a preset, which is as much good as a chocolate teapot because you won't know till after you have seen the result what level of resize you want.  

So what we need, I think, is to have user defined sets that can be used as a preset in a screen capture, and as a post-fix in the editor.  You define your preferences once and can then use them as either/or or both preset and postfix Just like presets, sets could have multiple actions assigned to them so that they can become universal

There are several ways you could present these "macros" in the editor.  Let them be added to the existing toolbar or, if space allows, allow another toolbar beneath the top one for user defined tools.  Another idea might be to modify the existing drop down so that you have one place to manage your macros and apply them pre or post capture, something like this:



Does that make any kind of sense or am I smokin' something again?

Paul

PS.  I was going to cross link the earlier post I was talking about but I'm damned if I can find it.  I MUST have been smokin' something.
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This is exactly what I was looking for in the idea I submitted but stated in SnagIt speak instead of "I don't know how to properly state it" speech.
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He he.  A working life in product management seems to have done me some good. 

State it any way you want.  It's TechSmith's job to dig deeper to discover what the user really means,

We SnagIt nerds just try to help things along