Allow centering relative to the canvas in SnagIt.

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Allow centering relative to the canvas in SnagIt. If you pasted something on the canvas, many times you want it centered. There should be a way to do this.
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Bryn Kaufman

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Tiffany Wood

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Thank you for the feedback. I just want to make sure I understand your request. Do you have an image you want to paste into a large canvas and you want that image centered or do you want the entire canvas centered?
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Tim Lento

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Center a pasted image on the canvas
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I assume this has not been added yet. The situation I have is this:

On Google YouTube they have three areas defined for display of channel art. They are shown on this web page.

https://support.google.com/youtube/an...

To accomplish this I need to ensure that I can create a single large canvas of 2560 x 1440 with smaller canvases "exactly centered" on the page. This way, I can see and visualize the user experience on all three platforms they may see the channel art on. Being able to exactly center (1546 X 423 px centered on the image) is important for a good experience.

Not really concerned with how it is done so no feedback there, just need to know when I am working within a centered space of a certain size.

I hope this makes sense.

Enjoy the product. Keep on developing.

Cheers

Pete
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I worked through this using PowerPoint which has a pretty comprehensive set of capabilities to align images / text on a page and with other objects. The key was to set up PowerPoint to be a 16:9 canvas (this allows the 2560 x 1440 format in YouTube Channel art to be preserved and converted easily when captured by Snagit.

So after doing this some input on "aligning or centering on a canvas." In PowerPoint it assumes that if you select a single item that you want to take the actions associated with the image "on the page/canvas." So select a single image and the only option is to center the image on the page by default. Select two images and you have the option of centering the two images on each other or both images on the page.

It appears that the Camtasia folks did a lot of work on alignment also recently in version 8, I believe. Anyway, problem solved and now I have a template I can use in the future in PowerPoint. More than willing to share if it helps anyone. The YouTube folks posted up links to templates for Adobe. A PowerPoint template does the same purpose for Snagit.

Cheers

Pete
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With the introduction of Snagit version 11, I noticed that the captured images align in the center of the Snagit Editor (rather then as before in the upper left). It would be useful to allow the user to have the captured image to align with the upper left corner of the Snagit Editor. This is particularly useful when I am combining images & am using a Ctrl+ scroll wheel on the mouse to reduce the image size so I can then drag one of the handles to enlarge the canvas. -- You need to scroll less when the image starts in the upper left hand corner. I understand why TechSmith might think it more optimal to center the image so that one could extend the canvas to any of the four sides, which was previously more difficult but it would be nice if "Center Captured Image" was a set-able option to allow for different work styles.

I can understand why it may seem visually more appealing to center the capture... Yet, I would contend that functionally havening the "snag" align top left is preferable (We read from left to right (most of us anyway ;-). We count from left to right.) Essentially we've been conditioned to think from left to right.

Cheers,

Avner

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