autosize windows of captured images?

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one nice thing about jing is that it auto-sized each window to the image captured. can snagit 11 do that? much easier to see/handle multiple screenshots in the snagit editor that way.
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Hello,

Yes, this is a new option in Snagit 11. In the Snagit Editor, click the View tab. Then check the box for Shrink to fit.

Videos are always scaled down to fit.

Thanks for posting!
Mike Curtis
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Mike, the 'shrink to fit' option doesn't seem to do anything. see the attached images. BEFORE is how the images are sized now (each image's window frame is much bigger than the captured image. AFTER is roughly how i'd like them to be sized automatically as they're captured. i'd like the window frame to automatically shrink down to the size of the captured image. can snagit do this? thanks for your help
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I'm not sure if this question is marked 'answered' or not.
In my mind it is NOT answered.

What I'm asking about is the SIZE of the WINDOW FRAME around the captured image, NOT the SCALE of the captured image.

The problem I'm addressing is that if I capture three small images, the window frame of the second capture hides the first capture and the window frame of the third capture hides the first and second captures.

Jing did not do this. Jing resized each window frame to fit the captured image.

If the window frames of the captured images could automatically minimize to fit the captured images, I could see all three at once or could easily re-position them on the screen.

Yes, this is possible to do by manually resizing the window frames, but it takes a great deal of time to do that when capturing multiple images in succession.

Thanks for your help
Joe
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Thank you for the screenshot. It looks like your images are in the Cascade View under the View tab.

I just spent some time with some images in this view and I'm not sure what you want is achievable. We might want to turn this into a feature request.

Do you like the Cascade view? Jing was never able to have multiple images open at the same time, so I'm wondering if you are looking for Jing-like behavior, this can be achieved by the following.

1. Close all the windows that are open in your Cascade view.
2. Make sure Shrink to fit is checked.
3. Take a large image capture. It will be scaled to fit in the editor.
4. Any image you open from the tray will be scaled to fit in the editor.

It looks like once the view is changed to cascade, the individual "sub windows" do not wrap the content as tightly or as intelligently as one might like.

I think this is a bit trickier than it might first seem. One solution would be in cascade view the image would resize as you resized the window. Another would be to somehow arbitrarily or programmatically determine the scale of the image and have the sub window wrap tightly around that. With one window (the Editor) it's a bit clearer because the size of the image is scaled to maximize the available screen real estate given to the editor.

If the root problem is related to the Cascade view, just let me know and you or I can make a new thread that can highlight this feature request.

Thanks for the bump,

Mike Curtis
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Mike,
My issue DOES concern the Cascade view. I don't want the images to scale to fit the Editor window, so I would leave that checkbox unchecked. If the Editor window is not big enough for the image, I'll deal w/ that manually. I'm guessing that some others will probably need image scaling.
The solution that would work for me is for Snagit to determine the size of the captured image, then add a border width factor (almost 0 px per my needs), then draw the subwindow border to wrap tightly to the border width factor.
I would even vote for a duplicate of the Jing experience where each image is free-floating on the desktop, maybe having the visibility of the drawing options frame as an optional setting. The "chrome" on Jing was too big and became a nuisance sometimes.
Having the images all live in the Snagit Editor window would work just fine too.
Thanks again for your help.
Joe
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Mike,
What's the latest thought on this topic. Is this likely to happen anytime soon?

Lack of this ability is a major pain in the butt.

I upgraded from (free) Jing to (paid) Snagit because I wanted the professional version of Jing, thinking it would have more features than the free version. For my purposes, it doesn't. The very thing I loved about Jing I can't do in Snagit.

I just found out I can't even reorder the thumbnail images at the bottom of the screen. At least with that ability, I could move through my images in the order I want to, not necessarily in the chronological order I created the screenshots.

And how in the hell do I close the thumbnail strip? Why isn't there an expand/contract control on it like there is on the search pane? It's chewing up real estate I wouldn't need if the images resized like Jing.

At this point, I'd like to have the features I thought I was buying, or I'd like my money back.

Thanks
Joe
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Hi, I have snagit 11.2. This does not seem resolved. After capturing an image is there an option for a maximum size to paste?

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