Callout with arrow in snagit.

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Roundup! - Arrow and Line Tails for Callouts

It would be very nice if you could create a callout that has an arrow attached to it, like this:
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Rory Apperson

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You can do something similar by reducing the width of the base of a normal pointer.  You can get it down to a "stick"

No arrow head of course.
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Rick Grunwald

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Why not use a text box then add an arrow? Save it in a separate snag file the copy and paste as needed (and ungroup to move the arrow
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You're right! It should have an arrow option. There is a FREE solution that does this very well. Skitch has simple features like this and works very well. Perhaps a bit of competition with a free product will help persuade development to take another look at this. :)
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Why should we be reduced to kludge half-baked solutions when the suggestion should have been part of SnagIt since v.1? This is the second such instance today, with the magnifying glass suggestion.
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At least Snagit HAS base points that you can adjust on a pointer / speech box callout. Camtasia inexplicably doesn't, meaning that you need to jiggle around the position and length of the thing until it looks "slightly less ridiculous". I do sometimes wonder whether the two development teams ever talk to each other in the interests of consistency...
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The difference between SnagIt and Camtasia I can sort of understand.  The difference between SnagIt for Windows and for Mac baffles me
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Other way around for me. In both cases the annotation is just a simple, straightforward graphical object. I see no reason at all why we can't have the same functionality in both applications on one platform.

I suspect but cannot prove that the presence of the feature in one but not the other has more to do with resource allocation within Techsmith than with technical limitations. "Right, you 20 are on Snagit. I want a redesigned user interface for Snagit 2019, and a list of 10 features to cut by next week. Who's left? Two of you. Right. You guys are on Camtasia. I think there may be an 80286 computer that you can share in the basement somewhere. Remember, we're relying on you to keep Camtasia as the Best Video Editor of 2003. Let's go, people!"

On the other hand Apple's diktat of "We will decide when and how you are permitted to use the computer that you paid many thousands of dollars for" necessarily imposes more limitations on how a program can operate. It doesn't surprise me that this is reflected in application software.

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