Camtasia 2018 Themes don't allow transparency?

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I'm running Camtasia 2018 on Windows 10.
Just created my first Theme and was hoping to have a transparent fill color for annotations and/or shapes, but it looks like that doesn't exist.

I know it's possible in SnagIt. Is this a limitation of Camtasia, or is it not possible w/video (vs. .png)? Or maybe I'm missing something?

It looks like I can adjust opacity on the fill color to 0%, but that defeats the purpose of having themes. It's adding an extra step that shouldn't be necessary, right?
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Keith Shull

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Joe Morgan

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Themes only allow you to choose colors.

Callouts only allow you to adjust the opacity to the entire callout. Not to individual colors. So you do that from the properties panel using the opacity controls.
It would be great if we had more control over opacity/individual colors in this department.

Regards, Joe
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Thanks Keith and Joe for the great feedback (and especially for the explainer image)!

Keith, Joe is correct in his description of how Themes presently work in Camtasia. We have, at least for the moment, kept the available options limited so as to make Theming easier for newer users to also take advantage of the feature.

That said, we're continually looking for ways to improve all of our features, and make them more useful. I'd love it if you could provide an example of what type of end-result you're looking for (ex: if it's for a callout, can you show what you'd like it to look like?).

Thanks again for the feedback!