Capture Sizing in SnagIt

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As I work for a company with image size requirements, it would be very helpful to be able to see the size of an image I'm capturing before I capture it.  For example, when I'm taking a screen shot I would like to see what size the area I'm highlighting would be and to be able to adjust it accordingly before I capture rather than have to adjust it after the fact.
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If you use the Giant Red Button, "One Click" you can see how much area your capturing and adjust it before you capture anything.

Regards,Joe

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The selection tool tells you the size in px, and if you use the all-in-one the control panel for that also gives the px size.
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You can also specify a dimension and then grab what you will and it will scale it. I need 500 px tall for a couple of things so I set it up with a hot key 

If that is what you are trying to do go to the red button and choose manage presets then change one so the effect is scale image rather than "non" Save as a new preset and assign a hot key
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The All-In-One Button is the issue that Tech-Support told us to disable so we could prevent the Windows 10 shut-down failures from happening.
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I don't have any problems shutting down windows, I'm running the latest version of SnagIt 2018

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Nor me, but I suspect rdrines is maybe using a corporate windows image?
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Ah, well the PrtScn hotkey will give you the size in px as you grab the screen
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A little more to help fine tune your capture.

Hit the spacebar to lock your starting point and simple move your mouse. No need to click and drag.
Use the arrows keys to fine tune.
Shift to lock capture to 1:1 ration
Ctrl to lock capture to 16:9 ration

Once selection is tuned in click or enter to return to one-click

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Oh, you beauty!
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AW Shucks



Hope it helps

:)
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And just in case any of you weren't aware, you are also able to use the arrow keys to nudge the selection. I tripped over that one accidentally a few years back. Quite helpful when trying to be precise.
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And I also just discovered that the trick for locking the aspect ratio to 1:1, also applies to tools.  I have been trying to work out for years how to draw a perfect circle, when the circle shape tool seems determined to draw me an oval.

Inspired by Dubie, I held down Shift while resizing and RESULT!
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Does that mean this thread had gone full circle?
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My shutdown failures are caused by the One-Button click option.  When I reported this issue to "TechSup" a few months back, and they said to disable the One-Button option.  Their advice made the problem go away.,

 I have v13 and 2018 and both versions caused the shutdown failure to happen when I tried them.  While a fix might have happened for the 2018 release, that version isn't suitable for contract work.  Contract work sets the time allowed and the cost allowed.  Using both the v13 and 2018 versions takes too much time to do the simple things that v12 does so quickly.

 As SnagIt product management continues to march SnagIt towards “Bloat-Ware,” that progress will attempt to do something for everyone, and it will continue to be at the loss of performance.  When time is money, money talks a better idea.  

 Unfortunately, we are already seeing how they are removing some of the better options of the earlier releases required for image development.  In its place are the new “too-many-clicks” menu options that are now SnagIt’s future time-consuming interface.

 It is sad that such a good design is being diluted.  Already there are a few start-ups that show promise.  If they succeed and continue their direction, they will probably replace SnagIt’s appeal within a couple of years.

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We have been through similar and they don't really seem to care. Someone had the bright vision (and the corporate juice) to take the best program on the market and "frankenstein" it into something that fit their vision of god knows what and kill it in the process.
It has been decreed that they decided to make it a tool for technical documentation so the functionality for the rest of the customer base will probably diminish while you can look forward more things for that small group of people

Hang on as long as it suits you. I said in another thread that there is no use in getting all pissed and removing Snagit from the system, just get spiritually prepared for the inevitable long, downward spiral which at some point most of us will jump off and go elswehre
When they crash the will not get it
And they don't care 
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I wouldn't disagree that SnagIt is starting to suffer from what we used to call, "Creeping Elegance." TechSmith's Product Management is trying too hard to make SnagIt all things to all people.  It's not supposed to be Photoshop or Gimp, guys!  The Product Management team for Camtasia seems to "get" this, keeping it as a "quick and dirty" solution  rather than trying to turn it into Final Cut Pro. 
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I don’t see any demonstration of ideas that they understand technical documentation’s needs.  At the heart of that work is the need for annotation tools.  All that SnagIt has provided in that area are piecemeal items like lines, arrows and shape types (text & borders), but nothing that can generate a flexible annotation callout, or an image captions as a simple image document process.

Their ideas are more closely reflective of an attempt to do something new without understanding the broad range of how SnagIt has been at the heart of creating the understanding that images can be better ways to communicate when it not only provides understanding but also adds the visual ability to see the vision of what is being shared.

From what I’ve seen, they are trying to give people something new in the hope that they can increase the range of those who buy a subscription.  This is typical of organizations that hire well-educated people who create directions without understanding what would work best for increasing demand, without understanding how development decision increases the risk they take with their customer base.

At the current price of a new license of Snagit, it can’t be a good item to have on the shelf given the complex coding it requires, unless there is an ability to increase their demand for upgrades.  Unfortunately, this need to increase sales is a false-dream, unless they can keep their base clients in place.  It is unlikely they had a knowledgeable internal conversation based on adequate and actual base testing to help them understand their base reaction with the current base as their future goals appear.

It is also unlikely they had a conversation about creating a tiered subscription process that allowed what worked well to be stable for both current and future customers as their new-stuff was added.

I’ll stay with v12 until it doesn’t work.  I’ll watch the comments that appear as they arrive.  I’ll also watch what others are thinking.  At some point, v12 will stop working well.  When that happens, there will be another decision that will probably not be fun to make.
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All things change and pass. I am not as bitter as I might sound. I have cracked knuckles over how AVOIDABLE the fall might be  but that too may be an arrogance. It may not be avoidable at all
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Well, that's the marketplace isn't it?  When someone comes up with something better we'll all vote with our feet, won't we?  It could happen!