Choose Thumbnail Image for OS

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(This idea comes what we’ve heard here in this community as well as from other customer feedback methods we utilize. The feedback we gather here will help us gauge how well it fits our users’ needs. Please let us know what you think)

The Problem
Ability to select an image from video frame or externally that the OS (Windows, Mac) will display to user 
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David D, Technical Product Manager - Camtasia

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Posted 1 year ago

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Rick Stone

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Configure Thumbnail image for operating system.

After seeing a few recent requests for how to configure the thumbnail image/Poster Frame the operating system presents to users, I was attempting to help sort it. Today I stumbled across a bit of software named Mp3tag. This software allows choosing pretty much any image you want and the Windows operating system then presents that image as the video thumbnail/Poster Frame.

Seeing as how this is possible to do and folks are asking for it, I'm suggesting that Camtasia be modified to also allow configuring the desired image. I would hope for the following abilities.

* Allow an ability to choose any frame you want from an existing video. Perhaps when exporting a frame, allow the same dialogs and options to configure this.

* Allow an ability to browse to a totally separate external image and configure it as the thumbnail/Poster Frame.

Thanks for listening! Rick :)
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jim

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I agree. This is a big deal that the image associated with the video is of our choosing. 
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Heather

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Choosing a Thumbnail in Camtasia v 8.

I have searched and searched and I cannot find any adequate answer to how I can change the thumbnail on a video. Camtasia is choosing some random, crappy pic and it looks terrible. Surely there is a solution to this? It seems that a lot of other people have had this question and not even the TechSmith employees have a very good answer. Can anyone help me? I just can't bring myself to embed videos with such a terrible thumbnail.
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Kristi Velasquez

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Yes please! We need a thumbnail option! 
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shanna.g

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Agreed! This would be a very hand feature and make our videos even more professional looking! 
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Marko

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Agree with this idea. Thanks for the comments
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ymigood

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Agreed, choosing a thumbnail is excellent for marketing the video.  Thanks.
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cm201

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This feature would be heavenly!
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David D, Technical Product Manager - Camtasia

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Official Response
We've updated the status of this idea to Not Planned.

Thanks for submitting and voting for this idea. Due to the higher priority items we’ll be addressing ahead of this idea, we are not planning to address the idea at this time. If it’s suggested in future roundups and priority rises, we’d reevaluate its priority.
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I would like to re-vote for this please. It is a priority in my book and would increase the value of Camtasia and reduce the need to go to the likes of Premiere Pro for this feature. Cheers
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Zujaj Misbah Khan

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Agreed!
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Zujaj Misbah Khan

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This idea is really a necessity, it's quite disappointing that the team ignores such fabulous feedback from its customers.
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Operator EDTAce

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How this is not a standard feature by now is beyond me.... in today's world having an image you want at the start of a vid is standard....this is video creation software after all....missing a very basic function seems very dumb....