Crop only an object?

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I have an object which I pasted on top of my main image, but I noticed I have left a pixel width of unwanted edge on the pasted object. I tried selecting only the area that I wanted, and cropping, but that just cropped the whole canvas. How can I crop only the object?
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Joe Morgan

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SnagIt doesn't have a way to isolate an object from the main image, treat it as an individual layer. At least not in a traditional way like Photoshop,In Photoshop it would be a piece of cake to accomplish.

The quickest  technique I'm aware of would be to copy that image to the clipboard "Ctrl+V"
Then, create a new image from that "Ctrl + Shift + N" Crop that image and use it to replace the other one.

Regards,Joe  
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Me too

I assume the object is another image?  If it originated in Snagit and you have dragged it on to the main image, then the original will still be in the tray.

So what I do is delete the second image from the main image, go back to the original in the tray, crop or edit it there and then drag and drop it back on to the main image.  This seems quite intuitive (at least it does to me).

My big bugbear with the process is that if the second image needs to be placed alongside the main image, whether above, below or to the sides, I carefully place the thumbnail where I want to full image to be (typically centring the two images) and the Snagit puts it somewhere else.  Grrr
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Thanks for your replies Paul and Joe. Both solutions work in my situation here, but I can imagine that in another situation it would be much better if I could crop within the main image. Until then, this will do nicely :)