Cutting out a non-rectangular area from a capture

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In previous versions of SnagIt, it was possible to select and cut out a rectangular area from a capture that doesn't start from the top and end at the bottom.

I understand how to cut out areas, vertically or horisontically, but how do I do if I don't want it cut from the top of the capture to the bottom of it? Or put it another way, I can use the selection tool to highlight a certain part of the capture but once this selection is done, how do I cut out this particular portion?

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Bengt Eriksson
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Joe Morgan

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Not sure I'm following you

If you're just trying to create a hole in the image where you've selected. Hit delete.

If you want to create a new image from the selection. From the file menu select Copy.Then, New-Image from Clipboard.

Regards,Joe
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Thanks Joe,
You understood me correctly, at least as far as the cutting part is concerned. Didn't realise it was that simple.
However, for the second part of my question: Cutting out by hitting delete, just leaves the remaining part of the capture with sharp edges. Is there a way for me to let the remaining part have wave-like form, so as to indicated to the reader that something has indeed been cut out?
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One way you could create jagged edges of your cutout is to use the Freehand Selection Tool and draw the edges.











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Yeah, not natively.
You can take an image you deem suitable for your needs. I downloaded this one from the internet.It was a wavy frame initially.

I changed it into this black png.

Just right click and save it if you want to use it yourself.
Anyway, you can create your own from other images available on the internet.Just google wavy "Take your pick"frames, rectangles,etc.
Then once you've managed to fill the center with black and make the rest transparent.Saved it as a png.
Place it over an image and size to taste.You'll need to flatten the image.
Use the Magic Wand to make a selection of the wavy image. You may need to turn the tolerance of the wand all the way down to Zero in Properties.So only the image is selected.Even with black touching my image, I was able to the wand from selecting part of the black user interface.Their may be cases where you need a green, white or some other colored image to pull this off. After all this is a work around.
In the image below, the tolerance is set to 8.I've highlighted a lot of the wands bleeding into the interface.

Here I have the tolerance set to Zero.

Flatten the image and hit delete.Done.


Less than ideal, but workable.

Regards, Joe