Develop an option for a fixed aspect ratio in the All In One profile

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I hope that the SnagIt development team reads this forum. I used to use Photoshop for all my graphic editing needs. I now use SnagIt for almost all of my editing needs. Unfortunately I still have to use Photoshop for only one reason - being able to set an aspect ratio when cropping an area. As an appraiser, I need to crop an area of a property photo and plug it into a fixed sized cell in a Word table for my report. In Photoshop I can set the aspect ratio and crop whatever area I want knowing that it will display perfectly in the fixed sized cell. Imagine that the All In One profile always kept the same length to width ratio regardless of how large or small the area is that is being captured. This is exactly the type of tool I would like to see in SnagIt. If SnagIt could incorporate this into their arsenal of tools, I could trash Photoshop and use SnagIt exclusively for all my graphic editing needs. Two screen captures are attached from Photoshop that illustrate this concept.
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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This is one of the most requested features for Snagit. It is a rather old request, so I’d like to make sure people needs haven’t changed and make sure I understand it fully.
I’m seeing two levels of solving this:
  1. We add a lock aspect ratio button on during capture with All-in-One.
  2. We additionally add a drop down to select different aspect ratios.

If we were to implement number 1, it would look something like this:

Please let me know if this isn’t what you’re asking for. This is something you’d like when capturing correct? Not in Editor? (I ask because the example giving was of cropping in Photoshop after the fact, but I’m assuming that was for illustrative purposes)