Do stamps with tails exist?

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I've been away from Snagit for a long time and recently came back.  Before I did, I evaluated other popular alternatives, one of which was called Screenpresso Pro.  The program had some nice features that I can't seem to find in Snagit, but maybe I'm just a newbie.  Does Snagit have stamps with tails?  Does Snagit have a function to automatically sequentially number steps?  In Screenpresso, there is a Number Drawing tool which when selected, automatically sequentially increases the number of the "stamp".  It also has an "embedded" tail on the numbering stamp that you can chose to pull out and position or not.  I've attached a video here for the functionality.  BTW, you need to get the size of your number and letter stamps right/normal without the user intervening, like Screenpresso as well.
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Hi James

No, stamps are just images. But SnagIt does offer Callouts. And Callouts have a "tail" that you can click and drag.

Oh, and your video is configured as Private. I can't view it when I click play. :(

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks so much.  I was on an earlier version which did not have this.  It is what I was looking for.  Now if it only had tails it would be best in class.
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Hello James,

Rick is correct that stamps don't have tails in Snagit, but callouts do. We do have an auto-numbering tool called the Step tool. You are able to change the color, shape, opacity, etc... of the step tool allowing for some nice customization, but they currently do not have tails. One work around would be to use the arrow tool along with the step tool to point to locations. What do you use stamps with tails for in Screenpresso? We're always interested in hearing use-cases. Thanks for the feedback!
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Sometimes when annotating a screen, you want/need to add specificity by pointing to the exact place/item being referenced.  Nothing more complex than that.
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Thanks for the feedback, I'm passing it on to the Snagit team!
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Any news on this?  The example in the help file of the skeleton with the step balloons pointing to each individual bone is exactly what is needed.  To create the skeleton example with Snagit, you must create the steps and then manually add the tails (lines) to point to the correct bone.  The step tool creates the balloons nicely but the balloons need tails.  To do this manually with lines seems like a pretty big miss for a software that has so many other options for customizing and formatting.  Screenpresso nailed it with their version of the step tool.
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Even though the stamps are just images, i saw stamps with tails in a site. I don't know whether it is correct or not..
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I don't think this is so since they are only images as the TechSmith folks say but, I'm not the expert.