Don't require any image's objects to be flattened before image can be resized

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I am building images for a blog page which include a lot of Step markers.  I use Snagit (13) to generate these, and to resize them to best suit the blog page.

But I am forced to flatten the image before I resize it.  Why can't you just shrink all objects by the same proportion as the image is reduced so that I can go back and review it?  I don't want to gavce to save everything as a snagit file as well as a jpg
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Manny Carvalho, Champion

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Vector graphics [ ] have many disadvantages but they are simple to use and very useful in a program like Snagit. Because of how they are created they must be part of the image, or flattened, should you want to manipulate the whole image or save the file in anything other than using the SNAG format.  Simply, it's just what you have to do because of how the code is written.

If you need a specific size considering making that your first step and then adding objects.  The objects will still need flattening if you save in a JPG format anyway but it might make it easier for you.  But if you want to manipulate these objects later there's no way around it then using the proprietary SNAG format which can't really be used anywhere else because it's not standard.

It's one of those little quirks of the computing world that one has to navigate and work around.
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OK, thanks for the reply and the detailed explanation Manny.

I don't think setting the size first is a viable option because I include several screen shots in one image with offsets from each other, then add step markers and other objects that may lie outside the new boundary.  So the actual image size is organic.

These images are all destined for WordPress so maybe I should just resize them once I have them in the WordPress library.  That's do-able.  I just don't know how well WordPress resizes compared to Snagit

Thanks anyway
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