drop shadow

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If I apply a drop shadow and save the image, it's pretty much permanent. I am unable to later remove the shadow. Even if I select a shadow color of white, and a weight of zero, it remains. And weirdly, I can't change a shadow to a saved image. If I start with 8, and Apply, I get 8. If I go back and change to 15 and Apply, it's as if I have 8 AND 15! In other words, if I applied 15 to a virgin image, it would look different than if I started with 8 and then changed to 15. In the doc, it says the way to undo a shadow is to literally use "Undo". Not very useful if you want to go back to an older image. By the way, I'm saving as both .sng and .png. Is this the intended behavior?
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Dubie

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Is this for Snagit?

What version?

and OS are you on?
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LaurieH

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Snagit version 2020.1.2. Platform is Windows 10.

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What you posted is pretty much how it works.

If you save a image in a format other than .snag the edits are done.
They are basically baked in to the image.

For the shadow, I'll guess you are adding from the Effects Panel.

You can't go back to the shadow effect and just change it. Snagit will just add another shadow.

If you add a shadow and apply it,  to change it you have to as you stated do a
a undo (Ctrl+z) or you can go to Edit >> Revert to original. This is Before it is saved though
to a png or jpg etc. Saving as a .snag with not bake in the edits.

Note: Revert to original will remove any and all  editing  you have done and revert the image back to the original. Use with caution.

Dubie:)


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Open the ".snag" file and you should be able to edit it or change it or whatever it
YMMV - at least it works on win7.
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Thanks for responses, dubie and jasons. .... For most things, the .snag file does indeed allow you to modify previously-made modifications (and I learned early on to always make a .snag and then save-as the desired format). But does not seem to be so with the drop shadow in the Windows version I noted. Dubie's response above indicates seeing the same behavior I describe. Perhaps a bug?