Enable dashes outlines for shapes in Snagit

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Dashed outlines for shapes have been available on the Mac version of Snagit for years. This feature was first requested for Windows 5 years ago. I am creating a new request as I suspect the old one is now being ignored.

The old request can be seen below:

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/dashed_outlines_available_for_shapes_in_snagit?topic...

I can create a dashed line. I would like to be able to create a dashed square, circle or triangle. I am currently using Snagit 12.4.1
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Sam Jones

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Rick Grunwald

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+1  Currently you can build things with dashed lines but that is tedious. If it can be done, I would like to see it too
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JL1

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Agree. Why is it even necessary to ask for that feature?
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Rick Grunwald

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There may be some technical reasons that make it difficult to port over to Windows. Also there may not have been much support for this idea.

Also, it may not have fit into the idea of what they were trying to do to Snagit. Fortunately the outcry has be so huge and massive that they are starting to listen  (Kudos to @Wendy)
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Sam Jones

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Joe Morgan

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melissa.kearney

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Is this the Mac version that made these? 
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akarmach

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I moved from Snagit Mac to Snagit Windows and was shocked to find missing Mac features in the Windows version! This being one of them. I agree with the other commenter.. Why on Earth do we even have to ask for feature parity with the Mac version? Snagit was developed for Windows long before Macs even used Intel procs!
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I've used Snagit for many years. Hardly a day goes by during which I don't use it half dozen times or more. I would GREATLY appreciate if the folks at TechSmith would listen to the users plea to add dashed outlines. Thanks folks!
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When I read akarmach's original post (in the 5 year old thread) that the feature was available in OS X I was dumbfounded. I've since started using a Mac and the dashed line feature was indeed included in that version. Techsmith pls, just add the feature to Windows? The same application with different available features, why? I am incredibly curious what the difficulty is with making this work in Windows and the argument against including it.
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I'm not a TechSmith employee, but just from observation, Mac support came along much later in the game. As such, there is likely a different development team for the Mac version. I might imagine that it's difficult to note every conceivable feature and ensure parity.

A case in point. In Camtasia, when the Mac version came along, it offered that nifty "Remove a color" feature. And once its existence became known to the Windows users,  the outcry was such that you would have thought TechSmith killed the queen's baby because it wasn't available in the Windows version. Never mind the fact that I don't recall ever having seen anyone mention any need for it through the years. LOL

Eventually it was added to the Windows version. And I'm pretty sure that based on past behavior, we will see the feature discussed here added to the Windows version. Of course, how quickly it will appear will likely depend on public outcry asking for it to be added.

Cheers... Rick :)
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In some cases (I'm not sure whether this is one of them) something is relatively easy to implement on one platform and not at all easy to implement on the other platform. Sometimes that is a function of the OS (we get some tech "for free" on one OS but have to build it ourselves on the other) but it may also have to do with the code libraries used or the level of effort required to make a feature work on the old OS versions we support. Our default M.O. is to implement a new feature on both platforms, in the same way and at the same time, if possible. There are times when we deviate from that, but our preferred approach is parity unless there's good reason to deviate.

Hearing from customers about which gaps they most want to have addressed is helpful for prioritization. We are listening. Case-in-point is the support for "repeat last capture" that we recently added to Snagit for Mac, which lagged behind the Windows version in this case. The community of users rallied around this request and it's since been implemented. We're definitely tuned into the conversation around dashed outlines, as well. Thank you for letting us know you need it!
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Thanks for the thoughtful replies Rick and Daniel. I recognize some of the challenges around implementing features across multiple operating systems. I think my (and others') frustration was based on two things: 1) the previous thread was 5 years old, with quite a few comments/replies/support, and it seemed like nobody at TechSmith was listening, 2)  the feature seems relatively straight forward to implement. Thanks again for the replies, and hopefully others will voice their support for this feature so we can get dashed lines for shapes added.
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Hi, once again, I was the earlier poster complaining about the lack of this feature. I have been using and paying for this software since version 5. Now I am into version 2018!

I am happy that you have included so much bells and whistles into version 2018. However, the need for dashed basic shape should now deserve to be a top priority instead of "considering", "maybe", "will let you know". All these means another 10 years without the basic feature. I am not sure if I will live that long either.

For GOD sake, MAKE IT HAPPEN!
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+1 for dashed outlines in shapes. I am very surprised this is not an option.
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+1 :(
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I came here to find a solution about how to do that. All what I see is peoples requesting that for 5-6 years. After all that time, it looks like they don't want to do it for some reason. It is like a politician who bucks on something that is nonsense just because he can't assume he did an error or....something to hide. I can't even understand this has not been even though at the beginning.   
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I am astonished! Instead of writing the how's and why's, this time could be used to implement it. This can't be an impossible task, rather a relatively basic thing to implement.
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Couldn't be more professional looking.....

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