feature request: ( bug fix? ): Tab to next field not working in Video Capture

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In Windows SnagIt, when I do a Video Capture, I can type in the dimensions (nice feature) but I type in the width value, hit Tab, it doesn't goto the height box where I can type in a new value.  I would expect that to work..

2) It would be nice to be able to set a ratio ( e.g. 16:9 ) when doing captures and cropping.
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And it would be really nice if SnagIt could "snap to" 1280x720, 1600x900, 1920x1080
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If you type a value into the "Width" box and hit "Enter" The "Height" box will become highlighted. You can type a value and hit enter again.

If you hold the "Ctrl" key while making a selection. It will constrain the aspect ratio to 16x9.
Hold "Shift" and you get a 1x1 square aspect ratio.

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But how do i get there ?, i do not see any option to change the ratio , 
I see the tab that tells me the dimension, that's it.. 
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That depends on what you’re doing.

You have to type in values to get there, regardless of the goal.

With video, aspect ratios and screen resolution are fairly cut and dry. Resolution is based on 72 dots/pixels per inch. So a chart that you can Google will give you the numbers you need for video capture.




Images are not as cut and dry.

However, it’s probably best to keep it simple. A Photographic conversion chart would have to account for your monitors actual dpi’s to do you any good. I don’t know if anyone makes charts like that. Monitors dpi’s vary based on screen size. This calculator can tell you what your monitors dpi density is.It won’t help you change aspect ratios.  http://kingscalculator.com/en/other-calculators/pixel-density-calculator

So, this pretty much leaves you stuck with the math.  If you want a 3 x 5 photograph. You can’t multiply 3 and 5 by equal amounts. 30 x 50, 300 x 500, etc. And come up with a photo that’s 3 inches by 5 inches. The aspect ratio is right but the pixel density can be extremely low. Based on selection made “Actual size” and screen dpi.  

As long as the aspect ratio is right, you can resize it by inches in SnagIt. But resizing can soften the image significantly.If you didn't capture enough pixels initially. 

Maybe someone else knows a better way?

 

Regards,Joe 

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I totally understand, but where ? there is no place to adjust the size 
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My version is different ? and i want to resize video 
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You can't,

SnagIt has no editing capability's other than cutting out sections you don't like. I don't know what version you have.But some versions didn't have a trimming feature either.

Thats why I was saying video is cut and dry. Resolution wise. You just type in a value, and you're capturing at that resolution. You would need to resize applications to fit within the recording area. My primary monitor is 2560 x 1440. So this image of a 1280 x 720 recording window looks pretty small.
I also discovered that you need to size SnagIt first. Start recording.Than resize your application. Because SnagIt locks the application.Well, it locked mine anyway.