Feature Request: Improve Spotlight Callout

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Per recent request to post new feature ideas, I would like to see the following improvements to the Spotlight callout:

1. Multiple spotlights - At times I need to spotlight multiple parts of the screen at the same time.
2. Custom shapes - I do software training videos for an academic tool, and that means working with texts. I oftentimes need to spotlight sections of a text. Text often flows from line to line, and doesn't necessarily include the whole line. That means I have to be able to select the text to spotlight with a rectangle, and then remove parts of that rectangle to correspond to the sentence or words I need to spotlight.
3. Rounded corners - Oftentimes looks more professional
4. Softened, feathered edges - Oftentimes looks more professional

For those interested, I have a workaround to accomplish all this already (described here), but would love to see it included in Camtasia. If I understand correctly, your main competitors for Mac include these features in their Spotlight callout.
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I agree with you on the need to vastly expand the call-out styles. If we look at what Microsoft office does, or Excel or Word, they have a ton of shapes to pick from. Camtasia is showing it's age by having just limited options.
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