Has anyone noticed that there is no "canvas" resize option?

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This is related to the "Editor" (not the capture) section of the Snagit 2018 application for the Mac. Ironically, it was on the "Windows" version of the software!?
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

I'm not sure if you're looking to resize the canvas with or without scaling the content, but the mac version is able to do both of those. To resize you image by scaling it up or down, just click on the size information under the editor. If you're looking to change the canvas size without affecting the content, simply drag one of the corners or edges of the canvas.



Hopefully this answers your question!
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@JMichaelTX Thanks for the feedback! I'll pass it along to the team.
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manic

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Hi. Any update on this? When will canvas resize for Mac be aligned to the Windows version?
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Jeremy Goemaat

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Yes, my old version of Snag-It could EASILY resize the canvas without having to drag you could actually enter the dimensions of the canvas TO THE PIXEL.  Has this been removed?!?
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manic

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I would most definitely welcome the capability to expand the canvas by specifying in which direction and how many (px and %). Something like this:
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Jeremy Goemaat

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OK, looks like this is under the Image | Resize Canvas menu option now in the newest Windows version.  What threw me off is the Image menu options is disabled when some tools are selected.
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On the Mac version 2020, if one pops up the triangle next to the dimensions, one gets to enter their own scaled resize. The anchor would be a nice feature which I don't need but I'm sure there are lots of workflows that could benefit from such a feature.

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It would be really great if SnagIt would add a capability for the Mac version to adjust the Canvas Size by entering dimension vs. dragging the side. In my scenario, I wanted to take a 7" x 7" photo and center it on an 8x10" canvas. To get it centered, I have to drag side multiple times to get the right white space on each side. Here is a workaround I found and also got some algebra help from my daughter to get the dimensions correct.  
1) Create a new image in the dimensions you want.
2) Open your image and copy and paste it into the image canvas you just created.
3) Right click image and select Align/Middle AND Align/Center
NOTE: when you copy the image in, SnagIt may place it outside the canvas slightly and then automatically enlarge the canvas to accommodate - so check that dimensions haven't changed when you past it in. If they do, hit Command Z.

Here's the algebra part. I was using Snag it to resize my image to 7" square and then I created a canvas that was 8x10." However, when I output the image, it was much lower resolution than the original. To fix that, I kept my original square image it's original size. I noted the pixels (3,024 x 3,024) and then using Algebra (thanks daughter) figured out what an 8x10 dimension would be with that pixel ration. So the formula was (number of pixels of square photo that I want to be 7" on an 8x10) x (width of final canvas size [8]) / (the original size of square photo [7]). I would then do this formal again to but using "10" instead of "8" to get the length.  So for me it was:
Width = 3,024 x 8 / 7 = 3456
Heigth = 3,024 x 10 / 7 = 4320

So I created a canvas that was 3456 x 4320, opened up by 3,024 square photo and pasted into my canvas. Voila!