How can I zoom in certain objects while capturing in snagit 2020

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Sometime when recording a screen capture to make a video, I need to magnify certain objects on the screen during my capturing only to highlight some points. Is that possible with snagit 2020. Thanks 
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Cerah Hedrick

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Yes, you can do that after your are done recording - using the pan/zoom or animation/scale (mac). plus there are also things like visual effects --> spotlight that can spruce things up... 

https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-animations-in-depth.html

https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-animations-effects.html
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The OP is asking about Snagit.
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@Cerah Hedrick thank you so much
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I want to do this during recording with snagit 2020
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With Windows 10 you can use the magnify feature.

Win key + Plus (+) to turn it on.

When On use Ctrl + Alt and rotate the mouse wheel to zoom in or out

Win key + ESC to turn it OFF


You can set stuff for the magnifier in Windows  Settings > Ease of Access > Magnifier


Dubie:)
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This works great for magnifying everything, not just a selection.
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Likewise, following along with Dubie’s train of thought, if you’re on a webpage you should be able to press Ctrl + Scroll Wheel Up to increase the magnification of what you’re looking at.
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See above.
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@paulwilliamengle many thanks for the informative insight.
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I think the OP wants to perform a screen capture while highlighting and magnifying a portion of the page simultaneously. I think it will be necessary to do the capture, select the area that is to be enlarged and copy that then 'Ctrl + Shift + N' to create a new image from clipboard. The new image can then be resized as desired and dragged back in to the original over where it came from. A caveat to this is that there won't be any transparency if you want that effect.
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I read it as the OP is wanting to zoom when recording with Snagit to
highlight (bring attention to) a area.

"Sometime when recording a screen capture to make a video"

The magnifier can zoom with  a couple of different views.

You can set the view method in the Ease of Access settings or with keyboard combos while
the magnifier is active.



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Not the perfect solution maybe but does the job :)


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When I use the lens feature all I get is a black rectangular overlay, nothing visible within it.

Therefore, I suspect there is something wrong on my system. Up-to-date Windows 10 Pro on HP TouchSmart 17, Intel i7-4700MQ @ 2.40 GHz, 16 GB ram.
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Not sure what to tell ya other than it may be a graphics card issue.

If you are using a nvidia card there was (what I found researching) a issue with them and the magnifier.

Maybe this will help.

I found that if I set my preferred card to nVidia, I get the black screen in the magnifier area.

If I set it to auto select which card to use, it solves the problem and everything works fine.

If I use the fullscreen magnifier view, then both cards work fine.

well, you don't have to use Auto-Select on the Global Settings for your Graphics Adapter, instead, do this, go to the NVidia Control Panel, on the Global Settings, Select Use NVidia Adapter, then, on the Application Settings Tab, Click Add, then under the Recently Used Programs, you'll find Windows Magnifier, Add It, then, for the Magnifier Application Only, select Use Intel Graphics Card, Problem Solved!


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I have two graphics processors in my laptop. One is an Intel integrated GPU that drives the main display and one is an nVidia GPU, that serves the HDMI port. The most up-to-date drivers are installed for both. I don't have any options on this device that allows the OS to choose the graphics device to use 'automatically.'
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The feature works as expected on my desktop PC.