How do I add a full picture shadow to image captures?

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I take a number of screen shots for SOP documents (as well as other things) and normally they are of web pages, or portions of web pages with white backgrounds.  If pasting into Word i can add a shadow to the entire parameter of the image that makes it clear where the border is as well as makes it appear to lift off the page. 

I've found how SnagIt will allow shadows but it doesn't let me do a shadow evenly around the entire capture.  Am I missing something?  I'm adding a screen shot to explain what I can do in SnagIT vs what i want to do but can currently only do in Word:

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Joe Morgan

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Unfortunately, SnagIt for Windows doesn't have centered Shadows.
SnagIt for MAC does.
 
Centered shadows has been requested as a new feature in the past. It has yet to get any traction.

Regards,Joe
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A clunky workaround would be to add a solid border of say 5 px charcoal grey, then use an Edge effect to apply a Fade on all sides.  You'd have to play around to get the overall effect you want.

Paul
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Yeah, it's perfect!  I have saved it as a preset, it works great, it'll save me a few steps for every screen capture, thanks again!
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I was playing around with Paul's approach too. I like it, as far as work arounds go.

The size of the image and resolution will dictate parameters but that applies to any effect.

I used a 5 pixel black  border with this image and a 14 pixel fade effect.
Theres a little unevenness from top to bottom and side to side.But not much.
 
I probably should have gone with the gray?

Anyway, one thing I noticed to stay clear of. Too much fade placed over anything with color shows through it the fade effect exceeds more than "X" number of pixels.
"Resolution of image will Dictate This Value"
 

Just an observation