How can I change the dark gray background work area color in Snagit Editor?

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Hi! How can I change the dark gray background work area color in Snagit Editor 11.4.2?
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It's not possible.
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PeterBan

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What an unfriendly answer! Why you are so ...?
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What else would you like?
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I don't like this cynical tone.
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Well, perhaps you hit on a point there.  I probably felt that general distrust of others' apparent motives believing that they are selfish in nature in reading this and your other posts.  It may come as a shook that the universe doesn't revolve around you.  Many of your posts can be easily answered by reading the help file, consequently I'll do PeterBan a favor and this will be my last response to anything you post so that you don't have such feelings in the future.
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Oh for !! How judgemental!  Would you prefer if he had prefaced his comment with "IMO", or preferably "IMHO"?? He thinks something is impossible, so be it. That's his opinion. Does he have time to write a dissertation? on a comment page for which he is not getting paid? I only have time because I'm a professional writer/author experiencing [what I hope is ] a temporary writer's block. :) Succinct is better, ne c'est pas? than my longish diatribe. :)
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Thanks!
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Sorry, I couldn't edit this comment. I wanted to change this to:
It's not you as person - it's your rude tone.
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Hi there

First, I didn't see Manny's initial reply as being impolite. Perhaps there is more than I'm able to see, not sure. But whatever,

Second, if you are in the SnagIt Editor, try clicking File, then click the Editor Options button at the bottom right of the drop-down menu. Once you do this another dialog will appear. In the Snagit Editor dialog, make sure General is selected on the left side. Then look on the right side and you should see an option to change the color scheme. While Snagit doesn't allow you to choose the color, this should provide a couple of other options.



Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks, Rick, for your extensive answer! I very much appreciate it. That's exactly what I need.

The reason for my question was: If the image has a thin dark border then it can't be seen well on the dark background. Now with the bright blue background this is much better.

My question was also motivated by the fact that many design programs have the possibility to customize the background color.
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Yeah, I agree it could be more customizable, but fortunately we do have the options I pointed out.

Cheers... Rick :)
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May I add an additional suggestion: Snagit Editor currently draws a 1-pixel black border around the image. This makes a good contrast when the image has a bright border area. But if the border area or background of the image is also black or rather dark then this border line has no contrast with the image. So a solution might be a DASHED border line (black and white) which would give a good contrast both on images with a bright or dark background.
So it would be useful if the user could customize these parameters:
1. Color of the work area background (independently from the application's color skin)
2. Type of the border line which surrounds the image on the work area: Solid, Dashed, None
3. Color(s) of the border line
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Aloha nui loa, Mr. Stone!! Your explanation is FAAAAR better than Techsmith's. (They have a post that indicates that one can change the color schema but they do not go into the NECESSARY detail that you so astutely provided. They should PAY you, since you ARE doing the work a Techsmith CSR SHOULD be doing. (Dear Techsmith how-to-writer: FIRE YOuRSELF and get a 'would you like fries with that' job.) Rudely intended, YES.
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I don't have that option.




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Rick Stone

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Sorry, but it looks like you upgraded to version 12? And that option appears to be missing in this version. (I'm not happy about it and don't like it much either)

Cheers... Rick :)
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hi just upgraded too will you be putting it back in??? thanks
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Hi David - TechSmith had a webinar yesterday and during the webinar they stated they will be changing to allow a lighter color scheme in the next few months!
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Thankyou appreciate the info



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