How can I set capture resolution in Snagit 11?

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How can I set capture resolution in Snagit 11? I used to be able to do it in earlier versions, but I can't find an option for resolution in this version. I've found instructions saying that I can, but they don't match the software.
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Have you looked in the Image tab > resize > resize image > image detail. Is that what you are looking for?
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You mean in Snagit Editor? I will try that, but what I want is something that will capture the image to start with at a given resolution. Wouldn't I lose some image quality by resizing?
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The number of pixels on your screen is fixed. That's the only resolution you can get. I mean you can't magically make pixels appear that aren't there. I suppose you could capture with a decreased resolution, i.e. throw pixels away - but why? Normally it's set at 96 on your machine and there's rarely a reason to change it.

I do mean in the Editor and yes it could lose some image quality since in effect that change in resolution is really meant for printing.
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Yes, Marina, you can start at a different resolution, so long as you're going down from the default 96 dpi. Pick any image capture mode (or create a new one), and select the Effects down arrow under its Profile Settings; then put a checkmark under Image Resolution. In the dialog box which pops up, uncheck the Autoconfigure box, set whater dpi you want, and click OK. That capture mode is now set to work at your new resolution.

Manny asked why you'd want to "throw pixels away?" Could be a number of reasons, including using your captures in PowerPoint- or Captivate-powered eLearning products. You'd seldom want more than 640 x 480 pixels over the full-slide size of your stage -- any more than that's a waste, at least for products designed to be screened on the average monitor...and sharper images just cause the training to load slower.

By using the technique above, and setting your capture resolution to 72 dpi, you'll get as sharp a screen image as you can practically use, and it'll be automatic, with no need to fiddle with changing image size each time in the Editor.
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TechSmith removed the default capture resolution setting in version 11, though it's still in version 10, which works fine on Windows 7. You can voice your disapproval of this feature removal and join several of us that are asking it be restored here:

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/restore_the_global_image_resolution_preference_setting


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TechSmith removed the default capture resolution setting in version 11, though it's still in version 10, which works fine on Windows 7. You can voice your disapproval of this feature removal and join several of us that are asking that it be restored here:

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/restore_the_global_image_resolution_preference_setting


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I would also like this feature restored. It would be a deciding factor in which screen capture program I use do to my job. Why in the h*ll did they remove this? Seems like a no-brainer.
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I also need this feature restored. I used it all the time to boost to 300 DPI wherever possible
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Karen, please also comment on, like and follow the main topic below so that TechSmith can see how many folks are upset by this:

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/restore_the_global_image_resolution_preference_setting
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Does it really boost to 300 though? Since what is shown on your screen is 72 or 96?
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For those of you who are still trying to figure out how to do this, they did not remove the ability to change the resolution they just hid it.

Within the Snagit Tool (not the Editor):

1) Go to Tools ->> Snagit Printer Capture Settings
2) Under Type: Snagit printer, click the Properties button
3) Within the Capture Type Properties, Snagit Printers Tab, click the Properties button for the Snagit 11 printer.
4) Within the Snagit 11 Document Properties window, click the Advanced button
5) Under Graphic you will see the Print Quality parameter that can be changed by clicking on the dots per inch parameter.

This can also be access by going to the Devices and Printers for your computer:
1) Finding the Snagit printer, right-clicking on it, and selecting Printing Preferences
2) Within the Snagit 11 Document Properties window, click the Advanced button
3) Under Graphic you will see the Print Quality parameter that can be changed by clicking on the dots per inch parameter.

Also, yes the initial capture size provides the default pixelation for your image. Then when you are editing the image you can adjust the screen resolution when you are resizing the image. Depending on what medium you are creating images for you need a higher DPI.
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'hello theree

The video i capture on snagit is too bright. I tried a lot of option , how can I video normal video
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Is there an update to this?  Version 2019 does not seem to follow the above instructions on a MAC.  I need 300DPI or higher for some of the graphic requirements else I really can't use Snagit.