Image resolution with pasted into document

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I snag a photo then make marks on it in editor. When I then paste it into the document the picture is distorted like it lost a lot of its resolution. How can I paste it into the document with the same quality that I see it in the editor? (v9)
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Is there a way to take a capture of how the image looks in Word so we can see what is happening?

Also, how are your margins set in Word? If the width of the image is too wide to fit between the margins, some resizing will automatically occur.

This resizing can become more apparent if you are adding text callouts, arrows, etc to the screen capture.

I think an image will go a long way in helping us see what is going on .

Also, let us know what software program you are using.

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Had and have the same issue: loss of quality when copy pasting into (e.g.) Word document.

I figured out following workaround (let's say you will be using MS Word)
- open Word,new document
- set margins to (e.g. 1cm, small)
- make sure that capture-width definitely fits within this width of the document
- it is best to have some 'extra' margin. I mean, there should be extra space around the capture when it is displayed in Word.
Example: paperwidth 21cm, minus 2x 1,5cm lost on margins = 18cm, try keep width of the capture say max. 15cm or so (this is something you have to try yourself)
- make the capture
- from SnagIt-Editor click on 'Send to' Word

Regretfully, in case the capture does not fit, the width of the capture is reduced, resulting in a lower quality, both when sending and copy-pasting.

Alternatively, after pasting:
Right-click on the image
Select Format Picture
On the Size tab, set Scale to 100%.

Am afraid that (as far as Word is concerned) it is controlled by Word.

Good luck!
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I Found the best way to avoid this loss of resolution when copy and pasting between Word documents AND the best way to downsize a picture that is making your document file size too big is to maximize the good looking image on your screen, take a screenshot, then paste into your favorite picture editor, crop it out of your screenshot, and save it as a jpg or other format. Result is a small file and resolution is excellent. That file is what you then insert into your document.

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