Images>Combine Images

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I understand that "feature creep" is a fact of life to justify the cost of upgrades, but when you added the "Images>Combine in template" feature to SnagIt 2020, why did you have to eliminate the simple "Images>Combine" feature?  Upgrades should not result in a LOSS of functionality.  A simple feature that I used constantly and only required seconds is now unavailable or hopelessly complicated. Please restore the original functionality. This long-time SnagIt customer is very unhappy.
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michael

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Dubie

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Not sure I follow.

Is this the one you are looking for.



If so it's still there.




Dubie:)

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Joe Morgan

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You could select combine images and go from there.
You can't  do that anymore.
Your forced to select a template first

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Joe Lewinski

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I simply drag a picture from the bottom tray and place it onto the existing picture. What special thing did the menu item do, that dragging and dropping can't? Seriously, I don't understand. What am I missing? BTW, I am NOT trying to be a smart @$$.
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Joe Morgan

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Its a template driven feature.
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Joe Lewinski

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Oh, I see. That adds a bunch of additional functionality that I was unaware of. I thought you were just trying to merge some images together. My bad.
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I agree 100%, Michael. The "combine with template" feature in SnagIt adds a ton of extra garbage to the image that I then need to manually select and delete. It's a huge step backwards.

TechSmith: please give us the option to combine images on a blank canvas. No steps. No title. We can add that if/when we want to. The only choice I need is portrait/stacked or landscape/side-by-side.
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This is painful and I actually use/pay for the templates. More often then not, though, I don't need a presentation or a template. I just need all the images in one canvas. I can't do that easily now. 
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Joe Lewinski

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I use SnagIt 2020, and I've seen this question asked MANY TIMES! I Don't use templates. EVER. Why is this so difficult for people? You've got an image OPEN in the workspace. Drag another image from the tray at the bottom of the screen and DROP IT ON TO the open image in the workspace. The canvas will resize to accommodate both images. Rinse & REPEATE for as many images as you want. Geez, folks. It doesn't get ANY MORE SIMPLE THAN THAT!
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Hi there

Two things,

First, it's not really a "template" per se, but when you choose to combine images, one of the "templates" available is named "Custom Steps". That's what you need to choose to simply combine some images without using a template.



Second, what Joe Lewinski suggested above will only work as long as you have the option titled Automatically expand the canvas to fit objects enabled. (Click Edit > Editor Preferences... > Editor tab to see the option.)



If this option isn't enabled, it becomes a frustrating exercise to coax all the images to fit together.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Joe Lewinski

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Thanks for clearing that up Rick!  Clearly, frustration on my part got the better of me. Maybe I'll just back off and let the experts help others.