Improvements in Snagit Editor 11?

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I currently own Snagit 10, and although I really like the capture capabilities, the Snagit Editor leaves me wanting to go elsewhere.   The editor does not conform to standard image editing behaviors like:

Alt key to write on top of objects?   This causes a problem when letting go of the alt key, because then the menus are highlighted.  So if you are trying to add a text box, you have to hit escape before typing or you are going to end up doing all kinds of strange actions!

Can't select objects easily when they overlap.   I find this frustrating because if you create an object which is just a border, you can't select the text without messing around with the order.

Cannot drag an area around a number of objects to select them, why do I have to select something from the toolbar in order to enable it.  If I click out of the bounds of an object, I should be able to perform a selection.   This is how every decent vector based image editing application works.  Why can't Snagit work this way?

How about changing text on multiple objects?   The text menu is not even available!   You have to right click on a text object to change anything!   Want to change multiple text objects from one font/color to another.   Ooops  Sorry, can't do that either.   One by one is your only choice.

And the list goes on and on.   Lots and lots of "non industry standard behaviors" are present in Snagit editor and it is very frustrating.

So, before I upgrade to Snagit 11, have these issues been addressed or are they still going to be the same in this version?

If they are the same, is there a way to have Snagit send a capture to an external program instead of Snagit Editor?

I love Snagit, but hate the editor.   I sure hope someone at Techsmith is listening...
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Steven Garno

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Posted 6 years ago

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Well, I can answer your last question about sending your capture to an external program.  In the Classic Capture Window, under Share, select "Program".  You'll also want to go to "Properties" under the share you select the program.  I don't know if this will work with any program, but it works with Paint, WORD, etc.
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Hi Steven,

Thanks for your email.  We have made a number of improvements in the Editor with our releases since version 11.0.  There is a video that highlights the changes in our most recent release (11.4) here: http://www.techsmith.com/snagit-whats-new.html.  You may find that the changes have addressed some of your concerns.  You can try version 11.4 for free for 15 days to see if it fits your needs before deciding to upgrade.

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I was hopeful of your reply, but alas, it appears that Snagit 11 does not address any of the issues.   Did you actually read what my issues were before replying, or is this the standard response for someone who has not upgraded?

Alt key to write on top of objects? - Not Fixed
Can't select objects easily when they overlap. - Not Fixed
Cannot drag an area around a number of objects to select them - Not here either
How about changing text on multiple objects? - Still not here
Selecting only the document inside Chrome (like it does in IE) - Nope

If you can fix some of the basic usability issues, you would have a stellar product.   Right now (to me anyway), it is difficult to use unless you are a casual user.   Writing documentation where screenshots are essential, requires a fluid interface for screen captures or you spend too much time messing with the image capture than you do writing the manuals.

Perhaps I am a corner case here.   Does anyone else feel the same?

Does anyone have an alternative to Snagit Editor that behaves more like a real image editing/annotating application?

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Jennifer Bedford, Official Rep

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Hello Steven,

I apologize.  Clearly I did not understand what you were looking for.  I will share your feedback with our Snagit team.

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Hi Steven

Actually, there is sort of a "back door" way to change text attributes on multiple callouts. What you do is to adjust the text as you like it, then right-click the callout and add it to the Quick Styles.

Once you have done this, you are able to select multiple callouts and apply the Quick Style to them.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I will keep that in mind for styles that are more commonly used.   The onesies, however, I don't want it to pollute my styles.   I guess I could create a style called temp or something and use if for that purpose.

Thanks Rick.  

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