MAGNIFY: make it useful/fast/complete/versatile

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Hey fellow users, CHAMPION THIS!  (but only if you'd find it useful)

These are the additional functionalities I'd like to see:
  1. Other Shapes (rectangle with rounded/square edges, in particular)
  2. Magnify one area, but display magnification elsewhere (like a call out)
  3. Lines that show where it came from (akin to Rick Stone's post here https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/using_magnifier_in_snagit )
  4. Dynamic, so I can drag it around, resize it, duplicate it. 
WHY?
If I want to magnify, say, a tiny piece of text, I want to indicate clearly what it is, it must be magnified quite a bit.  The width::height aspect ratio of the text is very high.  The current magnify option of circle's aspect ratio 1:1.  This means that what I want to emphasize through magnification is not obvious because it is dwarfed by all the stuff around it that had to be magnified as well, and the context/exact placement of what was magnified is obscured.

Yes, this can be done manually (as I've done below), but really, this should be simple, and not cast in pixels once created.  I've been known to change my mind about the look of something, and keeping it dynamic makes that possible.

Below is my "Dreamboat" magnifier and the current "garbage scow" magnifier (it does the job, but it's not pretty).




This is the current behavior:  Compare the context and visual elan with that above.
Which would you rather use?

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Bruce Morehouse

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  • hopeful it will get implemented in the near future

Posted 4 years ago

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Rick Stone

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I remain ever hopeful for something like this that I regularly use...



Cheers... Rick :)