magnifying glass with options

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*what*
an extendet magnify function. like a callout. enlarge an area as it does already, but not hiding the original area. but place the zoomed area on an different place. see screenshot: green the wished callout-style magnify and red the magnify today.



*why* and *how* it benefits me
the problem is, that the magnify tool possibly hides parts not should be hidden!
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Posted 3 months ago

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Joe Morgan

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You can make a selection and use Spotlight and Magnify effect to accomplish this, to a certain degree.

The amount you can reposition the magnified area is limited.That's why I'm saying to a "Certain Degree"

You can add a drop shadow. But not a colored outline.

Regards,Joe


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I like Patrik's idea.  You're right Joe, you can do a limited amount if what he's suggestion, but it's a complete complete PIA to do, don't you find?  All those offsets to move it?  Drives me nuts.

The obvious solution is to be able to drag the magnified object around, just like a callout, with a tail you can reposition and style just line a callout.  If you could justhave the magnified object as the callout fill?
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I didn't suggest it was a solution to the problem. Sorry my suggesting was a PIA for you to read. 
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Oh Joe, that's not what I meant.  I meant it's a PITA to use the magnify options to do offsets etc. Patrik's idea of a modified callout would solve that. 
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For a while I've had this video up on a YouTube channel:



Unfortunately I'm unable to find it, but I could have sworn I also had a forum thread suggestion that revolved around making it simple for us SnagIt folks to accomplish this without having to jump through the hoops shown in the video.

Cheers... Rick :)